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REBELLION: New Lineup Complete

Video footage of new REBELLION guitarist Stephan Karut answering questions fans posted on Facebook can be seen below. REBELLION last December parted ways with Uwe Lulis (guitar), Gerd Lcking (drums) and Simone Wenzel (guitar) and replaced them with Oliver Geibig, David Faifer and Karut, respectively. REBELLION 2011 is: Michael Seifert - Vocals Tomi Gttlich - ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

A five-minute teaser clip for "From Chaos To Eternity", the new studio album from Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE, can be seen below. It features 30-second audio samples of all tracks that appear on the CD and artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH, AXEL RUDI PELL). "From Chaos To Eternity" ...

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ICED EARTH: New Album Title Revealed

American power metallers ICED EARTH have set "Dystopia" as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media Records. The CD will mark the band's recording debut with singer Stu Block (INTO ETERNITY), who joined ICED EARTH in March following the departure of Matt Barlow. (Note: Barlow ...

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ICED EARTH: New 'Festivals Of The Wicked' Trailer Released

A new two-minute trailer for ICED EARTH's long-awaited live DVD extravaganza, "Festivals Of The Wicked", can be seen below. Also available is the DVD cover art featuring ICED EARTH "mascot" Set Abominae emerging from the fires of Hell, riffing on a Les Paul. "Festivals Of The Wicked" boasts nearly six hours of ICED EARTH three ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Tornado", a brand new song from Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's new album, "From Chaos To Eternity", which is scheduled for release on June 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as "the natural evolution" from last year's "The Frozen Tears ...

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FIREWIND Drummer's LOVE.MIGHT.KILL Releases New Album Trailer

A new five-and-a-half-minute trailer for "Brace For Impact", the debut album from LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, the German/Italian melodic metal band led by drummer Michael Ehr (FIREWIND, ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM), can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on June 17 via Massacre Records. "Brace For Impact", which was produced by Ehr and mixed by ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Album Lands On German Chart

"Into The Wild", the 23rd studio album from legendary British hard rockers URIAH HEEP, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 32. This marks the group's best chart entry in Germany since URIAH HEEP's '70s heyday. "Into The Wild" was released on April 15 in Europe and will be made available on May ...

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Former DEATH Manager ERIC GREIF Interviewed (Video)

On April 17, U.K. music fan James Copper, who started the YouTube channel Death In HD, conducted an interview with Eric Greif, the former manager of DEATH and president of Perseverance Holdings Ltd., which manages Chuck Schuldiner's (DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) legacy. You can now watch the chat in six parts below. The reissue of DEATH's ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Adds New Guitarist

Tom Hess, the guitar virtuoso well known for his unique guitar skills and for being the creator of the famous online guitar courses, is now officially a member of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE. Tom recorded most of the rhythm-guitar parts and two guitar solos on the new RHAPSODY OF FIRE album, "From ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'Into The Wild' Video Released

"Into The Wild", the new video from legendary British hard rockers URIAH HEEP, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's 23rd studio album, which will be released on April 15 in Europe and May 3 in North America via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS ...

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THE SWORD: 'Night City' Video Released

"Night City", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The clip is the third and final part of a video trilogy helmed by former THE SWORD collaborators Artificial Army. The first and second chapters of the saga were for "Tres Brujas" and "Lawless Lands". "Night City" comes off ...

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MANOWAR Bassist's 11-Minute Basel Speech (Video)

Video footage of the 11-minute speech MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio gave from the stage during the band's March 25, 2011 concert at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland can be viewed below. According to a posting on MANOWAR's official web site, the band is scheduled to return to the studio in April, presumably to resume work ...

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FIREWIND Drummer's LOVE.MIGHT.KILL Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, the new German/Italian melodic metal band led by drummer Michael Ehré (FIREWIND, ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM), has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The group's debut album, "Brace For Impact", is scheduled for release on June 17. Commented Ehré: "We are very happy and proud to announce our partnership with Massacre Records. Since I ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Album Details Revealed

Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their tenth studio album, "From Chaos To Eternity", on June 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as "the natural evolution" from last year's "The Frozen Tears Of Angels", the new CD marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE's final release based on the fantasy saga started ...

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MANOWAR: Setlist From Second Cleveland Show Revealed

Last night (Saturday, March 12) marked the second of two shows MANOWAR played at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Manowar 02. Death Tone 03. Metal Daze 04. Fast Taker 05. Shell Shock 06. Dark Avenger 07. Battle Hymn 08. Sun Of Death 09. Brothers Of Metal 10. Kill ...

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MANOWAR Blows Power At Cleveland's Agora

During their soundcheck on Friday afternoon (March 11) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, MANOWAR blew the power system on the entire city block where the venue is located. The power company still had not restored power as of last night and the venue was only operating with partial ...

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HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL Organizer Announces Partial Lineup

The world's first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music is set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California from March 31 through April 3, 2011. Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek is proud to announce the first portion of the maiden lineup for 2011's Heavy Metal Film Festival. ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER To Release 'Ground Zero' Single

Former MEGADETH/KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover will release a solo single, "Ground Zero", on March 21 through Magna Carta Records. The label will press a very limited amount of CD copies, which will be available through Amazon.com. This single will also feature a alternate version of the song, which contains different solos from Glen and ...

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New REBELLION Guitarist Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Video footage of new REBELLION guitarist Oliver Geibig answering fan-submitted questions can be viewed below. Geibig previously produced REBELLION's "Born A Rebel" album and played for years with REBELLION bassist Tomi Göttlich in the hard rock bands THE MAGIC OF RADIO and SCHLAMMBEIN. REBELLION recently parted ways with Uwe Lulis (guitar), Gerd Lücking (drums) and ...

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MANOWAR To Return To The Studio In April

According to a posting on MANOWAR's official web site, the band is scheduled to return to the studio in April, presumably to resume work on its long-awaited new album, "Hammer Of The Gods". MANOWAR bassist and producer Joey DeMaio previously stated about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for "Hammer Of The Gods", ...

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