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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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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Talks Upcoming Shows Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of RAINBOW's 'Down To Earth'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour: Graham: "We're actually going to play the whole 'Down To Earth' album that I did with RAINBOW that's ...

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Revelations Of Oblivion - POSSESSED

Hellions rejoice! POSSESSED are back and this is absolutely no kind of false dawn. Full disclosure: this is not so much a review, more an extended love letter to Jeff Becerra. Why? Because comebacks are not supposed to be this convincing or this thrilling. Legendary bands are not generally inclined to return after a lengthy ...

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TRIUMPH's MIKE LEVINE: 'We Touched People's Lives'

Iconic Canadian rockers TRIUMPH were honored with the "Legends Of Live" award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 10 in the Osgoode East Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The award recognizes artists who have made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and ...

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Unbreakable - NEW YEARS DAY

It would be easy to be cynical about NEW YEARS DAY. From a metalhead's perspective, music this overtly commercial and expensive sounding can often seem soulless and contrived, like some ageing label executive's idea of what metal fans want to hear. "Unbreakable" certainly fits that template to a great degree. The whole thing sounds absolutely ...

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