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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On Musical Direction Of His Solo Album: 'It's Mixed In All Sorts Of Styles That I Like'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke to Record Collector magazine about his upcoming debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Regarding the album's musical direction, Biff said (hear audio below): ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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Video Premiere: THY ART IS MURDER's 'Death Squad Anthem'

Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER will release their fifth album, "Human Target", on July 26 via Nuclear Blast and Human Warfare (Australia and New Zealand). The disc was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey. The artwork was once again painted by Eliran Kantor ...

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GENERATION AXE: Listen To Cover of DEEP PURPLE's 'Highway Star' Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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UNEARTH: 'Incinerate' Music Video Released

UNEARTH has released the official music video for the song "Incinerate", taken from the band's "Extinction(s)" album, which was released last November. The clip, shot while UNEARTH was in Canada with DARKEST HOUR, was produced by KREACT and was directed, filmed and edited by Daniel Vandal, with additional camera by Alexandre Charron, Soufiane Benrqiq and ...

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TOOL Rakes In More Than $3 Million From Just Three Shows

According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL's inability to release a new album during the past 13 years has apparently not done any damage to the band's pull as a concert attraction. The latest Boxscore report has arrived, listing three sold-out shows in the Midwest that all grossed over $1 million. The shows took place ...

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AEROSMITH Opens Las Vegas Museum

America's all-time top-selling rock 'n' roll band AEROSMITH is set to kick off the second leg of its critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, "Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild", on Wednesday, June 19, and to celebrate they are allowing fans access to their museum showcasing incredible items they've collected over their nearly 50 years together. Initially only ...

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KROKUS To Embark On Final North American Tour In 2020

KROKUS will extend its last-ever tour to include dates in USA, Canada and Mexico. Back in September 2018, the Swiss hard rock legends announced that they were going to be embarking on a farewell tour dubbed "Adios Amigos" before calling it a day. At the time, they said their final show would take place on ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Partners With FANTOONS For 'Where Is Lemmy?' Book

Legendary rock heroes find new life in an innovative line of books from Fantoons, best-known for their ongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio RUSH. The Los Angeles-based publisher now introduces an expanded fall lineup featuring a new project created in partnership with MOTÖRHEAD. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Says AXL ROSE Is 'A Super-Smart Guy': 'If You're Going To Try To Compete With Him Intellectually, You've Lost'

Duff McKagan says that Axl Rose is "a super-smart guy" who is "concerned about his country." The GUNS N' ROSES bassist made his comment while speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about Rose's support of a number of left-wing causes on Twitter, where the singer has repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump's policies. "If he ...

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CLUTCH To Release 'Weathermaker Vault Series' This Summer

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a collection of newly recorded songs, "Weathermaker Vault Series", this summer. The effort will include the band's cover of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS). CLUTCH's version of "Evil" will receive its world premiere on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" on Sunday, ...

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