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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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Annihilator announce new album “For The Demented” and release a new trailer

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, “For The Demented”, on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015’s “Suicide Society” will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a ...

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Album Review: Edguy – “Monuments”

25 years ago in the small Germany town of Fulda four teenagers friends, Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dirk Sauer, and Dominik Storch, decided to unite to become of what we know today as EDGUY. From the very beginning consistency have ...

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Album Review: Epica – “The Solace System” EP

Founded in 2002, Dutch Symphonic Metal sextet Epica have never been a band I have followed closely. Their core team — Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen Janssen (and drummer/vocalist Arien van Weesenbeek, who has been around since 2007) have ...

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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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