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Fates Warning: ‘Perfect Symmetry’ and ‘Parallels’ CD and LP re-issues to be re-issued via Metal Blade Records

On January 12th, Metal Blade Records will re-issue two of Fates Warning‘s fan-favorite albums, Perfect Symmetry (1989) and Parallels (1991), as part of the label’s “Originals series”. Featuring new vinyl mastering by Patrick W. Engel, both Perfect Symmetry and Parallels ...

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DAYDREAM XI serves you “A Cup Of Agony” in this exclusive drum playthrough of a song from their acclaimed album “The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn”

Gear Gods is now hosting a new drum playthrough video from Brazilian progressive metal outfit DAYDREAM XI. The pro-filmed new visual accompaniment was created for the track “A Cup Of Agony,” which is found on DAYDREAM XI’s new The Circus ...

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Ottmar Liebert in concert: An impressive demonstration of sweet sounding, luscious and upbeat acoustic guitar, plentiful of creativity and playing skills

Ottmar Liebert is one of the most popular flamenco-style guitarists, yet he doesn’t like to place himself in that genre. Instead, Liebert infuses flamenco techniques with his own style that borrows from non-stringed instruments and genres you’d never imagine he’d ...

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Album review: Paradise Lost – Medusa

British band Paradise Lost, is considered by many (myself included) the Godfathers of gothic-doom metal. With almost 30 years of hard work and a back catalog spanning 15 records each one encompassing different music paths without ever losing their beat, ...

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Tesla proves they still rock hard and kept Fort Lauderdale signing through their entire show

Around a month ago I asked my wife if she wanted to go to Tesla concert for a second time, and her immediate answer was a resounding YES!… Our first Tesla show happened around 2 years ago, at the Orlando’s ...

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Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” voted The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time (YouTube playlist with first 20 included)

Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” has been voted the Greatest Guitar Riff Ever in a poll with over 33,000 votes cast by music fans from across the world to mark World Guitar Day 2017. Ritchie Blackmore’s iconic riff on ...

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Ultimate 80’s Rock Legends set to electrify the stage for back-to-back days at the Second Annual ROCKFEST 80’s

Get ready to surrender to the relentless rock royalty line up set to ignite South Florida this fall for the Second Annual Rockfest 80’s. The epic two-day event is coming to C.B. Smith Park, Saturday November 4, 2017 (Doors open ...

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Iconic Whitesnake’s self -titled album to be released in a Super Deluxe Edition next October 6th

A newly released video for the classic WHITESNAKE song “Here I Go Again”, which will appear on the upcoming thirtieth-anniversary reissue of the band’s self-titled album, can be seen below. The track is part of a complete bonus disc full of demos and ...

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The Holographic Principle Tour: Lacuna Coil and Epica drowned the Fort Lauderdale audience in a catatonic rapture – Part 1

EPICA’s latest full album “The Holographic Principle” was released in September 2016, and was naturally followed by a support live tour, dubbed “The Ultimate Principle Tour” for their US leg with the appearance of Elantris, Insomnium and Lacuna Coil as ...

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The Holographic Principle Tour: Lacuna Coil and Epica drowned the Fort Lauderdale audience in a catatonic rapture – Part 2 (Final)

This is the continuation of a chronicle of which you can read the first part here. While waiting in the photo pit for the Epica show to begin, I thought it would be hard for them to top-off the Lacuna ...

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