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Uriah Heep Releasing Live CD/DVD

Frontiers Music is pleased to announce the release of Uriah Heep’s newest live album entitled “Live at Koko, London 2014," due out on February 20th, 2015 in Europe and February 24th in North America. Check out the video for "Gypsy" taken off the release below.

“Recording a live DVD in London at Koko's was just fantastic. Our fans traveled from all over the world to be there, and be part of this magic night,” says Mick Box. “This added so much to the atmosphere, and thankfully it was captured on camera. We debuted two songs from our new CD, 'Outsider,' that night, and the reaction was just incredible, proving that we have the best fans in the world.”

The track listing is:

CD1 - Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Between Two Worlds; Can’t Take That Away; One Minute; Nail On The Head.

CD2 - Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.

DVD/Blu-Ray - Against The Odds; Overload; Traveller In Time; Sunrise; Stealin’; I’m Ready; Between Two Worlds; Can’t Take That Away; One Minute; Nail On The Head; Into The Wild; Gypsy; Look At Yourself; Box Wah Box; July Morning; Lady In Black; Free’n’Easy; Easy Livin’.

Uriah Heep was also covered in our ongoing "Sunday Old School" column last year. Read the band's entry at this location. More...

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The Safety Fire Parts With Bassist

Bassist Lori Peri has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with The Safety Fire:

"Hi everyone, Lori here, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce that I have left The Safety Fire. Today marks 12 years since The Safety Fire played its first ever show (back then we were called Omega Child...) and I would have never thought all those years ago that we would go on to release two albums and play hundreds of shows to tens of thousands of people across the world.

"What's more important than any of that though, is how lucky I am to have met so many amazing people, some who I will call friends for the rest of my life. This band was started through friendship and that is what I am lucky to take away from it.

"To our fans, I thank each and every one of you for making any of this possible. Without you guys coming to shows or buying merch none of this could have been possible. It has been the most amazing experience of my life, but everything must come to an end, and this was the right time for me to take a different path. I wish the rest of the boys in TSF the best of luck and I can't wait to hear what they have in store for their next record." More...

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Cyhyraeth Releases New Album

Texas metal outfit Cyhyraeth just released new album "Servant To The Fire," which can be streamed in full below. You can also get your own physical or digital copy over at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. As the World Burns
2. Indoctrinate
3. A Farewell to Harm
4. Confliction
5. Mutation
6. Awakening
7. Aftermath
8. Calm Before the Storm
9. Suffocate
10. Servant to the Fire
11. Final Relapse More...

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Loudguns Posts Holiday Greetings Video

Usually the holidays are time for relaxation but not for the Finnish outfit Loudguns, which just released an official season's greetings video where the band announces plans to enter the studio on February of 2015 and record new material, followed by a new video shoot in March.

Sami Pilve comments: "The holidays are pretty busy time for us and for me, we are rehearsing some old and new material and keeping the focus on our new release for as we are determined to make it the best material ever by Loudguns.

"This band is on fire at the moment and the chemistry between all of us including the two new members is just phenomenal. We hope to get that great positive energy to shine through our new recordings." More...

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FlameDrop Posts New Song

Hungarian death/thrash outfit FlameDrop just released an advance demo track from the upcoming 2015 album "Insurrection." Check out the song below, and you can find more info on the group over at Facebook here.

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Temple Of Demigod Streaming Full Album

Mark Erskine's (Ghoulchapel) new project Temple Of Demigod is currently streaming the full debut album "Profane Doctrine" online, which can be heard in the YouTube player below and features a very metal cover of the Harry Potter theme music. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Profane Doctrine
3. Eradication
4. Forced To Kill
5. Becoming The Sand
6. Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter cover)

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Oblivious Reveals New Album Artwork

Oblivious is today streaming new track "Shore To Shore" and simultaneously revealing the artwork for upcoming album "Out Of Wilderness."

Check out the track and artwork reveal via the YouTube player below. "Out Of Wilderness" is due to drop on April 20th and was recorded in Studio Underjord by Joona Hassinen. The artwork was handled by M.Frisk of Death and Destruction Illustrated.

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Cognition Streaming Christmas Track

Norway's Cognition has crafted a death/doom metal version of the Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," which can be heard below.

Cognition's new album, "Spiral of Deception" is out now through Mexico-based La Mazakuata Records, and is coming out through England-based Hibernacula Records on February 20th, 2015.

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Periphery Posts 3rd "Juggernaut" Webisode

Part 3 of Periphery's "Juggernaut" webisodes is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below to hear guitarist Mark Holcomb's thoughts on the upcoming double record including some scenes to chuckle about at the end.

"Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" is due out through Sumerian Records on January 27th, 2015.

Periphery has posted also a new track from the upcoming double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" earlier this week called "22 Faces". Check it out below.

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Sunday Old School: Slade

I don’t know if any of you have noticed it, but it’s that magical time of year when Michael Buble releases a new album, which can mean only one thing... IIIIIIIIT’S CHRIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAS!!! Whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a time meant for fun and games, and if ever there was a band in rock music that were all about a good time, it was one of the earliest stars of British hard rock, whose outlandish attire, booming vocals and deafening volume would go on to influence many of the biggest rock and metal bands for years to come and write one of the best modern Christmas songs of all time. A group still loved by generations in Great Britain, a group by the name of Slade.

Slade, like many of their heaviest compatriots, began life in the English Midlands, and was the result of two local bands, The Mavericks and The ‘N Betweens, the latter of which had been able to obtain high profile support slots for such bands as The Hollies and The Yardbirds. Within the ranks of the Mavericks was a guitarist and vocalist by the name of Noddy Holder that The ‘N Betweens desperately coveted. They unsuccessfully attempted to get Holder to switch sides on a ferry trip the two groups happened to be sharing, but were finally able to convince him to join during a conversation in Wolverhampton. More...

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