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SIX FEET UNDER Is Recording New Album

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Torment" is due later this year via Metal Blade Records. SIX FEET UNDER revealed its recording activities in a social media post Thursday night (February 6). The band wrote: "Tracking for the new SFU album ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On 'Human. :II: Nature': 'It's A Concept Album Without Intending It To Be'

Arto Mäenpää of Finland's Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and drummer Kai Hahto of Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how Holopainen emerged from writer's block to write the band's forthcoming "Human. :II: ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Teams Up With Ex-U.D.O./SINNER Guitarist ANDY SUSEMIHL

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has teamed up with ex-U.D.O./SINNER guitarist Andy Susemihl to record a full-length album, "Cacophony Of Souls". Joining them on the effort, which is due on March 13 via El Puerto Records, are bassist Malte Frederik Burkert (EXOTOXIS) and drummer Andrea Gianangeli (DRAGONHAMMER, SOULS UNCHAINED). Track listing: 01. Chasing The Shadows ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Admits To Being 'A Little' Nervous About Release Of 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' Solo Album

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) recently signed with Nuclear Blast for the release of the English version of his solo album, "Pyre Of The Black Heart". The effort, which was issued in Finland this past May under the title "Mustan Sydämen Rovio", will arrive on January 24. Speaking to Australia's

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NIGHTWISH Is Still Mixing New Album

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a spring 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. "As we speak, Tuomas [Holopainen, keyboardist and main songwriter] is at a studio in Helsinki, Finnvox Studios, mixing the album, still for a couple of days until we all head off somewhere for holidays," ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA To Release English Version Of His Solo Album, 'Pyre Of The Black Heart', In January

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) has signed with Nuclear Blast for the release of the English version of his solo album, "Pyre Of The Black Heart". The effort, which was issued in Finland this past May under the title "Mustan Sydämen Rovio", will arrive on January 24. Hietala describes the style of the ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES In The Studio: Video Recap Of First Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — has entered La Fabrique Studios in the south of France to record its as-yet-untitled new album. A video recap of the first week in the studio can be seen below. This past August, THE DEAD DAISIES released "Righteous ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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MARCO MENDOZA Believes GLENN HUGHES-Fronted Version Of THE DEAD DAISIES Will 'Come Up With Some Great Stuff'

Marco Mendoza says that he is "confident" the new lineup of THE DEAD DAISIES will "come up with some great stuff." Late last month, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) had joined the group as its new bassist and vocalist, ...

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DREAM THEATER Vocalist Hopes To Release New Solo Album In 2020

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie recently appeared on the "Hyde Archives" program on the St. Albans, West Virginia radio station Rock 105. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's longevity: James: "We've had a great ride, and we're still going strong. We've been fortunate ...

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TARJA TURUNEN On Possibility Of Reunion With NIGHTWISH: 'I Don't See Anything Happening With Me And Them'

Tarja Turunen recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about her December 2017 onstage reunion with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala during a "Raskasta Joulua" concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Asked if performing with her former bandmate was a nerve-wracking experience, Tarja said: "Naturally, I was nervous. I hadn't seen Marco in 12 years; we ...

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LACUNA COIL Vocalist Says Gaining Recognition In Home Country Of Italy Has 'Always Been A Bit Of A Struggle'

LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro recently spoke with the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Anima Nera", the opening track of the group's new album, "Black Anima": Andrea: "We had this piece of music that Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] came ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'Being Attracted To The Darker Side Of Life Doesn't Mean You're A Negative Person At All'

TNT Radio Rock conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro, and bassist Marco Coti Zelatia of heavy Italian rockers LACUNA COIL at this year's Leyendas Del Rock festival in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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