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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
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TESLA, MICHAEL SCHENKER, WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, SAXON, Others Confirmed For 2023 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise is returning for its eleventh year in 2023. On The Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 - May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came Fro...
July 1, 2022
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AVANTASIA To Release 'A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society' Album In October

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 first single, "The Wicked Ru...
June 29, 2022
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Invaders

Four albums in, and CIVIL WAR are still peppering their press releases with references to SABATON. It makes sense, of course. Founded by two former members of the Swedish heavyweights, and instinctively tethered to the same broad concepts, they have also welcomed former SABATON guitarist Thobbe Engl...
June 14, 2022
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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Defends LEMMY Against 'Nazi Sympathizer' Accusations

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot down a suggestion that the band's late mainman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister was a Nazi sympathizer. Lemmy had an extensive collection of military and particularly Nazi paraphernalia from World War II, and he had been known to wear Iron Crosses and hats from the Ge...
June 5, 2022
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TOBIAS SAMMET Says Some Of New AVANTASIA Music Is 'Quite Heavy': 'It Clearly Shows My Power Metal Sides'

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet recently gave his first interview about "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", the upcoming album from his AVANTASIA project. Due in the fall via Nuclear Blast, the disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The new LP's first single,...
May 23, 2022
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AVANTASIA Announces 'A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society' Album, Drops 'The Wicked Rule The Night' Single

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project has just released a new single, "The Wicked Rule The Night". The song, which features a guest appearance by PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers, is taken from the ninth AVANTASIA album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", due in the fall...
May 19, 2022
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Watch: SCORPIONS Perform At Madison Square Garden For Bangladesh's 50th Anniversary Of Independence

SCORPIONS performed a historic concert last night (Friday, May 6) at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate Bangladesh's 50 years of independence. The Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert featured as special guests one of Bangladesh's most prominent artists, CHIRKUTT. Fan-filmed video of t...
May 7, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Throne Of Steel'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Throne Of Steel", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This is a real favorite of mine. Pure metal from start to finish. In my book it's our best song since 'We...
April 25, 2022
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MARC STORACE Is Hopeful KROKUS Will Perform Again

Two years ago, Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS postponed their last-ever concerts in USA and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 13-date trek was originally scheduled to kick off at Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and conclude at Whisky A Go Go in...
April 24, 2022
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SATAN's STEVE RAMSEY: 'We're Lucky To Be Able To Come Back And Fulfill All The Dreams We Had As Kids'

By David E. Gehlke The most formidable New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Band not named IRON MAIDEN or SAXON, Newcastle, England's SATAN, has made up for lost time since their 2011 reformation. Their 1983 "Court In The Act" debut was an instant classic, but the band split for a variety of reasons — ma...
April 19, 2022
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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO Names His Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

In a recent Cameo video message requested by Jonathan Montenegro of Sobre La Dosis, MEGADETH's Brazilian-born guitarist Kiko Loureiro was asked to name his favorite heavy metal album of all time. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's hard. When I was young, I was really into BLA...
April 18, 2022
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Watch: VENOM Performs At Norway's INFERNO Festival

Black metal pioneers VENOM performed at this year's Inferno festival on Thursday, April 14 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel Mo blackmetalbitch). VENOM formed in 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the...
April 18, 2022