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ANVIL Signs New Record Deal, Promises 'Crushing' 2020 Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany in October to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Speaking about the new disc's musical direction, drummer Robb Reiner told The Metal Voice (see video below: "It's just a continuation of what we've been doing for the ...

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HALESTORM Is Working On 'Special Package' For Tenth Anniversary Of Debut Album, Says JOE HOTTINGER

Joe Hottinger says HALESTORM is currently assembling a "special package" to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. Released in 2009, the LP was produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, P.O.D.) and featured the single "I Get Off". The band went on to release three additional studio albums, becoming a mainstay ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Attempts To Smash World's First 'Unbreakable' Guitar (Video)

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sweden's Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge technologies by building the world's first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills on it. In this project, Sandvik gathered experts from across the company to demonstrate ...

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ANDI DERIS On MICHAEL KISKE's Return To HELLOWEEN: 'It Felt Like He Was Coming Home'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the personal chemistry that existed during HELLOWEEN's recently completed "Pumpkins United" tour, which ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's '333'

HELLYEAH has digitally released "333", the first song from the band's eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul Abbott's final recordings. The disc will be released this summer via Eleven Seven Music Group. "Vinnie originally came up with the idea for '333'," said singer Chad Gray. "A lot of people may think Vinnie ...

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PHIL LYNOTT: 'Songs For While I'm Away' Documentary To Include Interviews With THIN LIZZY, U2, METALLICA Members

According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis and METALLICA's James ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Has 'Total Respect' For Previous Drummers IGOR CAVALERA And JEAN DOLABELLA

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he enjoys most about drumming: Eloy: "I think for all the musicians, that's something natural for you. ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of Stockholm Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's December 18 performance at Arenan in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" tour marks the ...

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Authorized Biography Of KING'S X Due In February

"King's X: The Oral History", the definitive companion to one of the most acclaimed hard rock acts in the business, will be published on February 19, 2019 via Jawbone Press. Countless accolades have been bestowed upon KING'S X over the years, and, since their formation in 1980, they have grown to become one of the ...

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Watch SMASHING PUMPKINS Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were the musical guests on last night's (Tuesday, December 11) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed several songs — "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)", "Knights Of Malta", "Solara", "Zero" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)", "Knights Of Malta" ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES: Listen To 'Pledge Of The Savior' Song

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have just released their sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", via Arising Empire. The official track video for the disc's latest single, "Pledge Of The Savior", can be seen below. LOVEBITES leader and bassist Miho says: "'Clockwork Immortality' features the strongest, most powerful elements of our second EP, 'Battle ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be the musical guests on the December 11 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform several songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical ...

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HELLOWEEN: Unboxing Video For 'Starlight: The Noise Records Collection' Limited-Edition Box Set

An unboxing video for "Helloween - Starlight: The Noise Records Collection" can be seen below. Due on October 26 via Noise Records, it is a deluxe, limited-edition boxset containing all the bands Noise recordings, from the long-out-of-print EPs "Helloween" and "Judas", through their debut album "Walls Of Jericho" to the masterpieces "Keeper Of The Seven ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere BILLY CORGAN-Directed Video For 'Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a music video for their current single, "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)". Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The video sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a ...

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