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EPICA Interviewed In Denver (Video)

Superskum conducted an interview with Mark Jansen and Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA before the band's November 7 concert at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. EPICA last month kicked off an extensive North American tour. Support on the trek is coming from ALESTORM, ...

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EPICA: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Mark Jansen and Rob Van Der Loo of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA before the band's November 17 concert at Joe's Grotto in Phoenix, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. EPICA last month kicked off an extensive North American tour. Support on the trek is coming ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Release 'Good Songs & Great Friends' In February

POISON singer Bret Michaels will release his new solo album, "Good Songs & Great Friends", on February 26, 2013 via Poor Boy Records. The effort features some of the rocker's famous friends helping him out on various tracks, including Ace Frehley (KISS), Michael Anthony (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), Loretta ...

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SEVENDUST: New Album Title Revealed

SEVENDUST has set "Black Out The Sun" as the title of its ninth album, tentatively due in April 2013. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. "It's a basic SEVENDUST record," guitarist Clint Lowery recently told "Source Of The Sound With Wendy Campbell". "There's nothing, like, ...

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EPICA Drummer Interviewed In Montreal (Video)

UpVenue conducted an interview with drummer Ariën Van Weesenbeek of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA on October 30 at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. EPICA last month kicked off an extensive North American tour. Support on the trek is coming from ALESTORM, INSOMNIUM, SYSTEM DIVIDE and DESTINY POTATO. EPICA ...

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EPICA: Video Interview Posted Online

Metal4 conducted an interview with Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA at the 2012 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, which was held July 12-14 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. EPICA will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special performance, dubbed "Retrospect", which will take place on March ...

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Former COAL CHAMBER Bassist's VERA MESMER Releases 'Orphans' EP

VERA MESMER, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen and former REVEILLE guitarist Chris Turner (a.k.a. Christopher Mesmer), will release its long-awaited EP, "Orphans", on November 8. Produced by Turner, mixed by Sean Beaven (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD), the CD tells the ...

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EPICA Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Fans of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA recently submitted questions for the band via the Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page. Video footage of EPICA guitarists Mark Jansen and Isaac Delahaye answering the questions at this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 16-18 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, can be seen below. EPICA will ...

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The Parallax II - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Oh, the hell MR. BUNGLE has wrought. It's not always mentioned, but Mike Patton and MR. BUNGLE have spawned an entire generation of genre-colliding hipsters in metal, but none of them possess the mathematic ingenuity and otherworldly talent of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, save for maybe PSYOPUS. The former is so damned fast you ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist's RED LAMB Joined By Ex-MASTERY Drummer

Former MASTERY drummer Kevan Roy has joined RED LAMB, the band led by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz. A short introductory video can be seen below. RED LAMB's self-titled debut album was released in February via iTunes. The 12-song effort was co-produced by Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) and Spitz and is described in a press release ...

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EPICA: Rio De Janeiro Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA's September 29 performance at Fundição Progresso in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. EPICA will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special performance, dubbed "Retrospect", which will take place on March 23, 2013 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland. "Retrospect" will be EPICA's most ambitious project to date, joined ...

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EPICA Featured On 'Acoustic Dance Sessions' Compilation Album

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA are featured on the "Acoustic Dance Sessions" compilation album, featuring artists from different genres contributing exclusive acoustic cover versions of popular dance hits. EPICA recorded a cover version of ALEXIS JORDAN's "Happiness" for the CD, which also features TRIGGERFINGER and MILOW with their covers of LYKKE LI and 50 CENT, ...

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EPICA: Buenos Aires Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA's September 25 performance at Teatro de Flores in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. EPICA will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special performance, dubbed "Retrospect", which will take place on March 23, 2013 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland. "Retrospect" will be EPICA's most ambitious project to date, joined ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Santiago Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of COAL CHAMBER's September 9 performance at Club Blondie in Santiago, Chile can be seen below. COAL CHAMBER played its first reunion dates in late February and early March as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival. In a 2011 interview with Australia's Loud magazine, Dez stated about how the COAL CHAMBER ...

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EPICA To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Special 'Retrospect' Performance

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special performance, dubbed "Retrospect", which will take place on March 23, 2013 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland. "Retrospect" will be EPICA's most ambitious project to date, joined by a 70-piece symphonic orchestra and choir, international guests and lots of special effects. Tickets will ...

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Celebrator - U.D.O.

You have to be a headbanger to get this statement, but just the sound of Udo Dirkschneider's voice is comforting. Like Rob Halford, like Bruce Dickinson, like Tom Araya, like the late, great Ronnie Dio, there's no mistaking Udo Dirkschneider. While there's been a bounty of German metal heroes (and heroines i.e. Sabina Classen and ...

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Life Apocalypse - TITANS EVE

One metal act that should be hitting your radar if it hasn't already is Canadian thrashers TITANS EVE. Now through two full-lengths and one EP, the future is theirs if they can reap a sizable enough audience and hook a worldwide deal. Already they've scored opening gigs for ANVIL and KORN, the latter of whom ...

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DEVILDRIVER/COAL CHAMBER Frontman Completes Recording Song For Cancer-Stricken Sister

DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara (pictured below) has recorded a benefit song for his sister Kerri, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Entitled "Dark Meadowlark", the track was produced by Greg Weiss (DEVILDRIVER) and is currently being mixed by Logan Mader (SOULFLY, GOJIRA, DEVILDRIVER). "[It] sounds badass," says Dez. Even with insurance, ...

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