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HUNTRESS Singer JILL JANUS Dies By Suicide

HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus has died by suicide. She was only 42 years old. Jill's family and bandmates have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jill Janus — frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS — passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime ...

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SIRENIA To Release 'Arcane Astral Aeons' Album In October

Nordic epic metal masters SIRENIA will release their new album, "Arcane Astral Aeons", at the end of October via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Dim Days Of Dolor" marks the band's second LP to feature French vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan, who replaced Spanish singer Ailyn Giménez García two years ago. SIRENIA guitarist Morten Veland commented: ...

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Video: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Rejoined By Singer HOWARD JONES On Stage At Second London Concert

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones once again made an appearance during the band's concert Saturday night (August 11) at the O2 Arena in London, England, dueting with current KILLSWITCH frontman Jesse Leach on the group's classic song "The End Of Heartache". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Jones previously joined ...

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Video Premiere: OMNIUM GATHERUM's 'Refining Fire'

The official video for "Refining Fire", a brand new song from Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Burning Cold", which will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media. The cover artwork was once again created by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen, who has been responsible ...

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Members Of LYNYRD SKYNYRD Sit Down With Music Personality MATT PINFIELD For All-New Episode Of 'Speakeasy'

On August 14, New York City's Triad Theater hosts television's critically acclaimed conversation series "Speakeasy". This episode features southern rock icons Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke of LYNYRD SKYNYRD as they sit down with former MTV and VH1 fixture Matt Pinfield. Doors will open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and the ...

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Video Premiere: BEYOND THE BLACK's 'Million Lightyears'

German symphonic metal/power metal band BEYOND THE BLACK will release its new album, "Heart Of The Hurricane", on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). The official music video for the song "Million Lightyears", taken from "Heart Of The Hurricane", can be seen below. BEYOND THE BLACK's debut album, "Songs Of Love And Death" ...

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KISS Manager DOC MCGHEE And Brother SCOTT End 25-Year Business Relationship

According to All Access Music Group, McGhee Entertainment partners Doc and Scott McGhee have announced the conclusion of their 25-year business relationship. McGhee Entertainment's web site lists clients that include KISS, Paul Stanley, Ted Nugent, A THOUSAND HORSES, LOVE & THEFT, and others. Doc McGhee will continue operating McGhee Entertainment, while his brother ...

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ARCH ENEMY Postpones North American Tour

ARCH ENEMY has postponed its previously announced North American tour until 2019. The band said in a statement: "We were looking forward to seeing everyone again this fall and to share our stage with GOATWHORE and UNCURED, but we have been forced to cancel this run due to reasons beyond our control. It's very unfortunate ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman Says Paying Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL At ROCK ON THE RANGE Was 'A Very Moving And Poignant Experience'

ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall spoke to NME about his band's decision to mark the first anniversary of Chris Cornell's passing by covering SOUNDGARDEN's "Hunted Down" and "Boot Camp" this past May at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. "That was a very moving and poignant experience," he said. ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Says His Upcoming 'More Life With Deth' Book Will Include 'Largely Untold' Stories From 1980s

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "More Life With Deth", the follow-up to his memoir "My Life With Deth", in November via Ellefson Music Press. The book was co-written by his business partner, radio personality and music journalist Thom Hazaert, and features contributions from Alice Cooper, Brian "Head" Welch (KORN), Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH) and many ...

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TARJA TURUNEN On Her Relationship With Ex-Bandmates In NIGHTWISH: 'They Have Their Own Life, I Have My Own Life. Everything Is Fine'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On her new live album, "Act II": Tarja: "I'm very happy. Actually, the work for the live album, even though ...

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WILSON Releases Music Video For 'Dumptruck'

WILSON's video for the song "Dumptruck" can be seen below. The clip, conceptualized by vocalist Chad Nicefield and brought to life by Ronny Tibbs and Anthony Maiuri, puts the wacky and unadulterated WILSON spin on classic racing games such as Rad Racer, F-Zero and Grand Prix II. Viewers are taken for a ride on the ...

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Video: GRETA VAN FLEET Performs 'When The Curtain Falls' On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Emerging young Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET performed their new single, "When The Curtain Falls", on the Thursday, July 26 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Check out video footage of their appearance below. GRETA VAN FLEET's first full-length album is tentatively due later this year. "We're reshaping it and then get into ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY Releases 'We Want A War' Video

"We Want A War", the new video from NASHVILLE PUSSY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Pleased To Eat You", which will be released on September 7 via earMUSIC. Lemmy personally blessed NASHVILLE PUSSY calling them "America's last great rock 'n' roll band" — and Lemmy should know. ...

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