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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75,000

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee music auction event "MUSIC Icons" on Saturday, May 18 live in Hard Rock Café Times Square in front of a packed crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe. The mega-star lineup featured 670 ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Zurich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on May 10 at Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON And French Composer JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Team For 'Corpse Flower' Album

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release "Corpse Flower" on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. "Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011," explains Patton. "We bonded immediately. ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR, NANCY WILSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JOE SATRIANI Perform 'Comfortably Numb' At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure'

Sammy Hagar's sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert took place last night (Wednesday, May 15) at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" included (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'King Of Fools' Music Video

The official music video for the song "King Of Fools" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER — can be seen below. The track is taken from HEAVY AS TEXAS's self-titled album, which was released ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On Former Bandmates: 'They Like To Say Bad Things About Me,' But 'I Wish Them All The Best'

VikingDave recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen. You can listen to the chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind his new blues album, "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's interesting because for the last, I don't know, 30 years, people always say ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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Video: New VIXEN Lineup Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past January, VIXEN recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis had already performed with VIXEN, having fronted the group in March 2018 in Durant, ...

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