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STEVE VAI AND IBANEZ REVEAL THE HYDRA


Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed “The Hydra.” This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that’s been five years in the making.  It is a beast of an instrument – a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic harp strings; half-fretless necks; single-coil, humbucking, piezo, MIDI and sustainer pickups; floating and hardtail tremolo bridges; phase splitters; and much, much more. 

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ALESTORM announce contract extension with Napalm Records + Enters the Studio to Record New Album


Pirate Metal Icons ALESTORM have extended their worldwide record deal with Napalm Records for three more albums! Napalm Records has been alongside ALESTORM since their early days – starting with their debut album Captain Morgan’s Revenge back in 2008. Since then, the band around founding member and singer Christopher Bowes have built a stellar career, reigning as one of the biggest and most important bands in the genre. 

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CRADLE OF FILTH announce ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox’ show stream feat. performance of ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ in full – 20th March


Hellish outfit Cradle Of Filth have announced a digital show stream, a one-off special performance titled ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox‘. The concert will be aired this Spring Equinox, Sunday March 20th, during which the band will play monumental 1996 studio album Dusk… and Her Embrace in full. ⁣

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ARCH ENEMY Announce North US Co-Headline Tour with Behemoth


This spring, ARCH ENEMY and Polish black metal titans Behemoth announce “The North American Siege 2022” tour! Set to kick off in April, the trek also features UK grind-core pioneers Napalm Death and heavy gothic rockers Unto Others as special guests. Behemoth will return to the states to co-headline ARCH ENEMY‘s Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “I honestly couldn’t be more excited about having Arch Enemy join forces with Behemoth, Napalm Death and Unto Others for a run of dates through North America in 2022! A killer package of quality mayhem right there – can’t fckn wait!

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SOLEFALD “In Harmonia Universali” to be released for first time on vinyl


Spikerot Records is stoked to announce the reissue of this timeless classic of Avantgarde Metal. 20 years after its recordings, SOLEFALD’s fourth album “IN HARMONIA UNIVERSALI” will be finally available on vinyl for the first time ever.

SOLEFALD are a wilful and truly unapologetical one-of-a-kind band, defying all known genre definitions with each release. “IN HARMONIA UNIVERSALI” is one of their most complex works to date, layered and eclectic, it stems from the band’s obsession with Progressive Rock, making its way through art, history and philosophy with lyrics touching five different languages. An unheard-of blend of Extreme Metal with bombastic passages, Gothic mystique, acoustic interludes, and the fearless use of instruments like saxophone, hammond and piano, make this album a crucial step in the band’s career.

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Where’s My Bible release first single ‘Chapter I: Escape’ from upcoming new EP Circle


Finnish Heinola-based metal band Where’s My Bible released a new single and music video ‘Chapter I: Escape’. The track is taken from the upcoming EP Circle which is set to be released on May 13th 2022 via Inverse Records. There will be four tracks on EP and music video is done for each song. 

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