Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Rushed To Hospital With Pneumonia

Veteran guitarist Bernie Torme has been rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care after being struck with pneumonia, his family has revealed. A statement from his estate reads as follows:

“Bernie Torme, the world-renowned guitarist, with stints with Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado (featuring Dee Snider) was rushed into hospital earlier this week suffering from virulent pneumonia in both lungs.

“He is currently receiving the best possible treatment and is fighting back but remains in intensive care.

“We’ll keep you posted on any change in the situation but for now your thoughts and best wishes are much appreciated.”

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Emperor And Batushka Added To Brutal Assault 2019

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

“As promised, here we have a couple of new bands for you!First we have Polish preachers BATUSHKA who are on fire right now and who will bring their mass of darkpsalms to the metal masses again. And on top of that we have a household name of the genre. As apreliminary Christmass gift we have Norwegian cult EMPEROR for you! With the musical visionary Ihsahnin front, we can look forward for one of the greatest legends of extreme metal that brought us treasures likeInno a Satana, Into the Infinity of Thoughts, Towards The Pantheon and many more!Unfortunately, even Brutal Assault can’t be without changes and unpleasant losses. Due to organisationalreasons, DIMMU BORGIR is forced to cancel participation in Brutal Assault 2019, but we are discussing their performance for the following year. ”

So far the line-up includes:

ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH,ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CARCASS,CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE,DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD,EMPEROR, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY,IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH,METAL CHURCH, MGLA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE &MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACREDREICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THEOBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV,VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.

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Evergrey Posts New Music Video “A Silent Arc” Online

Progressive metal outfit Evergrey has posted a new music video online for the song, “A Silent Arc.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “The Atlantic,” which will be released on January 25th through AFM Records. Posting on their Facebook page, the group stated:

“So here it is! A silent arc!

“We wanted to invite you into the world of “The Atlantic” by listening to the music without a real music video. However you can trust that those are coming as well. We have been waiting forever to give this to you so let’s hear your thoughts!”

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Dream Theater Singer James LaBrie Guests On Last Union Single “President Evil”; Video Posted Online

Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have released a new music video and single for “President Evil”. The track is taken from their debut album, “Twelve,” out on December 21st via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Watch the clip below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra, and Opeth, to name a few. The album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold).

The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band Last Union calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band – originally known as Blazing Ice – embarked on their journey in the pursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, Last Union presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.

Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and Last Union was officially born. The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.

Tracklisting:

1. Most Beautiful Day
2. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie)
3. Hardest Way
4. Purple Angels
5. The Best Of Magic
6. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie) – Radio Edit
7. 18 Euphoria
8. A Place In Heaven (Feat. James LaBrie)
9. Ghostwriter
10. Limousine
11. Back In The Shadow
12. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie)
13. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie) – Video Version

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Technical Damage Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “The Introspect”

Vancouver BC-based progressive death metal band TECHNICAL DAMAGE have released its debut album The Introspect. Frontman Kurtis Jeffery shares his thoughts on the album:

“Trying to balance what is ultimately a multitude of different lives over the past year has drawn upon wells of creative and critical energy whose depths I had not fully realized until we sat down to write this record. The Introspect has everything – walls of sound, brutal death metal, reggae breakdowns, huge synthesizers – and it is a manifesto to the complicated nature of human beings and how we see ourselves. Even if you aren’t drawn to metal, there is something for everyone in this piece of art.”

Stream and download The Introspect below:

The Introspect by Technical Damage

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Zao Premiere New Song “Hide From The Light”

A new Zao track “Hide From The Light” has premiered online streaming below. The song appears on a upcoming new split release with Yashira which will be released digitally on September 21st through Mind Over Matter with a 7” pressing to arrive at a later date.

Says Zao vocalist Dan Weyandt of the new song:

“‘Hide From The Light‘ is a reference to the light beaming out of our handheld electrical devices and that light’s ability to manipulate our thoughts and actions personally, as well as society as a whole, via digital social platforms.”

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Kadavar Reveals New Live Album, “Live In Copenhagen”

Berlin based rock overlords Kadavar have announced the release of a new live album called “Live in Copenhagen,” featuring their transcendent show at Pumpehuset in Denmark’s capital in November 2017 during the band’s tour in support of the most recent album, Rough Times.

To celebrate the announcement, the band has premiered the official video for ‘You Found The Best In Me’, which was shot on the beach at Dunajam in Sardinia. You can check it out below.

“Live In Copenhagen” tracklisting:

1. Skeleton Blues
2. Doomsday Machine
3. Pale Blue Eyes
4. Into The Wormhole
5. The Old Man
6. Die Baby Die
7. Black Sun
8. Living In Your Head
9. Into The Night
10. Forgotten Past
11. Tibulation Nation
12. Purple Sage
13. All Our Thoughts
14. Come Back Life

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MaYaN Posts New Video, “Dhyana” Online

MaYaN have released a video for the title track of their upcoming Dhyana album, out on September 21st via Nuclear Blast. Watch the clip below, and pre-order the album here.

Dhyana: the moment when the individual mind is absorbed by the heart and melts with the universal mind.

Through his musical contributions in Epica, After Forever and MaYaN, Mark Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. For the third time since their inception in 2010, the now 10-piece symphonic death metal band has joined forces for a new album, and their latest opus Dhyana is set to lift them to an entirely new level.

Mastermind Mark Jansen states: “We have worked with all our energy, efforts and passion to create a remarkable album. “Dhyana” (which means the moment when the mind gets absorbed by the heart) makes us all very proud and we can’t wait for it to be released. With the support of our loyal fans worldwide we were able to record the album with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of this and also producer Joost van den Broek’s know-how and enormous motivational drive we were able to meet the high standards of the best productions of today. It’s needless to say that we are extremely excited!!!”

The concept of this third full-length release reflects on conceptual themes such as being self-aware of our thoughts and relinquishing our egos and self-conceited tendencies to finding out who we truly are.

Tracklisting:

1. The Rhythm Of Freedom
2. Tornado Of Thoughts – I Don’t Think Therefore I Am
3. Saints Don’t Die
4. Dhyana
5. Rebirth From Despair
6. The Power Process
7. The Illusory Self
8. Satori
9. Maya – The Veil Of Delusion
10. The Flaming Rage Of God
11. Set Me Free

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Greek Symphonic Dark Metal Outfit W.E.B. Sign With Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B.

W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a lifeform shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through ravendark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.

Stated W.E.B.:

“We have reached the point of our journey that we are ready to take one step ahead. The cooporation of W.E.B. with Alpha Omega Management will bring us closer to our achievments and closer to the best people out there, that is our fans.”

Alpha Omega Management adds:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome W.E.B. to our roster family! These guys are Epic, their music captures you with their theatrical dark poetry, brainstorming your thoughts to a new level, like a morbid and disturbing nightmare, but at the same time like a form of therapy. W.E.B. it’s definitely an obscure journey to an invisible world right next to us. Take your seat and enjoy the ride!”

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Greek Symphonic Dark Metal Outfit W.E.B. Sign With Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B.

W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a lifeform shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through ravendark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.

Stated W.E.B.:

“We have reached the point of our journey that we are ready to take one step ahead. The cooporation of W.E.B. with Alpha Omega Management will bring us closer to our achievments and closer to the best people out there, that is our fans.”

Alpha Omega Management adds:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome W.E.B. to our roster family! These guys are Epic, their music captures you with their theatrical dark poetry, brainstorming your thoughts to a new level, like a morbid and disturbing nightmare, but at the same time like a form of therapy. W.E.B. it’s definitely an obscure journey to an invisible world right next to us. Take your seat and enjoy the ride!”

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