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Conqueror's Oath - VISIGOTH

Someone apparently needs to claim MANOWAR's torch following that band's "Final Battle" farewell pillage. IRON FIRE is one contender, PRIMAL FEAR and ANGEL DUST are others. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD had its chance. HAMMERFALL is the most logical successor to the leftover vacancy in sword and sorcery-themed power metal, but don't tell VISIGOTH that. History ...

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KORPIKLAANI To Release 'Kulkija' Album In September

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their 10th studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), on September 7 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR), who previously worked with KORPIKLAANI on several albums and singles. Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'By Blood Sworn' Video

"By Blood Sworn", the official music video for the title track of the new album from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. The disc will be released April 20 via AFM Records. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: Listen To 'This Is Vengeance' Song From 'By Blood Sworn' Album

"This Is Vengeance", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be streamed below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Drummer From Brazilian Tribute Band KINGS OF STEEL For 'Final Battle' Tour

Brazilian-born drummer Marcus Castellani made his live debut with MANOWAR last night (Wednesday, November 15) in Norrköpping, Sweden. He joined the band as the replacement for original MANOWAR drummer Donnie Hamzik, who returned to the group in 2010. Castellani, who previously played in the Brazilian MANOWAR tribute band KINGS OF STEEL, said: "I grew up ...

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR: Lyric Video For 'False Gods' Song

The official lyric video for the song "False Gods" from U.S. power metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new studio album, "Stand Your Ground", which was released on August 25 via High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost eighty minutes long, was ...

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Extreme Aggression - KREATOR

Everyone following KREATOR over the band's 35-year course has their favorite album, and it's not necessarily a unified choice. Poll 10 fans at once, you'll probably hit upon most of the group's 14 LPs to-date, minus the troubled experimental albums spanning from 1992's "Renewal" through 1999's "Endorama". Then again, there are defensive fans of those, ...

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR: 'Hero' Video Released

The official video for the song "Hero" from U.S. power metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new studio album, "Stand Your Ground", which will be released on August 25 via High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, was produced ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' At WACKEN OPEN AIR (Video)

Wacken Open Air, one of the world's largest heavy metal music festivals, and the Hall Of Heavy Metal History have joined forces to former MANOWAR and DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman as the first-ever "Global Metal Ambassador." The onstage induction ceremony took place August 3 in front of 75,000 metal fans, in Wacken, Germany. ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Dethrone And Defy' Video Released

"Dethrone And Defy", the new video from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at four different shows on the "Built To Tour" 2017 trek. "Dethrone And Defy" is taken from HAMMERFALL's tenth studio album, "Built To Last", which was released on November 4 via Napalm Records. The track listing for ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Built To Last' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Built To Last", the title track of the tenth studio album from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc was released on November 4 via Napalm Records. Comments HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak: "We wanted to do something simple yet effective, so we recorded this in my studio ...

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Built to Last - HAMMERFALL

Following the band's 2015 "Maximum Metal"award bestowed by Metal Hammer (RIP Team Rock publications, hello again Future Publishing), power metal holdout HAMMERFALL returns with its tenth slab, "Built to Last". If MANOWAR's "The Lord of Steel"was gloriously predictable, so too is this one. Like MANOWAR, HAMMERFALL knows its hordes, and on this release, the group ...

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ROSS THE BOSS Feat. Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist: New Lineup Announced

The new lineup of ROSS THE BOSS, the band led by former MANOWAR and current DEATH DEALER guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, will perform at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California. Joining Friedman in the group's incarnation are SYMPHONY X ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER Releases 'The Witch Is Back' Video

Polish heavy metallers CRYSTAL VIPER have released a video for the first single from their new album, titled "Queen Of The Witches". "The Witch Is Back" clip was produced by the Grupa 13 production house, which previously worked with KREATOR, BEHEMOTH and AMON AMARTH. "The Witch Is Back" single is available as an online stream ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO, LEMMY KILMISTER, RANDY RHOADS To Be Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History'

Legendary musicians and music industry executives will join together to be inducted into the annual Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim California. Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk will host the event. Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Ronnie James Dio Stand ...

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KORN Covers FAITH NO MORE, ASKING ALEXANDRIA Covers SLIPKNOT On METAL HAMMER's 'Decades Of Destruction' CD

KORN, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Devin Townsend, SABATON and KATATONIA are among the artists featured on "Decades Of Destruction", a compilation of covers which will be included with the 30th-anniversary issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. Set to hit U.K. newsstands on September 13, "Decades Of Destruction" will feature the following songs: * KORN - "We Care ...

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Skeleton Wolf - SKELETON WOLF

Officially, SKELETON WOLF is a trio with an anonymous (and very talented) session drummer giving them monster thrust. Merging thrash, black metal, hardcore and power metal, SKELETON WOLF issues a debut album that maintains interest, at least for a while. At times, the album gets a little goofy. At times, it loses steam. More often ...

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