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Guitarist NIKLAS SUNDIN Quits DARK TRANQUILLITY: 'The Time Is Right'

Founding DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin has announced his departure from the band. Sundin made his exit official nearly four years after he stopped touring with DARK TRANQUILLITY in order to focus on his family life. In recent years, he was replaced on the road by Johan Reinholdz (ANDROMEDA) and Christopher Amott (ex-ARCH ENEMY). Earlier ...

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BABYMETAL: Trailer For 'Live At The Forum' DVD And Blu-Ray

A trailer for BABYMETAL's upcoming DVD and Blu-ray, "Live At The Forum", is available below. Due on May 13, the effort was filmed at the Japanese pop-metal band's October 2019 first-ever arena concert in the U.S. at the The Forum in Los Angeles. The concert was Su-metal and Moametal's second headlining arena concert outside of ...

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AMARANTHE Begins Recording Sixth Album

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE have entered a studio in Denmark to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2018's "Helix" will be released later this year via Nuclear Blast. The band comments: "By now, some of you know that we will start the recording of our new album today, Monday 16th. "It is an odd ...

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THUNDERSTICK Feat. Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer: 'Something Wicked This Way Came' Live Album Due This Month

British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), will release the first official live album from his eponymously named band on March 20 via Roulette Records. Purkis states: "I ...

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Aeromantic - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

At the rate that they are now cranking albums out, it's a misnomer to continue referring to THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA as a side project. With the newly released "Aeromantic" — their fourth record in five years — vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid has worked on twice as many records from this project during that time ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Adds Shows To Reunion Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has added several more dates to its previously announced reunion tour. The trek, which will feature incendiary rap duo RUN THE JEWELS (Killer Mike and El-P) in the opening slot, will now include five shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City: on August 10, 11 13, 14 and ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'From The Vault' In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band's fan favorite classic "Conductor", The ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And TONY HARNELL To Team Up For 'Tour 1987' In May

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and former TNT singer Tony Harnell will join forces for the "Tour 1987" in May. Sweet said: "I'm excited to officially announce that I'm going on tour this spring, full-band electric, with my good friend Tony Harnell, and special guest Moriah Formica! Our first round of dates are listed below. More ...

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AMON AMARTH To Launch 'Berserker' Mobile Game

"Berserker", the new standalone mobile game from heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH in conjunction with Swedish video game developer/publisher Ride & Crash Games AB, is a mini adventure in the AMON AMARTH game series, which first came to life in 2017. Set on the shores of England, as Thor you must defeat four types of ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Listen To 'Never Die' Song

Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) will release a collaborative album titled "Worlds Apart" on March 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project will be issued under the moniker ALLEN/OLZON. Allen and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, MAGNUS KARLSSON'S ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO: 'The Most Expensive Ticket For Any Headline Show' On Reunion Tour is $125

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that the most expensive ticket for any show on the band's upcoming reunion tour is $125. Morello addressed the pricing issue for the trek while responding to fan complaints about "resale" tickets on Ticketmaster and other sites going for anywhere from $400 to more than $1,000. Some ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Do Or Die' Single/Video Featuring Ex-ARCH ENEMY Singer ANGELA GOSSOW

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE are ready to present a very special Valentine's Day gift: a brand new song featuring former ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow. "Do Or Die" displays AMARANTHE's heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning's stunning creations. Gossow comments: "It was thrilling to join AMARANTHE ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Announces 40-Date World Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced a 40-date world tour. The seven-month run, which kicks off on March 26 in El Paso, Texas and goes through Saturday, September 12 in Vienna, Austria, marks the first time the reunited quartet — Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commferford — has toured together ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Transmissions' Video

Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — will release its new album, "Aeromantic", on February 28 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the latest single, "Transmissions", can be seen below. The single was produced and recorded by THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and Thomas ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Members: 'Dig' Lyric Video Released

IMONOLITH will release its debut album, "State Of Being", on March 27 via Imonolith Music. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Dig", can be seen below. Featuring drummer Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT) guitarist Brian "Beav" Wadell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL), guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, ...

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THE USED Releases New Song 'Paradise Lost, A Poem By John Milton'

"Paradise Lost, A Poem By John Milton", a new song from THE USED, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming eighth full-length album, "Heartwork", due on April 24 via producer John Feldmann's Big Noise label. "Heartwork" features guest appearances by FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler, BEARTOOTH frontman Caleb Shomo, and ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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Ether - MARK MORTON

Mark Morton stepped out from behind his post as LAMB OF GOD's guitarist last year with his debut solo record, "Anesthetic". There were not any songs that could be considered groundbreaking, but the record showcased Morton's chameleon-like ability to adapt his songwriting to the capabilities and talents of diverse vocal performers like Chester Bennington (LINKIN ...

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