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EPICA To Release 'Omega' Album In February

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has also released the first single from the album, titled ...

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EPICA's European Tour With APOCALYPTICA Postponed To 2021

The "Epic Apocalypse Tour" featuring Dutch symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish cello masters APOCALYPTICA with support by Helsinki prog metallers WHEEL has been postponed to spring 2021. EPICA's Simone Simons comments: "As we were awaiting our tour with APOCALYPTICA with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might ...

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LOCAL H Releases 'Hold That Thought' Live Video

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has shared a live video for its recently released single "Hold That Thought". Scott Lucas says about the clip: "Ryan got a GoPro for Christmas, so we decided to put it to use. It's a pretty good video representation of what that tour with SOUL ASYLUM was like. The decision to ...

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LOCAL H Shares New Single 'Hold That Thought'

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has released "Hold That Thought", a bouncy, riotous track which revamps classic rock tones with the band's signature style. The offering is the third single off LOCAL H's most ambitious and exciting album to date, "Lifers", due April 10 via AntiFragile Music. Frontman Scott Lucas candidly divulges of the inspiration behind ...

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EPICA Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek to record their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is once again being produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). The recording sessions for EPICA's new disc are being filmed by Panda Productions, ...

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EPICA Completes Pre-Production For New Album

According to EPICA singer Simone Simons, the band has completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" album. The new disc will once again be recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek. This past October, EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen told That Drummer Guy that there was ...

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FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER Releases Music Video For Solo Song 'Wait'

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder released his first solo album, "What The Water Wants", on October 18 via InsideOut Music. The disc includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (FATES WARNING touring member) and Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (IGNITE, CRESCENT SHIELD). The ...

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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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WENDY DIO Hosts 'Dio Cancer Fund' BBQ Cooked By DAVE GROHL

Wendy Dio, president and co-founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, recently hosted a hoedown BBQ benefitting the organization at her home in Ojai, California. The $1000-a-plate event featured food specially prepared by the FOO FIGHTERS' Dave Grohl and his BackbeatBBQ and signature drinks created for the event by the ...

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Watch SCOTT IAN's 8-Year-Old Son Play Guitar With FOO FIGHTERS

Revel Young Ian, the eight-year-old son of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, joined the FOO FIGHTERS on stage this past Friday, September 20 at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky to perform "Everlong" on guitar. Scott shared video footage of the performance on his Instagram, writing in an accompanying message: "Proudest dad moment ever? ...

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GEOFF TATE Is 'Looking Forward To' Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Empire' In Its Entirety

After performing at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difficulty of choosing a setlist: Geoff: "It's a difficult process. ...

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GEOFF TATE Says He Has Never 'Actually Spoken A Word To' SWEET OBLIVION Collaborator SIMONE MULARONI

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Sonically Disruptive. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the self-titled debut album by his new progressive metal project, SWEET OBLIVION: Geoff: "I got contacted by a gentleman from my record company in Italy [Frontiers Music Srl], who ...

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