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KROKUS To Embark On Final North American Tour In 2020

KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking on a farewell tour dubbed "Adios Amigos" before calling it a day. At the time, they said their final show would take pl...
June 7, 2019
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SAXON Announces 40th-Anniversary 'Castles & Eagles' U.K. Tour And 'The Eagle Has Landed 40' Live Album

1979 was a monumentous year for British hard rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases, SAXON remains one of those giants of British heavy metal and to prove the fact, the band is back...
January 18, 2019
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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the begin...
December 2, 2018
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Former QUIET RIOT And ROUGH CUTT Members Join Forces In ROUGH RIOT

Former members of QUIET RIOT and ROUGH CUTT have joined forces in a "supergroup" called ROUGH RIOT. The new band consists of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT),guitarists Chris Hager (MICKEY RATT, ROUGH CUTT, STEPHEN PEARCY) and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT),bassist Sean McNab...
October 1, 2018
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KROKUS To Embark On 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Will Keep Our Word And Pull The Plug At The End Of 2019'

KROKUS will embark on a "farewell" tour next year. The Swiss hard rock veterans announced their plan to pull the plug on their four-decade-plus career in a Facebook post, writing: "KROKUS shows have always been special and should stay that way. That's why we decided to stop when it's still really go...
September 10, 2018
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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: First Show Of 2019 Confirmed

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, is one of the confirmed acts for the 30th-anniversary edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are PARKWAY DRI...
August 4, 2018
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ULI JON ROTH's Younger Brother ZENO ROTH Dead At 61

Zeno Roth, the younger brother of legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS),passed away on Monday (February 5). He was 61 years old. Uli said in a statement: "[Zeno] died in his sleep after years of illness and finally moved on to a much better place. "Speaking on behalf of all his family...
February 6, 2018
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UNISONIC Feat. HELLOWEEN Members: 'Exceptional' Performance Clip From 'Live In Wacken' DVD

A performance clip of the song "Exceptional" from UNISONIC's "Live In Wacken" set can be seen below. Recorded at UNISONIC's 2016 Wacken Open Air show, "Live In Wacken" will be released on July 21 via earMUSIC. With its 2012 self-titled debut album, UNISONIC unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the f...
July 12, 2017
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The Last Real Rock n' Roll

Let's be real here. For every ten hard rock and metal bands out there, eight are Jonesing to be one of the following: METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, FATES WARNING, JUDAS PRIEST or AC/DC. Indeed, the most emulated of these is AC/DC, a band that struck the right chord with t...
June 30, 2017
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UNISONIC Feat. HELLOWEEN Members: 'Live In Wacken' CD + DVD Due In July

earMUSIC will release UNISONIC's 2016 Wacken Open Air show on July 21 on CD and DVD. With its 2012 self-titled debut album, UNISONIC unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, two former members of Hamburg's metal institution HELLOWEEN — Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen — reunited...
June 9, 2017
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High Water

Remember when the punk community lost its shit in '89 when MINOR THREAT/DAG NASTY legend Brian Baker turned up in a blues-based piss rock band? Funny when you consider punkers were quietly harboring a love of and subsequently forced to relinquish GUNS N' ROSES to the mass rock market once Baker crop...
May 8, 2017
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Video: KROKUS Performs In Dübendorf, Switzerland

Fan-filmed video footage of KROKUS's March 4 performance at Samsung Hall in Dübendorf, Switzerland during the "Rock Monsters Of Switzerland" mini-tour can be seen below. The Swiss hard rock legends' latest studio album, "Big Rocks", came out on January 27. The disc sees KROKUS paying tribute to band...
March 5, 2017
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KROKUS Releases Video For Cover Version Of NEIL YOUNG's 'Rockin' In The Free World'

The official video for KROKUS's cover version of the Neil Young classic "Rockin' In The Free World" can be seen below. The song is featured on the Swiss hard rock legends' latest studio album, "Big Rocks", which came out on January 27. The disc sees KROKUS paying tribute to bands and artists like LE...
February 1, 2017
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KROKUS To Pay Tribute To LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, THE WHO On 'Big Rocks' Album

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS will release a new studio album, "Big Rocks", on January 27. The disc sees KROKUS paying tribute to bands and artists like LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, THE WHO, STEPPENWOLF, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, THE ROLLING STONES and many more by presenting their very own versions of classi...
November 25, 2016
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UNISONIC Taps GAMMA RAY Drummer For Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest

GAMMA RAY drummer Michael Ehré (pictured) will replace Kosta Zafiriou at UNISONIC's last show this year, on September 23 at Bulgaria's Lovech Rock Fest. Says UNISONIC bassist Dennis Ward: "After Kosta announced his departure from the band and retirement from professional metal drumming early Septemb...
September 21, 2016