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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS Wishes Interviewers Would Ask Her Less Questions About Her Gender And More About Her Music

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to the band's February 6 show at O2 Institute in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DELAIN shifting from moon-based themes to the ...

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SCORPIONS And WHITESNAKE Cancel Brisbane Concert Following KLAUS MEINE's Emergency Surgery

SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced the cancelation of their February 24 concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The show was called off just hours after SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine revealed that he had undergone surgery to remove kidney stones. Here is the full statement from the venue announcing the Brisbane concert cancelation: ...

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SCORPIONS Postpone Sydney Concert Due to 'Medical Emergency'

SCORPIONS have been forced to postpone their concert in Sydney, Australia. The German hard rock legends, who are in the middle of a tour of Australia with WHITESNAKE, called off Saturday's (February 22) gig "due to a medical emergency within the SCORPIONS tour party." "Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for next week, ...

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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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Splid - KVELERTAK

The introduction of a new vocalist into a band's established blueprint is always a daunting prospect, but especially so at the stage of their career that KVELERTAK is in. In the ten years since their 2010 self-titled breakthrough record, the Norwegian act has cultivated a diverse cross section of heavy music followers. They accomplished this ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Do Or Die' Single/Video Featuring Ex-ARCH ENEMY Singer ANGELA GOSSOW

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE are ready to present a very special Valentine's Day gift: a brand new song featuring former ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow. "Do Or Die" displays AMARANTHE's heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning's stunning creations. Gossow comments: "It was thrilling to join AMARANTHE ...

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Listen To New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain'

MACHINE HEAD has just released a new standalone single called "Circle The Drain". The track, which features guest drumming by Navene Koperweis (ENTHEOS, WHITECHAPEL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANIMOSITY), can be streamed below. The song was once again produced by guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and co-produced by Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUICIDE SILENCE) at Sharkbite Studios ...

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New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain' To Arrive This Friday

The second in a series of videos documenting the making of the new MACHINE HEAD song called "Circle The Drain" can be seen below. The full track will be released as a standalone single this coming Friday, February 14. A YouTube description of the clip reads as follows: "Jared [MacEachern, bass] and Robb [Flynn, guitar/vocals] ...

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Three Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As 'Black Metal' Musician

A 22-year-old black metal fan has pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to three black churches in Louisiana. Holden Matthews admitted in court to setting fires to St. Mary Baptist Church Greater Union Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church over a 10-day period in March and April 2019. All three churches are historically black ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Commends JAMES HETFIELD For Getting Help In Sobriety Battle

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta says that James Hetfield was "a real inspiration" for him, explaining that the METALLICA frontman's sobriety motivated him to change his life and avoid substance use. Jasta made his comments in an interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, four months after METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand ...

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AMARANTHE Teases 'Do Or Die' Video

AMARANTHE has released a teaser for what appears to be the music video for a new song called "Do Or Die". The full track will be made available on Friday, February 14. Last fall, the Swedish/Danish six-piece announced it had signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of its sixth studio album, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'Living The Dream' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Living The Dream", a brand new song from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "F8", due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. The LP will be available in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, ...

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Apocalypse & Chill - DELAIN

As much as DELAIN have established themselves as major players in the world of symphonic metal, it's never been particularly easy to pinpoint the band's primary USP. Neither as epic or progressive as NIGHTWISH nor as heavy as EPICA, they have certainly erred towards the more streamlined, pop-orientated approach of WITHIN TEMPTATION, but with a ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE Opens Up About Her Political Views For First Time: 'I Will Never Bow Down To A Dictator'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has opened up about her political views for the first time, explaining that she "can't stand by" and keep her mouth shut while her "country's freedom is taken away." Lee's decision to speak out was apparently prompted by the GOP-controlled Senate's vote on Wednesday (February 6) to acquit President Donald J. ...

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INCUBUS Announces New EP, Summer Tour With 311

INCUBUS has announced summer North American amphitheater tour. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will kick off July 15 in Auburn, Washinigton and will travel to more than 35 cities across the country before concluding September 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. The Grammy-nominated band will be joined on the trek by alternative rock stalwarts 311, who ...

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