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DEVIN TOWNSEND Interviewed On 'The House Of Zazz'

On August 24, Sam Hatch of WWUH Radio's metal show "The House Of Zazz" spoke with Devin Townsend, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind, about his upcoming DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT release "Epicloud". Devin explains the concept (or anti-concept) behind the new disc, and how it is both a response to the four-album suite that ...

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BLACKGUARD Preparing To Record New Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based sympho/black/folk/power metallers BLACKGUARD are hard at work on pre-production for their fourth album, "Storm". Vocalist Paul Zinay states, "Everyone here is ecstatic over the material we have. Our new guitarist, Louis, is a riff machine and working his ass off to help make this the best BLACKGUARD album to date. "The writing ...

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DANKO JONES 'Oral History' Book Due In October

An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones", by Stuart Berman will be released by ECW Press in October. The book's official description: "DANKO JONES may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of DARK FUNERAL's August 4 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. DARK FUNERAL recently inked a three-album deal with Century Media Records. Commented DARK FUNERAL guitarist and founding member Lord Ahriman: "Our bad luck with labels in the past has for sure been ...

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Former DESDEMON Singer Joins HELIOSAGA

Symphonic/power metal band HELIOSAGA has announced the addition of vocalist Chelsea Knaack to the group's ranks. Knaack is known for her lead vocals in DESDEMON and brought her impressive talent to their 2011 release on Radtone Music in Japan. Damien Villarreal formed HELIOSAGA in 2010 with a dynamic selection of musicians around San Antonio, Texas. ...

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HEAVEN'S CRY Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of acclaimed Canadian progressive metallers HEAVEN'S CRY. The band's third album is due in the fall. An appearance at the prestigious ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands on October 5 will coincide with the CD release. Commented HEAVEN'S CRY in a statement: "We are extremely proud to be a ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Philadelphia Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of RHAPSODY OF FIRE's May 25 performance at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The first official photo of the new lineup of RHAPSODY OF FIRE can be seen below. RHAPSODY OF FIRE 2012 is: Fabio Lione - Vocals Alex Staropoli - Keyboards Roberto De Micheli - Guitar ...

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DARK FUNERAL Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have inked a three-album deal with Century Media Records. Comments DARK FUNERAL guitarist and founding member Lord Ahriman: "Our bad luck with labels in the past has for sure been very frustrating. So it is with great pleasure to finally be able to turn the page, move on and start ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Italian Language TV Report Available

A two-minute Italian-language TV report on the current European headlining tour by Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE can be seen below. RHAPSODY OF FIRE will embark on the North American leg of its "From Chaos To Eternity" world tour in late May. The first official photo of the new lineup of RHAPSODY OF ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Second Behind-The-Scenes Video Posted Online

Drummer Alex Holzwarth of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE takes you behind the scenes before the band's 2012 North and South American tours. In the two-and-a-half-minute clip below, you will be taken into Holzwarth's private rehearsal studio where he talks about the upcoming tour and plays some killer drums. RHAPSODY OF FIRE will ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Preparing For North American Tour (Video)

Guitarist Roberto De Micheli of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE takes you behind the scenes before the band's 2012 North and South American tours. In the two-minute clip below, you will be taken into De Micheli's private rehearsal studio where he talks about the upcoming tour and plays a RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitar ...

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SAGA To Release '20/20' In July

Finally reunited again with their original singer Michael Sadler, Canadian rockers SAGA will release the ultimate AOR/progressive rock album, "20/20", worldwide on July 6. Since SAGA's foundation in 1977, the band has toured the globe various times, won many awards and has sold over eight million albums worldwide. Their musical style is defined by prominent ...

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BIBLE OF THE DEVIL: New Song Available For Streaming

"The Parcher", a brand new song from the veteran Chicago rock n' roll band BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, can be streamed below. The song comes off the group's sixth full-length album, "For The Love Of Thugs And Fools", which will be released on May 8 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The CD is described in ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: North American Tour Announced

Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE have announced the details of the North American leg of their "From Chaos To Eternity" world tour. Commented RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "American and Canadian RHAPSODY OF FIRE fans have been waiting a long time for our return to North America. We've heard your demands and ...

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PHENOMENA's 'Awakening' Due In March

Escape Music has set a March 23 release date for PHENOMENA's "Awakening". People should learn to expect a little awe and mystery. PHENOMENA take us upon a journey where there is nothing pretty about the protagonists of the story that we shall meet along the way. The subject is good against evil. The story began ...

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THEUDHO To Release 'When Ice Crowns The Earth' This Month

Belgian blackened pagan metallers THEUDHO will release their fourth full-length album, "When Ice Crowns The Earth", mid-January through the Australian label Aurora Australis Records with distribution by Twilight Vertrieb. The eight songs on the CD have a combined playing time of nearly 42 minutes and were mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound in Örebro, Sweden. ...

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KALEDON Announces New Drummer

Italian power metallers KALEDON have announced the addition of drummer Luca Marini to the group's ranks. KALEDON's best-of album, "Mightiest Hits", will be released later this month via Scarlet Records. "Mightiest Hits" track listing: Disc 1 01. Steel Maker (previously unreleased) 02. In Search Of Kaledon 03. Desert Land Of Warriors 04. The New Kingdom ...

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ANGTORIA To Return In 2012 With New Name, Album

British female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), and Swedish composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) will begin work on a new album in January which will pick up where their last collaborative effort, ANGTORIA, left off five years ago. According to Sarah, "the music will continue in the same vein as [ANGTORIA's 2006] ...

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LUCA TURILLI Talks Next RHAPSODY Album In New Interview

In August 2011, RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli announced their decision to go their separate ways. Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE's original name), in ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Video Interview With MICK BOX

Barry Anderson of Metal Storm conducted an interview with guitarist Mick Box of progressive rockers URIAH HEEP on December 2, 2011 in Holmfirth, England. You can now watch the chat below. Concert Live, which enables fans all over the world to relive the experience with instant recordings of live gigs available within ...

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URIAH HEEP Once Again Teaming Up With 'Concert Live'

Concert Live, which enables fans all over the world to relive the experience with instant recordings of live gigs available within minutes of the last note being played, will team up with progressive rockers URIAH HEEP to produce exclusive live CDs from the band's European tour. To pre-order your exclusive CD of URIAH HEEP's recent ...

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