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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Says He Was Treated 'Like A Thing, Like A Stage Prop' And 'Not A Person' By His Former Bandmates

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was treated like "a thing" and "a stage prop" during his tenure with the band and claims that the business he "helped start" has been "hijacked." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while ...

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NORMA JEAN To Release 'All Hail' Album In October

Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN will release its eighth studio album, "All Hail", on October 25 via Solid State Records. The disc was recorded earlier this year with producer Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT) at his Graphic Nature Audio studio in Belleville, New Jersey. A teaser for "All Hail" is available below. The ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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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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CHERIE CURRIE Looks Back On THE RUNAWAYS' 'Cherry Bomb'

Former THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie recently spoke to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" about the band's classic song "Cherry Bomb", which was written by RUNAWAYS manager Kim Fowley and guitarist Joan Jett for the group's self-titled debut album. The title is a play on Cherie's name, who was just 16 when this song was ...

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COLD Announces First U.S. Tour In Over Eight Years

In support of their forthcoming Napalm Records debut, "The Things We Can't Stop", alternative rockers COLD will hit the road late this summer and into early fall. Dubbed the "Broken Human Tour", the band's first trek in over eight years kicks off August 29 in Teaneck, New Jersey and runs through October 20 in Lexington, ...

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HATRIOT: 'Ethereal Nightmare' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Ethereal Nightmare" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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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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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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ALICE COOPER Makes Surprise Speech At Ohio Church

According to Fox 8, legendary rocker Alice Cooper gave a surprise speech at a Northeast Ohio church on Sunday. Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, attended service at the invitation of his friend, Pastor Alistair Begg of Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls. During an intimate conversation from the pulpit, Cooper spoke openly about his ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Keyboardist/Vocalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT To Release 'Martyr' Solo Album In October

CRADLE OF FILTH keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist in her own right, will release her debut solo album on October 7. "Martyr", co-written by former EVANESCENCE drummer Rocky Gray, offers eleven tracks of entrancing gothic rock, influenced by Schoolcraft's background in classical music. Fans of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, and ...

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BIFF BYFORD: Why SAXON Never Made It Big In America

Biff Byford has explained why he believes SAXON never achieved the same kind of commercial success in America as fellow British bands IRON MAIDEN and DEF LEPPARD. Although SAXON is widely recognized as one of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal's pioneering exponents, the band has failed to mirror its European success in the U.S. ...

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Watch CANDLEMASS Perform At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS's July 13 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS's 12th album, "The Door To Doom", was released in February via Napalm Records. The disc includes the song "Astorolus - The Great Octopus", which features a guest guitar solo by none other than ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: 'Live From The Artists Den' Unboxing Video

On February 17, 2013, SOUNDGARDEN concluded a sold-out U.S. winter tour in support of "King Animal", its first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special "Live From The Artists Den" taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. SOUNDGARDEN mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time ...

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