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URIAH HEEP Bassist TREVOR BOLDER Dies At 62

Longtime URIAH HEEP bassist Trevor Bolder has died of cancer at the age of 62. Bolder joined HEEP in 1976 as the replacement for John Wetton and made his recording debut with the band on 1977's "Firefly" LP. He played on three more albums before joining WISHBONE ASH. In 1983, he returned to URIAH HEEP ...

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SCORPION CHILD Films 'Polygon Of Eyes' Video

Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD will release their self-titled debut album on June 21 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner. Produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (THE ANSWER, ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF ...

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SCORPION CHILD: Second Trailer For Debut Album

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD will release their self-titled debut album on June 21 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner. Produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (THE ANSWER, ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL ...

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SCORPION CHILD: Debut Album Artwork Unveiled

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD have revealed the artwork and track listing of their forthcoming self-titled album. "Scorpion Child" will be released on June 21 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner. Produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Performs New Songs In Rehearsal

Video footage of BLACKGATES playing instrumental versions of a couple of new songs during rehearsal can be seen below. Guitarist Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get a second guitar ...

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AVANTASIA: Video Footage From European Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project kicked off its European tour on Friday, April 12 at the Power Prog & Metal Fest at Lotto Mons Expo in Mons, Belgium. The first two in a series of video blogs from the road from American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, who is one of the guest vocalists on the ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Guitarists Working On New Song

Video footage of BLACKGATES guitarists Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and Melissa Evila working on a new song can be seen below. Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get ...

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X - FOCUS

Dutch prog rockers FOCUS may not be the first ensemble that leaps to mind when discussing the genre, just like NEKTAR, GENTLE GIANT and TANGERINE DREAM ominously seem to get cut from the thread once folks get stuck on immediate notables such as YES, EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER, THE MOODY BLUES, KING CRIMSON, URIAH HEEP, ...

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New BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Album To Include JON LORD Tribute

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, will release a new album, "Dancer And The Moon", on June 11 in North America on Frontiers Records. "Dancer And The Moon" will be released in two editions — as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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NIACIN: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Krush' Album

After a seven-year hiatus, instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN — featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC) and acclaimed keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, RITCHIE COLE) — will release its sixth studio album, "Krush", in North America on April 2. The artwork (see below) was ...

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SCORPION CHILD: New Video Interview Posted Online

HardRockChick conducted an interview with Austin, Texas five-piece SCORPION CHILD after the band's March 21 concert at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along which borrows just enough from the revered past ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Video Released

"Sleepwalking", the new video from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night and it features a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang.. Comments Tobias: "It was far below freezing. And there we were, standing in ...

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AVANTASIA Films 'Sleepwalking' Video

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. A video for the song was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night. Check out photos from the video shoot ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Single Due This Week

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. "Sleepwalking" comes off AVANTASIA's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: 'Wise As A Serpent' Video Released

"Wise As A Serpent", the new video from SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — can be seen below. The song comes off the group's eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", which will be released on April 16 (one day ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Trailer Released

A trailer for "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. Due on March 30, the effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two bonus tracks ("The Cross ...

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NIACIN: New Album Details Revealed

After a seven-year hiatus, instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN — featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC) and acclaimed keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, RITCHIE COLE) — will release its sixth studio album, "Krush", in North America on April 2. The artwork (see below) was ...

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