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KREATOR Recruits Former DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have welcomed Frédéric Leclercq as their new bass player. Before joining KREATOR, Leclercq rose to fame with U.K.-based extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 until last month. Commented Leclercq: "Joining KREATOR is an honor as well as a huge step up in my musical ...

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Extreme Power Metal - DRAGONFORCE

It had to happen eventually. Tucked away at the end of "Extreme Power Metal", not so much as an afterthought as a mischievous sting in the tail, is an absolutely hysterical and very, very DRAGONFORCE version of Celine Dion's immortal "My Heart Will Go On". Played at the band's trademark top speed, it's over and ...

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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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Slithering Evisceration - VISCERAL DISGORGE

It's not always obvious why particular bands end up becoming vastly more popular and acclaimed than their peers, particularly within subgenres that seem to abide by relatively strict rules. Brutal death metal has no shortage of heroes at this point, of course, and you only need to check out new albums from the likes of ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Bassist Says He Doesn't Expect 'Drastic Departures' On Group's Next Album

Prior to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's performance at the recent Psycho Vegas festival in Las Vegas, bassist Mike Dean spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "surprised" at C.O.C.'s longevity: Mike: "Kind of. Yes and ...

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Listen To New THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Song 'Please Say No'

"Please Say No", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be streamed below. The track, which is one of the most experimental-yet-powerful songs the band has ever released, is taken from the group's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. "'Please Say No' ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Teases New Single 'Inside Out'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released a short preview of a brand new song called "Inside Out". The track will appear on the band's upcoming eighth album, tentatively due in early 2020. The disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where ...

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Listen To COLD's Cover Version Of SNOW PATROL's 'Run'

COLD's cover version of the SNOW PATROL song "Run" can be strteamed below. The track is taken from COLD's sixth studio album, "The Things We Can't Stop", which will be released on September 13 via Napalm Records. COLD has always documented memories and moments in song, etching them forever in diaristic lyrics, cinematic production, and ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Animated Lyric Video For 'Love Letter' Song

An animated lyric video for the song "Love Letter" from FLYING COLORS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Third Degree", which will be released on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. FLYING COLORS consists of guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS, ex-KANSAS), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Sworn In As Honorary Texas Cop

KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an "honorary corporal" by the police department in Wharton, Texas. Wharton police chief Terry David Lynch performed the swearing in before the band's concert Monday in Houston, with Singer in full "Catman" makeup and the police chief wearing a KISS t-shirt. Singer accepted the lifetime position, ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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METALLICA Plays First Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Friday, September 6), METALLICA played the first of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', To Be Released In December; More Details Revealed

"Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is now available to pre-order from JimmyPageAnthology.com. A companion piece to "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", the new signed, limited edition documents Page's musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is narrated entirely in Page's own words, and includes contextual ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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Watch Trailer For METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

On October 9, METALLICA will bring "S&M²", a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original "S&M" concerts, album, and film that also commemorates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to San Francisco's waterfront. This one-night-only event will be shown in over 3,000 movie theaters around the world. A new ...

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STATUS QUO Frontman: 'There Are Some Fans Who Don't Like The Idea That We Still Exist'

Jörg Reiche of Germany's Rock Bottom recently conducted an interview with STATUS QUO frontman Francis Rossi and guitarist Richie Malone. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reactions to their current lineup: Francis: "With respect, we cannot be saying they're 'shit reactions.' We're bound to say ...

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METALLICA Donates $1.65 Million To Local Charities During Summer 2019 European Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour

METALLICA has donated more than 1.5 million euros (approximately $1.65 million) to various local charities during the band's just-completed summer 2019 European leg of the "WorldWired" tour. The donations were made over the course of 25 shows through the band's non-profit foundation All Within My Hands, which was established in 2017 as a means to ...

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