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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: New Single 'Love You Without No Lies' Due This Month

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB has signed an international record deal with German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG), bassist Hank Hell (SEVENTH VOID, INHUMAN), New York City hardcore veteran Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT, INHUMAN) ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Postpones Tour Dates After Guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON Undergoes Heart Surgery

Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD have postponed this weekend's concerts so that founding member Gary Rossington can recover from recent heart surgery. The shows, originally scheduled for August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada and August 17 in Wheatland, California, will now take place on October 18 and October 19, respectively. The 67-year-old guitarist and last ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Explains HAMMERFALL's Songwriting Process: 'It's Like A Slow Grinding Wheel'

In an interview with Xander from Total Rock Radio at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metal veterans HAMMERFALL delved deep into his songwriting process. With 11 studio albums under their belt, including HAMMERFALL's forthcoming effort, "Dominion", Dronjak explained how advancements in modern technology and the band's ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends '...And Justice For All' Production: 'We Wanted The Best-Sounding Record We Could Make'

James Hetfield has defended the sound of METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, saying that he and his bandmates simply "wanted the best-sounding record" they could make. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for the lack of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS: 'Agree To Disagree' Music Video

"Agree To Disagree", the new music video from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth full-length album, "How It Feels To Be Lost", which will be released on September 6 via Sumerian Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Gossip" was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and ...

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STYX Is Working On Follow-Up To 'The Mission' Album

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has confirmed that the band is far along in the songwriting process for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, a longtime collaborator of Tommy ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Recruits Ex-INSOLENCE Guitarist MIKE ROWAN

DRESS THE DEAD, the band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and WITCH MOUNTAIN singer Kayla Dixon, has recruited guitarist Mike Rowan. He replaces original DRESS THE DEAD guitarist Dan Delay, who left the group in June. Locicero stated about DRESS THE DEAD's latest addition: "Mikey is a very well-known guitarist here in the [San Francisco] ...

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KORN Singer 'Didn't Really Love' All The Songs On 'The Serenity Of Suffering'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and singer Jonathan Davis spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the making of the band's forthcoming album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Asked to describe the songwriting process for "The Nothing", Welch ...

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Hear Title Track Of TOOL's New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

The title track of TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be streamed below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30 via RCA Records, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". Continuing its affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award-winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of "Fear ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art for TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be seen below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". The "Fear Inoculum" title track will make its online debut on Wednesday, August 7. TOOL guitarist Adam Jones revealed several tantalizing bits of information about "Fear ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Was Asked To Play With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA After MEGADETH Disbanded In 2002

Shortly after MEGADETH disbanded in early 2002 due to a severe arm injury suffered by frontman Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson says he was approached by then-MEGADETH lead guitarist Al Pitrelli to play with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. Although Ellefson turned the gig down, it apparently taught him a valuable lesson — he would go on to ...

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CROBOT To Release 'Motherbrain' Album This Month; 'Low Life' Video Available

CROBOT will release its fourth album, "Motherbrain", on August 23 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The disc sees the Pennsylvania quartet — Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals, harmonica), Chris Bishop (guitar, vocals) and Dan Ryan (drums) — striking a delicate balance between hard-charging riffs, ass-shaking funk, and out-of-this-world reflective stage attire. James Lascu and Eddie Collins ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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CLUTCH Vocalist Says Rock Is 'Pretty Piss Poor' In Regard To Keeping Up With Changes In Music Industry

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, vocalist Neil Fallon 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 CACTUS drummer Carmine Appice's praise for CLUTCH's cover of the blues standard "Evil", ...

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TOOL Catalog Now Available Via Digital Service Providers

TOOL's entire recorded catalog has been made available on digital and streaming services. All four previous studio LPs — "Undertow", "Ænima", "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days" — and the band's 1992 debut EP, "Opiate", are available. TOOL was one of the last holdouts in the music business to keep all its music out of the digital ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases Music Video For 'Dominion' Title Track

The official music video for "Dominion", the title track of the new album from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed and edited by Oliver Route. For "Dominion", HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three ...

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