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Ace Frehley Leads KISS Expo Lineup- Pantera Tease New Home Video- Cave In Tribute Caleb Scofield- The Damned Score Career 1st- More

The Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo have announced a very special lineup for it's 20th anniversary event this year on May 12th and 13th. Sunday's live performance will include The Bruce & Bob Kulick Band with a special appearance by Ace Frehley and Four By Fate (featuring former members of Frehley's Comet). Other special guests for the weekend will include Eric Singer, Michael James Jackson, John Harte, Lydia Criss and Anton Fig and will include live performances both nights. here

Pantera surprised fans by sharing a trailer clip for their upcoming fourth home video release, the follow-up to their 1997 VHS offering "3: Watch It Go", according to Metal Hammer. Check out the trailer here

The Damned's new album 'Evil Spirits' has debuted in the Top 10 on the UK albums chart and their camp reports that is a first in the band's 41 year career. "It hasn't really sunk in yet," laughs frontman Dave Vanian. "But it feels great to finally get there, as it's been a long time coming. We've had lots of top ten singles but never an album. Even when 'Eloise' was a big hit, we were pipped to the number one spot by a novelty song by (British comedy actor and singer) Su Pollard! This time we've had Kylie and the Manics to compete with. A huge thanks to the fans, of course, without whom this record would never have been made. It feels amazing to finally get it out there."


The latest Talking Metal podcast featuring an interview with vocalist Robert Mason where he talks about M3, Warrant's upcoming "special announcement", his history with Lynch Mob, his new project with Lynch/Pilson/Brown, Jani Lane, Big Cock and much more. Check it out here

Lambgoat reports that Cave In members Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath played a special, scaled down set at Roadburn Festival 2018 in the Netherlands on Saturday in honor of departed Cave In bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield, who passed away last month. Read more and check out video here

The Faceless played the first show with their brand new line-up this past Friday, April 20 at Spring Meltdown 2018 in Lake Tahoe, NV. Find out who that is and watch a video of a song performance here

The Contortionist have UK and Europe this spring beginning with a show at The Booking Hall in Dover on June 23 and wrap up the tour with a performance at Viveiro-Lugo's Resurrection Fest. Read more including the dates here

Madball has released the first trailer for their forthcoming release, For The Cause, which is due out on June 15 through Nuclear Blast. here

Bleed The Sky have returned after being out of the scene since 2008. The band revealed that they are working on their third studio album. Read more here

Skinless have set a May 11th release date for their sixth album "Savagery." The effort was recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado.

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Cary Brothers Streaming New Album Online Ahead Of Release

Cary Brothers fans do not have to wait until this Friday (April 27th) to hear his first new album in 8 years. He has partnered with Popmatters to give fans an early listen to "Bruises" ahead of it's official release.

We were went the following details: The record is a collection of dreamy synth pop and soaring rock choruses meant for uplift. Bruises is a reflection of Cary's past few years and his path of moving forward from troubling times.

"It's about getting beaten down and getting back up again," says Cary. "Mostly the getting up part." Cary has released two singles from Bruises, "Cool City" and most recently "Crush." Stream those tracks and the rest of the album here.

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Singled Out: Liv Lombardi's Freedom Girl

Singer songwriter and story teller Liv Lombardi is currently touring to support her late 2017 EP "Freedom Girl" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the title song. Here is the story:

The song, "Freedom Girl" was inspired by a chance meeting with a perfect stranger in Budapest, Hungary. At the end of 2012, I had booked a one-way ticket to Europe and left the following spring with just my backpack and guitar. I had handfuls of shows booked across the continent and one of my first stops was Budapest.

I remember getting to my first show there, feeling so alive, feeling so at home, even though I was literally a half a world away from everything that was familiar to me. As I walked up the bar, I locked eyes with a woman who was sitting with her friend waiting for the music to begin. From the moment our eyes met, I knew we would know each other-there was something there in her gaze that I felt I needed to explore.

Later on in the evening, I struck up a conversation with her, and she immediately began calling me "Freedom Girl." She said, "Here you are with your guitar, from the United States...Coming and going to different places...Sharing this something in you about love and freedom and it's so strong...Yes, you are 'Freedom Girl.'"

With a few more days in the city, I asked her to show me around and we spent my final afternoon together. From the moment we met up, she began to unlock a world of wonder in my brain and heart. We talked about love, lightness, travel, family-so many things! There was not one thing, it seemed, we didn't discuss. She asked me play music on the street and watched the faces of the people walking by as I did. I sat watching her watch the world around us and watching her watch me. It was intense! The whole day felt like magic and mystery

The song was fully fleshed out a few months later while I was living at the beach in Southern Turkey- thinking of this woman I had met and also meeting numerous young people who were escaping the violent protests in Istanbul. The idea of resistance and freedom was definitely in the air.

We fell in love somewhere along the shores of the Danube River that day. I am sure of it. When I left her the next morning, I felt something in me that was so new. I realize now that this feeling was my Freedom. To allow myself to simply be, to exist in the moment with such a beautiful and warm spirit, I had found exactly what I was looking for.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!

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