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Fates Warning Announce Double Live Over Europe Album

Fates Warning have announced that they will be releasing a new double live album entitled "Live Over Europe" on June 29th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic.

The new live release features recordings from the band's European Headline tour from the beginning of this year in support of their "Theories Of Flight" album and features songs captured during shows in 8 cities including Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia and a total of 23 songs in over 138 minutes of playing time, spanning 30 years of the group's career.

Frontman Ray Alder had this to say, We would like to thank each and every one of our fans that helped us make 'Live Over Europe'.We had a great time making this album and we hope that you enjoyed the shows as much as we did playing them!" Read more here.

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From Ashes To New Launching Tour In Support Of The Future

From Ashes to New are gearing up to hit the road early next month to promote their just release sophomore album "The Future" which hit stores today (April 20th).

The album was produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red), Nick "Raz" Furlong and Colin Brittain (Papa Roach, Blink-182). mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Lamb Of God) and features the single "Crazy".

The band will be launching dates in support of the effort with the What's In Your Head Tour in early April which will also feature Bad Wolves and special guest Diamante.

Prior to that trek, the group will also be taking part in the World's Loudest Month festival and select headline dates and shows with various artists like Shaman's Harvest, Otherwise and 10 Years next month. See the dates here.

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Hollywood Undead Do Whatever It Takes For New Remix Video

Hollywood Undead surprised fans with a new mixtape version of their hit single, "Whatever It Takes," which features Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus.

The original version of the song is from the group's 2017 album "Five". The next mixtape edition has been released to digital retailers and streaming services and the band launched a music video for the next take on the track.

Johnny 3 Tears had this to say about the remix, "It's such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends. The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It's amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What's your story?"

Watch the Brian Cox (who directed their previous clips "California Dreaming" and "Black Cadillac") helmed music video here.

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Lizzy Borden Returning With First New Album In 11 Years

Lizzy Borden has announced that he will be releasing "My Midnight Things," his first new album in over a decade on June 15th via his new deal with Metal Blade Records. We were sent the following details:

The record is available in the following formats: --limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks) -jewelcase-CD --180g black vinyl --clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies) --clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies) --olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies) --opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. "I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that," Borden explains. "My approach is very different than what is happening in today's current sound." Read more here.

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Devin Townsend Launching ERAS Series

Devin Townsend has announced he will be launching a series of high quality vinyl collections under the name of 'ERAS' beginning with the June 8th release of a quadrilogy of albums that came out during the period of 2009-2011 when the Devin Townsend Project was first created.

The boxset comes with 7LP's and includes the albums KI, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost, marking the first time that the latter two have ever been available on vinyl, while the former have been long out of print. All albums come in gatefold sleeves on 180g vinyl, and have been specially remastered for the format to guarantee the best possible sound and listening experience. The sturdy 2-piece box also includes an LP-booklet that features complete lyrics, liner notes and comments from Devin, and is limited to 2000 copies worldwide. There will be a total of 4 boxsets released over the course of the next few months.

Devin comments: "The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums. Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The amount of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.

I have been asked repeatedly over the last few years to provide these albums on vinyl, in one set. So we took this opportunity to put together 'ERAS', which is the definitive vinyl box-set encapsulating this period of my life and work that I am exceptionally proud of. As always, this wouldn't have come to fruition without the support of the tremendous audience who has allowed it to flourish, so respect to both yourselves, the people involved, and the music itself, we present to you; 'ERAS'. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I do." Preorder your copy, including various colored vinyl versions,
here.

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Led Zeppelin Stream Video Preview For Record Store Day Release

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin are previewing their first-ever Record Store Day release with a brand new video that they are streaming ahead of the 2018 edition of the April 21 event.

The band will issue a limited edition 7" single featuring previously unheard mixes of "Rock And Roll" and "Friends" for the annual event that celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

The previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peek into the fabled 1971 "Sunset Sound Mixes" of "Led Zeppelin IV". Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on the 2014 deluxe edition reissue of the band's fourth record.

The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version without the orchestration that was included of the final mix that appeared on 1970's "Led Zeppelin III." Watch the video here.

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Guns N' Roses Reunion Scores Two Billboard Awards Nominations

(hennemusic) The Guns N' Roses "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour has earned the blockbuster band a pair of nominations for the upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

The trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are finalists in the "Top Rock Tour" category alongside Coldplay and U2, while they'll also compete for "Top Touring Artist" against Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and U2.

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound and the 2018 honors are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, May 20 on NBC.

Guns N' Roses launched the reunion series with a rare club show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1, 2016; the band have extended the run into a third year and will return to the stage for a series of summer 2018 concert dates across Europe that will begin in Berlin, Germany on June 3. here.

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Paul Rodgers Reveals Free Spirit Release Details

(hennemusic) Paul Rodgers will release the live project, "Free Spirit - Celebrating The Music Of Free", via multiple formats on June 22. It will be available on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl, and across digital platforms

The package captures the legendary singer in a May 28, 2017 sold-out show at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of his Free Spirit UK tour, which saw Rodgers performing songs strictly from the band's catalogue as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of meeting guitarist Paul Kossoff prior to forming the group.

The 16-song set includes performances of Free classics like "All Right Now", "Wishing Well", "Fire And Water" and many deep tracks - some of which were never performed live by the original band, such as "Love You So" and "Catch A Train."

"I have been making music for a long, long, long time, so to get super charged and re-inspired to perform was a revelation", says Rodgers. "I loved the 'Free Spirit' tour and the guys who helped create the magic, Pete Bullick, Rich Newman, Ian Rowley and Gerard 'G' Louis. I hope you feel it too, just lose yourself in the music and let it fuel your soul." Read more
here.

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Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Releases 'Safe In The Car' Video

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is streaming a video for "Safe In The Car", the lead single from his forthcoming solo album, "Heaven/Hell." Due May 10, "Heaven/Hell" marks the bassist's third solo release, following 2008's "Tone" and 2012's "While My Heart Beats."

The tune featured vocals by St. Louis, MO singer/songwriter Angel Olsen and appearances by Ament's bandmates Mike McCready and Matt Cameron. The clip was directed by Ament, who revealed the inspiration for the footage, which was filmed entirely inside a car with the rocker behind the wheel.

"I was seeing Cormac McCarthy's The Road - you're driving to the coast and you're trying to get away from the nuclear winter and you have your dogs in the car and you're just trying to escape this horrible apocalypse that just happened," Ament tells Rolling Stone. "[The directors] asked me what I wanted [the video] to look like and the first thing that came to mind was grindhouse. I always loved the super high-contrast, dark look of that. It's the world coming to an end and trying to have a sense of humor about it." here.

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Stryper React To Walmart Banning Album Over Title

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has shared his disappointment with Walmart after the retail giant decided to carry the band's forthcoming album due to concerns over its title.

The new album will be called "God Damn Evil" and is hitting stores today but not Walmart apparently. Sweet had the following to say, "We're disappointed. Stryper has always been about making people think outside the box.

"Our new album title God Damn Evil is a statement that's needed in our society. We've seen evil rise to new levels and this title is simply a prayer request asking God to damn or condemn all the evil around us. Many chains have joined us in making such a statement. Walmart unfortunately has not.

"The odd thing is of all the chains out there we assumed Walmart would be one to understand exactly what our point and purpose is. Unfortunately not. Although we respect their decision and what's done is done, it's frustrating to see something that's meant for good get misinterpreted and misunderstood."

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Deafheaven Announce Album and North American Tour

After Deafheaven surprised fans earlier this week with the release of a new song, they have now revealed details for their new album and a North American tour to support it.

The band's new studio album will be entitled "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love" and is scheduled to hit stores on July 13th. The effort was produced by Jack Shirley.

The group gave fans a taste of the effort with the release of a video for lead single "Honeycomb". Watch it here. They will be hitting the road for a North American tour this summer in support of the record. Read more here.

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The Alarm's Mike Peters 24 Hour Globe Trotting For RSD

(MSO) The Alarm's Mike Peters has announced that he will be taking a massive trip to celebrate this year's Record Store Day on April 21st. We were sent the following details

Peters will undertake a three-stop transcontinental trip within 24 hours, hitting record stores in London, New York and Los Angeles. For RSD, the band will issue a limited edition eight-song EP Where The Two Rivers Meet.

"I'm so proud of the new music that is being made in the name of The Alarm right here and now," says singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Peters. The day will kick off with a sold-out listening party in the UK hosted by Diverse Music in Newport, Wales before Peters crosses the Atlantic for stops in New York at Looney Tunes Records in Babylon, Long Island and Los Angeles at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a camera, creating an "on the run" video, Peters adds, "It's probably a good idea to make sure your favorite Alarm t-shirt is clean and ready to be worn on Record Store Day!" Read more
here.

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Singled Out: Christopher Dean's Everything Fades

Heavy multi-instrumentalist Christopher Dean (Michale Graves, Darkness Descends, Alyxx) released his single "Everything Fades," from his debut album, "Life Lessons". Today, he tells us some more about the song. Here is the story:

Everything Fades is the Beginning of what I call the 13th chapter in my life . 13 is the number symbolic to change and before you can change the game, you have to clean the slate. Everything does eventually fade away, so when it does you have to decide what you 're gonna do about it.

Originally the song was a male vocal duet and a deeply depressing, horror-filled piano part right out of the demons closet of pain, but I decided to take a different view of these misfortunes. I chose to work harder in times of adversity, now I am human, and I do feel all the feels, but I try to convey my message in a way in which I can instill at least a thread of hope in the listener.

That being said, Each and Every track on "Life Lessons" is a testament to my love of melody and my everlasting drive to take the trials that destiny has set forth and battled them same as the warriors of the world before me, and put them to song, because that's what I love to do, that's what makes me feel great again when I am down, I will NEVER STOP

..quick side note, that's the best advice I was ever given, by Steve Zing, of Danzig and Samhain all the way back in the myspace days, when I reached out to him looking for advice over the years, upon giving me the best answers to my yearning immature self, he ALWAYS reminded me, "Dean, NEVER Stop!" and I never will.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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