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29.04Led Zeppelin - Can Settle Stairway Lawsuit For $1 And Writing Credit
 Kylesa - Taking A Break
 Grand Magus - New Single Online
 Scorpions - Recruit Mikkey Dee To Fill In On U.S. Dates
 Muses Of Metal Fest - Cancelled
28.04Adagio - To Launch Crowdfunding For New Album
 Jorn - Premiere New Video
 Withered - Another New Song Available Online
 Evergrey - New Album Coming This Year
 Månegarm - Working On New Album
 Defiled - Launch First Song From New Album
 Darkestrah - Stream Entire New Album
 Whitechapel - Detail New Album, Stream Song
27.04Cough - Debut Another New Song
 Opeth - 'Lamentations' To Be Released On Vinyl
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Led Zeppelin - Can Settle Stairway Lawsuit For $1 And Writing Credit

Two years ago, Led Zeppelin faced a copyright infringement claim by a lawyer for the defunct 1960s group Spirit arguing that the opening notes of their iconic song "Stairway To Heaven" sound a lot like "Taurus", an instrumental piece by the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, released on his band's debut album in 1968. Well, now the lawyers suing Led Zeppelin over claims that the opening to "Stairway To Heaven" was stolen say their client is willing to settle for the sum of $1 but there's a catch.

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Source: theguardian.com
Band profile: Led Zeppelin
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (0)


Kylesa - Taking A Break

Savannah sludge metallers Kylesa have informed that they will be taking a break from touring and writing new songs in the foreseeable future. While they released the lackluster album Exhausting Fire last year, they are now going on indefinite hiatus. Maybe the fire will come back again at some point.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kylesa
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Grand Magus - New Single Online

The Swedish trio from Stockholm, Grand Magus, will bring us their new album Sword Songs this May 13th. Now, the heavy metallers give us the opportunity to listen to another new hymn, ''Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel'' that appears on the record. You can listen to it below as much as you want.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Grand Magus
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (1)


Scorpions - Recruit Mikkey Dee To Fill In On U.S. Dates

After Motörhead's iconic frontman Lemmy died and the band dissolved, Swedish drummer Mikkey Dee had to search for other gigs and was supposed to perform with Thin Lizzy on their anniversary shows. However, he will join German iconic rockers Scorpions instead as they have hired him for their U.S. tour dates. He will replace the band's drummer James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention.

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Source: the-scorpions.com
Band profile: Scorpions
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (0)


Muses Of Metal Fest - Cancelled

Since Emily Alice Ovenden left the band last year, Pythia have been fronted by the new singer Sophie Dorman. Unfortunately, they just announced that the Muses Of Metal Fest has been cancelled after Draconian pulled out. The festival was supposed to take place in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, on May 7th.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Pythia
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (0)


Adagio - To Launch Crowdfunding For New Album

What happened to Adagio's new album that was supposed to have come out years ago? Their latest, Archangels In Black, came out back in 2009 already. In 2013, they shared new demo songs and expected to release the new record that year. However, that didn't happen. The proggers are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to help with the costs as they are releasing the new album, Life, through Stéphan Forté's label Zeta Nemesis.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Adagio
Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


Jorn - Premiere New Video

As previously announced, there is a new Jorn covers album coming up called Heavy Rock Radio. While it is due out on June 3rd through Frontiers Music Srl, now it's time to hear a full song. Enjoy their cover of Frida's ''I Know There's Something Going On'' with a video, produced by Andy Pett and Golden Touch Film, to go with it below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Jorn
Posted: 28.04.2016 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Withered - Another New Song Available Online

Blackened death metal purveyors Withered, who are about to release their new and fourth album Grief Relic, have revealed the second new song so far. Their new single is titled "Downward" and is already available for streaming at Stereogum. If you want to hear it, just click play and enjoy it.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Withered
Posted: 28.04.2016 by Paz | Comments (0)


Evergrey - New Album Coming This Year

It looks like Evergrey fans won't have to wait that long for a new album from the Swedes. Following the success of Hymns For The Broken (2014), the progressive metallers have been recording new material for their next record since March at Top Floor Studios. The mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen. This will be Evergrey's 10th record. Let's hope it will be a special one.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Evergrey
Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


Månegarm - Working On New Album

Just a few months after releasing their self-titled album, Swedish Vikings Månegarm begins to work on a new release. The band doesn't say much about it at this moment; just posted on their official Facebook page a confirmation that the pre-production stage has begun.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Månegarm
Posted: 28.04.2016 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Defiled - Launch First Song From New Album

Japanese cult death metal act Defiled have unleashed the first new song taken from their forthcoming album, Towards Inevitable Ruin, which is scheduled for worldwide release on July 8th via Season Of Mist. The brutally raw new track "Force And Obedience" is now available for your listening pleasure below. Tell us if you like it or not.

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Source: season-of-mist.com
Band profile: Defiled
Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Darkestrah - Stream Entire New Album

Turan is the title of black metallers Darkestrah's new record, which you can now hear in full online. You can satisfy your curiosity before its worldwide release on April 29th, 2016 via Osmose Productions. The album offers 6 new tracks recorded, mixed and mastered during March/September 2015 by Andy Schmidt. Listen to it on Bandcamp. How do you like the follow-up to Manas?

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Darkestrah
Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Whitechapel - Detail New Album, Stream Song

On June 24th, Whitechapel will release their sixth full-length, Mark Of The Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The new album has just been announced alongside a new track. To watch the lyric video for the first single - the album's title track, just hit play below. Here you also find the album details revealed so far.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Whitechapel
Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Cough - Debut Another New Song

Come June 3rd, Relapse Records will release the new album from Cough. But before that, the American doom metal quartet just released the second song "Dead Among The Roses" from their upcoming studio album Still They Pray for streaming. Check out the 11 minutes long song here now for some more Cough.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cough
Posted: 27.04.2016 by Paz | Comments (1)


Opeth - 'Lamentations' To Be Released On Vinyl

If you are an Opeth fan, you probably remember their first live DVD, 2003's Lamentations. Well, now the set is being released for the first time on triple heavyweight 180g vinyl via Music For Nations. The legendary live album, originally recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 25th, 2003 features Damnation performed in full along with a selection of tracks from Blackwater Park and Deliverance.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 27.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


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