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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Mourning Death Of His Sister

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is mourning the death of his sister Michelle. Dave announced his sibling's passing in a social media post on Thursday (March 26). He wrote: "My friends, I have sad news to share with you today. My sister Michelle has passed away. I was truly lucky to have a sister like her. ...

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SOILWORK Releases New Single, 'Desperado'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Desperado". It is the second installment in SOILWORK's "Feverish" triology, which might also eventually end up becoming a so far unknown entity. Commented the band: "'Desperado', just like 'Feverish', is a song about how a single emotion can overtake your entire being, and consume you ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID On THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: 'It's A Band That Never Stops Writing'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for the band's new studio album, "Aeromantic": Björn: "We just basically ...

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Aeromantic - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

At the rate that they are now cranking albums out, it's a misnomer to continue referring to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA as a side project. With the newly released "Aeromantic" — their fourth record in five years — vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has worked on twice as many records from this project during that time ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Transmissions' Video

Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — will release its new album, "Aeromantic", on February 28 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the latest single, "Transmissions", can be seen below. The single was produced and recorded by THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and Thomas ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'The World Lost A True Legend And A Beautiful Soul'

Former SOILWORK and current MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer "is the ultimate reference when it comes to creativity and swing in metal drumming." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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SATYRICON Bassist ANDERS ODDEN Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Norwegian heavy metal musician Anders Odden is preparing to undergo surgery for colon cancer. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Monday (January 6), is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. Odden, the co-founder and guitarist of the death metal band CADAVER and the bass player for the legendary black ...

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OVERKILL Announces 'Wings Over USA' 2020 Tour With EXHORDER

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have announced the "Wings Over USA" 2020 tour. Kicking off on February 26 at the House of Blues of Anaheim, the 17-date trek, which will feature special guests EXHORDER and HYDRAFORM, will make stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlanta before concluding in New Jersey. The final date will ...

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SOILWORK Releases Brand New Song 'Feverish'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of ...

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SOILWORK's Controversial Concert In Singapore Has Been Canceled

SOILWORK has been forced to cancel its previously announced October 29 concert in Singapore. The show was originally scheduled to take place on March 12 but was postponed amid controversy over a petition calling for the event to be banned. The group announced the cancelation earlier today in a Facebook post. SOILWORK wrote: "It is ...

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Black Anima - LACUNA COIL

It may give you a headache to discover that 17 years have passed since LACUNA COIL released their breakthrough album, "Comalies". Aside from the enduring novelty of an Italian metal band enjoying any kind of meaningful global success in the first place (noted with sincere apologies to Italy and its many great metal bands, of ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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DREAM THEATER Vocalist Hopes To Release New Solo Album In 2020

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie recently appeared on the "Hyde Archives" program on the St. Albans, West Virginia radio station Rock 105. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's longevity: James: "We've had a great ride, and we're still going strong. We've been fortunate ...

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WARBRINGER Premieres Explosive New Single 'Firepower Kills'

Three weeks into the band's ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with ENFORCER, Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, "Firepower Kills". The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms. A lyric video — created by Hannah Left Wright of Shadowborn Group — can be seen below. "Firepower Kills" ...

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SEPULTURA Completes Recording New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have completed recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and DRAGONFORCE, among others. SEPULTURA ...

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LIV SIN Joined By SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID For 'Hope Begins To Fade' Video

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakeable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), the band returns with the powerful and hard-hitting album "Burning Sermons". Channeling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, "Burning Sermons" is a riff-heavy collection, showcasing the band's innate ...

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TARJA: Audio Samples Of Entire 'In The Raw' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "In The Raw", the forthcoming studio album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be streamed below. The disc will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Thinks 'The Living Infinite' And 'The Ride Majestic' Albums Flew 'Under The Radar'

In an interview with Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show", frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK shared the positive reaction to their latest studio album, "Verkligheten", and his belief that its predecessors, "The Living Infinite" and "The Ride Majestic", didn't get the acknowledgment they deserved. "What I felt with this album, we ...

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LIV SIN: 'Chapter Of The Witch' Lyric Video Released

Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), has released its new single and lyric video, "Chapter Of The Witch". For the lyric video, the band has teamed up with Brutal Planet. Regarding the track, Liv says, "'Chapter Of The Witch' symbolizes that hopefully we will soon be entering ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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