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SOILWORK Announces New Bassist RASMUS EHRNBORN

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced the addition of bassist Rasmus Ehrnborn to their ranks. The band states: "We are pleased to finally welcome Rasmus Ehrnborn to the SOILWORK family and announce him as our official bass player and full-time member of the band. "Rasmus has been onstage with us ever since the 2019 'Verkligheten' campaign ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS Cancel European Festival Appearances Due To 'Continued Travel Uncertainty'

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and his solo band, THE ILLEGALS, have canceled their previously announced European festival appearances this summer due to "continued travel uncertainty" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS released the following statement: "Due to the continued travel uncertainty surrounding these Covid times, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour As Quartet While Former Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Focuses On His Production Work

JUDAS PRIEST will perform as a four-piece on its upcoming tour as the band's former touring guitarist Andy Sneap, who co-produced the British heavy metal legends' 2018 album "Firepower", plans to focus on production work. Sneap, who is also known for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT, began touring with ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Recalls 'Screaming In A Wall Of Chicken' While Working At Restaurant

In a recent interview with the "Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian" podcast, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend was asked if he ever had any formal training to help him effortlessly flip between orthodox choral singing techniques and guttural screaming. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I never wanted to be a singer — ...

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BIFF BYFORD Looks Back On METALLICA's 1982 Gig As Support Act For SAXON: 'They Didn't Talk To Us For A Long Time' After That

During an appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was asked to recount a "good story" involving the members of METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Back in the day, METALLICA, they supported us. [We played at] the Whisky [A Go Go] club [in West Hollywood ...

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Ex-STEEL PANTHER Bassist TRAVIS HALEY (a.k.a. LEXXI FOXX) Plays First Show With HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS (Video)

HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS, the new band featuring former STEEL PANTHER bassist Travis Haley (a.k.a. Lexxi Foxx) and longtime friend and television celebrity from MTV's "Pimp My Ride", Diggity Dave, made its live debut this past Friday, December 10 at Boondocks Patio & Grill in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photos and fan-filmed video of the concert can ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Discusses 40th-Anniversary Tour In Extended Teaser Video

An extended two-minute teaser video for W.A.S.P.'s upcoming 40th-anniversary tour, narrated by frontman Blackie Lawless, is available below. June 6, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most infamous, notorious, controversial heavy metal bands in the world… W.A.S.P. So join W.A.S.P. for this very special 40th-anniversary world tour that kicks off in Milan, ...

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STEEL PANTHER Asks Public To Help Pick New Bass Player

As the music and hairspray world was recently rocked by the shocking news of the departure of STEEL PANTHER's original bassist Lexxi Foxx, the California glam metal jokesters have been endlessly reviewing submissions from their global search for a replacement. Singer Michael Starr, guitarist Satchel and drummer Stix Zadinia have been watching over 1669 individuals ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces New Album, 'Hammer Of Dawn'; Music Video For Title Track Available

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single and title track, "Hammer Of Dawn", filmed at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg with director Patric Ullaeus, can be seen below. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The ...

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URIAH HEEP Announces Massive Summer/Fall 2022 European Tour

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP has announced an extensive European tour for 2022. The trek, consisting of 61 dates across 28 countries, is the ultimate celebration of one of the most important British rock acts of all time. 2020 saw URIAH HEEP celebrate its 50th anniversary. Sadly, global events forced the band to cancel ...

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