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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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SHINEDOWN Releases Animated Video For 'Monsters'

SHINEDOWN has unveiled an animated video for "Monsters". The track currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the second week in a row and has amassed nearly 15 million streams. Animated by Toon53 Productions, "Monsters" explores the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle. "Monsters" recently became ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Gets Reimagined As Universal Monsters In New Funko POP! Line Of Figures

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has reimagined METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett as two Universal Monsters: Frankenstein's Monster and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. The two limited figures, which are the first in the new "The Kirk Hammett Collection," will be made available starting July ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Release Single In August

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR will release its debut seven-inch this August via Housecore Records. A project inadvertently in the making since Anselmo's earliest days as a child in the French Quarter, the band features Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER), Kevin Bond (SUPERJOINT, CHRIST INVERSION, ARTIMUS ...

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LORDI To Release 'Recordead Live - Sextourcism In Z7' DVD In July

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their new DVD, "Recordead Live - Sextourcism In Z7", on DVD, vinyl and digipack on July 26 via AFM Records. Besides the live cut of the show in Pratteln, Switzerland, recorded during LORDI's latest "Sextourcism" tour, the DVD provides a lot of bonus material, including some real rarities. ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says METALLICA Came Across Like They Were 'Whining And Complaining' In 'Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary

"Rock Hard With Jay Conroy" recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what territories ANVIL had a record deal while opening up for larger bands during the early part of their career: ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Release 'Rare Ass S**t!' Digital Collection

SUICIDE SILENCE will release a digital collection of rarities, titled "Rare Ass Shit!", on June 14. The effort will contain tracks originally featured on the band's 2005 self-titled debut EP as well as pre-production recordings of songs that later appeared on the group's 2007 debut album, "The Cleansing". "Rare Ass Shit!" track listing: 01. Ending ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release Second Album In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

Tommy Vext spoke to HardDrive Radio about BAD WOLVES' recently completed second album, which tentatively due before the end of the year. "Gutars and bass were tracked in [Las] Vegas with Max Karon, who is one of John's [Boecklin, drums] oldest friends, who also works for GHOST," the singer said. "And then we did production ...

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Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Zurich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on May 10 at Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Release NSFW Video For 'Let 'Em Go'

British rockers THE WILDHEARTS have released a NSFW video for their new single, "Let 'Em Go". The song is taken from the band's first full-length studio album in 10 years, "Renaissance Men", which was released on May 3. THE WILDHEARTS comment: "'Let 'Em Go' is a song about ridding your life of wankers. THE WILDHEARTS ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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