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Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVÉN On Releasing His First Solo Album: 'I've Been Waiting For This For A Long Time'

A veteran of bands such as CANDLEMASS, THERION and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, and a touring member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Mats Levén has finally released his first solo album under the name of SKYBLOOD. The self-titled album features guest contributions from past and present members of KING DIAMOND, OPETH, THERION and WITCHERY, and ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Toronto

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 9 at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Skyblood - SKYBLOOD

You don't get to sing with CANDLEMASS and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN unless you've got one hell of a voice. Mats Levén has done just that, of course, not to mention countless other projects from Leif Edling's psychedelic doom side-project KRUX to neoclassical power metal with Germany's AT VANCE, and so the arrival of his first ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Members Discuss New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

A new four-minute video in which the members of SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — discuss their new single, "Goodbye Divinity", ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Release Music Video For New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

"Goodbye Divinity", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Quebec

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 6 at L'Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec, ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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KEN SUSI Says UNEARTH Is One Of Only Metalcore Bands Who Have Stuck To Their Roots

The metalcore boom of the early-to-mid-2000s signaled a changing of the guard in metal that pushed out nu-metal and introduced an era of Gothenburg melodic death metal-inspired riffing and hardcore "breakdowns." Ground zero for the scene was Massachusetts, with the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH each generating significant airtime on the rebooted ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Pentagram'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Pentagram", available on on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson explained the lyrical inspiration for the track, saying: "The new single 'Pentagram' is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden, he decided ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Tour Is In The Works

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) recently spoke with Derek "Mr. Shred" Thomas of "Talking Shred". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to cancel his appearance with DOKKEN at this year's M3 Rock Festival after contracting pneumonia: George: "We're going to make up ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases 'Live' Video For '(We Make) Sweden Rock'

The official live video for "(We Make) Sweden Rock", the new single from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album titled "Dominion", which will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed at this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Vocalist Joacim ...

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GENERATION AXE Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Live In China' Album

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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