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JOAN JETT Gets New Guitar From GIBSON, 'Joan Jett ES-339'

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the innovative future, Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Joan Jett ES-339 in Wine Red. Calling on nearly two years of touring research and development with Joan, the signature Joan Jett ES-339 guitar premieres as Gibson approaches the next era of shaping sound ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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JETHRO TULL Book To Include New Recordings

"The Ballad Of Jethro Tull" is the hotly anticipated official illustrated history of the legendary prog rock band, due for publication by Rocket 88 Books in November 2019. Today, Ian Anderson announced two new recordings have been created especially for the project. The first, "The Ballad Of Jethro Tull", is a narrative poem written and ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour To Hit Hollywood Palladium; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MACHINE HEAD will bring its "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on December 20. The crushing night will feature singer and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern joined by original "Burn My Eyes" members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar). Building on MACHINE HEAD's "An Evening With…" ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's Next Album Will Be 'Much Heavier'

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are already working on material for the follow-up to "The End Of Chaos" album, which came out this past January. Singer Eric "A.K." Knutson told The Metal Voice that guitarists Michael Gilbert and Steve Conley "wrote, like, 40-something songs for ['The End Of Chaos'], so we've got a lot ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveils Brutal New 'Red Before Black' Video

"Red Before Black", the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX And THE FACELESS To Headline This Year's 'Summer Slaughter Tour'

"The Summer Slaughter Tour" 2019 will see the tour's first-ever triple co-headline bill, featuring CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX and THE FACELESS all sharing the main event and performing full headline sets. RIVERS OF NIHIL, NEKROGOBLIKON, LORNA SHORE, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and the "Headbang For The Highway" winners will join as support. Tour dates: Jul. 20 - ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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Original KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA On His New Band BI*AS: 'We Definitely Have Our Own Unique Sound'

BI·AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, is working on material for its debut album. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. BI·AS recently released its first two songs, "Pity" and "Change Your Mind", and Nguyen ...

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ATREYU Drummer: 'We're Very Much A Band That Will Do What We Feel Regardless Of What The Consequence May Be'

Brandon Saller says ATREYU's self-imposed three-year hiatus was "good" for the band, allowing him and his bandmates to pursue opportunities beyond ATREYU, not to mention providing them with a break after over a decade of regular touring and album releases. As one of the leading acts from the Orange County, California hard rock/metal scene that ...

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SABATON Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North American this fall for "The Great Tour". The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on October 4 and will end in Silver Spring, Maryland on November 3. Says SABATON: "'The Great Tour' begins! ...

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Video Premiere: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's 'Disguise'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has released the official music video for the title track of its new album, "Disguise". The clip, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, can be seen below. Due on June 7 via Roadrunner Records, "Disguise" is available for pre-order today at all DSPs, with exclusive bundles including a special ...

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JOE SATRIANI Joins IK MULTIMEDIA Roster

IK Multimedia has welcomed legendary guitarist Joe Satriani to its family of artists. A long-time IK user, Satriani enthuses: "I'm happy to be working with IK Multimedia. I've used AmpliTube software at home, in the studio and on several albums. And now, the AXE I/O ups my game in the studio", referring to IK's new ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE To Release 'Disguise' Album In June

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE will release its new album, "Disguise", on June 7 via Roadrunner Records. Today the band has shared two new songs off the forthcoming LP, "Disguise" and "Brand New Numb", which are available on all streaming platforms. "Disguise" is available for pre-order today at all DSPs, with exclusive bundles including a special alternate ...

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DROPKICK MURPHYS Announce Fall 2019 Tour With CLUTCH, HATEBREED

DROPKICK MURPHYS will kick off fall 2019 with a coast-to-coast tour featuring CLUTCH, launching September 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Joined by HATEBREED on most dates, plus special guests AMIGO THE DEVIL and Russ Rankin of GOOD RIDDANCE on select dates, the tour wraps October 15 at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, ...

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