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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort is being tracked ...

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JON SCHAFFER And MATT BARLOW Recruit QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer CASEY GRILLO For 'Winter Nights' EP

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer and former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow have recruited former KAMELOT and current QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo to lay down the drums on their forthcoming "Winter Nights" EP. According to Barlow, Grillo "just slayed it, man — just absolutely slayed it." "Winter Nights" was born out ...

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KAMELOT Has 25 Songs For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with A&P Reacts, Thomas Youngblood spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for KAMELOT's follow-up to 2018's "The Shadow Theory" album. The guitarist said (see video below): "We have, actually, 25 songs right now, which has never happened — never. So now we have to kill ...

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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly became clear to him that the communication with ...

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Listen To New CONCEPTION Song 'By The Blues'

"By The Blues", a new song from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, can be streamed below. The track is taken from CONCEPTION's upcoming album, "State Of Deception". Due on April 3, the band's first full-length offering in over two decades follows on from 2018's successful ...

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GEOFF TATE Doesn't Know If SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Will Ever Play Drums Again: 'He Has A Lot Of Medical Problems Now'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't know if a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup will ever happen. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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CONCEPTION: Audio Samples Of Entire 'State Of Deception' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "State Of Deception", the new album from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, are available in the YouTube clip below. Due on April 3, CONCEPTION's first full-length offering in over two decades follows on ...

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CONCEPTION Teases 'Waywardly Broken' Single

A teaser for "Waywardly Broken", the new single from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, is available below. The song, which will be released in full on Friday, March 6, is taken from CONCEPTION's upcoming album, "State Of Deception". Due on April 3, the band's first ...

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CONCEPTION To Release 'State Of Deception' Album In April

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, will release their new album, "State Of Deception", on April 3. The band's first full-length offering in over two decades follows on from 2018's successful EP "My Dark Symphony", and will once again be released via CONCEPTION's own Conception Sound ...

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Emerald Seas - SEVEN SPIRES

There is no mistaking precocious talent. When SEVEN SPIRES released their debut album "Solveig" in 2017, it may not have set the world alight, but it clearly heralded the arrival of a uniquely exuberant and inventive new force in the increasingly interchangeable worlds of power, symphonic and traditional metal. Fronted by the absurdly versatile and ...

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