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KISS TO RELEASE "Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977" IN SEPTEMBER
On September 9, KISS will release the next installment of their popular "Off The Soundboard" official live bootleg series with "Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977", recorded during the "Alive II" tour at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa on November 29, 1977.
kissonline.com

NEW SINGLE WITH STRYPER
American hard rock veterans STRYPER have released a new single and lyric video, "Rise To The Call". The song is taken from their upcoming album, which is set for release later this year via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out "Rise To The Call": youtu.be/i80jNj3G1QM
linktr.ee/Stryper

NEW ALBUM WITH OZZY IN SEPTEMBER
Ozzy Osbourne will release his new album, "Patient Number 9", on September 9. The LP's title track, featuring a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, is available here: youtu.be/CkiniZBRt3s
ozzy.com

NEW SINGLE WITH QUEENSRŸCHE
Queensryche in Gothenburg
"In Extremis" is the first single from QUEENSRŸCHE's new album, "Digital Noise Alliance".
The single is out now: youtu.be/W6btF3AotH0
The album will be released through Century Media Records on October 7.
queensrycheofficial.com

NEW ALBUM WITH MEGADETH IN SEPTEMBER
MEGADETH are going to release their 16th studio album, "The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!", on September 2 through UMe.
The first single, "We'll Be Back", is out now: youtu.be/LkJ5jJuraLQ
Pre-order the album: megadeth.lnk.to/sickdyingdead
megadeth.com

NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH THE ORIGINAL ALICE COOPER BAND
Alice with his doll
The original line-up of ALICE COOPER (the band) existed between 1968-1974, and featured Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Glen Buxton (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums). In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original line-up to reunite for a very special performance at Good Records, his record store in Dallas, Texas, USA. Alice's current guitarist, Ryan Roxie, was standing in for the late Glen Buxton at the show.
This legendary reunion is now becoming available for the very first time worldwide on September 30, titled "Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper", on CD, LP and digital. The event was also filmed, and some versions will include a DVD or Blu-ray with a documentary movie.
alicecooper.com

NEW SINGLE WITH KRISIUN
Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN has released a new single, "Sworn Enemies": youtu.be/Ph-fFp7_bJY
The song is taken from their new studio album, "Mortem Solis", which will be released on July 29 via Century Media Records.
Pre-order the album: krisiun.lnk.to/MortemSolisID
Tour dates: krisiun.com.br / centurymedia.com

NEW EP WITH MANOWAR
MANOWAR has just released a new digital EP, "The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)", via Magic Circle Entertainment.
manowar.com

RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM WITH CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS
Swedish punk band CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS has set July 22 as the release date of their new album, "Punk Rock Overdrive".
You can pre-order the album here: catandtheunderdogs77.bandcamp.com

NEW SINGLE WITH CIRKUS PRÜTZ
Swedish blues rockers CIRKUS PRÜTZ has released a new single/video, "Blues Revolution": youtube.com/watch?v=w0NGrQLCRGU
"Blues Revolution" is the title track of their new album, which will be released via Metalville Records on July 29.
facebook.com/cirkusprytz / metalville.de

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SENSE OF JUSTICE: Young At Heart
WTF Records - CD, Digital
In April this Austrian hardcore band released their 4th album, "Young At Heart". They formed in 1996, but have not been active for 16 years. Now they are obviously back again, but not much has changed. They are still true to old school hardcore, like they always have been. And this sounds really good to me.
This is more heavy than fast, but yet energetic. I don't think that I have to tell you about their sound though. Because if you're into hardcore, then this should sound very familiar to you.
facebook.com/SOJ1996 / wtfrecords.eu

REZET: New World Murder
Rezet - Digital EP
Looks like the future after REZET's last album, "Truth In Between", didn't look too bright. First a virus, and then both the guitarist and the bass player left the band. For a short while guitarist/singer Ricky Wagner wondered whether he should put the band to rest, but decided to continue with the band and recorded this 4-track EP with 2 new members.
What we get is 3 new songs and a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Fireball". And the music is good old thrash metal in the catchy league, yet not friendly (if you know what I mean). Absolutely worth a try!
The song "Alien Noises" features guest vocals from Schmier (DESTRUCTION).
facebook.com/rezetband

RAGE UNFOLD: Chains
Rage Unfold - Digital Single
This song seems to be a multicultural production, mainly recoprded in England and Bulgaria. They call themselves a virtual heavy metal band, and this is their first single.
I don't have much to say, but it sounds really good anyway. Simply good old heavy metal just the way it should be. Check out!
youtu.be/Ivh93fBhXJY

BLITZKRIEG: I Am His Voice
Mighty Music - Digital Single
NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are back with a brand new single. And they really deliver! Classic heavy metal like nothing has happened since 1982. This is a must for every true fan of heavy metal.
They also gives us a B-side, a live version of "Pull The Trigger". That song is not as strong as the A-side, and a little too long with its 6:30 minutes. It's hardly any crap though.
mightymusic.dk / blitzkrieg-music.com

WARWOLF: Clan Of The Undead
Metalapolis Records - Digital Single
This song comes from German band WARWOLF's upcoming album, "Necropolis", which will be released on July 29. And this is something that all fans of mid-80s IRON MAIDEN have to listen to, because it sounds a lot like them, and it's so good! You should not be dissapointed when you hear this.
"Clan Of The Undead" last for 6:52 minutes, and could easily have been a little too long. But in this case it really works.
facebook.com/WARWOLFofficial   metalapolis.eu

EYE OF THE DESTROYER: What Goes Around Comes Around
Eye Of The Destroyer - Digital Single
This New Jersey-based band formed in 2013. Their debut album, "Baptized In Pain", was released in 2019. They have gone through some line-up changes, but are now strong again with their original drummer Dave Mericle back in the band.
This new single is pure New York hardcore influenced by BIOHAZARD and MADBALL. So if you like that, then you should really check out this song, who has all the right ingredients. Which means that it's hard and heavy, yet fast and catchy without being too fast or too catchy (if you get that?).
eyeofthedestroyer.bandcamp.com

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