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OBSESSION Announces New Bassist

American metallers OBSESSION have announced the addition of bassist Jeff Curtiss to the group's ranks. The band states: "Jeff exploded onto the metal scene only recently [and is] a fantastic thundering talent on the bass. You may know him from the band SYMPHONY OF MALICE, where he made his debut. He is now the ultimate ...

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LOUDNESS: North American Tour Canceled

According to the official Twitter account of the Baltimore Soundstage venue in Baltimore, Maryland, LOUDNESS' previously announced North American tour, which was scheduled to take place in April, has been canceled "due to extenuating circumstances." No further information is currently available. LOUDNESS released its 25th studio album, "2012", in August 2012 via Tokuma ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Burning Shine' Song Available For Streaming

"Burning Shine", a brand new song from SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from SILENT VOICES' new album, "Reveal the Change", which was released on November 29 in Europe and December ...

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ANIMETAL USA Signs With WARNER BROS.

ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs, has inked a deal with Warner Bros. for the release of the band's third album, tentatively due in late 2014. ANIMETAL USA is: * Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) - Vocals ...

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SILENT VOICES: New Song 'No Turning Back' Available For Streaming

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album, "Reveal the Change", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ...

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First-Ever MOTÖRHEAD Trivia Game Released

Rock Science has joined forces with MOTÖRHEAD to deliver the first MOTÖRHEAD trivia game ever. MOTÖRHEAD is the loudest band of all time, and they are bloody timeless, just like Rock Science. Experience all the riffin', the loudness, the drinks, the girls, the songs, the lyrics, the fights, the fuck-ups and the wins, plus much, ...

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WARRION: 'Awakening The Hydra' Trailer Released

U.S. metal act WARRION, the brainchild of guitarist Ron Ravi, will release its debut album, "Awakening The Hydra", on September 27 via Pure Steel Records. A trailer for the CD can be seen below. In addition to Ravi, WARRION features in its ranks Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Tim Thomas ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Reveal The Change' Details Revealed

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Kakko (SONATA ...

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SIGNUM REGIS: 'Exodus' Album Details Revealed

Slovak melodic metal band SIGNUM REGIS will release its third album entitled "Exodus" on November 15 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Ulterium Records. The CD features guest vocals by Lance King (ex-PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), Daísa Munhoz (VANDROYA, SOULSPELL), Eli ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Signature 'Cleartone Monster' Guitar Strings

Heavy metal legend Dave Mustaine has switched to Cleartone Monster strings; and the California-based guitar string manufacturer will release a signature set of .010-to-.052 gauge strings that pay tribute to the MEGADETH founder and frontman. Mustaine says: "The first time I played Cleartone strings, I noticed a ton more volume. They were bright, felt solid ...

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WARRION Signs With PURE STEEL RECORDS

U.S. metal act WARRION, the brainchild of guitarist Ron Ravi, has inked a deal with Pure Steel Records. The band's debut album, "Awakening The Hydra", will be released in August/September In addition to Ravi, WARRION features in its ranks Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Tim Thomas (ABATTOIR, ex-AGENT STEEL, ex-NEW ...

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Tend No Wounds - BLACK TUSK

If you've ever been to Savannah, you know the place can be hotter than one of Satan's farts. Thus it stands to reason why the metal coming out of there is sludgy, swampy and full of angst. A day care full of undisciplined brats makes less racket than BLACK TUSK along with their neighbors KYLESA ...

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HIBRIA Singer To Front LOUDNESS For LIVE N' LOUDER Performance

Iuri Sanson, singer of the Brazilian metal band HIBRIA, will front Japanese metallers LOUDNESS for their appearance later today (Sunday, April 14) at the Live N' Louder festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A photo of Sanson and LOUDNESS rehearsing for the show can be seen below. Ex-LOUDNESS vocalist Mike Vescera, who was originally supposed to ...

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Beneath the Surface - ALPHA TIGER

ALPHA TIGER's sophomore LP, 2013's "Beneath the Surface", sees the precocious German quintet graduating from indie label Sonic Attack (which unveiled their modest debut, "Man or Machine", two years prior) to heavy metal major player Century Media - but are they really ready for prime time yet? Shit, why not? In a weird ironic twist, ...

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LOUDNESS Frontman's XYZ-A To Release 'Seventh Heaven' Album

XYZ-A, the Japanese band lef by LOUDNESS frontman Minoru Niihara, will release its new album, "Seventh Heaven", on April 3. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Rising Anthem 02. Patriot's Dream 03. Initiation 04. Metal Heads 05. While You're Still Young 06. Real Man 07. Seventh Heaven 08. Testament 09. Tenka ...

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TNT Singer TONY MILLS Featured In NERGARD Video

"A Question Of God", the new video from the NERGARD — the Norwegan melodic metal act led by musician and composer Andreas Nergård — can be seen below. The song was co-written with legendary British singer Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), who also appears in the clip, which was filmed and edited by Sondre Sivertsen. "A ...

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METAL SAFARI Parts Ways With Vocalist, Drummer, Bassist

Drummer Yazu, vocalist Ina and bassist Tomo have left Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI. Commented the band's guitarist, Hiro: "As the guitarist, songwriter and producer of METAL SAFARI, I still have lots of things I want to do with METAL SAFARI. In my mind, it's more like expecting what's to come, so I will do ...

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ANIMETAL USA/OBSESSION Vocalist Featured On New SOVEREIGN Album

Veteran heavy metal vocalist Mike Vescera (ANIMETAL USA, OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) makes a guest appearance on "Warring Heaven", the new album from SOVEREIGN, the French metal project led by multi-instrumentalist Samir Mhamdi. According to a press release, the CD "is complete with thundering vocals, epic guitar solos and catchy vocal lines." "Warring Heaven" track ...

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SOULSPELL: New Song Available For Streaming

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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