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Music CD/DVD reviews:

Artist: Album:
Rating (0-10):
Almana ShchoraPhantom Pain (2010) [ CD ]
Against The PlaguesDecoding The Mainframe (2010) [ CD ]
ExodusExhibit B: The Human Condition (2010) [ CD ]
EversinDivina Distopia (2010) [ CD ]
MortemiaMisere Mortem (2010) [ CD ]

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Two latest interviews:

Thomas S. Englund (Evergrey) [March, 2011]
Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) [April, 2010]

Featured music software review:

EZDrummer - Multi Layer Drum Sampler [November 9th, 2006]

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Metal news by Blabbermouth:

  • The Devil Wears Prada - 'War' -

    The Devil Wears Prada have released the music video for 'War' from their latest album, 8:18, in conjunction with the announcement for their Zombie 5 Tour. Tickets to the tour celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Zombie EP with Born Of Osiris, The Word Alive and Secrets will go on sale this Friday.

    3.15 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
    3.17 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
    3.18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
    3.20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    3.21 Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre
    3.22 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    3.24 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock
    3.25 Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
    3.27 Dallas, TX @ The Door
    3.28 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
    3.29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    3.31 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
    4.01 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
    4.02 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
    4.03 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    4.04 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
    4.06 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
    4.07 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
    4.08 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    4.09 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    4.10 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
    4.11 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
    4.13 Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
    4.14 Rochester, NY @ Anthology
    4.15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
    4.19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

  • Inside 'The Devil In I' -

    Get the story behind Slipknot's video for 'The Devil In I' from the director himself, Clown.

    Once you're done watch the full video HERE.

  • Slipknot To Headline Festivals -

    The line ups for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and Monster Energy Fort Rock have been announced! Slipknot and We Are Harlot are on both festivals.

    For full lineups and ticket info head to Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and Monster Energy Fort Rock!

  • The Amity Affliction - Death's Hand -

    Check out The Amity Affliction's video for 'Death's Hand' from their album Let The Ocean Take Me.

    The band also announced that they will be direct support for Of Mice & Men on their European tour this March - see the dates below and get your tickets!

    11 MAR Paris, France @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge (TICKETS)
    12 MAR Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall (TICKETS)
    13 MAR Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg (TICKETS)
    14 MAR Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan (TICKETS)
    16 MAR Stockholm, Sweden @ Tyrol (TICKETS)
    17 MAR Gothenburg, Sweden @ Trädgårn (TICKETS)
    19 MAR Berlin, Germany @ C-Club (TICKETS)
    20 MAR Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle (TICKETS)
    21 MAR Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl (TICKETS)
    23 MAR Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage (TICKETS)
    24 MAR Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (TICKETS)
    26 MAR Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall (TICKETS)
    27 MAR Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy (TICKETS)
    28 MAR London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton (TICKETS)
    30 MAR Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom (TICKETS)
    31 MAR Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 Academy (TICKETS)
    02 APR Nottingham, UK @ Rock City (TICKETS)
    03 APR Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy (TICKETS)
    04 APR Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy (TICKETS)

  • KING 810 debut 'desperate lovers' video -

    KING 810 have premiered their music video for 'desperate lovers' from their album Memoirs of a Murderer.

  • Pop & Rock news by RollingStone:

  • On the Charts: J. Cole Drives Home a Number One -

    WISHING YOU ALL A LUMP OF THIS CHART TOPPER FOR CHRISTMAS: A year ago, if I'd challenged you to predict the Top Three first-week sales numbers, would you have answered Taylor Swift, Coldplay and rapper J. Cole? The first one's obvious, the second possible and the third – like winning your NCAA-tournament pool...

  • George Harrison, Bee Gees to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards -

    George Harrison, the Bee Gees and Buddy Guy are among a number of artists who will be receiving a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award during the festivities surrounding next year's Grammy Awards.

    The Recording Academy will also honor country duo the Louvin Brothers, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, composer Pierre Boulez and Tejano music accordionist Flaco Jiménez.


  • Billy Corgan: 'The Mythology of the Nineties Now Is Irrelevant' -

    Billy Corgan has been asked to revisit the heyday of Nineties alternative rock a number of times while promoting the Smashing Pumpkins' most recent record, Monuments to an Elegy, but in a new interview with The Guardian, the rocker seemed to hit a breaking point, saying: "Right now that era is...

  • Howard Stern to Broadcast Two-Hour Black Keys Concert -

    A two-hour Black Keys concert, recorded earlier this year in Houston will air after "The Howard Stern Birthday Bash: Director's Cut" on SiriusXM Howard 100 or 101 at 11:15 p.m. EST/8:15 p.m. PST on December 19th.

    The Black Keys are also kicking off a charity raffle, with the winner receiving frontman Dan...

  • The Who Add Joan Jett, More Dates to Extensive 2015 Tour -

    The Who have added some soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame firepower to join them on the road when the Tommy rockers bring their Who Hits 50! Tour to North America next year: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Rock Hall Class of 2015 inductees, will serve as opening act on both North...

  • General music news by Yahoo:

  • Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year -

    U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations -

    Kelly Clarkson and speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...

  • Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award -

    Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...

  • Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back -

    File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...

  • Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer - LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

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