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Daemon - MAYHEM

If you're a (black) metalhead who passes time by cvlting on social media, there's a 99 percent likelihood that you've stumbled across at least half dozen "I was on my way to kill Euronymous, too" memes over the course of the last month. These memes of course stem from the recent claims of MAYHEM bassist ...

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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Rehearsing For HEADLESS CROSS Shows

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is rehearsing for upcoming shows with his band TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS. Joining Martin for the sessions at RB Studio in Birmingham, England are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM) on drums, Dario Mollo (ex-GRAHAM BONNET) on guitar, Eddie George (ex-MAGNUM) on keyboards and Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) on bass. Martin wrote ...

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War Music - REFUSED

A couple of decades have passed since REFUSED unleashed its third album, which is the band's magnum opus: "The Shape of Punk to Come". The title was surely tongue-in-cheek, but the game-changing hardcore punk and post-hardcore album did, in fact, profoundly affect the direction of such underground music that followed with its memorable melding of ...

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MAGNUM To Release 'The Serpent Rings' Album In January

British rock legends MAGNUM will release their new album, "The Serpent Rings", on January 17, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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MAGNUM Completes Recording New Album

British rock icons MAGNUM have been hard at work in the studio all year creating their 21st studio album, due for release early 2020. Almost all the recording has now been completed and mixing will be starting very soon. The album will be the first to feature the thunderous rhythms of new bassist Dennis Ward, ...

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The Great War - SABATON

Despite what many mainstream metal folk will tell you, most metalheads don't particularly want anyone to move the genre forward. We are, in general, pretty happy with the wide array of subgenres that we already have, and, more importantly, we are not overly keen on our favorite bands veering wildly off the beaten track in ...

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MAGNUM To Release New Studio Album In January 2020

Prior to British rock veterans MAGNUM's June 5 performance in Aberdare, Wales, vocalist Bob Catley spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how, after 40 years and 20 albums, the band chooses which songs to play live: Bob: "Some songs just ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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MAGNUM To Release 'Live At The Symphony Hall' In January

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release a new live album, "Live At The Symphony Hall", on January 18, 2019 through SPV/Steamhammer as a 2CD digipak, 3LP gatefold, download and stream. Every music lover knows that the closing concert of a long tour is always a very special event. For weeks in advance the ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Moonglow' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By KREATOR, HELLOWEEN, MAGNUM Singers

Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), Candice Night (BLACKMORE'S NIGHT), Mille Petrozza (KREATOR), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN) and Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) are among the vocalists who will guest appearances on "Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. The LP will arrive on February 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases Music Video For 'Velvet Roses'

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS has released the official music video for the song "Velvet Roses". Check it out below. The track is taken from the second part of the band's opus magnum, which was released one year after the successful arrival of rock juggernaut "Prevail I". Issued on April 27 through Napalm Records, "Prevail II" ...

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