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Tim "Ripper" Owens - New Project On The Way

Former Judas Priest and Iced Earth singer Tim "Ripper" Owens is collaborating with Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery on a new project. The duo is currently writing material with producer Roy "Z" Ramirez for an album that will be released through Frontiers Music Srl.

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Source: metalexpressradio.com
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Posted: 17.06.2017 by Bad English | Comments (4)


Twisted Sister - Sues Promoter Over Unpaid Farewell Show Fee

Twisted Sister, now disbanded, has sued the promoter of last year's Rock Carnival festival, claiming the band has only been paid $50,000 of the $200,000 it was to receive for headlining one of the three nights at the Lakewood, New Jersey event. And they're not gonna take it. In court papers, promoter John D'Esposito and his company Rock N Festivals said they "suffered catastrophic economic losses" due to three days of heavy rain that weekend.

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Source: washingtonpost.com
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Posted: 13.06.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Hallatar - Juha Raivio's New Band Debuts Video

After gothic doom metal act Trees Of Eternity lost their singer Aleah Stanbridge, Swallow The Sun guitarist Juha Raivio launched a new band called Hallatar. The band signed with Svart Records and is due to release their debut full-length, No Stars Upon The Bridge, this autumn (13.10). Hear the first song "Mirrors" here.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 05.06.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


W.A.S.P. - Cancel Summer Festivals

American metal maniacs W.A.S.P. have cancelled their summer festivals performances in June at Graspop Metal Meeting 2017, Rock In The Wine Valley 2017, Hellfest and Rock Fest Barcelona 2017 to work on their upcoming 25th-anniversary release, Re-Idolized.

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Source: waspnation.com
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Posted: 31.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Who Dies In Siberian Slush - Former Member Dies

Russian funeral doomsters Who Dies In Siberian Slush announced that their former guitarist Gungrind, real name Roman Mihaylovich, has died on May 28th. There was no reason mentioned, but the band posted a farewell on their Facebook page, in Russian.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 31.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Rata Blanca - Bassist Dies

One of the biggest Argentinian metal bands, Rata Blanca, has posted some sad news. The band's bassist Guillermo "El Negro" Sánchez has died, after fighting for his life in the hospital. Guitarist Walter Giardino expressed in Spanish on the band's Facebook page his sadness about Guillermo's passing and how much he will be missed. R.I.P.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 29.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Jyrki69 - New Video Online

The Helsinki vampire Jyrki69, who's also the lead singer in Finnish goth metal icons The 69 Eyes, has shared a new video online for the tune "Last Halloween" from his upcoming debut solo album, Helsinki Vampire, out on June 23rd via Cleopatra Records.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 28.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Blind Guardian - Share Live Video

German heavyweights Blind Guardian just shared a brand new video. After announcing that the band will release a new three-disc live album, Live Beyond The Spheres, now you can watch the live video of the band's super hit "Mirror Mirror". The song appears on the Nightfall In Middle-Earth 1998 album. Enjoy the performance!

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Source: blind-guardian.com
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Posted: 27.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (3)


KISS - Manchester Arena Show Cancelled

American rock legends KISS have been forced to cancel their Manchester concert that was scheduled for May 30th. The KISS concert is the latest to be canceled following the terror attack that took the lives of 22 people and injured dozens of others after an Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd. As a result, the venue remains closed.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 27.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Edguy - New Song And Video Online

German power metallers Edguy recently announced that they will release a 25th anniversary 3-disc album titled Monuments (release date: July 14th). Today, however, they premiered a video for the new song that will appear on the release. Check out the new lyric video for the single "Ravenblack" and see what you think.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (4)


Ereb Altor - New Album Artwork Revealed

Swedish epic pagan black metal legion Ereb Altor just revealed the artwork that will grace their upcoming album, Ulfven. The band will join forces with Hammerheart Records for their next release, which hits stores in July. The cover art was created by Robban kanto Photo & Design and Mattias Frisk/Mats Skickat.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Goatlord - Vocalist Ace Still Dies

American doom act Doom Snake Cult have posted that their vocalist Ace Still has died. He was also one of the founding members and had vocal duties in the disbanded U.S. metallers Goatlord.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Raven - Drummer Has Health Issue, To Miss Tours

NWOBHM act Raven announced that their drummer Joe Hasselvander will not join them on their upcoming shows. You can read their full statement below but it is due to a sudden serious health issue. The band will perform with fill-in drummers on the upcoming tours.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 19.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Demons And Wizards - New Songs In Progress

Riff master Jon Schaffer, more known for his work in Iced Earth, has confirmed that he and vocalist Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian are working on a new Demons And Wizards album. The band released two albums so far, 1999's self-titled and later Touched By The Crimson King in 2005. The good news is that they are writing new songs but it might take some time to complete.

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Source: youtube.com
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Posted: 16.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (12)


Magnum - Former Drummer Passes Away

British progressive rock veterans Magnum announced that former drummer Jimmy Copley has died. In 2005, Jim took up the drum stool for Magnum and he was able to fit in his busy scheduled an album recording with Magnum, Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 16.05.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)