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Joel Hoekstra’s 13 to release new studio album “Running Games” on February 12th 2021

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (and also known for his work with Night Ranger and the Broadway show Rock of Ages), returns with his second album, “Running Games” from his electrifying solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 on February 12th, 2021.

Wrecking Ball Metal Fest is dropping the Ball online on December 12th 2020

With no reprieve on the immediate horizon in sight to have restrictions lifted for live shows, artists, bands, fans and the music industry as a whole are left to quiet nights in front of a computer screen scouring the interwebs for online streaming events.

Since March, a number of events have been taking place worldwide, providing audiences with a chance to experience music performances via the Internet.

Voodoo Circle to release new studio album “Locked & Loaded” on January 15th 2021

Voodoo Circle have released their new single, “Devil with an Angel Smile”, the first track to be taken off new album “Locked & Loaded”, which will be released on January 15th 2021.

Watch the lyric video for “Devil with an Angel Smile” below.

Just recently, classic hard rock masters Voodoo Circle announced that vocalist David Readman and drummer Markus Kullmann are now part of the group again, so the original line-up is reunited.

Invisible Horizon to release debut album “Deafcon : One” on November 27th 2020

Italian fresh metal band, Invisible Horizon, have announced the release of their debut album “Deafcon : One” on November 27th, 2020, via Horus Music.

A YouTube video teaser can be viewed below.

The album was produced by Invisible Horizon and recorded at The Yellow Inn Studios. Mixed by Aki Sihvonen and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

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H.E.A.T announces new vocalist Kenny Leckremo

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have today announced that lead singer Erik Grönwall will be leaving the band, and that his replacement will be original H.E.A.T vocalist Kenny Leckremo.  

The news comes after the success of the band’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album “H.E.A.T II”, which featured the singles – “Dangerous Ground”, “Rock Your Body”, “Rise”, “Come Clean” and “One By One”.

Lizzy Borden to release “Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2” on November 13th 2020

After releasing “My Midnight Things” (his fifth Top 200 Billboard release) to critical acclaim in 2018, Lizzy Borden has been touring in support of it, joining the likes of Demons & Wizards and Týr on the road in North America last year, plus performing at stages around the world. Now, Lizzy Borden has announced a new greatest hits collection for fans: “Best of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2”.