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MINISTRY Releases 'AmeriKKKa' Visualizer

After several headlining tours of North America with the likes of such acts as CHELSEA WOLFE and DEATH GRIPS, MINISTRY will continue to support its critically acclaimed album "AmeriKKKant" with a full U.S. tour this November and December. Joining the American industrial juggernaut will be Franck Hueso, better known by his stage name Carpenter Brut, ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: New Music On The Way

SACROSANCT, the German-Dutch progressive thrash metal outfit founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. SACROSANCT returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus. Kees Harrison (formerly of Dutch prog-metal act SPHERE OF SOULS) recently joined SACROSANCT on bass: "Having been a fan of ...

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SURVIVOR Founder JIM PETERIK To Release New Album In 2019

Frontiers Music Srl has announced a new musical journey from the iconic songwriting maestro Jim Peterik, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter/musician behind THE IDES OF MARCH, PRIDE OF LIONS, formerly of SURVIVOR, a man who has helped write hits for THE BEACH BOYS, .38 SPECIAL, Sammy Hagar, and more. The time has now come for Jim ...

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UNEARTH To Release 'Extinction(s)' Album In November

Boston's UNEARTH will release its new album, "Extinction(s)", on November 23. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, THY ART IS MURDER, SILENT PLANET) at Graphic Nature Studios. Additionally, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Adam Dutkiewicz recorded drums for the effort. According to a ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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SLIPKNOT Wants To 'Bring Surrealism' To Halloween Experience With Iowa Haunted House Partnership

SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan spoke to Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the band's partnership with the Des Moines haunted attraction Slaughterhouse. The 10,000 square-foot haunt will feature memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, around 40 to 50 actors who will bring the band's "iconology, lore and culture" ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says It Was 'Extremely Unfair' Of IAN HILL To Claim That None Of JUDAS PRIEST Fans Were Missing Him

Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to open his upcoming autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", with him walking ...

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METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, SHINEDOWN Featured On 'WWE 2K19' Soundtrack

METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, SHINEDOWN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are among the featured artists on the soundtrack to WWE's upcoming video game "WWE 2K19". Interestingly, the songs were chosen by a host of WWE superstars themselves, bringing a variety to the selections that's as varied as the WWE roster. Various wrestlers, including AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan ...

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HALESTORM Stays Away From Politics And Religion On Its Albums

In a brand new interview with Scotty Mars of the Live 105 radio station in Halifax, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked if it was hard to avoid writing about politics on the band's latest album, "Vicious", in light of the current political and social climates in the U.S. "Absolutely," she responded (hear audio below). ...

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EPICA To Enter Studio At The End Of 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA recently announced that they are working on their first-ever book, "The Essence Of Epica". This unique book will tell the story of the remarkable musical journey of EPICA in the bandmembers' own words, and is illustrated throughout with rare, candid and classic photographs. Speaking to Metal Wani, EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI To Take Part In 'A Life In Music' Events In Paisley And Edinburgh

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will give a fascinating insight into his life and career at two very special events announced for October 2018. Billed as "Tony Iommi With Phil Alexander: A Life In Music", fans will witness Tony in conversation with respected journalist and broadcaster Phil Alexander at dates in Paisley and Edinburgh. ...

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MADBALL: 'Freight Train' Video

" Freight Train", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "For The Cause", which was released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest appearance ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING: 'Focus' Video Released

Long-running New York death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have released the official music video for their song "Focus". The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Corrupting Influence", which will be released on October 19 via Unique Leader Records. The nine-track effort was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studios ...

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