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The Zappa Family trust to “resurrect” Frank through gimmick hologram performances

Disturbing news have surfaced today after the Zappa Family Trust made a public announcement about them working with Eyellusion – the same live music’s hologram production company responsible for the Dio hologram – to produce hologram performances of Frank Zappa, which was ...

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Iron Maiden announces ‘The Book of Souls Live Chapter’ recorded in 15 cities, previews ‘Speed of Light’ live video

Iron Maiden are releasing a new live album from their massive The Book of Souls tour. The 15-song offering was recorded all around the world, with each track taking place in a different city, much like Maiden’s phenomenal Flight 666 release. After battling and defeating tongue ...

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Overkill’s ferocious grinding sets Fort Lauderdale in a perpetual thrash-metal motion

If your musical taste has ever flirted with metal, chances are you have listened to at least one Overkill record. New Jersey’s infamous bad boys have been at the helm of the thrash-metal scene since the early 80s without ever ...

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Miami enjoyed the silence of Depeche Mode timeless pop anthems

The singular genius of Depeche Mode’s music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. As a band, they proved beyond any doubt that music derided as simple synth pop is able to have the same impact ...

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“For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records” new book released today

Today (August 29th), Metal Blade Records and BMG have released For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records (which has already become the #1 selling metal book on Amazon!) – written by label founder and CEO Brian ...

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KANSAS announces live concert album “LEFTOVERTURE LIVE & BEYOND” to be released on 11.03.17

KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album Leftoverture Live & Beyond on November 3, 2017. This is the first live album since 2009 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide ...

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Mike Portnoy’s new supergroup “Sons of Apollo” debuts the album first single “Signs of a Time”

Last week saw the announcement of SONS OF APOLLO, the highly anticipated new band featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) ...

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Act of Defiance to release new full-length album, ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’, on September 29th

With their 2015 debut Birth And The Burial, Act Of Defiance delivered a blast of pure and unadulterated metal that ignored fads and hit home hard. This year, the band returns with their sinister new album, the crushing Old Scars, New Wounds, hitting retailers ...

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Def Leppard’s landmark pop-rock album “Hysteria” turns 30 years old!

The anniversaries of historical albums keep pouring in, and I can’t help but feeling how old I am getting. This time around is the turn for a monolithic pop-metal record that defined the latter part of the Eighties: Def Leppard’s ...

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New supergroup Sons Of Apollo announces debut album

A new project, which could be dubbed a “supergroup” named Sons Of Apollo have just revealed that they’ll release their debut album later this year. The new band sees former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian reunited – ...

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