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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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ALEXISONFIRE Releases 'Complicit' Single

ALEXISONFIRE has released a new track, "Complicit". Produced by the band, longtime friend Karl Bareham (CITY AND COLOUR), and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Jacquire King (TOM WAITS, KINGS OF LEON, MODEST MOUSE), the track comes on the heels of "Familiar Drugs", which marked the band's first new music in almost 10 years. Says vocalist George ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN's DIESEL MACHINE: Lyric Video For First Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released the official lyric video for "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'It Was A Shock To Leave IRON MAIDEN'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN from 1994 until 1999, told filmmaker Daniel Sarkissian that his dismissal from the band 20 years ago came as a complete surprise. "It was a shock to leave IRON MAIDEN — it was an absolute shock," Blaze admitted (see video below)." But CD sales were ...

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SLAYER Gets Limited-Edition Bottle From JÄGERMEISTER

According to Metal Hammer, Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition bottle as a tribute to the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER. The 1.75-liter bottle features custom-made SLAYER artwork and is presented in an engraved box and is limited to just 500 bottles, which are available through Jägermeister's online store. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says: ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Is Now Managing BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has announced the addition of French metalcore kings BETRAYING THE MARTYRS to his management agency, Kintsugi Management. BETRAYING THE MARTYRS vocalist Aaron Matts said in a statement: "We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Quality Front-Row Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 8 concert at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user R. Albert). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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SKILLET: 'Victorious' Album Due In August; Lyric Video For 'Legendary' Single Available

SKILLET will release its new album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016's gold-certified "Unleashed" includes the first single, "Legendary", which can be streamed below. Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: "It's the first time that me and Korey [Cooper, John's wife and SKILLET guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ...

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BUCKCHERRY Filming 'Right Now' Music Video

BUCKCHERRY is filming a music video for its song "Right Now" today (Monday, May 6) at the Affliction Clothing headquarters in Seal Beach, California. According to singer Josh Todd, the clip, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will feature "some great fighters." "Right Now" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's latest album, "Warpaint", ...

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