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DANKO JONES: 'I Think The Mark Of A Good Band Is If You Can Play Outside Of Your Own Backyard'

Prior to DANKO JONES's performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, frontman Danko Jones spoke with 4Sound. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing at festivals: Danko: "We've been playing festivals for quite a long time. I like them, especially a festival like Sweden Rock ...

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GODSMACK: Still No Plans To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Although 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of GODSMACK's self-titled debut album, the band decided not commemorate that milestone, choosing instead to focus on promoting its latest album called "When Legends Rise". In a brand new interview with Graspop Metal Meeting, GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and frontman Sully Erna were asked if there are still any ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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BLINK-182 Releases New Single, 'Generational Divide'

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released a new single, "Generational Divide", from their highly anticipated new album via Columbia Records. The song is available on all streaming services and additionally features a music video shot by acclaimed video director Kevin Kerslake. Since its humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, BLINK-182 has sold over ...

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Concept Unification - PINKISH BLACK

There was a time when two-piece bands were a novelty. At this point, you can barely sneeze without hitting at least one act that has ditched guitars or bass in favor of an arsenal of FX pedals and analogue synths. And yet, even in an increasingly crowded marketplace, PINKISH BLACK continue to make music that ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Shares Lyrics For New Single 'Unleashed'

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have shared some of the lyrics for their new single, "Unleashed", The song, which will be released on Jun 25, is taken from the band's upcoming album, tentatively due this fall via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman ...

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DEAN GUITARS Responds To GIBSON Lawsuit: 'We Will Vigorously Defend Ourselves'

The parent company of Dean Guitars has commented on the lawsuit filed by Gibson Brands, Inc., alleging trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and trademark dilution. According to Guitar.com, Gibson has accused Armadillo Enterprises of infringing on seven of its trademarks, including the body shape design of the Flying V, Explorer, ES and ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Release New Single, 'Unleashed', Next Week

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their new single, "Unleashed", on June 25. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, which will arrive this fall via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach recently said that he "wouldn't change ...

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Humanicide - DEATH ANGEL

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL were firing on all cylinders in the late eighties. Their talent was abundant and simply undeniable. Their songwriting was thoughtful and memorable. It seemed as though the world was their oyster. But nagging legal woes and a near-fatal tour bus crash derailed the band's forward momentum. ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist: 'I Love Proving People Wrong'

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo were interviewed by Wyatt Wendels of Planet Rock at this past weekend's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the current state of rock music, Sabo said: "It's so funny, because rock has been dead ...

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ADEMA Teases New Singer, Fall Tour

California rock band ADEMA will reportedly hit the road this fall as the support act for POWERMAN 5000 on "The Days Of Disorder" tour. Also appearing on the bill is (HED)P.E. Based on various teasers posted on ADEMA's social media, it appears that the band's current lineup no longer includes original vocalist Mark Chavez, who ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Release 'Walk The Sky' Album In October; European Tour With SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST Announced

ALTER BRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "Walk The Sky", on October 18 via Napalm Records. The 14-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. "Walk The Sky" is a complete career retrospective drawing ...

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PERIPHERY Announces Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour

PERIPHERY has announced its first North American headlining tour in support of its new album, "Periphery IV: Hail Stan", kicking off a month of shows on September 9. "We're very pleased to announce that PERIPHERY is heading out with VEIL OF MAYA and COVET this September!" said guitar player Jake Bowen. "We've been fans and ...

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