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WE CAME AS ROMANS Members Comment On KYLE PAVONE's Death

Members of WE CAME AS ROMANS have commented further on the death of their singer Kyle Pavone. According to TMZ, the 28-year-old frontman was transported to a Michigan hospital last Sunday (August 19) and pronounced dead six days later (Saturday, August 25). A cause of death for Pavone is pending a toxicology report. ...

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Will 'Firepower' Turn Out To Be JUDAS PRIEST's Final Studio Album? IAN HILL Responds

Ian Hill says that JUDAS PRIEST is "not planning on" ending its recording career with the recently released "Firepower" album. A critically acclaimed effort, "Firepower"'s success has been overshadowed somewhat by the news of longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton's ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago — ...

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ROB HALFORD Says ANDY SNEAP Will Stay With JUDAS PRIEST At Least Through The End Of 'Firepower' Tour

Rob Halford says that guitarist Andy Sneap will stay with JUDAS PRIEST at least for the remainder of the band's current world tour. Sneap, who produced PRIEST's latest album, "Firepower", stepped into the group as the replacement for PRIEST's Parkinson's disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago ...

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER To Release 'Beastland' Album In October

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. Watch the official performance video for the album's first single, "Nihil Strength", below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These ...

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TOM MORELLO: 'We Don't Need You' Music Video Feat. VIC MENSA

Tom Morello has released the official music video for his solo song "We Don't Need You". The track, which features a guest appearance by Vic Mensa, is taken from the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist's upcoming solo album, "The Atlas Underground", which will be released on October 12 through Mom ...

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MATT TUCK Thinks 'Gravity' Is The Album That Will 'Solidify' BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE As A Festival Headliner

Sophie K of Scuzz TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Jason Bowld of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new album, "Gravity": Jason: "It's amazing, basically. [Laughs] It's got the most ...

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K.K. DOWNING's Share Of Royalty Rights To JUDAS PRIEST Catalog Acquired By ROUND HILL MUSIC

According to Billboard, Round Hill Music has acquired a significant stake in JUDAS PRIEST's catalog. Former PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's rights to 136 songs, including classic tracks like "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight", were put up for sale earlier this year. The move followed last year's announcement that original Downing's luxury ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist: 'We Leave It All On The Stage'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke with Sophie K of Kerrang! Radio prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On co-headlining the Download festival: Zacky: "That's ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Frontman: 'Writing Lyrics, To Me, Is About The Exchange Of Ideas And Things That I'm Experiencing Emotionally'

Sophie K of Kerrang! Radio conducted an interview with BLACK VEIL BRIDES vocalist Andy Biersack and drummer Christian "C.C." Coma backstage at this year's Download festival, which was held last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Aaked if it was difficult for him to tackle tough issues ...

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WILL HAVEN: 'Hewed With The Brand' Video Released

"Hewed With The Brand", the new Brian Cox/Flarelight Films-directed video from noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Muerte", which was released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin comments: "We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Due out ...

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