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Former SABATON Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND To Release 'Sold My Soul' Solo Album

On March 10, Swedish multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Thobbe Englund (ex-SABATON, WINTERLONG) will release his new solo album, titled "Sold My Soul", via Metalville Records. Many albums, live DVDs and almost five hundred SABATON shows later all over the world, headlining the biggest festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Sweden Rock Festival, Thobbe is ...

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Former LOUDNESS And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MICHAEL VESCERA Launches VESCERA Project

VESCERA, the new band led by acclaimed heavy metal vocalist Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by ex-NITEHAWKS members Mike Petrone (guitar) and Frank Leone (bass), along with drummer Fabio Alessandrini, will release its debut album, "Beyond The Fight", ...

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DIO DISCIPLES Perform At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) alongside vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — performed at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History all-star induction ceremony on Wednesday, January 18 at the Anaheim ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Featured In Latest Episode Of ERNIE BALL's 'String Theory'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. In the seven-minute clip below, Broderick talks about how he discovered the guys who influenced his style of play ("I got into the shredders — Yngwie [Malmsteen], [Paul] Gilbert and Jason Becker, and they've been torturing these fingers ...

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GEOFF TATE, BLAZE BAYLEY And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Trinity' Tour Hits Annapolis, Maryland (Video)

"Trinity", the tour featuring three of heavy metal's finest vocalists — Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE, OPERATION: MINDCRIME), Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — hit Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis, Maryland on November 26. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Backed ...

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GEOFF TATE, BLAZE BAYLEY And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Kick Off 'Trinity' Tour In Falls Church, Virginia (Video)

"Trinity", the tour featuring three of heavy metal's finest vocalists — Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE, OPERATION: MINDCRIME), Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) — officially kicked off this past Thursday, November 17 at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Backed by Tate's OPERATION: MINDCRIME ...

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CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Makes His Live Debut With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Council Bluffs (Video)

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) made his live debut with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Thursday night (November 17) at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Musicians performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA on the tour include Philip Brandon, storyteller; Angus Clark, guitar; Vitalij Kuprij, keyboards; Jane ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Is Making More Money As A Solo Artist Than He Did As A Member Of JUDAS PRIEST

Canada's The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with American powerhouse vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO DISCIPLES). You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thinks doing a third studio album with JUDAS PRIEST would have solidified ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Entire 'Creatures' Album Streaming

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The entire CD can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching Over ...

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Headbangers Symphony - WOLF HOFFMANN

By now, the correlations between classical music and heavy metal have long been understood by the masses, foremost through guitarists. From metal, The Great Kat and Yngwie Malmsteen being two obvious classical devotees; ACCEPT's Wolf Hoffmann is another. While ACCEPT was sitting on the wayside before staging a brilliant comeback, Hoffmann let his inner Ravel ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Third Album Due In September

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the album, titled "The Soulless", can be streamed below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching ...

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ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK Feat. OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer: Video Of HOJROCK Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK's July 30 performance at the HojRock festival in Västervik, Sweden can be seen below. ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is the new Swedish/Greek collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The ...

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