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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON Says He Doesn't Follow What GEOFF TATE Does

In an interview with "Rockpalast" at this year's Summer Breeze festival in Germany, QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson shared some of the ups and downs the band has experienced since its 1982 formation, namely the 1998 departure of guitarist/primary songwriter Chris DeGarmo, and, more recently, the acrimonious 2012 split with singer Geoff Tate which eventually resulted ...

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Watch DRAGONFORCE Perform At 'TwitchCon 2019' Opening Ceremony

On September 27, power metal legends DRAGONFORCE performed at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, California during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal". In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance was streamed live on Twitch. Video footage of the concert can ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Joins Horror Icons COURTNEY GAINS And JOHN FRANKLIN On New 'Dreams In The Witch House' Track

On September 23, "Dreams In The Witch House: Penitentiary" was released and offered as a free download through October 31, Halloween. The track's musicians include former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, guitarist Douglas Blair, cello sensation Tina Guo, MOTHER'S FINEST bassist Wyzard and EASY ACTION drummer Björn Höglund. Joining them on vocals ...

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Horror - EXHUMED

In essence, death metal is what happened when snotty kids heard METALLICA and SLAYER and decided that this music wasn't fast or horrible enough. More than three decades on from the genre's genesis, it may be significant that it seems to be older, veteran bands that have the firmest grasp on that explosive, exuberant spirit ...

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The Infinite Loop - SIFTING

There are few things more thrilling than the sound of a young band with a total disregard for toeing the trendy line. Admittedly, the "prog" tag has been robustly rehabilitated over the last 20 years, but there is still something righteous about the complexity, diversity and sheer craziness that erupts across SIFTING's third record. In ...

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All Flesh Is Grass - GODEATER

The UK's death metal scene is currently healthier than it has been in decades. It's also becoming increasingly diverse, which probably explains why it doesn't seem particularly weird that GODEATER's debut album is a concept record concerning veganism and notions of ecological peril. It's hard to imagine any old-school death metal band complaining about the ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Undergo Spinal Surgery

Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's U.K. dates in April 2020 because he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. Bonnet will still take part in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's Japanese shows in March 2020. Graham regrets he is unable to make the U.K. shows and will ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Re-Enters Rehab For Addiction; Australia/New Zealand Tour Postponed

METALLICA has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The band announced the postponement in an emotional note earlier tonight (Friday, September 27). They wrote: "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and ...

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CLAWFINGER Releases Music Video For New Single 'Tear You Down'

Long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has released the official music video for its new single, "Tear You Down". The track will be made available digitally on October 4. The band stated about the lyrical inspiration for the single: "The current political situation is really... interesting, where one's perceived feeling is more important than facts in ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chemical'

The official lyric video for "Chemical", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently choose to both challenge themselves ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist RICHARD BRUNELLE Dead At 55

Former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle has died, his family has confirmed. He passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55. The news of Richard's death was broken by his sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele. She wrote on Facebook: "This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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