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LOUDNESS To Release 'Live In Tokyo' 2CD+DVD In May

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new 2CD+DVD, "Live In Tokyo", on May 17 via earMUSIC. A performance video for the song "Soul On Fire", taken from "Live In Tokyo", can be seen below. LOUDNESS has dominated the worldwide heavy metal scene ever since its birth in 1981 with classic albums like "Thunder In The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Debuts To Better Audience Reviews Than 'Black Panther'

The long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic "The Dirt", based on the band's 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography, debuted last Friday, March 22. The band immediately became the top-searched topic on Google Trends with a 4300% spike in searches. Streaming partners have been quick to support the film's soundtrack and MÖTLEY CRÜE's catalogue with the Global ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage. Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me." The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On MEGADETH's Next Record: 'Trust Me, It's Not Gonna Be A Lightweight Album'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary celebration in 2018, which saw the band putting out special releases, exclusive merch items and creating one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide, has influenced the musical direction of the group's next studio album. "I think one of the things that the 35-year campaign has done is it's gotten ...

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Video Premiere: HALESTORM's 'Vicious'

HALESTORM's music video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Vicious", can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale stated about the track: "'Vicious' is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. "We loved the word 'vicious,' but we didn't want to use it in its typical ...

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L.A. GUNS: Music Video For 'The Devil You Know' Title Track

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Really Believe In What I'm Doing'

Legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, who has often been criticized for his his blistering arpeggios, exotic scale runs and infatuation with harmonic minor, says that he doesn't pay attention to his detractors. "I think maybe people are very short-sighted, and that's just the way people are," he tells Eonmusic in a new interview. "I ...

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Listen To New BAD RELIGION Song 'Do The Paranoid Style'

"Do The Paranoid Style", a brand new song from the acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album titled "Age Of Unreason", which is due on May 3 via on Epitaph Records. "When fringe groups blame shadowy forces for their problems it ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Is Working On New Music

KILL DEVIL HILL is working on material for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Revolution Rise" album. "Dewey [Bragg, vocals] and I have been writing a bunch of stuff," guitarist Mark Zavon told Damnation Vault in a new interview. "We're going to try and put something out, maybe this year, maybe early next ...

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No More Hollywood Endings - BATTLE BEAST

When it comes to defeating the odds, BATTLE BEAST pulled off something approaching a miracle with their last album, 2017's "Bringer Of Pain". The departure of founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter Anton Kabanen (now of BEAST IN BLACK), whose vision had driven the band's entire catalogue, could easily have derailed the whole enterprise; or, ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Play 'Rapid Fire' In Rehearsal

Video footage of JUDAS PRIEST rehearsing the band's classic song "Rapid Fire" on March 3 can be seen below. This past January, JUDAS PRIEST's European tour with Ozzy Osbourne was postponed after the BLACK SABBATH singer fell ill. Those dates have been rescheduled to begin in September. Bassist Ian Hill is the sole remaining original ...

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Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia - MYSTIFIER

Brazil's bestial barbarians MYSTIFIER have been unwavering in the endless pursuit and exploration of extreme metal darkness for 30 years. Whether it's interesting or trivial depends on who you ask, but the act is arguably best known for its inclusion on the metalcentric soundtrack of Harmony Korine's ragtag-celebrating cult classic film "Gummo". Anecdotal bullet points ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman GAAHL Says Black Metal Scene 'Used To Be Very Free And Highly Individualistic'

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow conducted an interview with former GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal) prior to his new band GAAHLS WYRD's show at Café Central in Weinheim, Germany as the support act for TRIBULATION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Would 'Definitely' Pay Money To See RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram, But Doesn't Think RONNIE Would Be 'Into It'

Former DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he would "definitely" pay money to go see the Ronnie James Dio hologram even though he doesn't believe the the legendary heavy metal singer would be pleased about having a a life-size digital version of him touring the world. The former vocalist in BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW, who ...

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JOHN CORABI Reflects On His Years With MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'I'm Always Going To Be The Asterisk'

Vocalist John Corabi (THE DEAD DAISIES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour, in which he'll perform MÖTLEY CRÜE's self-titled 1994 album in its entirety for the final times: John: "I've got ...

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Original CANDLEMASS Vocalist JOHAN LÄNGQVIST On Why He Rejoined The Band: 'The Songs Really Hooked Me'

Prior to Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS's February 7 performance in Paris, vocalist Johan Längqvist spoke with Duke TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoining CANDLEMASS in 2018, 32 years after he performed on the group's debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus": Johan: ...

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