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HELSTAR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Texas power metallers HELSTAR have signed with Massacre Records. The band is working on new material and plans to release a new album later this year. HELSTAR's latest LP, "Vampiro", was released in August 2016 via EMP Label Group. The effort was said to be a continuation of HELSTAR's classic 1989 Metal Blade release "Nosferatu". ...

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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Announces New Album, 'Metal Commando'

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", on July 17 via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the title of the album speaks for itself — "Metal Commando" contains "110% PRIMAL FEAR and is full to the brim with power and energy." Pre-orders for the 11-track LP — ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Lyric Video For 'The Hearse' Single

WEDNESDAY 13 has returned with a new lyric video for the band's latest single, "The Hearse". The track is taken from WEDNESDAY 13's recently released album, "Necrophaze". "The heaviest track on the record, and maybe the heaviest track of my musical career," states WEDNESDAY 13's namesake frontman. "'The Hearse' is a beast with the double-kick ...

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HELLOWEEN Is Putting Finishing Touches On Vocals For New Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN recently entered the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" is now being utilized to record the band's ...

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RED To Release 'Declaration' Album This Week

Grammy-nominated band RED will release its seventh studio album, "Declaration", on April 3 via Red Entertainment / The Fuel Music. "Declaration" features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED's unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements. "This album ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says RUSH Was 'The Most Incredible Band Ever'

In a recent interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Show", legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke about the passing of iconic RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Asked what kind of influence RUSH had on his life, Graham said (see video below): "On my life, not very much. But I love the ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members Join Forces In FAKE NAMES: Debut Album Due In May

Punk rock supergroup FAKE NAMES — which includes Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) — will release its self-titled debut record on May 8 via Epitaph. FAKE NAMES was formed in early ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE To Undergo Surgery For Bilateral Inguinal Hernia; U.S. And European Tour Dates Canceled

All of WHITESNAKE's previously announced touring activities, including this summer's U.S. trek with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER, have been canceled so that frontman David Coverdale can undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. Coverdale announced the cancelations in a statement released via social media earlier today. He said: "Once again it breaks ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Thinks TRUMP Administration 'Has Been Doing A Good Job So Far Regarding COVID-19'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet has praised President Donald Trump's recent actions that serve to ramp up the federal government's response to the COVID-19 epidemic. "I personally think our leadership has been doing a good job so far regarding Covid-19," Sweet tweeted earlier today. "I also think it's important for all of us to stay positive & ...

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