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SKINLAB Announces West Coast Tour With ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB will embark on a West Coast tour in August. Support on the 12-date trek will come from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN. The tour will kick off on August 18 in Reno, Nevada and make stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver before the final performance on ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for their long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. "Rammstein" track listing: 01. Deutschland (05:26) 02. Radio (04:37) 03. Zeig Dich (04:16) 04. Ausländer (03:52) 05. Sex ...

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Ategnatos - ELUVEITIE

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to the folk metal formula than its more ...

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RAMMSTEIN Teases Three More New Songs, 'Ausländer', 'Sex' And 'Puppe'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released audio samples of three more new songs, "Ausländer", "Sex" and "Puppe", via their YouTube channel. All three tracks are expected to appear on the band's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Last ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Crack The Sky'

"Crack The Sky", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Berserker", which will be released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously ...

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Video Premiere: ALEXISONFIRE's 'Familiar Drugs'

ALEXISONFIRE has premiered the official video for "Familiar Drugs". The bandmembers once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis, who directed their personal favorite ALEXISONFIRE video for "The Northern" and CITY AND COLOUR's "Fragile Bird", "Thirst" and "Lover Come Back". "Everything came together really fast," says Wade MacNeil. "Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of ...

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RAMMSTEIN Teases Two New Songs, 'Radio' And 'Zeig Dich'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released audio samples of two new songs, "Radio" and "Zeig Dich", via their YouTube channel. Both tracks are expected to appear on the band's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Last month, RAMMSTEIN ...

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BARRY KERCH Calls SHINEDOWN 'A Full Democracy'

During a recent interview with Cutter and Kaytie of Razor 94.7 and 104.7, SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch said that his band is "a full democracy." He explained (hear audio below): "Brent's [Smith, vocals] the 51 percent, because he's gotta be the captain. Every ship has a captain… You have to have a leader, and Brent's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says His Twitter 'Feud' With JOE BONAMASSA Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner says that his supposed Twitter "feud" with Joe Bonamassa was blown out of proportion. Faulkner made headlines last month when he implored Bonamassa to "stop acting like a spoilt tit" after the blues/rock guitar titan complained about an online article based on one of his tweets. The online exchange started when ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: No New MEGADETH Album Before 2020

David Ellefson says that fans will probably have to wait until at least early 2020 to see a new studio album from MEGADETH. MEGADETH hasn't released any fresh music since 2016's "Dystopia" record, whose title track won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2017 ceremony. Asked by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station ...

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DINO CAZARES Has No Information To Share About New FEAR FACTORY Album

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that he has no information to share regarding a possible release for the band's already-completed new album, tentatively titled "Monolith". Cazares was asked about the status of FEAR FACTORY's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP during a brand new interview with "The Metal Command" radio show. ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says WENDY DIO Spent A 'Bazillion Dollars' Trying To Make Fans Happy With DIO Hologram

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the formation of A NEW REVENGE, which also features guitarist Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL), legendary bassist Rudy ...

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