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KID ROCK Releases New Song ‘Tennessee Mountain Top’

Kid Rock has unveiled his latest song, "Tennessee Mountain Top", on streaming and sales platforms. "Tennessee Mountain Top" is impacting at country radio October 2. The track brings out a country-infused southern rock spirit that has drawn country fans...

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KID ROCK Releases New Song ‘Tennessee Mountain Top’

Kid Rock has unveiled his latest song, "Tennessee Mountain Top", on streaming and sales platforms. "Tennessee Mountain Top" is impacting at country radio October 2. The track brings out a country-infused southern rock spirit that has drawn country fans...

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STEVE AOKI And LINKIN PARK Release ‘Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds’ In Memory Of CHESTER BENNINGTON

Steve Aoki has released the remix "Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds" (Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix). The song is a mashup of "Darker Than Blood" and "A Light That Never Comes", two songs he created with LINKIN PARK. Steve made the mashup as ...

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STEVE AOKI And LINKIN PARK Release ‘Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds’ In Memory Of CHESTER BENNINGTON

Steve Aoki has released the remix "Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds" (Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix). The song is a mashup of "Darker Than Blood" and "A Light That Never Comes", two songs he created with LINKIN PARK. Steve made the mashup as ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Releases Music Video For ‘The Answer’

"The Answer", the new Brandon Trost-directed video from the Southern California rock 'n' roll band FIREBALL MINISTRY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's fifth studio album, "Remember The Story", which will be released on October 6 vi...

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QUEEN: Trailer For 40th-Anniversary Edition Of ‘News Of The World’

A special box set of QUEEN's landmark 1977 album "News Of The World" is set for release towards the end of this year, marking the fortieth anniversary of the original release. This lavish new package has a worldwide release date of November 17 and is available to preorder now. A trailer for the fortieth-anniversary edition of "News Of The World" is available below. The fortieth anniversary is also marked with the release of a special limited-edition picture-disc album. Newly cut from the Bob Ludwig 2011 master, this picture disc version will be available in a strictly limited run of 1977 individually numbered copies housed in a commemorative die-cut sleeve. This version will only be available through preorder from the official QUEEN webstore. Originally launched in October 1977, "News Of The World" is one of QUEEN's biggest selling albums of all time. It opens with two of the band's most indestructible worldwide hits, the Brian May-penned "We Will Rock You" and Freddie Mercury's "We Are The Champions", monumental stadium anthems which remain a staple of major sporting events all around the world to this day. With songs written by all four band members, "News Of The World", QUEEN's sixth album, set a new standard in stylistic diversity, from Roger Taylor's proto-punk blast of "Sheer Heart Attack" to the salacious funk-rock groove workout "Get Down Make Love", to the fragrant tropical calypso-pop "Who Needs You". "News Of The World" also features the hit "Spread Your Wings", the epic rock saga "It's Late" and Freddie's wistfully romantic "My Melancholy Blues". The new package includes the original album on CD, plus two further CDs of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives, one of which is a newly created "alternative" version of the whole album — "Raw Sessions". For many QUEEN devotees, this "Raw Sessions" CD will be the most intriguing component of the new release. Mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary parallel album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album's eleven tracks. Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and a great many other instrumental details. Here we experience "We Are The Champions" anew, with many unfamiliar vocal and instrumental elements, and for the first time at its full-recorded length rather than the edited 1977 album cut. Here also is the chance to discover peak-era Freddie Mercury vocals on a track that nobody outside QUEEN's inner circle has heard him sing before at all — Brian May's "All Dead, All Dead". The original album version features May himself on vocals. Roger Taylor's "Sheer Heart Attack" can be heard with its original long-lost guitar intro and uncut ending. Taylor's other song, "Fight From The Inside", is more remarkable in that we hear his demo vocal worked on in his home studio in preparation for the next sessions, "homework" that all of the band members would regularly carry out. As a point of note, Taylor plays all instruments on these two recordings, except for some lead guitar. In this age of digital leaks and obsessive fan culture, there is already great excitement that these recordings are, in 2017, truly new to the world. The third CD in the package, "Bonus Tracks", features a feast of previously released but hard-to-find versions of "News Of The World" tracks recorded in concert, for radio shows, or in alternate mixes. Included is the band's entire five-song final live session recorded for BBC Radio in October 1977, seven live performances of "News Of The World" songs, plus rare backing tracks and instrumentals of the QUEEN classics "We Will Rock You", "We Are The Champions", "Spread Your Wings", "Get Down", "Make Love" and "Fight From The Inside". Also on this third disc is the seldom-heard U.S. radio edit of "It's Late", making its belated CD debut, and the rowdy stomper "Feelings Feelings", which was recorded during the original "News Of The World" sessions but not included on the final album. Another outstanding feature of this weighty fortieth anniversary box is another first — a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes. This exceptional album collector's piece is presented in a facsimile original sleeve. There is also a rich selection of "News Of The World"-related memorabilia including three posters and a sixty-page book of images, mostly previously unseen. The package is completed with a brand new one-hour DVD documentary, "Queen: The American Dream", created from backstage material filmed during QUEEN's 1977 USA "News Of The World" tour. In November that year, QUEEN embarked on another headlining U.S. tour. The highly respected British radio and TV presenter Bob Harris, complete with full film crew, followed their journey as part of a proposed documentary that has remained incomplete and unreleased — until now. The crew had unlimited access to the band on and off stage, in the recording studio and during rehearsals. This one-hour documentary includes superb live footage of QUEEN at the Houston Summit in December. We also see moments from the birth of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions", songs that would both earn a place in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. "Queen: The American Dream" is a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into a young British band at a creative peak, defying the odds as they take the USA by storm. For casual fans and QUEEN connoisseurs alike, the new "News Of The World" package, with its feast of extra material, is manna from Heaven — a bumper haul of buried treasure from a world-beating band in its prime.

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Former BATTLE BEAST Guitarist ANTON KABANEN’s BEAST IN BLACK Releases ‘Blind And Frozen’ Video

"Blind And Frozen", the first video from BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen, can be seen below. The song is taken from BEAST IN BLACK's debut album, titled "Berserker", which will be released on November 3 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Kabanen and recorded primarily at his studio, Sound Quest Studio. The cover artwork is a collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov, who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST. Kabanen states: "'Blind And Frozen' is a super-catchy and massive song. Yannis's [Papadopoulos, vocals] interpretation and performance here is nothing short of pure perfection!" "Berserker" track listing: 01. Beast In Black 02. Blind And Frozen 03. Blood Of A Lion 04. Born Again 05. Zodd The Immortal 06. The Fifth Angel 07. Crazy, Mad, Insane 08. Hell For All Eternity (bonus track; digi only) 09. Eternal Fire 10. Go To Hell (bonus track; digi only) 11. End Of The World 12. Ghost In The Rain BEAST IN BLACK was formed by Kabanen shortly after he exited BATTLE BEAST in early 2015. By the end of that year, his new group had played its first gig as opening act for NIGHTWISH. The recording process for "Berserker" took more than a year and was completed this summer. The Nuclear Blast deal was inked almost immediately after BEAST IN BLACK put the finishing touches on the album. According to a press release, "Berserker" "continues in the style of Anton's previously composed works which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. One of the essential themes on this debut album is the Japanese manga and anime Berserk." Kabanen was dismissed from BATTLE BEAST in February 2015 due to what was described at the time as "insurmountable disagreements" with the other members of the band. In a 2016 interview with Hungary's Hard Rock Magazin, Anton stated about his split with BATTLE BEAST: "To be honest, I'd prefer not to go into the truth how I see it, because probably it would only start an ugly and endless war of words. But at least to squeeze it into minimum without going into details, I can tell that hypocrisy, lying, opportunism and blackmailing was the name of the game. The whole thing was just wrong and twisted and there is no more BATTLE BEAST, if you ask me." Kabanen admitted that it was "hard at first" to move forward after his departure from BATTLE BEAST "but the only solution was just to keep going." He added: "I got support from many dear people; fans, friends, colleagues, family and etc. I'm grateful to everyone who stood by my side. My passion is to create music and I always do it with full heart and uncompromised. So I kept writing new songs and tried to focus in forming a new band/project that would consist of people whose musical professionalism matches — or surpasses — my expectations and of people who would be honest and loyal friends." Regarding why he chose to keep the word "beast" in the name of his new band, Anton said: "I want to continue my vision which I originally started with BATTLE BEAST. Basically, it means writing my own songs with freedom, and the beast has already become an essential part of my life. It's something like Eddie of IRON MAIDEN." Asked how he would compare the music and the overall vibe of his new band to that of BATTLE BEAST, Anton said: "The feeling in this group is totally different. And only in a good way. Everyone can be themselves and we enjoy each other's company and I believe people will feel and see it. In BEAST IN BLACK, the level of musicianship is much higher than in BATTLE BEAST. The band rehearsals, the album recordings and the communication is so much smoother. The music itself is not gonna be so different, but it's gonna be more powerful and heavy." BATTLE BEAST singer Noora Louhimo told Metal Assault earlier this year that the band parted ways with Anton because he "wanted to do all the songs and make decisions on everything, and we weren't willing to do that. We wanted this band to be involved, and have everyone write songs if they want to." BEAST IN BLACK is: Anton Kabanen (BATTLE BEAST) - Guitar, Vocals Yannis Papadopoulos (WARDRUM) - Lead Vocals Kasperi Heikkinen (U.D.O.) - Guitar Máté Molnar (WISDOM) - Bass Sami Hänninen (BRYMIR) – Drums

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN’s VUUR: ‘My Champion – Berlin’ Video Released

"My Champion - Berlin", a brand new video from VUUR, the new band featuring renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's debut album, "In This Moment We Are Free – Cities", which will be released on October 20 via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by Joost Van Den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Others co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (PERIPHERY), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Daniel Cardoso (ANATHEMA), and both of VUUR's guitar players wrote a song as well. Anneke comments: "This song is the opening track of our debut album and it serves as a kind of master of ceremonies. It's both heavy and melodic, it showcases the technical abilities of the band, but you can still sing along to it. That's basically the kind of album I wanted to make. Our guitar player Jord Otto wrote the song and collaborated with producer Joost Van Den Broek to finalize it. I wrote the lyrics and vocal melodies. "This song is about Berlin after World War II. The goddess on the Berlin Victory Column was raised to commemorate military victories, but in the song the city speaks to her and is asking her for help to overcome troubled times. "I wanted to make a performance video, one that presents the band as a group that is about music and plays with their heart and soul. That's what we are and I am really proud of this band." The album will be available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD (including etching on side D) and digital download. Regarding "In This Moment We Are Free – Cities", Anneke says: "The cover is designed by Black & Finch, with whom I've previously worked on the 'Verloren Verleden' release. "The lyrical themes of this album revolve around cities and freedom. Exposure to big cities can be overwhelming and you can feel engulfed by everything around you. At the same time it's easy to be a stranger in a big city and for me that brings out a feeling of freedom as well. This past year I've thought a lot about the virtues of rural versus urban life, since me and my family are moving back to the city. It's very exciting, but at the same time I know that sense of urban solitude from past experiences. The cover artwork represents this duality." "In This Moment We Are Free – Cities" track listing: 01. My Champion - Berlin 02. Time - Rotterdam 03. The Martyr And The Saint - Beirut 04. The Fire - San Francisco 05. Freedom - Rio 06. Days Go By - London 07. Sail Away - Santiago 08. Valley Of Diamonds - Mexico City 09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki 10. Save Me - Istanbul 11. Reunite! - Paris In early 2016, Anneke decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in a folk acoustic direction as a solo artist and in a heavy progressive metal direction as a band vocalist. The name VUUR — translated from Dutch as "fire", which can also be interpreted to mean "passion" or "drive" — was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke's metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music, while an Anneke Van Giersbergen show will be entirely different. "It's like I'm searching for contradictions," Anneke said of splitting her focus in two. "I want the heavy to be really heavy, and the soft acoustic stuff that I can do can be almost silent and inward. I'm trying to find those outer limits. I'm still writing and collaborating with different people, so VUUR's style is still kind of different from THE GATHERING and THE GENTLE STORM. You could say VUUR's music has the melancholy of THE GATHERING and lots of elements from THE GENTLE STORM, but it's a bit darker with fewer folk elements. It's still melodic and warm, but heavy." The band shares some members with THE GENTLE STORM live band, and you can find the full lineup below: * Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) - lead vocals * Ed Warby (HAIL OF BULLETS, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST) - Drums * Jord Otto (MY PROPANE, ex-REVAMP) - Guitar * Ferry Duijsens - Guitar * Johan Van Stratum (STREAM OF PASSION) - Bass Anneke commented: "The band has a different name, because the music will be slightly different from THE GENTLE STORM, but most band members are still involved and the music will be heavy too, so in that perspective not a lot will change, especially in the live situation. I think people will really embrace VUUR as a live band because there are nothing but stars in this band. [Laughs] They're some of the best heavy metal players in Holland so I didn't want to let them go." VUUR began playing live this summer and has also been confirmed as main support to EPICA in late 2017. The band also recently announced they will team up with SCAR SYMMETRY for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be MY PROPANE.

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RADIO MOSCOW Releases Video For New Single ‘Pacing’

Southern Californian rock trio RADIO MOSCOW has released the video for its new single, "Pacing". The track is featured on the band's upcoming album, "New Beginnings", due out on September 29 via Century Media. Filmed in Dortmund, Germany at this yea...

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SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION’S SHARE Members: ‘The Crowning Of The Fire King’ Album Due In October

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER will release their new album, "The Crowning Of The Fire King", on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The video for the disc's first single, "Sirens", can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: "We have aimed to write an album with diversity and intensity, an album that we want to listen to ourselves. "'The Crowning Of The Fire King' is by far our best recording ever with songs that are strong, powerful and doomy. We have captured what SORCERER is about and taken the songs to the next level for the band. "With the first single, 'Sirens', we really want to show everyone that SORCERER is a force to count on! "The video was made by our dear friend Daniel Nyqvist who did the videos for 'The Dark Tower Of The Sorcerer' and 'Prayers For A King'. We all feel that he succeeded to capture the essence of SORCERER with his videos and are proud of what he has done for the band." "The Crowning Of The Fire King" track listing: 01. Sirens 02. Ship Of Doom 03. Abandoned By The Gods 04. The Devils Incubus 05. Nattvaka 06. Crimson Cross 07. The Crowning Of The Fire King 08. Unbearable Sorrow SORCERER emerged out of Sweden in the late 80s and was one of the very early bands to champion what is now known as "epic doom metal." Besides genre pioneers CANDLEMASS, groups like SOLITUDE AETURNUS, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT and SORCERER were among the few groups around representing this style of metal. During its existence, SORCERER produced two self-financed cassette releases, both of which quickly became underground cult classics regularly hailed by metalheads as some of the finest of the era. After a few personnel changes, the group disintegrated in 1992 and since then some of the bandmembers went on to find some success with other groups. Bassist Johnny Hagel achieved greater success in TIAMAT and later SUNDOWN. Vocalist Anders Engberg has also made a name for himself with several other bands he has fronted, such as LION'S SHARE, TWILIGHT and SECTION A. In the fall of 2010, members of SORCERER were coaxed into reforming to play a one-off gig at the Hammer Of Doom festival in Germany and, a year later, the Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece. Both shows were received extremely well and the thoughts of putting together a new album started to take form. In March 2015, SORCERER released the critically acclaimed "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross". SORCERER played several festivals in support of the album — Sabaton Open Air and Rock Hard Festival, among others, with the latter especially being a huge success for the band, selling out their entire merch supply even before finishing their set. 2015 also saw the release of the EP "Black", which consisted of three songs left over from the "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" sessions, as well as an acoustic version of the track "Prayers For A King". In the end of 2015, the band started to write material for a follow-up album to "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross". Progress went pretty fast and ten new tracks emerged out of the royal epic doom chest. The songwriting carried on throughout 2016, and in early 2017, they went into the studio to record. During the recording, the band and drummer Robert Iversen parted ways because of musical differences, and Lars Sköld (TIAMAT, AVATARIUM) filled the role as session drummer on the album. In the early summer of 2017, the album was ready to be mixed by the very talented Ronnie Björnström (AEON, CUT UP, 220 VOLT), who also turned the knobs on their last album. The mastering this time was expertly handled by Mr. Thomas "Plec" Johansson (SOILWORK, WATAIN). SORCERER is: Anders Engberg - vocals Kristian Niemann - guitars Peter Hallgren - guitars Johnny Hagel - bass Richard Evensand - drums

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