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Havoc At The Midnight Hour - AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR

Metalheads are well catered for these days. If you want to listen to bright and shiny modern stuff, there's plenty of that available, and, if you want to pretend that the '90s never happened, you can do that too. AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR are firmly in the latter camp, of course: naming yourself after an early SLAYER ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of Entire November 2019 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on November 29 at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:00:24 Bark At The Moon ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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Watch BRUCE DICKINSON Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson performed last night (Friday, November 21) at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also appearing at the event were conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony ...

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Get Loud! - AGNOSTIC FRONT

There is a lot to be said for stamina. Incredibly, AGNOSTIC FRONT have been hammering away like absolute madmen for nearly 40 years. Ignoring a five-year hiatus in the mid-'90s, the legendary and definitive NYHC crew have been omnipresent as guardians of a style of brutish, metallic hardcore that never seems to grow old or ...

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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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KIM THAYIL Says 'It's Entirely Possible' That An All-New SOUNDGARDEN Album Featuring CHRIS CORNELL Will Be Released

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation LA Invasion", SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil was asked if it is possible that a new album will see the light of day featuring some of the final recordings Chris Cornell was working on before his death. Thayil responded (see video below): "It is entirely possible, because that's ...

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How SCORPIONS Ended Up Launching Their Own Whisky

A year ago, German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS teamed up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release a ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. Matured in American ex-bourbon barrels as well as former Oloroso sherry casks, but with an additional finish in German sweet cherry wine casks, the Scorpions ...

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