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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Inmost Light' Featuring HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official video for the LP's latest single, "The Inmost Light",...
September 23, 2022
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KURDT VANDERHOOF Says METAL CHURCH Has Found Replacement For MIKE HOWE; New Album To Arrive In 2023

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has confirmed to Metal-Rules that the band has found a replacement for singer Mike Howe. Howe was found dead at his home in Eureka, California in July 2021. According to TMZ, Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokes...
September 23, 2022
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PATRIK JENSEN And WITCHERY Soldier Through Lineup Changes And Pandemic To Release 'Nightside'

By David E. Gehlke "I'm a bit tired at the moment," laughs veteran Swedish riff lord Patrik Jensen. Jensen just returned from Japan with AT THE GATES, where he was tapped at the last minute to replace Jonas Stålhammar, who recently got the ax from the long-running melodic death metal innovators. Whi...
September 22, 2022
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SAXON Releases Music Video For 'Black Is The Night'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Black Is The Night". The clip was directed by Ted Lindén of Bullsize Production. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem", which came out in February 2022 via Silver Lining Music. Produced by...
September 21, 2022
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Rockers React To Death Of QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Members of BLACK SABBATH, SAXON, DEF LEPPARD, STRYPER and THE OFFSPRING are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, who died today at 96 years old. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afte...
September 8, 2022
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AMON AMARTH 'Tried To Go For A More Dark, More Brutal Sound' On 'The Great Heathen Army' Album

AMON AMARTH guitarist Johan Söderberg spoke to El Cuartel Del Metal about the band's recently released twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army". The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Joms...
September 5, 2022
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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER On Next Studio Album: 'We've Pretty Much Got The Material Ready To Go'

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) pioneers DIAMOND HEAD will enter the studio in the coming months to begin recording the follow-up to 2019's "The Coffin Train" album for a tentative 2023 release. In a new interview with TotalRock, guitarist Brian Tatler said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
September 1, 2022
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GRIM REAPER Singer STEVE GRIMMETT To Be Honored At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE RISING Festival

GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott will take part in a special tribute concert to the band's late singer Steve Grimmett at this year's Keep It True Rising festival, set to take place from September 30 to October 2 in Würzburg, Germany. Joining Bowcott at the event will be the surviving me...
August 23, 2022
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Would YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Ever Consider Joining Another Band? He Responds

During an appearance Friday (August 19) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked if he would ever consider joining another band as opposed to focusing solely on his solo career. He responded: "Well, I'm not saying never for anything, but m...
August 21, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of VENOM Performing 'Black Metal' At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of VENOM performing its classic song "Black Metal" on August 5 at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Speaki...
August 11, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'Misplaced Among The Angels' Featuring NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Misplaced Amo...
August 9, 2022
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CRONOS: VENOM Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant has confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Speaking at this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We had a bit of a hassle because of the pandemic; we couldn't...
August 6, 2022
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The Great Heathen Army

Rhetorical question incoming: has there ever been a more joyful phenomenon than the rise and rise of AMON AMARTH? As if to prove beyond doubt that the route to glory involves hard work, persistence and a cast-iron identity, the Swedes have become one of the biggest metal bands on the planet by ruthl...
August 2, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Moonflower Society'

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official music video for the LP's second single, "The Moonflow...
July 13, 2022
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Watch: VENOM Performs At Italy's ROCK THE CASTLE Festival

Black metal pioneers VENOM performed at this year's Rock The Castle festival on Friday, June 24 in Villafranca di Verona, Italy. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. VENOM formed in 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal...
July 2, 2022