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EPICA Launches Online 'Universe'

For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year. After announcing plans to re-release their first three albums, the now-classic "The Phantom ...

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Imprisoned - MERCURY X

Putting aside the age-old debate about the difference between 'progressive' and 'prog' for a moment, it's always exciting to hear someone gleefully nailing a classic sound. Thunderously heavy but technically adept on a level that seems slightly unfair, MERCURY X are undoubtedly going to excite a huge number of DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X fans ...

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STRYPER Frontman Doesn't Care About Losing Followers Over Abortion Rights Comments: 'It's About Following Christ'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he doesn't care if he loses social media followers over his comments on abortion rights, explaining that "it's not about following me, it's about following Christ." On Thursday (December 2), Sweet, who has fronted STRYPER for nearly four decades, shared a video of protesters allegedly taking ...

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TRACII GUNS And His SUNBOMB Bandmate MICHAEL SWEET Disagree On Abortion

Tracii Guns says that he disagrees with his SUNBOMB bandmate Michael Sweet's stance on abortion. Earlier today, Sweet, who has fronted the openly Christian rock band STRYPER for nearly four decades, blasted protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court who were videotaped allegedly taking abortion pills (mifepristone) ahead of the nation's highest court hearing arguments over ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts 'Evil' Women 'Shamelessly And Proudly' Taking 'Abortion Pills' On Video

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court who were videotaped allegedly taking abortion pills ahead of the nation's highest court hearing arguments over the Mississippi abortion law challenging Roe v. Wade. At least four women were captured on video on Wednesday (December 1) taking pills and chanting ...

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METALLICA To Teach Class On Being A Band

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that METALLICA will teach a class on being a band. In celebration of the group's 40th anniversary and as the first rock band to teach on MasterClass, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases Music Video For 'Awaken The Master'

Progressive metal masters DREAM THEATER have released a music video for the song "Awaken The Master". The track is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which came out on October 22 via InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (RUSH, ...

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CONCEPTION Feat. Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: 'No Rewind' Music Video

The official music video for the song "No Rewind" from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, can be seen below. The track is taken from CONCEPTION's latest album, "State Of Deception", which was released in April 2020. The band's first full-length offering in over two decades ...

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SEETHER's SHAUN MORGAN Marries Longtime Girlfriend

SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan (real name: Shaun Welgemoed) married his longtime girlfriend Jordan Kirby over the weekend. On Monday (May 3), Kirby took to her social media to share photos of the ceremony, which apparently took place near the family's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and she included the following message: "Thank you to everyone that ...

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EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

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MASSACRE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nearly four decades after their unholy conception, masters of Floridian death metal MASSACRE have found a diabolical union with Nuclear Blast Records, with plans to release their fourth studio album, and first in seven years, later this year. Nuclear Blast's U.S.A. general manager Gerardo Martinez, who signed MASSACRE, says: "For many of us at Nuclear ...

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SEETHER Shares Acoustic Version Of 'Bruised And Bloodied'

SEETHER has shared a video for an acoustic version of its "Bruised And Bloodied" single, a standout track from the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War") which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Hard Rock chart upon its release last year. SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan previously ...

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SEETHER Releases 'Fan Version' Of 'Dangerous' Video

SEETHER has shared a special fan version video of its hit single "Dangerous" that features an array of at-home performances submitted by a collection of its most ardent and talented admirers. The video premiered on SEETHER's official YouTube channel this morning along with the band's heartfelt message of appreciation for their fans' unwavering support of ...

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SEETHER Drops Music Video For 'Bruised And Bloodied'

SEETHER has shared the official music video for its new single "Bruised And Bloodied", a standout track from the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War") which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Hard Rock chart upon its release last year. Directed by Alex Chaloff (Margo Price, ...

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SEETHER Releases 'Wasteland' Lyric Video

SEETHER has released an animated lyric video for its song "Wasteland". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"), which came out in August via Fantasy Records. Two months ago, SEETHER claimed the No. 1 spot at rock radio with "Dangerous", the ...

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SEETHER Releases Full-Band Acoustic Version Of 'Dangerous'

SEETHER has released a full-band acoustic version of "Dangerous", the lead single off the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"). The performance clip was filmed while the four members of the group were in quarantine and can be seen below. Last month, SEETHER claimed the No. ...

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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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SEETHER Reaches No. 1 At Rock Radio With 'Dangerous'

SEETHER has claimed the No. 1 spot at rock radio for the current week with "Dangerous", the lead single off the band's new album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War") — released August 28 via Fantasy Records. The milestone marks the multi-platinum rock band's 16th No. 1 song and ...

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SEETHER Plays 'Fantasy Flashcards'

SEETHER gets up close and personal in a new episode of "Fantasy Flashcards", launching today at Fantasy Records YouTube page. Produced by Fantasy Records, this revealing, six-minute episode features SEETHER answering fun, unusual, thought-provoking questions that reveal a different side of the best-selling hard rock band. SEETHER's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If ...

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Death Of The Cosmic - HINAYANA

There has never been a better time to be thoroughly despondent, so we might as well embrace a few new bands along the way. Fans of morose but elegantly melodic death/doom may already be familiar with HINAYANA after their quietly stunning 2018 debut album, "Order Divine". Although rooted in the familiar, the American band's take ...

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Legendary IRON MAIDEN And DEEP PURPLE Producer MARTIN BIRCH Dead At 71

Legendary British producer Martin Birch, who is best known for engineering and producing albums by DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, FLEETWOOD MAC, WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and IRON MAIDEN, died earlier today (Sunday, August 9) at the age of 71. His passing was confirmed former DEEP PURPLE and current WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, who tweeted: ...

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