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PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH And ARCH ENEMY Among More Than 100 Artists Added To Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARCHITECTS, BEHEMOTH, KREATOR and MESHUGGAH are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel wil...
November 24, 2022
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SIMONE SIMONS, CHARLOTTE WESSELS And MYRKUR Come Together On New EPICA Song 'Sirens - Of Blood And Water'

EPICA has just released "The Alchemy Project", a unique collaboration featuring 13 bands and musicians who co-wrote and performed the seven new tracks with the Dutch symphonic metal titans. The official Patric Ullaeus-directed music video for a hauntingly dark track with a majestic chorus "Sirens -...
November 12, 2022
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The Alchemy Project

There are many reasons why EPICA continue to be the discerning metalhead's symphonic ensemble of choice, but the most important one is that the Dutch crew are measurably and joyously heavier than all their contemporaries. On "The Alchemy Project", they reinforce the point with considerable gusto. Pr...
November 8, 2022
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ZAKK WYLDE Says He Has Yet To Learn How To Play PANTERA Songs For Upcoming Tour

Zakk Wylde has once again said that he is "honored" to take part in the upcoming PANTERA tour. In July, it was reported that Wylde and ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante, along with PANTERA's surviving members, singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, will tour as PANTERA, headlining a number of ma...
October 17, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Says It's 'Great' To See PANTERA Coming Back: 'It Sounds Like It's Gonna Be Exciting'

Vinny Appice has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo and Brown, along wi...
October 13, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Is 'Interested To See' How PANTERA Reunion Goes

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselm...
October 12, 2022
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ROB HALFORD Says PANTERA Reunion Will Be 'Amazing': 'I'm Gonna Be Banging My Head Like A Maniac'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselm...
October 10, 2022
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PANTERA To Co-Headline Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST In December

PANTERA will perform at the Monterrey Metal Fest on December 6 at Estadio Mobil Super in Monterrey, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, BEHEMOTH and STRYPER, among others. As previously reported, PANTERA will also co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Me...
September 30, 2022
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Will SABATON 'Take Over' After IRON MAIDEN And JUDAS PRIEST Have Retired? PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Weighs In

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström was asked about his band's "plans for world domination" once legendary heavy metal acts like IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST have officially retired. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we will see. Fi...
September 18, 2022
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EPICA Announces 'The Alchemy Project'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release "The Alchemy Project" on November 11 through Atomic Fire Records. In the 20 years of their existence, EPICA has never shied away from challenges, twists and turns, weathering every storm and pushing the symphonic metal genre to heights no one even dared t...
September 16, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Releases New EP 'Metal Classic, Classic Metal'

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have dropped their very own cello-metal reinterpretations of classical bangers with the new EP "Metal Classic, Classic Metal". Release day also sees the band unleash the focus track "Flight Of The Bumblebees", originally by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow. APOCALYPTICA's P...
September 9, 2022
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It's Official: PANTERA To Co-Headline Mexico's HELL & HEAVEN METAL FEST

PANTERA will co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The reactivated band will share the stage with SCORPIONS, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, EPICA and CRADLE OF FILTH, among other artists, on December 2 at Foro Pegaso in Toluca. Launched in 2010, Hell &a...
August 25, 2022
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EPICA Is Working On 'Secret Project': 'It's Something We've Never Done Before', Says SIMONE SIMONS

EPICA singer Simone Simons has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that she and her bandmates have been working on new material during the coronavirus pandemic. "We have new music that will be released later this year," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "And it's not an EPICA album; i...
August 20, 2022
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EPICA Announces 20th-Anniversary-Show Livestream

Just one day after the release of their anniversary reissues "We Still Take You With Us" and "Live At Paradiso", Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA will celebrate 20 years of existence live at Tilburg's 013, the same place where they played their first show (supporting ANATHEMA) back in 2002. Howeve...
July 26, 2022
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APOCALYPTICA Releases Cover Of MAURICE RAVEL's 'Bolero'

After the arrival of their feature track "I'll Get Through It", Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the first of three classical instrumental tracks to be released throughout this summer. "Bolero" is APOCALYPTICA's own version of Maurice Ravel's classic ballet piece and it therefore ma...
June 3, 2022