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NEAL MORSE Explains Decision To Scrap Initial Version Of New Conceptual Double Album 'The Great Adventure'

Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, FLYING COLORS, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) recently spoke with Jonathon Rose of Metal Wani about "The Great Adventure", the new album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group came to record a sequel to its 2016 concept ...

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CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'The Spell' Single Released

After surprising their fans with "Insomnia", the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, Swiss progressive folk rockers CELLAR DARLING — who feature in their ranks former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Firelights' Video

Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters SWALLOW THE SUN have released the official music video for a new song called "Firelights". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light", which will be released on January 25. The disc was inspired by the tragic death of South African ...

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ILL NIÑO Battle Brewing: CRISTIAN MACHADO, AHRUE LUSTER And DIEGO VERDUZCO Dismiss Claims Of Their Departure

Vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue Luster and rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco have dismissed reports that they have left ILL NIÑO and have vowed to continue with their own version of the band. The trio broke their silence one day after drummer Dave Chavarri announced that he and bassist Laz Pina had recruited vocalist Marcos ...

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TESLA To Release 'Shock' Album In March; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA will release their eighth studio album, "Shock", on March 8 via UMC. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album title track ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Head Of A Pin'

The official lyric video for the song "Head Of A Pin" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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The Hunt For White Christ - UNLEASHED

For many, "Swedish Death Metal" is automatically synonymous with the country's popular, and sometimes even commercial, melodeath style popularized by the likes of AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILLITY. But the Scandinavian nation was responsible for a much grittier and darker side of death metal that predated the aforementioned, comparatively more melodic style, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Invites You To 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

A short video message from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine inviting his fans to the upcoming "Experience Hendrix" tour can be seen below. The critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour — 30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single-show ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Still Got The Passion For The Music And The Lifestyle And Our Fans'

JZ of Little Falls, Minnesota radio station FM94's "The Dark" recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about his ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led to the formation of ALTITUDES & ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former CATTLE DECAPITATION Bassist DEREK ENGEMANN

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's ranks. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) — will make his ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Raven'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you ...

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ILL NIÑO Announces New Lineup, Releases 'Sangre' Single

ILL NIÑO has parted ways with vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue Luster and rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco and has replaced them with Marcos Leal (SHATTERED SUN), Jes DeHoyos (SONS OF TEXAS) and Sal Dominguez (UPON A BURNING BODY), respectively. ILL NIÑO founder and drummer Dave Chavarri said in a statement: "Being in a band ...

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IZEGRIM: 'Retraumatized' Video

Dutch death thrash ragers IZEGRIM have released a video for the song "Retraumatized", which is taken from their latest EP, titled "Beheaded By Trust". The clip follows the band throughout its performance at the sold-out Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 14. The video was directed by Sebastiaan Spijker of Ik Wil ...

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GEDDY LEE Says A New Solo Album Is 'Certainly Possible'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee — who recently released a book called "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" — has told CTV's "Your Morning" that he hasn't ruled out making a new solo album. "Well, that's certainly possible," he said (see video below). "I've sort of been ensconced in this thing [working on the book] ...

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