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Former FIREWIND, HAMMERFALL Members Join Forces In THE SIGN

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band formed by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL, BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (RED CIRCUIT, ex-AVALON, FIREWIND), with the lineup completed by Rosén's fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall. Influenced by '70s classic rock bands such as BAD COMPANY, ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio This Summer

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., have signed a worldwide deal with the German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between FIREWIND and AFM already started with the band's last album, "Immortals", which AFM released in the North American territory. Subsequently, Gus ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'A Hall Clad In Gold' Visualizer

The official visualizer for "A Hall Clad In Gold", a new song from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wolf God", which will be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For 'Wolf God' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Wolf God", the title track of the upcoming album from Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. Due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Release 'Wolf God' Album In April

Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, "Wolf God", on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a press release, "Wolf God" "rises over the heavy metal scene majestically and lets ...

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GUS G.: Short Documentary On Guitar Art Release

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, is gearing up to unveil a career first, a series of art pieces he has crafted from guitar performance. A new medium in art that utilizes time, space, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE will play some of the most renowned European festivals, along with a few club shows, in support of the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1. Special guests on the trek will be FIREWIND, with MIRRORPLAIN joining them on select shows. "We are very excited that we will be ...

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GUS G. Releases Music Video For 'Don't Tread On Me'

"Don't Tread On Me", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released in April 2018 ...

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STRYPER Frontman Reveals Guest Musicians For New Solo Album

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has commenced recording his next solo album. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided War" will arrive this summer via Rat Pak Records. Among the guest musicians who will appear on Sweet's new disc are QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre, guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says New ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Album Came Together 'Seamlessly And Pretty Effortlessly'

Bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with PureGrainAudio about "Get It Out", the debut album by ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, his side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "rock" direction of the music of ALTITUDES ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Listen To 'Part Of Me' Song

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the collaboration between ANTHRAX's Frank Bello and MEGADETH's David Ellefson — two virtuosic bass players who've anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time — has released another new song "Part Of Me". The track, which features a guest appearance by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss, is taken from ALTITUDES ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joined By QUEENSRŸCHE, TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members On WALLS OF BLOOD Debut

WALLS OF BLOOD, the new project led by Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, will release its debut album, "Imperium", on February 22 via Metalville. The disc will contain 10 songs of "high-class power metal," with guest appearances by some of the genre's most acclaimed vocalists, including Tim Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Todd ...

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GUS G.: Making Of 'Letting Go' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Letting Go" video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released ...

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GRAND MAGUS Begins Recording Ninth Album

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are working on the follow-up to their 2016 album "Sword Songs". The recordings are taking place at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). Singer/guitar player Janne "J.B." Christoffersson states: "The MAGUS is back in the studio to record the ninth album. It's been ...

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FIREWIND To Release Next Album In 2020

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., are planning to enter the studio next year to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Immortals" album. Gus, who is still promoting his "Fearless" solo album, spoke about his future plans during a brand new interview ...

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