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HALESTORM Has 'Loose Plan' To Make New Music In 2020

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has told The Sound Lab that the band is "constantly working" on new material. "We've been touring now for about a year on [2018's 'Vicious'] album, and we'll continue through this year," he said at this year's Download festival (see video below). "And as far as next year, we really don't ...

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Above The Sky - MAJESTICA

As much as we should avoid judging books by their covers, it seems reasonable to note that "Above The Sky" gives every indication that it will be a preposterous and overblown power metal record, quite possibly with a few progressive touches thrown in. The artwork, the band name, a lingering sense that someone involved has ...

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KAMELOT And KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Singers Are Engaged

KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige are engaged to be married. Karevik apparently popped the question earlier this week in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. The happy couple celebrated with a dinner that was attended by both their families. On June 19, Tommy shared a few ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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ADEMA Teases New Singer, Fall Tour

California rock band ADEMA will reportedly hit the road this fall as the support act for POWERMAN 5000 on "The Days Of Disorder" tour. Also appearing on the bill is (HED)P.E. Based on various teasers posted on ADEMA's social media, it appears that the band's current lineup no longer includes original vocalist Mark Chavez, who ...

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JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

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The Blind Leading The Blind - 1914

Formed just over five years ago by a gaggle of Ukrainian underground metal veterans, 1914 immediately sound like a band with a bright future. Heavy music doesn't need to be complicated, and this band are not inclined to stray from the extreme metal basics, but there is something undeniably fresh and invigorating about the way ...

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BURNING WITCHES Recruit SHADOWRISE Singer LAURA GULDEMOND

Swiss heavy metallers BURNING WITCHES have recruited Laura Guldemond, vocalist of the Dutch symphonic metal band SHADOWRISE, as their new lead singer. She joins the group as the replacement for Seraina Telli, who exited BURNING WITCHES earlier in the month. Guldemond made her live debut with BURNING WITCHES earlier this week at the Sweden Rock ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says He May Not Always Front GHOST: 'I Could Definitely Picture Myself Getting Someone Else To Sing And I Just Play Guitar'

Walt from Chicago radio station 101 WKQX recently conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the main riff from the song "Stand By Him" inspired him to launch GHOST: Tobias: "As you do when you're a guitar player, ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO: 'We Are Not Retiring'

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio says that the band is "not retiring," despite the fact that it announced its "final" tour more than three years ago. Back in May 2016, MANOWAR revealed that it would say "thank you", "farewell" and "goodbye" to its fans on a world tour that would be "bigger and beyond anything" the ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'Face Of The Sun' Visualizer Video

The visualizer video for the song "Face Of The Sun" from Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", which will be released on July 19 via Napalm Records. Each unveiled track ("Purpose For Pain", "Name", ...

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