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MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes ...

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IN FLAMES Enters Worldwide Partnership With NUCLEAR BLAST For Iconic Back Catalog

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band, Sweden's influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES have entered a worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast for the band's celebrated back catalog, which includes 13 groundbreaking fan-favorite records like "Colony" (1999), "Whoracle" (1997) and "Clayman" (2000). Having released the previous two albums "Battles" and "I, The ...

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CROWBAR's KIRK WINDSTEIN On His Debut Solo Album: 'It Really Turned Out Even Better Than I Ever Thought It Would'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first solo album, "Dream In Motion": Kirk: "I would say it turned out different, but ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS To Release 'New World - New Eyes' Album In May

HOUSE OF LORDS' 10th studio album, "New World - New Eyes", will be released on May 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Recorded and produced by the band's singer and mastermind, James Christian, the follow-up to 2017's "Saint Of The Lost Souls" has an incredible flow of up-tempo and mid-tempo rockers mixed with power ballads, which ...

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THUNDERSTICK Feat. Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer: 'Something Wicked This Way Came' Live Album Due This Month

British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), will release the first official live album from his eponymously named band on March 20 via Roulette Records. Purkis states: "I ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: Second Album Due This Year

Rock supergroup MOTOR SISTER — featuring Jim Wilson (MOTHER SUPERIOR), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Pearl Aday (Scott's wife and daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) and John Tempesta (THE CULT) — has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The disc is being produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL ...

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FIREWIND Announces New Singer

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with AVANTASIA and SINBREED. FIREWIND is currently working on its ninth studio album, to be released later in 2020. FIREWIND announced the latest ...

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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Lose To MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off (Video)

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal was finally challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale". The event also included a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers ...

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Listen To New CODE ORANGE Song 'Sulfur Surrounding'

"Sulfur Surrounding", a brand new song from the Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming LP, "Underneath", which will be released on March 13 via Roadrunner Records. "Underneath" finds CODE ORANGE once again confounding expectations, piling element on element, and towering towards the sky. Rattling drum ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For 'Signs' From 'Five Man London Jam'

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA visited iconic recording studio Abbey Road Studios in London, England in June 2019 for a one-night musical event capturing the band performing songs from their legendary arsenal, including "Love Song" and "What You Give", along with their classic covers of "Signs" and "We Can Work It Out". Additionally, the band performed ...

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WENDY DIO Says It's Her 'Job In Life Right Now' To Keep RONNIE JAMES DIO's Music And Legacy Alive

In a recent interview with Australia's Subculture Entertainment, Wendy Dio, the wife and longtime manager of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, RAINBOW), discussed the licensing opportunities she pursues for her late husband's work. Since his 2010 passing, Wendy has kept Ronnie in the public eye largely through the much-debated Dio hologram tour. ...

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Video: DRAGONFORCE Plays In Los Angeles With Drummer AQUILES PRIESTER

DRAGONFORCE played its second show with drummer Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, TONY MACALPINE, W.A.S.P.) this past Friday night (March 6) at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert, which featured a guest appearance by Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) and Tim Henson (POLYPHIA) for the banjo-inflected tribute to the video ...

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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'To Have Another Opportunity To Do It Again At This Level Is Definitely A Blessing'

In a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, frontman Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER discussed the reasoning behind the long period of inactivity between studio albums before the release of last year's "Mourn The Southern Skies". Although EXHORDER had several reformations since its original dissolution in 1994, the band had long failed ...

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EXCITER Is 'Working On A New Album'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's Metal Mal about the band's plans to release new music. He said (hear audio below): "We're just working on a new album right now. We're gonna be shopping a demo in the next few months, and as soon as ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE: 'Raging Void' Drum Playthrough (Video)

Paiste has uploaded video footage of SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande's drum playthrough to the band's song "Raging Void". Check it out below. Last month, SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green told Australia's Everblack Media that Casagrande has had "a tremendous impact" on the group since he joined in 2011. "It's undeniable because he's such a strong force," ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Once Again Calls Out JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD For Using A Teleprompter

IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson has once again called out singers who use teleprompters during live performances. A teleprompter, or autocue, is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script, and it is usually used by vocalists — including JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford and BLACK SABBATH's ...

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NAGLFAR: Music Video For 'Cerecloth' Title Track

The official music video for "Cerecloth", the title track of the seventh full-length album from Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR, can be seen below. The disc will be released on May 8 via Century Media Records. NAGLFAR comments: "We are proud to hereby reveal the title track from our upcoming album. 'Cerecloth' marks our ...

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VADER To Release 'Solitude In Madness' Album In May

Polish death metal metallers VADER will release their 16th studio album, "Solitude In Madness", on May 1 via Nuclear Blast. VADER leader Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek comments: "Humanity never learns from its lessons. I feel tensions continuing to rise around the world. People have forgotten about true pain, from a bigger picture standpoint. Generationally, the new ...

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