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Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH‘s April 18 performance at Best Buy Theater in New York City can be seen below.

ICED EARTH‘s new album, “Plagues Of Babylon”, sold around 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 49 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous CD, “Dystopia”, opened with around 6,100 units back in October 2011 to enter the chart at No. 67.

ICED EARTH‘s 2008 effort, “The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)”, registered a first-week tally of 6,700 to debut at No. 79.

“Plagues Of Babylon” was recorded at Principal Studios (KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER) in Senden, Germany and was mixed at NHow Studios in Berlin, Germany. Guest vocals on “Highwayman” were laid down by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen and SYMPHONY X/ADRENALINE MOB singer Russell Allen. Guest vocals on “Plagues Of Babylon”, “Among The Living Dead”, “Democide”, “Resistance” and “If I Could See You” are by BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch. The cover and additional artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, HATEBREED).

ICED EARTH is promoting the new CD in its North American homeland with the headlining “Worldwide Plagues Tour”, which kicked off April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support.

Jon Dette (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX) is sitting behind the drums for ICED EARTH‘s current tour, taking over for Raphael Saini, who filled in during the summer 2013 festivals, the recording of ICED EARTH‘s new album, and the club leg of the VOLBEAT 2013 tour.

Dette made his live debut with ICED EARTH on November 6, 2013 at O2 World in Berlin, Germany.

ICED EARTH last year parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for “personal family reasons.”

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Mark Taylor of Record Collector magazine recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

In honor of her 30th anniversary as a performing artist, Pesch will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two separate-yet-unique shows on May 2 and May 3 at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown of Düsseldorf.

To coincide with Doro‘s anniversary concerts, Nuclear Blast will release “Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition”, containing the re-release of the “Raise Your Fist” record and a bonus CD, “Powerful Passionate Favorites”, featuring new and unreleased tracks, as well as Doro‘s cover versions of aongs by some of her favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, TINA TURNER, METALLICA and DIO. Another highlight is the French version of her hit “Raise Your Fist In The Air” as well as a new mix of “It Still Hurts”, a duet along with MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister.

“Powerful Passionate Favorites” track listing:

01. It Still Hurts

The ballad featuring Doro and Lemmy, with a new mix from Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT)

02. Léve Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel

The French version of the single “Raise Your Fist In The Air”

03. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

Doro’s cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic

04. Nutbush City Limits

Doro’s cover version of the TINA TURNER classic

05. Only You

New version of the track, written by Gene Simmons (KISS) in the year 1990 for Doro

06. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

Cover version of Doro’s favorite Ronnie James Dio song

07. Nothing Else Matters

Doro’s cover version of the most popular METALLICA classic

08. Warfare

New song, to be featured in the movie “Anuk 2″, in which Doro again stars as the warrior Meha.

09. NYC Blues

Home-recorded demo version of a new track, recently recorded at Doro’s apartment in New York

Pesch‘s version of LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” can now be streamed below.

“Raise Your Fist” landed at position No. 65 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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Mark Taylor of Record Collector magazine recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

In honor of her 30th anniversary as a performing artist, Pesch will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two separate-yet-unique shows on May 2 and May 3 at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown of Düsseldorf.

To coincide with Doro‘s anniversary concerts, Nuclear Blast will release “Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition”, containing the re-release of the “Raise Your Fist” record and a bonus CD, “Powerful Passionate Favorites”, featuring new and unreleased tracks, as well as Doro‘s cover versions of aongs by some of her favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, TINA TURNER, METALLICA and DIO. Another highlight is the French version of her hit “Raise Your Fist In The Air” as well as a new mix of “It Still Hurts”, a duet along with MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister.

“Powerful Passionate Favorites” track listing:

01. It Still Hurts

The ballad featuring Doro and Lemmy, with a new mix from Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT)

02. Léve Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel

The French version of the single “Raise Your Fist In The Air”

03. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

Doro’s cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic

04. Nutbush City Limits

Doro’s cover version of the TINA TURNER classic

05. Only You

New version of the track, written by Gene Simmons (KISS) in the year 1990 for Doro

06. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

Cover version of Doro’s favorite Ronnie James Dio song

07. Nothing Else Matters

Doro’s cover version of the most popular METALLICA classic

08. Warfare

New song, to be featured in the movie “Anuk 2″, in which Doro again stars as the warrior Meha.

09. NYC Blues

Home-recorded demo version of a new track, recently recorded at Doro’s apartment in New York

Pesch‘s version of LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” can now be streamed below.

“Raise Your Fist” landed at position No. 65 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

dororaise30years

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5 Questions With… is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming band. Gunpowder Gray are an Atlanta group who just released their self-titled EP. Guitarist Chris Heffernan and vocalist Nate Godbee introduce us to their band.

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Anatomy Of I today has officially parted ways with drummer Marten van Kruijssen (Korpse, Houwitser). The band has also revealed that Edwin van den Eeden (Bleeding Gods, ex-Sinister) will be stepping in as the replacement member

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Following its initial CD and digital release in October, Theologian’s latest full-length, “Some Things Have To Be Endured,” will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. This new LP edition of the album will come in gatefold packaging and feature completely different artwork from the CD version, using the evocative and disturbing images of NY photographer Gretchen Heinel. The vinyl will be pressed on blood-red wax in an edition of five hundred copies, and will include a digital download of the album.

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Italian outfit Fragore has released a track titled “Resurrection Nemesis,” which is available for streaming in the player below. “Resurrection Nemesis” is taken off the band’s upcoming album “The Reckoning,” due out as a CD digipak and digital download on May 3rd, 2014.

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Polish outfit Fractal has a new single out now titled “The Pledge,” which comes off the “Goodbye To Silence” album.

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French atmospheric black metal band Paramnesia has released a new self-titled album, which consists of two tracks clocking in at a total of over 40 minutes.

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Sleeper Effect’s “Hero Clone” EP is out now via The Orchard/WormHoleDeath, and today you can stream all the tracks online. Listen to the songs below, or over at the Sleeper Effect Bandcamp page here . The track listing is as follows: 1.

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