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MEMORIAM To Release 'Requiem For Mankind' Album In June

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, will release its third studio album, "Requiem For Mankind", on June 21 via Nuclear Blast. While MEMORIAM's debut album, "For ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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THE DARKNESS To Release 'Easter Is Cancelled' Album In October

British rockers THE DARKNESS will release a new studio album, "Easter Is Cancelled", on October 4 via via Cooking Vinyl. Frontman Justin Hawkins said about the follow-up to 2017's "Pinewood Smile": "We live in dark times. As power-hungry clowns cast a shadow of despair across this land, our people cower in tumbledown hovels. The birds ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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IN FLAMES Guitarist NICLAS ENGELIN To Sit Out European Tour Dates

IN FLAMES guitarist Niclas Engelin will sit out the band's spring and summer European tour dates to focus on "personal matters." Filling in for him once again will be former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. Broderick previously stepped in for Engelin during IN FLAMES' North American shows in February and March. ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On JUDAS PRIEST's Relationship With K.K. DOWNING: 'There's A Lot Online And Not Enough Talking With Each Other'

In a brand new interview with Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's K-97 radio station, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what relationship — if any — the band currently has with the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He responded (hear audio below): "I've never spoken to Ken. And I don't really know. ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IPC-1 is the catalog number of the release that started it all: FANTÔMAS's self-titled release. Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles head honcho and Mike Patton's manager, along with Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK) had just come off the heels of the wild ride that was MR. BUNGLE's California and were looking for a label ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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THE QUIREBOYS: Lyric Video For New Song, 'Seven Deadly Sins'

U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS will release their new album, "Amazing Disgrace", on April 5 via Off Yer Rocka. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Seven Deadly Sins", can be seen below. On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. "The new music has surpassed all of my expectations," admitted longtime guitarist ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'The Great Despair' Music Video

The official music video for the song "The Great Despair" from THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest double concept album, "The Great ...

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Listen To New BAD RELIGION Song 'Do The Paranoid Style'

"Do The Paranoid Style", a brand new song from the acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album titled "Age Of Unreason", which is due on May 3 via on Epitaph Records. "When fringe groups blame shadowy forces for their problems it ...

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Video Premiere: EVERGREY's 'All I Have'

"All I Have", the new video from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new studio album, titled "The Atlantic", which was released on January 25. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" (which entered the charts on ...

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