Lyric Video For New Single “Pokerface” Posted By Stagma

Heavy rock collaboration Stagma issued a lyric video for the debut single “Pokerface,” which you can check out in the player below. “Pokerface” will be made available on October 16th from digital stores worldwide.

Stagma was formed in late 2015 by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos (Scar For Life) and features lead singer Rob Mancini (Scar For Life, Boneyard Dog), bassist Joe Petro (Heaven and Earth), lead guitarist Neil Fraser (Ten/Rage of Angels), and drummers Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) and Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen/W.A.S.P.). “Pokerface” will be featured on the upcoming debut self-titled debut album.

The hotly-anticipated debut album will also feature guest drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio, Queensrÿche) on a specially composed bonus track and an electronic introduction from gaming legend Jeroen Tel (Maniacs of Noise).

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out “Pokerface” here:

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Metal Blade Inducted Into Hall Of Heavy Metal History

Last week (Wednesday, January 18th), The Hall of Heavy Metal History inducted Metal Blade Records for the label’s 35th anniversary.

The all-star ceremony was hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk and included performances by the Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross “The Boss” (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), among others – plus, a special appearance by Slayer’s Kerry King, who presented Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel with the award.

Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the ‘Hall of Heavy Metal History’ for this great honor.”

See below for the complete list of 2017 “Hall of Heavy Metal History” inductees:

–Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio
–Metal Blade Records
–Scorpions
–Rainbow Bar and Grill
–Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead
–Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of Manowar
–Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
–Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot (along with a special 33rd anniversary induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 heavy metal album status)
–Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
–Don Airey of Deep Purple
–Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
–Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne

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“The Hall of Heavy Metal History” inducts Metal Blade Records for 35th anniversary

– January 25th, 2017 –

Slayer’s Kerry King presents award to CEO/founder Brian Slagel

Last week (Wednesday, January 18th), “The Hall of Heavy Metal History” inducted Metal Blade Records for the label’s 35th anniversary. The all-star ceremony was hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk and included performances by the Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross “The Boss” (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), among others – plus, a special appearance by Slayer‘s Kerry King, who presented Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel with the award.

Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the ‘Hall of Heavy Metal History’ for this great honor.”

See below for the complete list of 2017 “Hall of Heavy Metal History” inductees:
Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio
–Metal Blade Records
Scorpions
–Rainbow Bar and Grill
–Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead
–Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of Manowar
–Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
–Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot (along with a special 33rd anniversary induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 heavy metal album status)
–Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
–Don Airey of Deep Purple
–Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
–Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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“The Hall of Heavy Metal History” inducts Metal Blade Records for 35th anniversary

– January 25th, 2017 –

Slayer’s Kerry King presents award to CEO/founder Brian Slagel

Last week (Wednesday, January 18th), “The Hall of Heavy Metal History” inducted Metal Blade Records for the label’s 35th anniversary. The all-star ceremony was hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk and included performances by the Dio Disciples (with Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and Joe Retta), Ross “The Boss” (with iconic guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Friedman, Rhino, vocalist Marc Lopes, and Mike LePond), among others – plus, a special appearance by Slayer‘s Kerry King, who presented Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel with the award.

Brian Slagel comments: “We are totally honored to be inducted into such a great organization. I am awestruck at the names that stand beside us, and so thankful for everyone who has helped us along the way. Huge thanks to all at the ‘Hall of Heavy Metal History’ for this great honor.”

See below for the complete list of 2017 “Hall of Heavy Metal History” inductees:
Ronnie James Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio
–Metal Blade Records
Scorpions
–Rainbow Bar and Grill
–Lemmy Kilmister, MotorHead
–Ross “The Boss” Friedman, formerly of Manowar
–Rudy Sarzo, formerly of Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake
–Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot (along with a special 33rd anniversary induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 heavy metal album status)
–Vinny Appice, formerly of Black Sabbath and Dio
–Don Airey of Deep Purple
–Andy Zildjian, President/CEO of Sabian Cymbals
–Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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Former Dio, Rainbow And Thin Lizzy Bassist Jimmy Bain Passes Away

The veteran rock and metal bass player Jimmy Bain, best known for his work with Dio and Rainbow, as well as Thin Lizzy, has passed away at the age of 68 according to his friends. He was most recently involved in the band, Last In Line, which featured fellow Dio alumni Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice, who will release their debut album, “Heavy Crown” on February 20th.

Bain was born in Newtonmore, Scotland and made his presence known first with Rainbow, with whom he recorded the album “Rising” and the live releases, “On Stage” and “Live in Germany,” before joining Thin Lizzy, performing on the “Black Rose: A Rock Legend” record, as well as contributing significantly to Thin Lizzy mastermind Phil Lynott’s solo material. After working with Gary Moore and forming his own band, Wild Horses, he joined forces with former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio to help form the singer’s eponymous band, and remained a member throughout the eighties, rejoining at the beginning of the millenium to record the albums, “Magica” and “Killing the Dragon.”

Motorhead’s Phil Campbell has paid tribute, saying: “Jimmy Bain was a true musician and songwriter. He was involved and wrote more than you probably imagine.”

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says: “I’m saddened by the loss of my friend. Godspeed!”

Former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich added: “Jimmy Bain was a sweet soul. God Bless him. Rest now, brother.”

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New Track “Martyr” Streaming From Last In Line

Last In Line – featuring former Dio members Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain – is streaming the new track “Martyr.” The song will appear on the debut release “Heavy Crown,” which is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on February 19, 2016.

The track list for the album is:

1. Devil in Me
2. Martyr
3. Starmaker
4. Burn This House Down
5. I Am Revolution
6. Blame It on Me
7. In Flames (Bonus Track) Last In Line
8. Already Dead Last In Line
9. Curse the Day
10. Orange Glow
11. Heavy Crown
12. The Sickness

Check out “Martyr” here:

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“Mr. Crowley” Cover From Randy Rhoads Tribute Posted Online

UDR Music will release “Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute” and its accompanying bonus DVD (with digipack edition) on March 3rd, 2015.

After the absolutely abysmal Serj Tankian cover of “Crazy Train,” today a new cover from the release comes online. Check out “Mr. Crowley” below, courtesy of LA Weekly.

“Mr. Crowley” features a line-up of all-star performers: Chuck Billy (Testament), Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Kelle Rhoads (brother of Randy Rhoads), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio).

The full track listing is:

1. Crazy Train
Vocals: Serj Tankian
Gtrs: Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

2. Over the Mountain
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Jon Donais
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

3. Mr Crowley
Vocals: Chuck Billy
Gtrs: Alexi Laiho
Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

4. Believer
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Doug Aldrich
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

5. Back To The Coast (Quiet Riot)
Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
Gtrs: Bruce Kulick
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

6. I Don’t Know
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: George Lynch
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

7. S A T 0
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

8. Killer Girls (Quiet Riot)
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

9. Goodbye to Romance
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Gus G.
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

10. Suicide Solution
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Brad Gillis
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

11. Flying High Again
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Bernie Torme
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

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Brian Matthew Lee Streams New Single “Bittersweet Journey”

Brian Matthew Lee just released a single titled “Bittersweet Journey,” featuring drummer Vinny Appice on drums (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Kill Devil Hill).

The song intro is haunting and melodic and proceeds with a bang with nearly 5 minutes of metal. A full length preview can be heard at Brian Matthew Lee’s website here.

In regards to fans asking when a full length CD will be on its way. “Hopefully never” laughs Brian Matthew Lee. “There’s all this talk lately that Rock is dead and there’s no money in music anymore. Well that’s because most musicians STILL don’t get it. Most musicians are still locking themselves up in a studio for 8-12 months hoarding up a bunch of shit-songs that should never see the light of day. Then they blame the streaming sites when nobody buys their crap.

“So for me, I hope I never release another CD. I’ll be writing and collaborating with veteran metal musicians and target a new single release every 4-6 weeks. And if the song is not good – truly good, it’ll never get released. (No more CD with designated ‘shit-slots’ to hide your crap songs in). In my opinion, that’s why streaming is so popular. Fans are tired of all the lazy musician ‘garbage’ out there so they’re turning to streaming to roll their own listening experience.

“Anyway, Bittersweet Journey is the first of many and is really picking up some major traction. Give a listen. I’m looking forward to the next release and already have a number of amazing musicians lined up.”

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Thomsen Releasing New Album “Unbroken”

Germany’s Thomsen has a teaser trailer out now for forthcoming album “Unbroken,” which is due out September 19th, 2014.

The “Unbroken” full-length features a slew of guest appearances by Udo Dirkschneider, Vinny Appice, Bobby Jarzombek, Andre Hilgers, David Vincent, Mathias Don Dieth, Arne Neurand, and Helge Engelke. The track listing is as follows:

1. Draw the Curtain
2. In Steel We Trust
3. New Horizon
4. Break That Spell
5. Dream
6. Fools of Fortune
7. Into the Unknown
8. Unbroken
9. Six Thirtheen 64
10. We Made It
11. One
12. Tears of the Sun (Live from the rehearsal stage)

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Kill Devil Hill Announces “Revolution Rise” Album

Kill Devil Hill is proud to announce the October 29th release of “Revolution Rise” in North America. Featuring Pantera bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg andsession/touring guitarist Mark Zavon, Kill Devil Hill will make its Century Media Records debut with the release.

Comments Rex Brown: “This new Kill Devil Hill record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career – it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans. Buckle your seat belts, we’re all in for one hell of a ride!”

Kill Devil Hill will celebrate the sophomore release with an October 29th CD release party and performance at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The band will tour this fall to promote the release, with more details to follow in the coming weeks. The album’s track listing is:

1. No Way Out
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Leave It All Behind
4. Why
5. Wake Up The Dead
6. Long Way From Home
7. Where Angels Dare To Roam
8. Stained Glass Sadness
9. Endless Static
10. Stealing Days
11. Life Goes On

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