Dee Snider's latest official video is out now.

The founder of Twisted Sister commented: "For The Love of Metal" (the song and the new video) is a love letter from me to the music and fans that have lifted me up and been my life for the last 45 years. To still be able to perform for audiences like the 40,000 plus at Forcefest in Mexico (shown in the video) is truly an honor and a privilege. I thank you all! Heavy metal forever!"

 

 

Dream Theater have revealed the tracklist of their upcoming new studio album, "Distance over Time":

1. Untethered Angel (6:14)
2. Paralyzed (4:17)
3. Fall Into The Light (7:04)
4. Barstool Warrior (6:43)
5. Room 137 (4:23)
6. S2N (6:21)
7. At Wit’s End (9:20)
8. Out Of Reach (4:04)
9. Pale Blue Dot (8:25)
10. Viper King (4:00) (Bonus Track)

The album of the prog metal titans will be released on February 22th, 2019. 

***Latest update: Dream Theater have already shared a new song, off the "Distance over Time" album, it's called "Untethered Angel" and you can listen to it below.

 

  

Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione have reunited and are working on a new Turilli/Lione Rhapsody album! 

Turilli and Lione posted the following message on Facebook: "Original RHAPSODY members LUCA TURILLI and FABIO LIONE re-join forces to write and record a new album under Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY. It will be the first time that they will record new music together in over 8 years. The band will be completed by former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth. The band is set to enter the studio this winter to record their debut album. To help finance the album they have launched a crowdfunding campaign, where you can pre-order the upcoming album and other perks:https://igg.me/at/TLRHAPSODY".

The Indiegogo campaign of the band is already very successful. "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and positive feedback (and jokes;)) on Turilli / Lione RHAPSODY. Within the first 24 hours we have already reached more than 50% of our crowdfunding goal what totally blows us away, thank you!!", the band posted.

The news is great, but it would be interesting to know which is the reaction of Alex Staropoli (one of the founders of Rhapsody, keyboards). 

 

A new study about Christian people and rock/metal music has been published, according to which non-believers are bigger metalheads than religious people.

Sociology lecturer Haydn Aarons, who conducted the study and came into the conclusion that there are major differences in musical taste between religious and non-religious people, and between deeply religious and less committed religious people, commented:  "More theologically conservative Christian groups are also much more likely to shun popular forms of music than the non-religious… Conversely, Christians and committed churchgoers lead the way for highbrow genres such as classical music and opera. Of regular church attendees, 43% regularly attended classical music concerts and operas, compared with 29% of those who never attend church". "Christians and committed churchgoers tend to avoid rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock, perhaps suggesting moral aversion based on a perceived incitement to sex and violence associated with the lyrical content. Classical music is less explicit on such themes, and has also been central to some Christian liturgy."

This new study looks very interesting but truth is that we should not confuse music and religion. What someone listens to has nothing to do with his religious beliefs! Haydn Aarons commented: "There are dangers in mixing morals and music. Jazz, rock, heavy metal and blues have often been demonized (literally as 'the devil's music') for their potential to incite particular passions. These genres were eventually appropriated by religious groups themselves, but my research suggests discomfort remains still in their secular guises".

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