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SKILLET Hits Billion Mark In 2019 Global Streams

12-times-platinum rock band SKILLET is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts with its latest hit record, "Victorious" (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single "Legendary", as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again, they have also amassed one billion global streams over the past year alone. As we close out ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Munich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on August 23 at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Feat. COAL CHAMBER's MEEGS RASCÓN: New Album Due In Early 2020

GEMINI SYNDROME has completed recording its third album with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD). It will mark the group's first full-length release to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER). GEMINI SYNDROME's new album will complete the three-part trilogy which began with the band's debut album, 2013's "Lux", and continued on with 2015's ...

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NIGHTWISH Is Still Mixing New Album

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a spring 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. "As we speak, Tuomas [Holopainen, keyboardist and main songwriter] is at a studio in Helsinki, Finnvox Studios, mixing the album, still for a couple of days until we all head off somewhere for holidays," ...

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PERIPHERY's MARK HOLCOMB To Sit Out U.S. Tour

PERIPHERY's Mark Holcomb will sit out the band's upcoming U.S. tour with PLINI and COVET. The guitarist was previously absent from group' recent tour of the U.K. and the Netherlands due to an undisclosed "family matter." PERIPHERY announced Holcomb's continued unavailability in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "Regarding the HAIL STAN ...

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AARON STAINTHORPE Says He Considered Asking MY DYING BRIDE To Get Another Vocalist In Wake Of Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis

Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe of U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE says he considered asking guitarist Andrew Craighan to get a temporary replacement for him in the aftermath of his young daughter's cancer scare just so the band could finish its 13th studio album. In September 2018, Stainthorpe revealed that his daughter's cancer diagnosis led ...

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ROB HALFORD, JOE BONAMASSA, EXTREME, NITA STRAUSS Perform At ALICE COOPER's 18th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' (Video)

Renowned as one of Phoenix's signature holiday events, Alice Cooper's 18th annual "Christmas Pudding" fundraiser brought together Michael Bruce, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from the original ALICE COOPER band, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cooper's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and EXTREME's Gary Cherone and Nuno ...

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KVELERTAK: Making Of 'Splid' Album Part One (Video)

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK will release their new album, "Splid", on February 14, 2020 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. The first in a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Splid" ...

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RAGE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chasing The Twilight Zone'

The official lyric video for the song "Chasing The Twilight Zone" from German metal veterans RAGE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage", which will be released on January 10, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, shirt bundle (Steamhammer shop) ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever KNOTFEST UK

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band SLIPKNOT, will once again make history in 2020 with the first-ever Knotfest UK. The event will take place at legendary venue The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22. Members of SLIPKNOT's official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first ...

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Watch MYLES KENNEDY Play 'Hallelujah' On JEFF BUCKLEY's Guitar

On December 9, ALTER BRIDGE performed at Paris, France's L'Olympia, a venue very near to the band's hearts due to it being the location where Jeff Buckley's historic 2001 live album was recorded. To mark the occasion, ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy got to play a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" — famously covered by ...

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THE WHO Announces Most Intimate Show In 40 Years

To celebrate the release of their new album, "Who", legendary rockers THE WHO have announced that they will play their smallest live show in over 40 years. The date is set to mark 50 years to the day of their historic "Live At Leeds" show. The never-to-be-repeated intimate acoustic performance will take place on February ...

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THE USED Announces Intimate January/February 2020 Tour

THE USED will kick off 2020 with a very special tour. Starting in Solana Beach on January 21, the band will be hitting intimate venues for the biggest fans throughout the United States. With these rooms being some of the smallest the band has played in over a decade, tickets will go fast. Fans can ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Scotland's WINTERSTORM Festival

Rockfiend Publications Scotland has uploaded video footage of SKID ROW's November 29 performance at WinterStorm festival at Troon Concert Hall in Troon, Scotland. Check it out below (filmed by Martin Goulden). Last week, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on ...

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A Pyrrhic Existence - ESOTERIC

If you've ever wondered who the heaviest band of all time is, you might want to consider ESOTERIC as strong contenders for the title. If not the inventors of funeral doom metal, then certainly the band that have taken the genre furthest into the fathomless cosmos. The Brits have amassed a substantial but sporadic catalogue ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Not In Any Rush' To Release New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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SLAUGHTER Vocalist Is 'Talking To What's Left Of' Former Record Label About Potential 30th-Anniversary Reissue Of Band's Debut Album

SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter recently spoke with Rockin' Metal Revival. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the state of SLAUGHTER in 2019: Mark: "We're out still playing and sending out the good message of, 'Long live rock n' roll'... The bottom ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY's Final Years With KEITH NELSON Were 'Really Weird': 'It Just Wasn't A Band Anymore'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently appeared on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his influences: Josh: "I guess I'm kind of a mutt, because I just crammed in all these different types of music. My foundation was really aggressive punk ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'We Get A Kick Out Of Annoying People'

Frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. extreme metal veterans NAPALM DEATH was interviewed on a recent installment of "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's a spiritual person: Barney: "I'm ...

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BLINK-182 Releases 'Not Another Christmas Song'

Just in time for the holidays, Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released "Not Another Christmas Song". The new track comes with an official claymation video by animator Johnny McHone that follows the band through Santa's workshop as chaos ensues. Watch the crafted-from-scratch, stop-motion animated video below. BLINK-182 is featured on two high-profile collaborations — ...

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