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Listen To New SIRENIA Single 'We Come To Ruins'

SIRENIA will release its tenth studio album, "Riddles, Ruins & Revelations", on February 12 via Napalm Records. On this magical output, the French-Norwegian quartet combines a heavy symphonic sound with modern influences, The follow-up to 2018's "Arcane Astral Aeons" sees SIRENIA offering an exciting new twist to its songs, spicing them with electronic vibes, but ...

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The Inheritance Of Beauty - WINTERAGE

Even as this year begins to look like an even shittier version of 2020, there are always opportunities to be transported away to more glittering, grandiose and welcoming realms. Aspiring purveyors of a very Italian strain of symphonic power metal, WINTERAGE may yet lack the incisive compositional flair to propel them to the top of ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'The Dumb, Racist A**holes Who Invaded The Capitol Did It To Support The Dumb, Racist, Lying President'

SACRED REICH frontman Phil Rind has blasted the scores of Donald Trump supporters who swarmed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday during a violent insurrection, leaving five people dead and forcing the Senate to evacuate. Earlier today, Rind, whose band is known for its socially consious and politically aware lyrics, took to SACRED REICH's social media ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a teaser for the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". The full clip, which features a guest appearance by STEEL PANTHER, will make its online debut on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Taylor recently made history as he ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Crystal Planet' Comic Book Series

Incendium and Heavy Metal magazine have announced the launch of "Crystal Planet", created by Joe Satriani and Ned Evett, under all-new music-focused Opus imprint. A vivid space odyssey where Satchel Walker, a man out of time, finds himself caught between desperate factions as they battle for resources in the perilous orbit of a dying star. ...

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ICED EARTH's STU BLOCK: 'I Absolutely Do Not Support' Anything That Any Protester Was Involved In During Capitol Hill Riot

ICED EARTH singer Stu Block has clarified a social media post he made last week that suggested he was supporting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. On January 6, Stu, the Canadian-born vocalist who has fronted ICED EARTH since 2011, appeared to take pleasure in the grim images out of Washington during the pro-Donald Trump ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases Music Video For 'Finish Line' From New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), will release his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), ...

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AC/DC's 'Realize' Music Video To Premiere This Wednesday

The official music video for AC/DC's song "Realize" will make its online debut this Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which came out in November. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: 'LTE3' Album Due In March

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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KING DIAMOND Shares Rare Photo With Four-Year-Old Son

King Diamond has posted a rare photo of him with his young son. Earlier today, the legendary Danish heavy metal vocalist — who fronts both KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE — took to his Twitter to share a picture of him walking with four-year-old Byron. King captioned the photo: "A nice stroll with the young ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Takes Swipe At CHRIS JERICHO Over Capitol Hill Attack

Sebastian Bach has once again taken a swipe at Chris Jericho, suggesting that the FOZZY singer and wrestling superstar bears some responsibility for the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. After writer and comedian Tony Posnanski tweeted that all supporters of President Donald Trump, including those who voted for Trump, donated to Trump, ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Is 'Itching To Go Back On Tour'

Vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about what the concert industry might look like post-pandemic. She said: "You have to be realistic. Of course, we're all eager to go back on stage, but we all know by now that the art industry, the music business, entertainment ...

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BURTON C. BELL Has No Interest In Playing With His Former FEAR FACTORY Bandmates Again: 'When I Move On, I Move On'

In a recent interview with The Razor's Edge, ex-FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell was asked if he would be open to working with any of his former bandmates again, including Christian Olde Wolbers, drummer Gene Hoglan, Byron Stroud and Raymond Herrera. He responded: "No, no, no. It's like going back to an ex-girlfriend. The ...

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Former LOU REED, FOREIGNER And DOWNCHILD Keyboardist MICHAEL FONFARA Dies At 74

Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Born in Stevensville, Ontario in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed's albums between 1974 and 2005, including his highest-charting U.S. album ...

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