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REFUSED Announces Early 2020 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED has announced its North American tour plans for this winter. The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, D.C. and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting REFUSED on these dates will be METZ, who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and YOUTH CODE. VIP ticket, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'Doing Well' In His Battle With Throat Cancer

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that Dave Mustaine is "doing well" four months after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. Although ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Concert Film To Rock Cinema Screens Nationwide For One Night Only

On November 7, Fathom Events will bring the legendary southern rock band LYNYRD SKYNYRD to cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performance. The concert film, directed by multi award-winning director Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films, will feature their 2018 hometown stadium performance from the "Last Of The Street ...

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STYX Announces First 2020 Tour Dates

Legendary rockers STYXTommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James "JY" Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo — are continuing on their never-ending "mission" to bring their music to their loyal fans in 2020 with new tour ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: Inside Look At Drum Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio recently joined Charlie Banante from ANTHRAX for an inside look at his drum rig. Watch the clip below. Earlier this year, Benante spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said: "There's a collection of songs so far ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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Watch STATIC-X Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's September 21 performance in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. STATIC-X kicked off its reunion tour on June 18 in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to late STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says New 'Black Anima' Album Is 'Deep, Intense And Melancholic'

Vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently spoke with "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience", a program on Montclair State University's student radio station WMSC 90.3. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for the band's forthcoming ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Frontman On Producer ELVIS BASKETTE: 'He's Not Going To Let Anything Slide By If Anybody's Tempted To Phone It In'

HardDrive Radio's Paulie Walnuts recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE vocalist Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ALTER BRIDGE chose to work with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette on its forthcoming album, "Walk The Sky": Myles: "He's really hard ...

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INSOMNIUM Drummer: 'Heart Like A Grave' Is 'Easily The Strongest Record We Have Ever Done'

Gonzalo Pozo of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Markus Hirvonen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On incorporating more "Finnish melancholia" into INSOMNIUM's forthcoming studio album, "Heart Like A Grave": Markus: "Basically it ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Singer PHIL LABONTE Slams 'Evil' Facebook: 'People Don't Realize That You're The Product'

Facebook has caught serious flak for its data privacy issues, with investigations having revealed the popular social media platform shares access to other users' data with other technology firms like Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. While company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied such practices, Facebook has been hit with heavy fines and remains under ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Perform In Dallas

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's September 21 concert at the Dos Equis Pavilion (formerlly the StarPlex Pavilion) in Dallas, Texas can be seen below. IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 33-city North American leg of "Legacy Of The Beast" on July 18 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Drummer Nicko McBrain recently said about ...

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DRAGONFORCE Releases Animated Music Video For 'Razorblade Meltdown'

The official music video for DRAGONFORCE's new single, "Razorblade Meltdown", can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONFORCE's eighth full-length album, "Extreme Power Metal", which will be released on September 27. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, "Extreme Power Metal" was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman ...

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MICHAEL DENNER Has Had No Contact With KING DIAMOND And HANK SHERMANN: 'There's Nothing Really To Talk About'

Michael Denner says that he has no desire to speak with King Diamond and Hank Shermann now that they have decided to exclude him from MERCYFUL FATE's upcoming reunion. When it was announced last month that the influential Danish heavy metal act would reunite for an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer ...

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SEETHER Bassist Marries Longtime Girlfriend

SEETHER bassist Dale Stewart married his longtime girlfriend Michelle Thomas on Saturday, September 21 in Savannah, Georgia. SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan served as best man at the event, while guitarist Corey Lowery was one of the groomsmen. According to the couple's page on The Knot wedding web site, "Dale and Michelle ...

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CHEVELLE Is Putting Finishing Touches On 'Melodic' New Album

CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler spoke to Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The disc was recorded in part this past May at Joe's House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, THE ...

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JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Says He Has 'No Good Memories At All' Of VENOM's 'Possessed' Album

In a recent interview with Jason Saulnier, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn discussed VENOM's 1984 "At War With Satan" studio album and its follow-up, "Possessed", which was the last offering to feature the band's classic lineup of Dunn, vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray before Dunn's departure ...

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