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Heavy Metal And Hard Rock News

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Nov 22, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have tapped Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER) to mix and master their new album, "Meditations". The disc is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records.Guitarist Jean-François Dagenais states: "This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the box for it. Someone who comes with a fresh outlook and hasn't work with extreme or death metal bands. We wanted someone with a more organic feel but at the same time can pound a mix into your chest with the power and definition it deserves. When Jay accepted to work with us, we knew he would bring just that! So far, the first mixes coming in are incredible. We will be turning some heads on this album, folks. That's all I can say for now. Can't wait!"KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono recently said that he and his bandmates "have secretly been preparing and working throughout the entire year — similar to the way we wrote our classics 'In The Arms Of Devastation', 'Shadows & Dust' and 'Serenity In Fire' — using the best technology available: a rehearsal room, garages and our basements. Just like we did when we first started, four guys with a passion for metal, instruments and no outside world to influence us — only now with way more experience," he said. "We believe we created one of our strongest and most honest album to date. You will be the judge in 2018 like it should be. Our words don't matter but know this, we are coming out guns blazing in 2018!"Formed 25 years ago, KATAKLYSM in 2014 became the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Nov 22, 2017 | 13:43 pm

    AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson paid tribute to Malcolm Young, saying his late bandmate gave rock and roll "a fist" and "a kick in the ass."Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on Saturday (November 18) at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.Speaking to Rolling Stone, Johnson said: "Malcolm gave rock and roll a fist. He'd give it a kick in the ass. People always used to ask Mal, 'How do you get that sound, man?' Malcolm either wouldn't tell them or just really couldn't explain it. He would just go, 'We just play.' I used to stand next to him at the end of 'Let There Be Rock', where there is a big huge build at the end and it builds and builds. Malcolm would go through two guitar picks during that one song. He would wear them down. He was the most precise guitarist."Artists around the world have continued to pay tribute to Malcolm in the wake of his passing, with GUNS N' ROSES and FOO FIGHTERS both performing AC/DC songs in recent days to memorialize the fallen guitarist."Malcolm would have been absolutely stunned at the outpouring of tributes and grief," Johnson told Rolling Stone. "He didn't think of himself in that way, that he was great and all that. I learned the team spirit from Malcolm. You are just a cog in a well-oiled machine. If we all pulled together at the same time, you get this amazing thing happening. And it worked, you know. Mal is not here anymore, but if I ever have a problem, I stop and go, 'What would Mal do?' He just always seemed to do the right thing.Malcolm retired from AC/DC in 2014 after it was made public that he was suffering from dementia.Angus carried on as the sole original member of AC/DC, with his and Malcolm's nephew Stevie replacing Malcolm in the lineup for the recent "Rock Or Bust" LP and tour.Johnson himself was forced to leave the band in March 2016, midway through its world tour in support of "Rock Or Bust", after doctors told him he faced total hearing loss if he continued to perform live. His replacement for the balance of the dates was GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose.Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of vocalist Bon Scott. He made his debut with the band on that year's "Back In Black" album, one of the most successful LPs of all time.

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Nov 22, 2017 | 13:17 pm

    Italian Heavy Metal Singers FABIO LIONE And ALESSANDRO CONTI Join Forces For 'Lione/Conti' Album Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from LIONE/CONTI on January 26, 2018.Alessandro Conti is the voice of the Italian power metal band TRICK OR TREAT and in 2011 was tapped as the voice of LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY ("Ascending to Infinity" and "Prometheus").Fabio Lione is the original and defining voice of RHAPSODY, fronting the band from 1995 until his departure in 2016, having voiced all the band's albums to date, including the classics "Legendary Tales", "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands" and "Dawn Of Victory". Lione is currently reunited with RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth on the RHAPSODY reunion tour. Fabio is also known for his work with ANGRA, KAMELOT and another Frontiers act, ETERNAL IDOL.Now, for the first time the two voices of the RHAPSODY universe, and longtime friends, have joined together for the new project LIONE/CONTI, continuing the show the same power metal passion that has defined each vocalist's career. Teaming up with DGM guitarist/composer and producer Simone Mularoni, who composed and produced the album, these songs have a heavier and definitive power metal vibe."Lione/Conti" track listing:01. Ascension02. Outcome03. You're Falling04. Somebody Else05. Misbeliever06. Destruction Show07. Glories08. Truth09. Gravity10. CrosswindsThe official video for the song "Ascension" can be seen below."I think that 'Ascension' is the perfect song to introduce the sound of this new project: great melodies and solo and a catchy refrain," says Conti. "It is the opener of the album, so for the first time people can hear me duet with Fabio. We also recorded a video for this one where we spent a day together with Fabio and Simone with a big green screen. When I saw the final result, I just said 'WOW!!!' It's really impressive. I'm sure people will like it.""I had a very good time in the studio with Simone Mularoni," says Lione. "We have known each other for years and there is a strong connection between us. So everything was cool, relaxed and fluent.Together we have finalized some vocal melodies and ideas and I think we did a great job in the studio.We spent two days together recording and thinking about ideas, and then Alessandro came into the studio to work on his parts.In general, we are really happy about the result and the sound of the album."Mularoni adds: "It's been really challenging but also very rewarding writing songs for two singers like Fabio and Alessandro. But together we crafted a very inspired and fresh melodic album, with epic moments and also fast/in-your-face stuff! All the process was smooth and working with these great friends and professionals, it was really a blast"Bandmembers:Fabio Lione - VocalsAlessandro Conti - VocalsMarco Lanciotti - DrumsFilippo Martignano - KeyboardsSimone Mularoni - Guitars, Bass


AOR Melodic Rock News

  • News Feed Nov 22, 2017 | 04:06 am


    DAVID CASSIDY has died after life support was withdrawn by family today. Most acclaimed for his 70s iconic following and pop star following, it was his unappreciated 80s career in melodic rock that impressed me the most and made me a dedicated fan.
    RIP David.

  • News Feed Nov 22, 2017 | 03:22 am

    GUS G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore

    Gus G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore to kick off on November 28.

  • News Feed Nov 21, 2017 | 04:09 am

    LA Guns Announce 2018 Australian/NZ Tour

    L.A. GUNS was formed in 1982 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.
    The "classic lineup" of Guns, former Girl singer Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6.5 million records, including 1988's L.A. Guns and 1990's Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single "Ballad of Jayne" that went to #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.