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WATAIN Blasts Singapore's 'Tragic Excuse For A Government' And 'Honorless Rats' Who Forced Concert Cancelation

WATAIN has slammed Singapore's "tragic excuse of a government" and the "honorless rats" who were responsible for the cancelation of the band's concert in the country. The Swedish black metallers were scheduled to perform in Singapore on Thursday evening, but the show was scrapped that same afternoon by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), following ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's Wife To Publish First Novel In April

Susan Holmes McKagan, the wife of GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, will publish her first novel, "The Velvet Rose", on April 16 via Rare Bird Books. Susan told Westlake Malibu Lifestyle about the book: "It's the earnest generation authenticity of a '90s 'coming of age' page-turning novel. It has a strong lead female protagonist ...

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HALESTORM Was 'Ready' To Get Heavier On 'Vicious' Album

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the heavier musical direction of HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", compared to its predecessor, 2015's "Into The Wild Life", Lzzy said: "I think that we were just ready ...

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LAST IN LINE Members Discuss Making Of 'II' Album (Video)

In the eight-minute video below, the four members of LAST IN LINE — guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, vocalist Andrew Freeman and bassist Phil Soussan — give you insight into the making of their "II" album. "II" will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new ...

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IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN On Professional 'Marriage' With Guitarist BJÖRN GELOTTE: 'I Need Him; He Needs Me'

IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén recently spoke with PureGrainAudio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the singles released to date from the group's new album, "I, The Mask", are representative of the record as a whole: Anders: "I think the songs that ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'Physically And Technically, RIPPER Was A Better Singer Than ROB HALFORD, Because TIM Was Always In Tune'

Andrew Catania of All That Shreds recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. An excerpt from the chat follows below. All That Shreds: Comparing [longtime JUDAS PRIEST singer] Rob [Halford] to [former JUDAS PRIEST frontman] Ripper [Tim Owens], who do you feel is a better fit for PRIEST? Downing: ...

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Video Premiere: LAST IN LINE's 'Blackout The Sun'

The official music video for the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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Video: AEROSMITH Performs At STEVEN TYLER's Second Annual 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party'

Last night, iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler celebrated his second annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund with over 500 friends and supporters, including Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Alice Cooper, and more at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala featured a live viewing of the ...

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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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Former ARMAGEDDON Members Launch DAUGHTER CHAOS

From the ashes of Swedish melodic death metal band ARMAGEDDON — which featured in its ranks former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher AmottDAUGHTER CHAOS was born. DAUGHTER CHAOS is a five-piece ensemble churning out ripping melodic death metal with a high-energy live show, virtuosic guitar shred, and a heaping dose of raw power. This ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Perform In Sacramento

Fan-filmed video footage of LAST IN LINE's January 20 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California can be seen below. LAST IN LINE will release its sophomore album, "II", on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson. The ...

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