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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recruits Drummer FRANCIS RUIZ

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have recruited Francis Ruiz as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who left BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on the group's new album, "Warpaint". Ruiz has previously worked as a drum tech for such acclaimed drummers as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, SCOTT IAN Cover PANTERA's 'Walk' At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Last night (Thursday, January 24), Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC hosted a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The event was hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and was headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his favorite tunes. Video footage of Dimebag's PANTERA bandmate ...

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KING CRIMSON Announces More 50th-Anniversary Tour Dates

Legendary progressive rock band KING CRIMSON will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year by embarking on a 50-date world tour. The North American leg will begin in late August, with European and South American shows to follow in the coming months. Since the band's return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sell-out shows ...

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RAMMSTEIN Is Finalizing Mix For New Album

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are putting the finishing touches on their first studio album since 2009's "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da". Tentatively due this spring, the effort is being mixed at a Santa Monica, California studio with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with MUSE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FRANZ FERDINAND, ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: U.S. Tour Announced

It's not every day that metalheads get the opportunity to witness three of metal's finest vocalists on the same concert stage — Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER). But soon, U.S. fans ...

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CONTINUUM To Release 'Designed Obsolescence' Album In February

Santa Cruz, California-based technical death metal behemoths CONTINUUM, who feature in their ranks current and former members of ANIMOSITY, DEEDS OF FLESH, DECREPIT BIRTH and ALLEGAEON, will release their sophomore album, "Designed Obsolescence", on February 22 via Unique Leader Records. The disc was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios and ...

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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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ICE NINE KILLS: 'Merry Axe-Mas' Video

Boston metalcore band ICE NINE KILLS has released the delightfully devious, holiday-and-horror-themed new video for the song "Merry Axe-Mas". Singer Spencer Charnas states: "'Silent Night, Deadly Night' is one of my all-time favorite slasher flicks. In our song and video for 'Merry Axe-Mas', I wanted to pay tribute to the film's brilliant combination of sleaze, ...

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'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist To Feature Performances By KILL DEVIL HILL, FIREBALL MINISTRY

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin. "Dimebash" will feature performances by KILL DEVIL HILL and FIREBALL MINISTRY, followed by an all-star ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Announce May 2019 U.S. Tour

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three ...

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CKY Releases Cover of GG ALLIN Classic 'Bite It You Scum'

CKY has released a cover of the GG Allin classic "Bite It You Scum". The song is taken from the band's vinyl-only EP "Too Precious To Kill", which will be released in stores on Black Friday, November 23 (Record Store Day). "Nobody knows fucking GG Allin!" says CKY frontman and guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. "CKY ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Releases 'Winter Wilderness' EP

AUGUST BURNS RED is gearing up for the holiday season by dropping a thoroughly festive and metallic EP, "Winter Wilderness". The EP features the band's signature take on four Christmas classics as well as two new and original compositions, "Winter Wilderness" and "Avalanche". "Winter Wilderness" is available digitally and as a 10-inch solid-white LP. The ...

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