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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Watch: Ghost performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Posted by on October 31, 2015

Stephen Colbert took Halloween very seriously during The Late Show last night. So much so that in addition to dressing up (along with his guests) and decorating his studio, he had Ghost on as the evening’s music guest. Marking the band’s first appearance on American TV, Ghost gave a performance of “Cirice” perfect for the […]

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Satriani headed on tour in 2016

Posted by on October 30, 2015

It’s time to break out the air guitars. Guitarist Joe Satriani is back and touring with a band that includes Marco Minneman (drums),Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar. His 45-show tour is appropriately dubbed “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry” and will take him from Southern California well into Canada. Expect to hear […]

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Iron Maiden on bass clarinet is still Iron Maiden

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Get your Halloween weekend kicked off with this haunting cover of the Iron Maiden classic, “Hallowed Be Thy Name” featuring the most badass bass clarinet quartet on the planet,Edmund Welles, fronted by a guy dressed like Raiden (or the guy from ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ depending on who you ask). There you have it. Something both […]

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Def Leppard Lets Go in futuristic new music video

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Def Leppard just released their new self-titled album today, their first new studio album since 2008’s Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. “Let’s Go” was already released as the first single, but now it gets its own futuristic music video, with plenty of spaceships and robots. Vocalist Joe Elliott talked to Rolling Stone last month about the first track […]

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Isis probably not reforming but Sumac is recording

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Our friends at Metal Injection recently stumbled upon an ISISTHEBAND Instagram account, with just two photos, the word “Reunion,” and a link to their (at the moment) blank website. The text that accompanies the two photos says “we want a reunion,” so it’s pretty certain that this isn’t legit. After forming in 1997, Isis called it […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Trans-Siberian Orchestra album and tour

Posted by on October 30, 2015

It’s getting close to Christmas time and we all know what that means: Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be making the rounds in arenas across the United States. Additionally, the group will be releasing yet another fine collection of new music titled Letters From The Labyrinth on November 13th. Unlike previous TSO records, this is the first release not […]

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Avantasia announces Marco Hietala and Robert Mason to appear on upcoming “Ghostlights”

Posted by on October 30, 2015

The cast for Avantasia’s upcoming album Ghostlights keeps getting bigger, and better as the album gets closer and more guests are being revealed. The newest guests to be announced for the album are Marco Heitala (Nightwish, Tarot) and Robert Mason (Warrant, ex-Lynch Mob). “About Marco: It was August 1997 and we were in Helsinki to mix […]

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Northlane rock up Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen”

Posted by on October 30, 2015

One of the most anticipated indie rock releases of this year was Tame Impala’s Currents. The Australian psych-rock band’s third album was preceded by a banger of a single, “Let It Happen,” that was a worldwide hit. But back in their home continent, Aussie metalcore quintet have given the song a rock remake. It’s a pretty faithful […]

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Dissident Aggression: Vastum – Hole Below

Posted by on October 30, 2015

In 2013 San Francisco’s Vastum released their sophomore opus, Patricidal Lust, and firmly planted themselves in the discussion as to who was the heaviest, nastiest death metal band in the world. Fast forward almost two full years and Vastum have returned with an album that may permanently tilt the proverbial scales in their favor, if […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Halloween albums by Escape the Fate’s Rob Ortiz

Posted by on October 30, 2015

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Today, Escape the Fate’s fifth album, Hate Me, is out in stores, and while the October 30th release date makes album makes it a Halloween album, if not thematically. The metalcore band are currently on the road in support of the […]

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