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SABATON Visits Jerusalem's Ammunition Hill Ahead Of Sold-Out Tel-Aviv Concert

Swedish metallers SABATON toured Jerusalem, Israel's Ammunition Hill with soldiers ahead of their sold-out Tel Aviv concert on Thursday (August 30). SABATON has written several songs praising and celebrating the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The band's 2006 song "Counterstrike", from their landmark "Primo Victoria" album, recounts the lightning victory the IDF accomplished in the 1967 ...

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RAVEN LORD Announces New Guitarist

Multinational metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of guitarist George Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS, OPERATION X) to the group's ranks. Born in March 1993, George started taking guitar lessons at the age of 11 from guitar master Laki Ragazas (DEVIL'S TRAIN, MYSTIC PROPHECY). Commented the band, "We just started working with George and things are ...

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A SOUND OF THUNDER Announces New Album And EP

Washington, D.C.-based metallers A SOUND OF THUNDER have entered Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (SHINEDOWN, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, RAVEN) to record their third full-length album entitled "Time's Arrow". Due in early 2013, the CD will feature the same band lineup, producer and studio that created 2012's acclaimed "Out Of The Darkness" release ...

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RAVEN LORD Taps FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM For New Album Mix

Mulinational metallers RAVEN LORD have tapped Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to mix their album. Nordström is a well-known producer and sound engineer who has previously worked with such acts as AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL and OPETH. The CD mixdown will take place the last week ...

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LORDI Keyboardist Announces Her Departure

Awa, the longtime keyboardist for Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, has announced her decision to leave the band. She will be seen on stage for the last time on August 11 at Simerock in Rovaniemi, Finland where LORDI will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Awa joined LORDI in 2005 and made her recording debut with the ...

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RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist And Drummer

Multinational metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of keyboardist Pontus Larsson (VINDICTIV, FIRECRACKER) and drummer Henrik Hedman (CELESTIAL DECAY, LAST KINGDOM) to the group's ranks. RAVEN LORD is: * Csaba Zvekan (KILLING MACHINE, SARDONYX, EMERGENCY) - Vocals * Stefan Lindholm (VINDICTIV) - Lead Guitar * Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) - Bass * Pontus Larsson ...

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LORDI Mainman Schedules Third Art Exhibition

Mr. Lordi of Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will have his third art exhibiton at Simerock in Rovaniemi, Finland from July 13 until August 11. The exhibition is titled "Vistoja Kuvia" and it celebrates both LORDI's and Simerock Festival's 10-year anniversary. The exhibition offers a glimpse of nature, but more than that, stories behind the ...

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STEFAN LINDHOLM To Perform With JOHN MACALUSO, JOE STUMP, MATS LEVÉN

Swedish guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm will perform live with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, HOLYHELL), Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR), Mats Levén (THERION, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and friends on July 4 at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden. They will play "Far Beyond The Sun" by YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, "Red House", "Spanish ...

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LORDI: 'Scarchives Vol. 1' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut album and the 20-year anniversary of LORDI's conception (then just featuring the band's mainman, Mr. Lordi) the by issuing a new CD/DVD, entitled "Scarchives Vol. 1", containing rare and previously unreleased material. On the CD you will find the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Talks About 'Divine Mother' Art Piece (Video)

A short video clip of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen talking about his most popular art piece entitled "Divine Mother", from his Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change collection, can be seen below. A unique piece within Rick Allen's fine art debut, Divine Mother has gathered much attention. It looks remarkably different than many other pieces ...

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LORDI To Enter Studio In September

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will enter WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee in September with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. LORDI previously worked with Wagener on 2010's "Babez For Breakfast", which sold around 1,000 copies in the ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' To Receive Vinyl Release

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will be released on double vinyl on August 17 via High Roller Records. It is limited to 500 copies in three different colors: * 100 x white vinyl * 200 x yellow vinyl * 200 x ...

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RAVEN BLACK NIGHT from Australia signs to Metal Blade Records!

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Australian epic metallers RAVEN BLACK NIGHT. RAVEN BLACK NIGHT formed in 1999 in Adelaide, Australia to start their campaign to bring their traditional metal sound to a worldwide audience. After numerous gigs throughout their home country, they recorded and released their debut album, "Choose The Dark", in ...

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U.D.O.'s 'Celebrator' Lands On German Chart

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73. "Celebrator" was made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. ...

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VINDICTIV Recording New Album

Swedish melodic/progressive metallers VINDICTIV, formed and led by guitar sensation Stefan Lindholm, are currently in the studio recording their third album, "Cage Of Infinity". Lindholm says: "We have some exciting guests on the new album. All we can say is that the new album is going to kick ass!" VINDICTIV recording lineup: * Stefan Lindholm ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Interviewed On 'The Bob & Tom Show' (Audio)

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen was recently interviewed on "The Bob & Tom Show", a syndicated U.S. radio program established by Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold at radio station WFBQ in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rick spoke about the ways in which his accident has been a blessing, including Raven Drum Foundation and Wounded Warriors Project; support ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New Audio Interview With RICK ALLEN

Asheville, North Carolina's Rock 104.9 radio station recently spoke to DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen about the upcoming "Rock Of Ages" show on August 11 in Charlotte; the "Rock Of Ages" film; working on new material on the road; his accident; Raven Drum Foundation; "Electric Hand Rhythm & Change"; and connecting with people on a ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Trailer Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ...

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A SOUND OF THUNDER: 'Kill That Bitch' Video Released

"Kill That Bitch", the new video from Washington D.C.-based female-fronted heavy metallers A SOUND OF THUNDER, can be seen below, The song comes off the band's second full-length album, "Out Of The Darkness", which was released on March 27 via Nightmare Records. The follow-up to last year's "Metal Renaissance" was produced by Kevin "131" Gutierrez ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Audio Samples Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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BullyVille Partners With GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA To Put An End To Bullying

BullyVille.com, the Internet's first anti-bullying social web site and media platform, has announced a partnership with DJ Ashba. Ashba, the lead guitarist for GUNS N' ROSES and SIXX: A.M., who has also worked with other influential artists such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, DROWNING POOL, Marion Raven, Aimee Allen and Neil Diamond, recently used BullyVille.com himself to ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Vocal Technique In New Video Interview

Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. U.D.O. will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Track Listing Revealed

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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BELIEVER Interviewed On METAL RULES! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with Kurt Bachman (guitar, vocals) and Kevin Leaman (guitar) of Pennsylvania-based technical thrash metal veterans BELIEVER. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. BELIEVER is currently writing material for its fifth album, due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. Commented Bachman: "As we ...

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