DAMON JOHNSON Reveals He Sings Lead Vocals On A Lost DAMN YANKEES Song

DAMON JOHNSON Reveals He Sings Lead Vocals On A Lost DAMN YANKEES Song

Guitarist Damon Johnson has revealed he sings lead vocals on a lost album by supergroup Damn Yankees, recorded in 2000, which he still hopes will be released. Johnson, currently with Black Star Riders, told the White Line Fever podcast he remained fond of the mothballed record, which was done under the tutelage of A&R guru John Kalodner. “I’d love for it to come out; I’m certainly proud of it,” the former Alice Cooper axeman tells…

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NIGHTMARE – Dead Sun (Album Review)

NIGHTMARE – Dead Sun (Album Review)

In general, when I review music from a band with whom I am unfamiliar, I do not research them until I have had time to absorb their latest effort. In this way, I don’t compare their most recent work to their older music before I have given the newest album a chance. I have spent quite a bit of time listening to French power metal artist Nightmare through their latest, Dead Sun, which was released in January 2017….

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ARMORED SAINT – Carpe Noctum (Album Review)

ARMORED SAINT – Carpe Noctum (Album Review)

To my way of thinking, live albums can be placed in one of three categories: the good, the bad and the ugly. There is absolutely nothing that compares to the live concert experience. The excitement of those around you feeds your own as you listen to your favorite music at loud volumes while enjoying the showmanship of the band. So many artists attempt to capture this feeling on recorded material but it is difficult to…

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XANDRIA Announces North American Headline Tour

XANDRIA Announces North American Headline Tour

German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have taken things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensions. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It’s also an incredibly metallic effort.  There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. . Now XANDRIA is ready to bring their breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May.  Support on the tour will…

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ANNIHILATOR Announces First Canadian Tour in 20 Years

ANNIHILATOR Announces First Canadian Tour in 20 Years

Canada’s ANNIHILATOR is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release Alice In Hell, upped the ante with 1990’s Never, Neverland and has continued a non-stop career-pattern of releasing records and touring with many of the biggest bands in the metal genre (mostly all outside North America), ever since; cementing ANNIHILATOR as the biggest-selling metal act in Canada’s history. After 18 months of touring for the…

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ACCEPT – Restless and Live (Album Review)

ACCEPT – Restless and Live (Album Review)

I have to be honest here – even though I developed my love for this genre in the 80’s, I missed out on some bands. I mean, I knew their hit songs but didn’t really dig deep into their back catalogs. As I’ve matured in my musical tastes, I “discover” these bands and appreciate the songs I missed back then. If we’re being honest here, I think everyone can say there is at least one…

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EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!   Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more…

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QUIET RIOT To Re-Record New Album With New Lead Vocalist James Durbin

QUIET RIOT To Re-Record New Album With New Lead Vocalist James Durbin

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot, both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of the new Quiet Riot album, Road Rage until later this summer. Both the band and label feel that in order to truly represent Quiet Riot’s lineup, new lead singer James Durbin should be the vocalist on Road Rage. In order to execute that plan and promote…

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DeciBytes Vol. 3

DeciBytes Vol. 3

It’s always good news when music is released! In this edition of DeciBytes, we have bands from Australia, Sweden and Belgium/USA announcing new albums, videos, and tour dates. Follow the accompanying links to support these artists by purchasing their music and be sure to check out their social media sites so you can stay up to date with the latest from your favorites. More new music being released every day so be sure, as always,…

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Legendary Metal Band THE RODS Signs Worldwide Deal with SPV/Steamhammer

Legendary Metal Band THE RODS Signs Worldwide Deal with SPV/Steamhammer

The new year is off to an awesome start, Steamhammer/SPV having signed legendary metal band THE RODS for the world. The group consisting of the original members David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar, vocals), Carl Canedy (drums) and Garry Bordonaro (bass) always delivered a classic brand of metal and hard rock with strong influences that date back to 1970’s.  . Drummer Carl Canedy says: “The 3rd time’s a charm!” After two unsuccessful attempts, to work with Olly…

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