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Jim Matheos and Ray Alder are progressive metal royalty. Best known as members of the unequivocally seminal FATES WARNING, they have each amassed grand catalogues of extraordinary music over the last 40 years. As their main band winds down, with 2020's glorious "Long Day Good Night" as a gleaming ep...
February 21, 2024
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Perpetual | Terminal

Now that we live in an era where nothing matters and virtually anything can be described as "metal" — because, you know, inclusion is good, gatekeepers / elitists are bad and so on — the original wave of metalcore bands that emerged at the start of the 21st century are ripe for reassessment. DARKEST...
February 21, 2024
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KORN's RAY LUZIER: 'We're Not Afraid To Experiment And Try New Things'

In a recent interview with Modern Drummer's David Frangioni, KORN drummer Ray Luzier, who got the job in October 2007 and was made an official member in 2009, reflected on some of his favorite memories of playing with the pioneering nu-metal act. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I love...
February 20, 2024
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AC/DC Announces '50' Limited-Edition Gold-Colored Vinyl; First Wave To Include Nine LPs

AC/DC, the legendary multi-million-selling band, played their very first show on December 31, 1973 at Chequers Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. Now, 50 years later, AC/DC has thrilled their millions of fans by announcing the "Power Up" European tour for summer 2024. To honor AC/DC's 50-year reign as...
February 20, 2024
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MICK MARS Already Has Four 'Massively Thick' Ideas For Second Solo Album: 'It Hits Hard'

In a new interview with Joe Rock of the WBAB radio station, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars confirmed that he has already started work on the follow-up to his debut solo album, "The Other Side Of Mars", which will be released on February 23. The effort will be made available via Mick's own label 131...
February 16, 2024
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AC/DC Adds Three Shows To Spring/Summer 2024 European Tour

AC/DC has added three shows to the group's first tour dates in eight years. The legendary band's lineup for the "Power Up" European tour, which will kick off in May and run through August, will consist of singer Brian Johnson, guitarists Angus and Stevie Young, drummer Matt Laug and the latest addit...
February 16, 2024
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CARL PALMER Announces 'Fanfare For The Common Man' Deluxe Career-Spanning 3-CD/1-Blu-Ray Box Set

BMG has set an April 5 release date for the "Fanfare For The Common Man" deluxe career-spanning three-CD-and-one-Blu-ray box set from Carl Palmer. Carl Frederik Kendall Palmer was born on March 20, 1950 in Birmingham, England. His upbringing was far from smooth, his real father passed away when Car...
February 15, 2024
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Is MICK MARS One Of The Most Underrated Guitar Players Of The 1980s? He Responds

In a new interview with Detroit's WRIF radio station, host Meltdown told Mick Mars that he thinks the MÖTLEY CRÜE co-founder is "one of the most underrated guitar players of the '80s." Mick said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, that's okay. It's okay with me [if] you think I'm underrated...
February 14, 2024
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CROWBAR Announces March/April 2024 U.S. Tour

CROWBAR has announced its latest round of U.S. headlining dates, confirming a two-week spring run from March 30 through April 14, with support from MORBID VISIONZ. The trek will see CROWBAR performing a special set of songs from their "Crowbar" and "Odd Fellows Rest" albums as part of the annual Dec...
February 13, 2024
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HERMAN LI On DRAGONFORCE's 'Through The Fire And Flames': 'That Song Definitely Keeps On Giving'

By David E. Gehlke Power metal was virtually covered terrain when DRAGONFORCE came flying out of the gate in 2003 with their "Valley Of The Damned" debut. Yet, the multi-national band essentially took the style and all its strengths and weaknesses to the nth degree, with a particular emphasis on unc...
February 13, 2024
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ALIEN ANT FARM Shares Music Video For New Single 'So Cold'

Southern California staples ALIEN ANT FARM have released the official music video for their new song called "So Cold". The track's title is fitting after the band's musical hibernation. It calls to the fans who have been around since the beginning, with classic ALIEN ANT FARM guitar riffs leading fa...
February 12, 2024
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Watch: PHIL DEMMEL Plays His 'Last' Concert With VIO-LENCE

The Igor Miranda YouTube channel has uploaded video of Phil Demmel's final concert with VIO-LENCE, which took place last night (Sunday, February 11) at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil. The gig also marked the last show of VIO-LENCE's Latin American tour with EXHORDER. The 56-year-old guitaris...
February 12, 2024
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AC/DC Announces Spring/Summer 2024 European Tour

AC/DC has announced the initial details of the group's first tour dates in eight years. The legendary band's lineup for the "Power Up" European tour, which will kick off in May and run through August, will consist of singer Brian Johnson, guitarists Angus and Stevie Young, drummer Matt Laug and the...
February 12, 2024
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RAY ALDER: JIM MATHEOS Still 'Doesn't Wanna Write Any More Music' For FATES WARNING

In a new interview with Seb Di Gatto of The Metal Gods Meltdown, FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder was asked if there are any plans for the band to go back into the studio in the near future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. Jim [Matheos, FATES WARNING guitarist] doesn't wanna wr...
February 9, 2024
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AC/DC: New Touring Bassist Revealed?

AC/DC is rumored to have recruited bassist Chris Chaney to play bass on the legendary hard rock band's upcoming world tour. Chris is best known as the bassist of JANE'S ADDICTION and as a member of Alanis Morissette's touring and recording band. Chaney was also a member of TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COA...
February 9, 2024