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RAVEN's New Album Will Be 'Fast' And 'Crazy'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke to The Metal Voice about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" LP, tentatively due this fall. "We have had this pain-in-the-ass process of getting the new album together," he said (see video below). "Just about every hurdle or impediments that you can invent got ...

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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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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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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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Watch IN THIS MOMENT's MARIA BRINK Perform RADIOHEAD, BILLIE EILISH Covers During First-Ever Solo Concert

IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink performed her first-ever solo piano lounge set on this year's ShipRocked, which set sail February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor, departing from New Orleans, Louisiana with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Brink's appearance included renditions of songs by RADIOHEAD, Billie Eilish and ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON, CHRIS POLAND And Late MEGADETH Drummer GAR SAMUELSON Reunite On FATAL OPERA's Final Album

FATAL OPERA, the post-MEGADETH project of late classic-era drummer Gar Samuelson, will release its final LP, "Fatal Opera III", in the summer via Combat Records. The LP will also include guest appearances from ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who will appear on the track "The Raven", marking the first time Poland, ...

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Video Premiere: IN THIS MOMENT's 'The In-Between'

IN THIS MOMENT will release its seventh album, "Mother", on March 27 via Roadrunner/Atlantic. Today, the band has shared the video for first single "The In-Between", a sonically gorgeous labyrinth of sound steered by frontwoman Maria Brink's beguiling vocals, which swirl around guitarist Chris Howorth's heavier-than-granite riffing. "Mother" was once again recorded at The Hideout ...

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WOLF Releases 'Midnight Hour' Music Video

Swedish heavy metal masters WOLF have released a brand-new single, "Midnight Hour". The song is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Feeding The Machine", which will be released on March 13 via Century Media. It will be made available on vinyl (with the CD included), as a limited-edition CD digipak and on all digital ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Dressed Up For Evil' Lyric Video

"Dressed Up For Evil", the new lyric video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "Evil in the guise of ...

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Ritual - TYGERS OF PAN TANG

They are unquestionably one of the best known and celebrated bands to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but TYGERS OF PAN TANG have never quite punched with the same power as some of their more successful contemporaries from that time. Not that they haven't released some great records over the years, ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE Joins ONE MACHINE

ONE MACHINE, the brainchild of critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth, has announced the addition of former METAL CHURCH and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocalist Ronny Munroe. Says Smyth: "As our fans know, we have been looking high and low for the right fit in a frontman for ONE MACHINE for a few years now, and we have ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Frontman On Producer ELVIS BASKETTE: 'He's Not Going To Let Anything Slide By If Anybody's Tempted To Phone It In'

HardDrive Radio's Paulie Walnuts recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE vocalist Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ALTER BRIDGE chose to work with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette on its forthcoming album, "Walk The Sky": Myles: "He's really hard ...

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