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Past/Present Members Of COLD, CANDLEBOX, BREAKING BENJAMIN Release Cover Of TEMPLE OF THE DOG's 'Hunger Strike'

Past and present members of COLD, CROBOT, CANDLEBOX, BREAKING BENJAMIN, EARSHOT and LIFER have united to record one of the most iconic songs of our generation. As part of Nick Coyle's (guitarist for COLD and singer for LIFER) "Corona Sessions" series, which features a rotating list of all-star musicians recreating the music that inspired them ...

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Past/Present Members Of FILTER, COLD, BREAKING BENJAMIN And CANDLEBOX Cover FILTER's 'Take A Picture' While In Quarantine

Some of rock and alt/rock's heavy hitters have teamed up amidst the current pandemic to re-record and film a new video of FILTER's Billboard chart-topping hit single "Take A Picture" from their respected quarantine headquarters. Spearheaded by COLD guitarist Nick Coyle (also lead vocalist for LIFER), the "Corona Sessions: Take A Picture" video also features ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Catalog May Finally Come To SPOTIFY

Rick Allen has hinted that DEF LEPPARD is close to coming to terms with the Universal Music Group over digital rights for some of the band's best-known material. In 2012, DEF LEPPARD began re-recording its biggest hits, including 1983's "Rock Of Ages" and 1987's "Pour Some Sugar On Me", as a way to offer its ...

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ENSLAVED Parts Ways With Keyboardist HERBRAND LARSEN

Keyboardist Herbrand Larsen has announced his departure from Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED. Commented ENSLAVED vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson: "Friends of ENSLAVED, brothers and sisters! Nothing lasts forever, and we have something to announce. Our keyboardist and vocalist for the last 13 years, Herbrand Larsen is leaving the band. There is no drama in connection ...

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ENSLAVED Announces 25th-Anniversary European Tour

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED will continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band with a European tour in the fall. The more progressive-minded set "Spinning Wheel Ritual" will be the focus of the trek, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of September. According to a press release "'Spinning Wheel Ritual' ...

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ENSLAVED: 'In Times' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"In Times", the thirteenth studio album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Norway: #28 Finland: #39 Germany: #66 Netherland: #97 UK: #133 USA: #105 (Current Albums) Canada: #198 The band states: "This is such an adventure, seeing how the album is getting such an amazing reception around the ...

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ENSLAVED: Entire New Album 'In Times' Available For Streaming

"In Times", the thirteenth studio album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, is available for streaming in its entirety below. Due on March 6 via Nuclear Blast, the CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth ENSLAVED member" Truls Espedal. The main recording sessions for "In Times" took place at Duper Studios ...

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ENSLAVED: Lyric Video For New Song 'One Thousand Years Of Rain'

The official lyric video for the song "One Thousand Years Of Rain" from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "In Times", which will be released on March 6 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and ...

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ENSLAVED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Thurisaz Dreaming'

The official lyric video for the song "Thurisaz Dreaming" from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "In Times", which will be released on March 6 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth ENSLAVED member" ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Distances Himself From Group Of 'Cyberbullies' Claiming To Be Fans

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has spoken out against handful of "cyberbullies" who have allegedly attacked his wife on the Internet after she withdrew her support on their Facebook page over accusations of "distasteful, rude and disrespectful" behavior. In an audio message posted on Sandra Araya's Facebook page, Tom said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Hi. This is ...

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ENSLAVED: First Trailer For 'In Times' Album

"In Times", the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, will be released on March 6, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth ENSLAVED member" Truls Espedal. The band has just released the first album trailer detailing the development of artwork. Watch the clip ...

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ENSLAVED To Release 'In Times' Album In March

"In Times", the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, will be released on March 6, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's hand-painted artwork was created by longtime collaborating artist and "sixth ENSLAVED member" Truls Espedal. The main recording sessions for "In Times" took place at Duper Studios and Solslottet Studio in Bergen, ...

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ENSLAVED Begins Recording 13th Album

Norway's progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have entered the studio to begin recording their thirteenth album for an early 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled CD are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway, with additional tracking at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and ...

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BLIKSEM: 'Disciples' Video Released

"Disciples", the new video from Belgian metallers BLIKSEM, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's Spanish tour in November and is a high-octane, live iPhone raw power impression of their Iberian trip, which includes footages of their live performance for Spanish TV. "Disciples" is taken from BLIKSEM's debut album, "Face The ...

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GALAR: New Album Update

Having signed with Dark Essence Records for a further two albums, Norwegian black-folk metallers GALAR have been ensconced in Bergen's Conclave And Earshot Studios with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) working on the band's third full-length album, which will be titled "De Gjenlevende" (The Bereaved), for an early 2014 release. Drummer ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Announces Theatrical Performances Across Europe

Dynamic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES have announced a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled "Turning Golem" will combine a unique take on theatrical performances, with live music from VULTURE INDUSTRIES' forthcoming record, "The Tower". "Turning Golem" will be staged on three separate dates: August 17 at the ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says His ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA Bandmates Didn't Show Respect For His Opinion

Former METALLICA bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, the reality television-formed supergroup he launched seven years ago with former GUNS N' ROSES and ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA guitarist Gilby Clarke, Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Canadian vocalist Lukas Rossi. "It was a great experience, ...

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AETERNUS: New Album Details Revealed

Details of "...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth", the new album from dark metallers AETERNUS, have just been revealed. The ten-track CD, which will be the band's seventh full-length release, will first appear as a limited edition containing AETERNUS' classic 1995 debut EP, "Dark Sorcery", as a bonus, and is set for release on Dark ...

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BLIKSEM: 'Face The Evil' Video Released

"Face The Evil", the new video from Belgium's BLIKSEM, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's debut album, which will be released on February 25 (three days earlier in Germany) via Alone Records. Combining blistering tandem guitars, thrashing drums, pounding bass and furious vocals, the resulting eight songs not ...

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Belgium's BLIKSEM Signs With ALONE RECORDS

Alone Records has announced the signing of Belgium's BLIKSEM. The band's debut album, "Face The Evil", will be released on February 25, 2013 (three days earlier in Germany). Combining blistering tandem guitars, thrashing drums, pounding bass and furious vocals, the resulting eight songs not only explore themes including revenge, oppression and madness but also celebrate ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed In Poland (Video)

Pomerania Gwiazd conducted an interview with acclaimed vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) before his September 13 concert at DK Slowianin in Szczecin, Poland. You can now watch the chat below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Maribor Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 26 performance at MC Pekarna in Maribor, Slovenia can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES Begins Work On New Album

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES entered the Conclave And Earshot Studios in Bergen early last week to begin work on their third full-length album for an early 2013 release via Season Of Mist. So far the drums have been recorded, and frontman Bjornar Nilsen, who is also producing the CD, commented that the band ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Sofia Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 23 performance at R.B.F. Club in Sofia, Bulgaria can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: New Performance Footage From European Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 7 performance at Kubox in Kuurne, Belgium can be seen below. Also available is footage of the following night's concert at De Pit in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs In Czech Republic (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 14 performance at Sokolovna in Hranice, Czech Republic can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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