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COAL CHAMBER Members Reunite

Three members of COAL CHAMBER reunited Friday night (May 10) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Earlier today, vocalist Dez Fafara posted an Instagram photo of him, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascón and bassist Nadja Peulen hanging out at what appears to be a local bar, along with the following caption: "About last night 'WE' ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On His Upcoming Solo Album: It's 'Something That I've Wanted To Do For A Long Time'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery will enter the studio in June to begin recording his first solo album. Helming the disc will be Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected. Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo ...

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SKILLET: More 'Victorious' Album Details Revealed

Two-time Grammy nominees SKILLET will release their tenth full-length album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic. The follow-up to the RIAA-gold-certified "Unleashed" (SKILLET's fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band's position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist: 'We Always Write From A Personal Place'

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass recently spoke with Ethan Jackson of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current American leg of the band's ongoing "Attention Attention" tour: Eric: "Almost every show's sold out. It's been very humbling [and] extremely ...

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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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Video Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'

"Hallowed Be Thy Name", the new video from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Heretics", which was released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. With "The Heretics", ROTTING ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage. Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me." The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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How STEVEN TYLER Inspired SCOTT STAPP's New Single, 'Purpose For Pain'

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp spoke to iHeartRadio heritage rock station WJRR about his new single, "Purpose For Pain". The song, which was released last Friday, is taken from the CREED frontman's upcoming album, "The Space Between The Shadows", due in July via Napalm Records. "It's a bangin' rock track," Stapp ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Third Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of DEMONS & WIZARDS to a worldwide deal. Founded in 1999 by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), DEMONS & WIZARDS released two highly acclaimed albums, 1999s' "Demons & Wizards" and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King". The band is currently recording its as-yet-untitled third ...

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IN FLAMES' ANDERS FRIDÉN: 'I Will Never Go Back And Do Another 'The Jester Race' Or 'Whoracle''

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with frontman Anders Fridén of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he feels about about IN FLAMES' upcoming studio album, "I, The Mask": Anders: "I have a great feeling every time we release ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Live Video For 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN has released a new music video for its anthemic single "Get Up", a collection of behind-the-scenes moments on tour and live footage from the road that gives an inside look into the powerful moments that the song is fostering between the bandmembers and their fans. The uplifting No. 1 Active Rock and Top 25 ...

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Watch ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Unveil His Action Figure

An eight-inch action figure of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has just been made available from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). A short video clip of Scott unveiling the action figure can be seen below. Scott previously said that the figure would include his "infamous 'Walking Dead' appearance" zombie head. "Paying close attention to detail recreating ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'There's Nothing Like Being In The Studio With GEOFF TATE'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet about the band's forthcoming "Moonglow" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he maintains such a high level of creativity for AVANTASIA: Tobias: "I think the foundation of everything is ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says 'His Death Was Not Inevitable'

Chris Cornell's widow says that his passing "was not inevitable" and blames her husband's battle with addiction for his death. Since her husband's passing in May 2017, Vicky Cornell has become an expert and advocate on the issue of drug abuse, highlighting the importance of ending misconceptions about what she says is "a totally preventable ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE: 'Face Of Fear' Video Released

"Face Of Fear", the new video from the Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit EDGE OF PARADISE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "Universe", which will be released later in the year. The disc is being recorded with Mike Plotnikoff (HALESTORM, THREE DAYS GRACE) and Chuck Johnson (KORN). ...

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