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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Secures Record Label Home For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently resumed work on his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan and Greg Smith. Earlier today, Martin posted the following update on social media: "One more guest appearance confirmation on my ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says ACCEPT Reunion Is 'Not Possible'

Udo Dirkschneider has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with ACCEPT. Dirkschneider, who last reconnected with ACCEPT in 2005 for a number of exclusive shows, discussed the prospect of a renewed working relationship with his bandmates during a recent interview with "The Rock N Ragni Show". Speaking about the fact that former ACCEPT bassist ...

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We Are One - U.D.O. And The Musikkorps Der Bundeswehr

There comes a time in nearly every veteran metal musician's life when the urge to collaborate with an orchestra becomes irresistible. It's actually quite surprising that Udo Dirkschneider waited so long to conjure a project as unashamedly overblown as "We Are One", but if anyone has earned the right to tick off the few remaining ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Says He Had To 'Beg' Producer TOM WERMAN To Include 'We're Not Gonna Take It' On 'Stay Hungry' Album

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has once again slammed Tom Werman over the veteran hard rock producer's collaboration with the group on the triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. During an appearance on "The Jasta Show", the Internet program hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, Snider said (see video below): "A producer, and this is just a ...

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Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says Response To His Collaboration With CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Mind-Blowing'

LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton spoke to Midwest Beatdown about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". Produced by Josh Wilbur and executive produced by Jake Oni, the LP came out in March 2019 via WPP Records/Spinefarm. Guest artists on the effort include late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent of TRIVIUM, Jacoby ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Hopes SERJ TANKIAN Was 'Misunderstood' When He Branded Fans Who Support TRUMP 'Hypocrites'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that he hopes singer Serj Tankian "was misunderstood" when he said that fans who listen to their music and support U.S. president Donald Trump are "hypocrites." Earlier this week, Tankian posted the lyrics to one of SYSTEM's early tracks, "Temper", on Instagam, along with a message explaining ...

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U.D.O. Releases Lockdown Music Video For 'One Heart One Soul'

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has released a new music video for the song "One Heart One Soul" from the group's latest album "Steelfactory". Due to the coronavirus lockdown, each member of U.D.O. recorded his parts in his own home studio. In a message accompanying the video, U.D.O. ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Blasts Dutch News Site For 'Sensation Seeking And Stirring The Pot' In The Age Of Coronavirus

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has blasted a site for apparently posting pictures which made it look like it was overcrowded on the Dutch beaches. The Netherlands imposed restrictions more than two months ago, in mid-March, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier today, Jansen shared an article from the Dutch news site

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BURNING WITCHES Parts Ways With Guitarist SONIA 'ANUBIS' NUSSELDER

Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES has parted ways with guitarist Sonia "Anubis" Nusselder. The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that Nusselder and joined forces with former NERVOSA members Fernanda Lira (bass, vocals) and Luana Dametto (drums), along with ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi, in a new "old-school death metal" band called CRYPTA. ...

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