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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Play Bass With A Pick

At the first stop of the European leg of his "Basstory" tour at Rough Trade in Bristol, England on October 15, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson explained why he started playing with a pick/plectrum instead of his fingers. He said (see video below): "Your signature sound comes from the hand you sign your signature with, which ...

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Listen To New WITHIN TEMPTATION Song 'Firelight'

The song "Firelight" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be streamed below. The third single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by Belgian singer Jasper Steverlinck. Vocalist Sharon Den Adel said: "It was originally written for my solo project MY INDIGO, but the track felt too dark back then. However, ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer JEFFREY NOTHING Releases 'Dead Space / Dead Inside' Video

Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), formerly the haunting voice and co-founder behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal and industrial collective MUSHROOMHEAD, has resurfaced with his solo project JEFFREY NOTHING (also known as NOTHING). Newly released is a brand new single and video, "Dead Space / Dead Inside". The track is available ...

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ANDERS FRIDÉN: 'We Try To Develop Our Own Style And Take Our Sound As Far As We Can Without Losing The Essence Of IN FLAMES'

Etic's Live conducted an interview with vocalist Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES prior to the band's November 9 concert at Auditorio Citibanamex in Monterrey, Mexico in support of DEEP PURPLE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current plans: ...

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METALLICA Donates $100,000 To California Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has donated $100,000 toward wildfire relief efforts in California. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. "Sadly once again communities in California are experiencing historically devastating ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'All Within My Hands' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Lyric Video For 'Raise Your Banner' Song Featuring IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN

The official lyric video for the song "Raise Your Banner" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be seen below. The second single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. "Resist" will be released on December 14. It is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, ...

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VINNIE VINCENT: December Concert Dates Postponed To February

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's previously announced shows in Memphis on December 7 and December 8 have been postponed until February 8 and February 9, 2019 in Nashville due to additional scheduling and logistical requirements by the promoter. Promoter Derek Christopher said: "Vinnie is ready to rock and roll and is disappointed by the postponement, ...

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UNEARTH Releases Music Video For 'One With The Sun'

The official video for the song "One With The Sun" from Boston's UNEARTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Extinction(s)", which will be released on November 23. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, ...

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GUS G.: Making Of 'Letting Go' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Letting Go" video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says USA Has 'Never Had Innocence' In Jab At DONALD TRUMP's 'Make America Great Again' Slogan

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he doesn't understand why people get so upset by celebrities using their fame and status to bring attention to contemporary political issues. "Look, everybody has opinions," he told Landry.Audio (hear audio below). "I see it online. I'll see entertainers — whether they're musicians or actors or whoever… painters; it ...

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Corrupting Influence - INTERNAL BLEEDING

INTERNAL BLEEDING has achieved success over the years where it matters most. The group has been creatively successful since the act's early nineties demo material, and with the absolutely savage debut long player: "Voracious Contempt". But in terms of commercial success, the ball hasn't necessarily always bounced in the favor of the Long Island-based band—relatively ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Begin Recording New Album

LIMP BIZKIT is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its sixth studio album. Guitarist Wes Borland said in an Instragram post that the original plan was to start the follow-up to 2011's "Gold Cobra" last weekend, but wildfires in Southern California forced him and his bandmates to delay the process by a few ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We've Turned Into A Society Of Snowflakes Where People Are Just Weak And Entitled'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to make tough decisions as the leader of ICED EARTH: "Well, there's a myriad of tough decisions that take ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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DAWN FADES To Release Debut Album In February

Los Angeles based post-metal group DAWN FADES will release its self-titled debut album on February 8, 2019 via Metal Assault Records. Metal Assault has worked with DAWN FADES for a couple of its events in the L.A. area this year, and the band's live performance was mesmerizing and magnetic every single time, striking an unimaginable ...

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BRET MICHAELS's Concert In Greeneville, Tennessee Postponed Due To 'Medical Emergency'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels canceled his November 11 concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee "due to a medical emergency." According to a statement posted on Bret's social media sites, the performance was called off because Michaels is suffering from kidney stones and is now immobile due to pain. All tickets purchased ...

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FOREIGNER's Original Members Reunite On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER played the first of four "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts Friday night (November 9) at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater. The show, which marked the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER's second album, "Double Vision", featured all current bandmembers plus the original musicians who helped to put the iconic group on the map more ...

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