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DREAM THEATER Teases 'Invisible Monster' Music Video

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released a teaser for their "Invisible Monster" video. The full clip will make its online debut on Wednesday, September 22. The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. "A View From The Top ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Rejoined By Bassist MARK KLEPASKI At Scranton Concert (Video)

BREAKING BENJAMIN was rejoined by former bassist Mark Klepaski on stage during the band's concert last night (Saturday, September 18) at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania to perform the song "Firefly". Prior to launching into the track, BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley addressed the audience, telling them: "I want you guys to ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We Do Not Plan To Make Long Songs'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, Nicko McBrain discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. Asked if he and his bandmates actually set ...

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L.A. GUNS Release Music Video For New Single 'Cannonball'

Long-running hard rockers L.A. GUNS will release their new studio album, "Checkered Past", on November 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. Fans can get another preview of the album with the release of the official music video for the second single "Cannonball". Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, ...

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Tales From Six Feet Under - CHARLOTTE WESSELS

The news that DELAIN had reverted back to their original incarnation as keyboard maestro Martijn Westerholt's one-man project was met with a degree of bewilderment by the band's ever-growing fan base. Last year's "Apocalypse & Chill" album was a certified smash, arguably the strongest DELAIN album yet and a neat side-step away from the symphonic ...

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Sacrificio - CRIMINAL

Born in the early nineties in Chile, CRIMINAL has marched forward through trends and adversity with the act's sole original member, vocalist and guitarist Anton Reisenegger. The South American metal pioneer had already made his mark as a young teenager in the mid-eighties with legendary Chilean blackened death metal band PENTAGRAM, now known as PENTAGRAM ...

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HELLOWEEN Teams Up With INCENDIUM For Comic Book And Action Figures

Pumpkin fans, unite! HELLOWEEN and Incendium are teaming up for the launch of "Seekers Of The Seven Keys", a supernatural horror-fantasy comic book that explores the iconic cast of characters depicted on album covers from the legendary German heavy metal band, known as the "godfathers of melodic speed metal." Incendium is also thrilled to announce ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Drops New Single 'Planet S**t'

Buffalo-based hardcore heroes EVERY TIME I DIE have unveiled another track in anticipation of their ninth studio album, "Radical", due out October 22 via Epitaph. Today, the band unleashes "Planet Shit", which takes an unflinching look at the inevitable social upheaval born of generations of inequity. "I was just calling it like I was seeing ...

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SUFFOCATION To Release 'Live In North America' Album In November

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION will release a live album, "Live In North America", on November 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the first single, "Funeral Inception", featuring photographs taken by Jason Carlson, can be seen below. SUFFOCATION created the template for the brutal death metal genre in the early ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Writing Long, Progressive Songs

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", Bruce Dickinson discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. "Steve [Harris, MAIDEN bassist] and I are partially responsible [for that]," he said (as transcribed ...

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Gods Of Debauchery - SEVEN SPIRES

Audacious. That's the only word for it. As virtually every band on the planet threw themselves into a lockdown-facilitated and wholly newfound world of unfettered creativity last year, we can be secure in the knowledge that there will be a lot of big records over the coming months. But very few of them will be ...

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Strong - ANETTE OLZON

As everybody knows, the best revenge is living well. Anette Olzon has long since watched her NIGHTWISH experience dissolve in the rear-view, but there is still a strong sense that the Swede deserves another solid shot at glory. There was nothing wrong with first solo album 2014's "Shine", nor with the two records that she ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN's 'Thorns' Solo Album Gets Official Release Date

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Thorns", on January 14, 2022 via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Guests On New Single From BAD PENNY

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is the latest legend to sign on to front a single from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer Steve Augeri and ...

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THE RASMUS Teams Up With APOCALYPTICA For 'Stranger Things'-Inspired Video For 'Venomous Moon'

Finnish rockers THE RASMUS have collaborated with APOCALYPTICA on a new song called "Venomous Moon". The track is the second single from THE RASMUS's upcoming album, recorded during the pandemic, with the bandmembers being stranded in Hawaii, Helsinki and Sydney and with the producer Joshua in England. It is co-produced by Martin Hansen who has ...

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