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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:40 AM ET  |  Updated 9 minutes ago.

Metal News Headlines

Astarte's Tristessa Passes Away (4)

The Greek metal band's guitarist Maria Kolokouri (Tristessa) has died after a long battle with leukemia.

Nightwish's Jukka Nevalainen Forced To Take Break (4)

Nightwish announced that drummer Jukka Nevalainen has been forced to step down and take a break due to ongoing health issues.

Savatage Reunion Show Set For Wacken 2015 (7)

The first wave of bands were announced for the 2015 edition of Wacken Open Air, including a Savatage reunion and Running Wild's return to the stage.

Wintersun Frontman Explains New Album Delay (6)

Jari Mäenpää discusses how problems with funds and record contracts have prevented the album from coming, and explains why crowd funding may not be a viable option.