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VOLBEAT Frontman MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Project ASINHELL Announces Spring/Summer 2024 European Tour

Following the release of their acclaimed debut album "Impii Hora" (Latin for "Ungodly Hour"),ASINHELL, the new death metal band featuring VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen, Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE, ex-MORGOTH) and Morten Toft Hansen (RAUNCHY),has announced a European tour that includes festivals as...
February 20, 2024
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MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Rips Artists Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'Great Bands Never Did That S**t'

In a new interview with Australia's The Underground, MUDVAYNE and HELLYEAH frontman Chad Gray once again lamented the lack of new bands who have their own musical identity as well as the growing number of artists who rely heavily on backing tracks during their live performances. He said in part (as...
February 11, 2024
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COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA No Longer Drinks Alcohol But Still Loves His Cannabis

In a new interview with The Break Down With Nath & Johnny, COAL CHAMBER and DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara spoke about his decision to finally get sober nearly eight years ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Alcohol and all the partying and staying up, that never really affected...
February 8, 2024
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SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK And BREAKING BENJAMIN To Headline This Year's INKCARCERATION MUSIC & TATTOO FESTIVAL

One of America's most unique events — Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival — returns to historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio for its sixth year July 19-21 with a music lineup packed with top rock acts, more than 115 tattoo artists and haunted attractions. Following three consecut...
February 7, 2024
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MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says Most New Music Sounds The Same: 'There's Nothing Separating One Band From Another'

In a new interview with The Underground Australia, MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray lamented the lack of originality of a lot of the newer hard rock and heavy metal bands, saying that there is "nothing separating one band from another". Asked about the "rebirth" of the "late '90s, early 2000s era of musi...
January 13, 2024
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DEZ FAFARA Explains Why He Thinks COAL CHAMBER's 'Rivals' Album Was Released Nearly A Decade Too Early

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara was asked to elaborate on his comment that the band's 2015 album "Rivals" was released nearly a decade "too early". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "True story. Nu metal wasn't in the place it was ten, twelve y...
December 20, 2023
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GWAR Announces March 2024 North American Tour

GWAR will return to the road in March 2024 for the "Age Of Befuddlement" tour with support from CANCER BATS, and select dates with X-COPS and FUMING MOUTH. The trek starts March 3 in Norfolk, Virginia and runs through the end of the month on March 30 in Baltimore, Maryland . A complete list of dates...
December 5, 2023
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COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA Embraces All The Music Industry Changes

In a new interview with Australia's Maniacs, COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara was asked how music industry changes have affected his band and whether he thinks it's harder for younger acts to break through at the moment in any meaningful way. He responded: "There's not been that many changes other t...
November 23, 2023
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SACRED REICH To Enter Studio In April 2024

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH are planning to enter the studio in April 2024 to begin recording the follow-up to 2019's "Awakening". The band's recording plans were revealed earlier today (Thursday, November 23) in a Thanksgiving Day social media post by SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Ph...
November 23, 2023
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LAMB OF GOD On First-Ever 'Headbangers Boat': 'It Was Shocking That A Joyous Occasion Could So Quickly Turn Tragic'

LAMB OF GOD has released a recap video of the first Headbangers Boat charter cruise, which made its way back to Miami, Florida on Saturday (November 4),one day after a man on the ship went overboard. The incident transpired on the morning of Friday, November 3 as the Norwegian Pearl was sailing nea...
November 7, 2023
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Guitarist BRENT PURGASON Exits GWAR: 'I Am Leaving On Good Terms'

Longtime GWAR guitarist Brent Purgason has announced his exit from the band. The former CANNABIS CORPSE and ANTIETAM 1862 guitarist joined GWAR in 2012 as the replacement for Cory Smoot, a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, who was found dead in November 2011. He was 34 years old. On Sunday (November 5),Purgaso...
November 6, 2023
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COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA: 'We Are Absolutely Slamming It Harder Than We Ever Have'

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara spoke to Wall Of Sound about his band's upcoming February 2024 Australian tour with MUDVAYNE. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We did huge summer shows with [MUDVAYNE in the U.S.]. We did a big amphitheater run with them. I don't know how many s...
November 5, 2023
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LAMB OF GOD To Be Joined By DETHKLOK, CHIMAIRA, POISON THE WELL, Others On 2024 Edition Of 'Headbangers Boat'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have announced the initial confirmed bands for the 2024 installment of their Headbangers Boat cruise. Headbangers Boat is a special charter voyage, offering a unique blend of heavy metal music with LAMB OF GOD as the headliner. The charter cruise is organized...
November 5, 2023
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Man Goes Overboard From LAMB OF GOD's 'Headbangers Boat'; Search And Rescue Operation Underway

A 41-year-old passenger on LAMB OF GOD's Headbangers Boat cruise went overboard and a search for him is ongoing, according to cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line. The incident happened early Friday morning (November 3) as the Norwegian Pearl was sailing near the Bahamas on its way to Miami, a spokespe...
November 3, 2023
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CHAD GRAY On New MUDVAYNE Music: 'You Can Tell It's Special'

In a recent interview with Kris Peters of Australia's Heavy, MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for their next studio release. The reunited metallers haven't put out any new material since 2009, which means we're coming up on nearly a decade and a half w...
October 26, 2023