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MOONSPELL To Release ‘Lisboa Under The Spell’ In August

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enters the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on ...

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Listen To First New AS I LAY DYING Song In More Than Five Years, ‘My Own Grave’

"My Own Grave", a brand new song from California metallers AS I LAY DYING, has apparently been released via the Japanese iTunes store. You can now listen to a snippet of it at this location. The track is expected to receive a wider release on Friday, J...

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Texas Band I AM To Release Second Album In The Fall

Texas metalcore band I AM has signed with the New England-based label 1126 Records. The group will enter the studio this summer with Randy LeBoeuf at Graphic Nature Audio to begin recording its second full-length album. The follow-up to "Life Through T...

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SIEGE OF POWER Feat. AUTOPSY, ASPHYX Members: Debut Album Due In September

SIEGE OF POWER started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album, it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal alb...

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Legion: XX – BURN THE PRIEST

LAMB OF GOD has nothing to prove. The hard-working Richmond, Virginia-based band has earned its place among the top tier of metal bands globally. Now, the five-time Grammy nominated act returns with a full-length covers album, "Legion: XX", as a celebr...

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GUNS N’ ROSES Performs ‘Shadow Of Your Love’ Song Live For First Time In More Than 30 Years (Video)

GUNS N' ROSES played its song "Shadow Of Your Love" live for the first time in more than 30 years last night (Wednesday, June 6) during the band's concert at Dyrskuepladsen in Odense, Denmark. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen bel...

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Former DEICIDE And OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Dies At 51

Former DEATH, ICED EARTH, DEICIDE and OBITUARY guitarist Ralph Santolla died Wednesday night (June 6) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. The musician fell into a coma after suffering a heart attack on May 30 and was taken off life support last night around 11:00 p.m. He was 51 years old. Santolla's friend, fellow guitarist Bill Hudson, confirmed Ralph's passing in a Facebook post, writing: "NOW It is official: I (and many other people) just lost my best friend, as well as one of the most underrated guitarists in all history. "He passed away peacefully with about 10 of his closest friends and family around him (myself included). "Please keep his mother Sue Santolla-Rocha, his son Dorian Angelo Santolla and all the rest of us in your thoughts... "Rest in peace, my brother, Ralph Santolla... You will be missed by A LOT of people... "I love you, bro." Ralph's mother wrote about her son: "My heart is broken, but I know he loved me unconditionally and will always be with me. It is the same with all of us; he will be with you everyone, everyday and his love will surround us now and forever." Santolla's family members said that they would uphold his legacy by donating his organs to patients in need. "Those recipients don't know what they are getting until they suddenly become sarcastic, funny, get tattoos, start playing guitar," Santolla-Rocha joked in a Facebook post. Although Santolla never recorded with DEATH, he toured with the legendary death metal act in 1993 and appeared in the group's "The Philosopher" video. Santolla played on and off with DEICIDE between 2005 and 2011 and appeared on three of the band's albums: "The Stench Of Redemption" (2006), "Till Death Do Us Part" (2008) and "To Hell With God" (2011). Ralph joined OBITUARY in 2007 as the replacement for Allen West. He recorded with the band on the "Xecutioner's Return" (2007) and "Darkest Day" (2009) albums as well as the "Left To Die" EP (2008). Santolla also played with MILLENIUM, ICED EARTH and Sebastian Bach. In addition, he was involved with DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, a project he formed several years ago with singer Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and drummer Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE). Bach wrote in a Facebook post: "Rest in peace, Ralph Santolla. Thanks for the music and the fun times. My condolences to the Santolla family." Norwegian singer Jørn Lande, who played with Santolla in MILLENIUM, wrote: "My dear friend and former bandmate Ralph Santolla has passed away, and I can't believe he is gone. The kindest, most caring and compassionate man you could ever know. He had the most hilarious sarcastic humor, and played guitar like no one else! "There's a hole in the heart of the world without you, Ralph, and I am sorry I wasn't there when you left. "All my love to Sue Santolla-Rocha, Dorian Angelo Santolla and the rest of the family. "So long, my friend!"

NOW It is official: I (and many other people) just lost my best friend, as well as one of the most underrated guitarists...

Posted by Bill Hudson II on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rest In Peace Ralph Santolla Thanks for the music and the fun times My condolences to the Santolla family.

Posted by Sebastian Bach on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

My dear friend and former bandmate Ralph Santolla has passed away, and I can't believe he is gone. The kindest, most...

Posted by JORN on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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GHOST’s ‘Prequelle’ Headed For Top 5 U.S. Debut

According to Hits Daily Double, GHOST's new album, "Prequelle", will likely land at position No. 3 on this weekend's Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1, is expected to shift between 49,000 and 54,000 equivalent album units in the we...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist: ‘We’re Getting Along Better Than We Ever Have’

Ryan Westward of the 98.9 The Rock radio station conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael and guitarist Zoltan Bathory at this year's Rockfest on June 2 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. You can now watch the chat...

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