GAMMA RAY: Malmö Show Cancelled Due To Kai Hansen’s Illness

GAMMA RAY: Malmö Show Cancelled Due To Kai Hansen’s Illness

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have had to cancel tonight’s Malmö show due to Kai Hansen’s illness. They posted the following statement on their official Facebook page:

“MALMÖ GIG CANCELLED!!!

Sadly though todays gig in Malmö has to be cancelled. The following gigs (Gothenburg & Stockholm) will take place as planned. We’ll keep you informed.

Official statement of the Rays:

We are very sorry to…

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Interview With PAUL BIBEAU: On Ritchie Blackmore; “His co-mingling of classical/rock is so engrained in the psyche of metal today, it is the metal music blue print…I wish Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie could have worked on new songs together again.”

Interview With PAUL BIBEAU: On Ritchie Blackmore; “His co-mingling of classical/rock is so engrained in the psyche of metal today, it is the metal music blue print…I wish Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie could have worked on new songs together again.”

Interview By Ali Blackdiamond
RitchieAs part of our Tribute To Ritchie Blackmore week, we have invited well known names in the world of rock and metal to share their thoughts about Ritchie. The next in the series is the founder of Spitfire Records, which was one of the premier independent record labels in the world, Paul Bibeau. Acts such as ALICE COOPER, DIO, TESTAMENT and many more were signed with…

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL: Announce First Wave Of New Blood Stage Bands

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL: Announce First Wave Of New Blood Stage Bands

Bloodstock Festival have announced the first wave of bands for their New Blood Stage, The organisers stated via their Facebook page:

Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored ‘New Blood’ stage this year.

BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives us the platform to…

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PAIN OF SALVATION: Frontman Daniel Gildenlöw Back Home After Three Months In Hospital

PAIN OF SALVATION: Frontman Daniel Gildenlöw Back Home After Three Months In Hospital

Frontman of Swedish band PAIN OF SALVATION is now back at home after more than three months in hospital. As we previously reported, Daniel contracted the serious bacterial infection necrotising faciitis. He has posted via the band’s official Facebook page:

HOME! On the 15th of April, after more than three long months at the hospital, I was finally released! There will still be meds and controls…

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Interview With GUS G: On Ritchie Blackmore; “He’s the kinda player who never plays the same thing twice, that was very inspiring.”

Interview With GUS G: On Ritchie Blackmore; “He’s the kinda player who never plays the same thing twice, that was very inspiring.”

Interview By Ali Blackdiamond

RitchieAs part of our Tribute To Ritchie Blackmore week, we have invited well known names in the world of rock and metal to share their thoughts about Ritchie.

The next in the series is guitar virtuoso GUS G,  creator of Greek metallers FIREWIND, guitarist in Ozzy Osbourne’s band and also more recently a solo artist, having just released his debut album “I Am The Fire.

Gus

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DIVINE CHAOS: Announce New Album “A New Dawn In The Age Of War”

DIVINE CHAOS: Announce New Album “A New Dawn In The Age Of War”

Thrash metallers DIVINE CHAOS will release their debut studio album, “A New Dawn In The Age Of War,” worldwide on 29th May 2014 via Evil EyE Records. The album was produced by Scott Atkins (Stampin Ground) and features James Stewart (Vader) on drums. The album also features guest performances from Josh Middleton (Sylosis).

Divine Chaos A New Dawn In The Age Of War
Album Track Listing:

Track 1: Last Confession (6:56)
Track 2: Death Toll…

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Interview With Nigel Glockler, SAXON: “My party piece was singing ‘Child In Time’, I could get all the high notes!”

Interview With Nigel Glockler, SAXON: “My party piece was singing ‘Child In Time’, I could get all the high notes!”

Interview By Ali Blackdiamond
RitchieAs part of our Tribute To Ritchie Blackmore week, we have invited well known names in the world of rock and metal to share their thoughts about Ritchie.

Next up is a chat with drummer from NWOBHM legends SAXON and all round cool guy Nigel Glockler.

We started the chat by being brought up to date with all things SAXON. Nigel said “We’re just starting festival season…

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ALEXANDER MILAS: Metal Hammer Editor Discusses Metal On BBC World News

ALEXANDER MILAS: Metal Hammer Editor Discusses Metal On BBC World News

Louder than UB40? After complaints that UB40 had been deafeningly loud at a recent show in Cambridge, BBC World News invited Editor -In – Chief of Metal Hammer magazine Alexander Milas, on to the show to set the record straight about who exactly is louder than UB40

Check out the clip below:

Alexander stated “It’s not every day…

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Interview With Henrik Flyman, EVIL MASQUERADE: “Some people can get boring with such a long career, but Ritchie isn’t…I respect him tremendously.”

Interview With Henrik Flyman, EVIL MASQUERADE: “Some people can get boring with such a long career, but Ritchie isn’t…I respect him tremendously.”

Interview By Ali Blackdiamond

Ritchie-appreciatedAs part of our Tribute To Ritchie Blackmore week, we have invited well known names in the world of rock and metal to share their thoughts about Ritchie. For the next in the series, we have Henrik Flyman, producer, composer and guitarist with Scandinavian melodic metallers EVIL MASQUERADE. The band are preparing for the imminent release of their new album “The Digital…

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Interviw With Andy Sneap: Talks Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, ACCEPT, HELL, EXODUS And NEVERMORE

Interviw With Andy Sneap: Talks Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, ACCEPT, HELL, EXODUS And NEVERMORE

Interview by Mohsen Fayyazi

RitchieAs you perhaps know, we at Metal Shock Finland are presenting a week’s Tribute To Ritchie Blackmore, from April 13th to 20th. The goals of this celebration are; first to send a message to Mr Blackmore that we remember him, love him and we appreciate what he has done to improve Rock and even Metal music. We do not say that we don’t like what he is doing now with…

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