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JUDAS PRIEST's Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Derby: Video, Photos

Noted British heavy metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap is among six people from Derbyshire who were honored at the University Of Derby's graduation ceremonies this week. Sneap received his honorary degree on his 50th birthday (Thursday, July 18) in front of thousands of graduating students, their families and friends at ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Releases 'Nebula' Video

"Nebula", the new video from CYNIC frontman Paul Masvidal, can be seen below. A prominent player in the prog metal scene since he was a teenager, Masvidal reveals his songwriter roots with a solo acoustic album. Now available is the first of a trilogy of EPs, "Mythical Human Vessel", featuring a new direction that may ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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BABYMETAL Explains Inspiration For 'Metal Galaxy' Album

BABYMETAL's Moametal spoke to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the lyrical inspiration for the Japanese pop metal act's upcoming third album, "Metal Galaxy". The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" will be released on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. She said: "At this moment, there is a typhoon #4 approaching Japan and is apparently named Typhoon ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ANTHRAX's HELLFEST Performance

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. ANTHRAX performed the song "Now It's Dark" live for the first time in more than 27 years on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. The band has played it again at most ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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COREY TAYLOR Blasts Holocaust Deniers

Corey Taylor has blasted so-called Holocaust deniers for spreading false conspiracy theories, saying that their actions are "a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them." Most Holocaust deniers claim, either explicitly or implicitly, that the Holocaust is a hoax — or at best an exaggeration — ...

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Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Perform At Italy's ROCK THE CASTLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's July 6 performance at the Rock The Castle festival at Castello Scaligero in Villafranca Di Verona (VR), Italy can be seen below. Bach recently issued an "open invitation" to the other members of SKID ROW's classic lineup to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire WITH FULL FORCE Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of NAPALM DEATH's entire June 28 performance at the With Full Force festival at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE Concert). NAPALM DEATH is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2020 release. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Zero Gravity' Music Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — released its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was produced ...

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RANDY BLYTHE: 'If You're Sitting Behind A Computer Screen And Judging People, That Goes Against Everything This Music Stands For'

Randy Blythe says that the culture of outrage has become so pervasive in today's world that people are quick to condemn others in self-righteous indignation even before they have the facts. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, the LAMB OF GOD frontman bemoaned today's call-out culture and how it is negatively impacting artistry. "In today's ...

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Video: DUFF MCKAGAN Performs At Seattle Record Store

On June 18, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan took part in an in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle, Washington. Video footage of the event can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "woodlawn1477"). Duff's new solo album, "Tenderness", came out on May 31. McKagan and Shooter Jennings began recording "Tenderness" more than ...

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DEICIDE Performs At Colombia's ROCK AL PARQUE (Video)

Professionally filmed video footage of DEICIDE's performance at the Rock Al Parque festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Bogota, Colombia can be seen below. DEICIDE recently parted ways with guitarist Mark English and replaced him with Chris Cannella. English joined DEICIDE in 2016 following the departure of longtime guitarist Jack Owen. ...

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