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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Third Album On The Way

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — has started recording its third album for a tentative late ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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KREATOR: London Concert To Be Professionally Filmed

KREATOR's December 16 concert at the Roundhouse in London, England will be professionally filmed. According to the band, there is "something very special in the works" for the footage, which will presumably be released at a later date. The London show will close out the German thrash metal group's European co-headlining tour with DIMMU BORGIR. ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: Debut Album Details

VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), will release its debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", on March 29, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The first single from the disc, "Praevalidus", can be streamed below. Eriksen comments on the track: ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Let The Holiday Spirits Flow

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are working off the holiday spread in advance. The band is spreading year-end tidings of comfort and joy whether you want it or not. First up is a limited-edition Christmas single available on seven-inch vinyl directly from QOTSA.com and to stream, wherever streamers stream. The A-side is a rendition of ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: Lyric Video For New Song 'Welcome To The World'

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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NITA STRAUSS On JILL JANUS's Suicide: 'I Did Not See It Coming'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that she was surprised by the death of her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus. Janus, who was also the frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own ...

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HATEBREED Announces 25th-Anniversary Tour For Spring 2019

HATEBREED remains one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band will celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured ...

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CARCASS: Back In The Studio

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS appear to have entered the studio to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's comeback album, "Surgical Steel". Earlier today, a photo was posted on the band's Facebook page of drummer Daniel Wilding's drum kit set up at an undisclosed recording facility. CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told the WSOU radio ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS: 'You Spark My Heart' Video Released

"You Spark My Heart", the new video from Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", which will be released on November 23 via Mighty Music. Vocalist/guitarist Conny Bloom comments on the "The Ghost Ward Diaries" songwriting process: "We like guitar riffs, ...

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GUS G.: Making Of 'Letting Go' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Letting Go" video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released ...

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BLACK SABBATH Could Be Honored With Bridge In Birmingham

Celebrating 50 years of BLACK SABBATH, West Side business development and the city of Birmingham, England have proposed a new landmark immortalizing the founding fathers of heavy metal in the heart of Birmingham's city center most dynamic and entertaining destination, Broad Street. The idea for the stretch of Broad Street over the canal next to ...

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Corrupting Influence - INTERNAL BLEEDING

INTERNAL BLEEDING has achieved success over the years where it matters most. The group has been creatively successful since the act's early nineties demo material, and with the absolutely savage debut long player: "Voracious Contempt". But in terms of commercial success, the ball hasn't necessarily always bounced in the favor of the Long Island-based band—relatively ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We've Turned Into A Society Of Snowflakes Where People Are Just Weak And Entitled'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to make tough decisions as the leader of ICED EARTH: "Well, there's a myriad of tough decisions that take ...

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