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The Decline Of Western Civilization - Films Coming To Blu-ray 27.03

Now, this is something. On June 30th, Penelope Spheeris' cult-classic documentary trilogy The Decline Of Western Civilization will be available in a special Blu-ray four-disc box set, compliments of The Shout! Factory. The first film, released in 1981, is devoted to the L.A. punk scene at the time. The second film, The Metal Years (1988) takes a look at metal, and features bands like Kiss, Poison, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
SIG:AR:TYR - Share New Album Artwork 27.03

Last year, Canadian blackened folk metal band SIG:AR:TYR revealed that they were working on new album. Now it's time to see the cover artwork for Northen. According to mainman Daemonskald, the cover captures his love of old illustrated books. The artwork was created by Sara Stuart with layout and graphic design by Paul McCarroll. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Sulphur Aeon - New Song Available Online 27.03

Death metallers Sulphur Aeon are set to released their awaited new album Gateway To The Antisphere soon. It's the Germans second album and hits the streets on April 3rd via Ván Records/Imperium Productions. Right now you can start streaming the new track "Titans" at this location. Then tell us if you were pleased with it or not. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Visa Issues, Shows Postponed 27.03

Due to unforeseen visa processing delays, Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock has had to reschedule the first 3 shows of the 2015 North American leg of the Spirit On A Mission Tour to promote the brand new album of the same name which was released through In-Akustik in the USA on the 24th of March 2015. These shows have been rescheduled. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Leprous - Reveal New Album Cover And Tracklist 26.03

The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Three: Jamaica And Back We Sail 14.03

When a sea of black shirts invades the colorful island of Jamaica it can only mean one thing: the 70000 Tons Of Metal crowd has arrived. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Vanden Plas - The Seraphic Clockwork (2010)

Progressive Power Metal has seen many bands reach fame in the last decade or so. Unfortunately Germany's Vanden Plas somehow seems to still be flying under the radar when it comes to recognition. Already their sixth studio effort, the concept album The Seraphic Clockwork continues the tradition of fantastic progressive songs filled with operatic structures and crushing guitar solos. The musicians from Kaiserslautern have now been playing together for over 20 years and the chemistry can be heard... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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Originally called "Diós," but Pepe suggested the name Stravaganzza. The name was derived from an Italian theatre on the TV series South Park.

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