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IRON MAIDEN Partners With IGLOO For New Playmate Cooler

Igloo has unleashed a brand-new Playmate cooler that pays tribute to IRON MAIDEN, one of heavy metal's most influential bands of all time. The special-edition Playmate Classic cooler captures IRON MAIDEN's legacy by featuring the band's iconic logo with striking incarnations of "Eddie" — one of rock and metal's most recognizable figureheads — taking center ...

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Tops German Chart

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has entered the official album chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. "For us, this is the highest form of honor and we are very proud, thank you very much," says guitarist and founding member Michael Weikath. ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Release 'Solar Fire' Music Video

The official music video for "Solar Fire", the fourth single from Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's critically acclaimed project SMITH/KOTZEN, can be seen below. The song features Adrian's IRON MAIDEN bandmate Nicko McBrain on drums. The clip was shot in Los Angeles in April where Richie and Adrian sang and performed together in the same ...

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Serpent & Spirit - URNE

There is no point in obfuscating and building up to it with a meandering preamble: URNE are seriously special, and this is an absolutely monstrous debut album on every conceivable level. Music critics tend not to hurl their temporary secrets into the air with quite that much abandon, but "Serpent & Spirit" is the kind ...

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CANDLEBOX Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

Long-running Seattle rockers CANDLEBOX have announced a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album, "Wolves". With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the band is happy to return to normalcy. The tour kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky on August 5 and runs until November 6, ending in CANDLEBOX's hometown of Seattle. The final two Seattle shows on ...

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Watch HELLOWEEN's Lyric Video For 'Best Time'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has just released its self-titled album Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "Best Time", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ...

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Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as ...

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DENNIS DE YOUNG Would Like To See STYX Acknowledged By ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Qualify On Any Possible Measure'

In a brand new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", STYX co-founder Dennis DeYoung was asked if there is anything still left for him to accomplish professionally. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This sounds crazy, but I'd like to be acknowledged by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Words Are Incredibly Important And Powerful, Both In A Positive And, More Importantly, In A Negative Way'

In a new interview with the "Fantasm" podcast, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke about the lyrical inspiration for his solo song "Warrior", which appears on his latest album, "War Within Me". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Warrior' is the internal dialogue and the ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH And RICHIE FAULKNER Jam Together

Video of a recent jam between JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner and DOKKEN's legendary axeman George Lynch, which was originally streamed live on Instagram, can be seen below. Lynch became a grandfather for the fifth time when his daughter, Mariah Lynch, and Faulkner, who is her boyfriend, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in ...

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RUSH Artist HUGH SYME To Open New Exhibit In Texas

Hugh Syme, a legendary artist renowned for creating iconic album covers and artwork for rock legends including RUSH, DREAM THEATER, AEROSMITH, QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER and WHITESNAKE, will open a new exhibit in Texas at Austin's Ao5 Gallery. The exhibit, which will include more than 20 of Syme's works, will open with ...

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RUDY SARZO On RANDY RHOADS' Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'It Was A Surprise For Everybody'

Rudy Sarzo has commented further on Randy Rhoads's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The late OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist will receive the Musical Excellence Award at this year's induction ceremony, which will be held at Cleveland, Ohio's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 30. The Musical Excellence Award is given to artists, ...

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Churches Without Saints - DESASTER

There is something magical and deliciously nasty about that blood-spattered sweet spot where death and thrash metal meet. DESASTER have been mining that viscous seam since the late '80s and have, in true German tradition, made a noble virtue of their refusal to deviate from the left-hand path. Frankly, few bands do this stuff better ...

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BURNING WITCHES Release Music Video For 'We Stand As One'

Swiss/Dutch metallers BURNING WITCHES have released the official music video for the song "We Stand As One". The track is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "The Witch Of The North", which was released on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. Following 2020's "Dance Of The Devil", which charted at #22 in Germany, and ...

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ARCH ENEMY Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 'It's Been An Awesome Experience,' Says MICHAEL AMOTT

Swedish/Canadian/American metallers ARCH ENEMY are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2021. When ARCH ENEMY released its debut album, "Black Earth", in 1996, death metal was stagnating and in desperate need of a kick up the ass. Guitarist Michael Amott's blueprint for the purest of metal strains proved an instant underground hit, both in Europe and ...

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