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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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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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Remembering the great Roye Albrighton on the first anniversary of his passing

One year ago I wrote this homage article, after the passing of the legendary NEKTAR guitarist and frontman Roye Albrighton. It saddens my heart to see that only 365 days later and most of the news world have forgotten about him, with ...

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Ronnie James Dio’s hologram announces World Tour

After debuting at last year’s Wacken festival in Germany, a hologram of late heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio will set out on a world tour, backed by musicians who played with him, this fall. The trek, dubbed “Dio Returns”, will kick off with a ...

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Threshold releases 10-minute epic video from their upcoming album conceptual “Legend of the Shires”

Threshold have released a video for their epic 10-minute track “Lost In Translation”. The song features on the band’s upcoming album Legends Of The Shires which is set to arrive on September 8 via Nuclear Blast.  The video can be ...

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The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour and Album

2016 is promising to be a big year for classic music. With so many other notable acts of the 60’s and 70’s going on new tours, and releasing new albums, one more band has decided to throw their hats into the ...

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Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil and Issues – Rock City, Nottingham

Photos and review by Carrie-Anne Pollard. Standing around surrounded by black clad teenagers, tonight’s line up could almost be seen as a triple headliner. No awkward unknown support band trying to hype up a disinterested crowd, all three bands have ...

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