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SLASH: Four Shows On 'S.E.R.P.E.N.T.' Festival Tour Canceled 'Due To Unforeseen Circumstances'

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," four shows on Slash's nationwide "S.E.R.P.E.N.T." blues festival tour have been canceled. Refunds will be available at points of purchase. Affected dates: July 22 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend July 24 - Interlochen, MI - Interlochen Center for the Ar...
July 21, 2024
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MASTODON Is Working On 'Two Different Projects'

In a new interview with Chuck Armstrong of Loudwire Nights, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor was asked what is next for him and his bandmates after the completion of their just-launched "Ashes Of Leviathan" North American co-headlining tour with LAMB OF GOD. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
July 20, 2024
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Watch: KERRY KING Plays First Concert As Support Act For LAMB OF GOD And MASTODON

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's solo band played its first concert as the support act for LAMB OF GOD and MASTODON on Friday (July 19) at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Earlier this month, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton to...
July 20, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's Original Manager Receives Honorary Doctorate In Music

Jim Simpson, the original manager of BLACK SABBATH and the undisputed king promotor of jazz and blues in Birmingham, has received an honorary doctorate in music. The University of Birmingham bestowed its award on the city's famous live music impresario at a graduation ceremony yesterday — the eve of...
July 19, 2024
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS Discusses His Evolution As A Singer

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows talked about his evolution as a vocalist. Speaking about AVENGED's early touring days, the 42-year-old singer, whose real name is Matt Sanders, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's always a learning experien...
July 18, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'It Wouldn't Surprise Me' If SLAYER Played Some Reunion Shows In Europe

In a new interview with Frank Godla of Metal Injection, Kerry King once again spoke about the fact that SLAYER's upcoming reunion shows were announced just weeks after he told Rolling Stone magazine that a SLAYER comeback was unlikely. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I turned [SLAYER...
July 18, 2024
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Hálios

Five years after releasing one of the most terrifying debut records in recent memory, Slovakia's CEREMONY OF SILENCE have become even more twisted. There are certainly a few moments on "Hálios" which could, at a push, be described as blackened death metal, or at least some skewed facsimile. But what...
July 18, 2024
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EXODUS/SLAYER Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'If You Really Believe In God, You Believe In Some Horrible F***ing S***'

In a new interview with the Scandalous Podcast, EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt was asked if he is spiritual at all. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, fuck no. [Laughs] No, I'm an atheist. I do not believe at all. I'm not agnostic. I follow the science. If you really beli...
July 18, 2024
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PAUL BOSTAPH On How He Approached His Drumming On KERRY KING's Solo Debut: 'There Was No Shadow Hanging Over My Head'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched the fourth in a series of interview videos to promote his recently released debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise". Check it out below. Asked about the writing process for "From Hell I Rise", drummer Paul Bostaph, who previously played with Kerry in SLAYER, sai...
July 18, 2024
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LAMB OF GOD Shares 'Laid To Rest (Health Remix)' From 'Ashes Of The Wake (20th Anniversary Edition)'

Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD, who launch their "Ashes Of Leviathan" co-headlining tour with MASTODON tomorrow in Austin, have shared a second preview of "Ashes Of the Wake (20th Anniversary Edition)" with today's release of "Laid To Rest (HEALTH Remix)" . LAMB OF GOD singer Randy B...
July 18, 2024
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MARK MORTON Has The 'Utmost Respect' For KERRY KING: 'That Dude Is A Real One. He's An Absolute Real One'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton and MASTODON singer-bassist Troy Sanders are featured in Heavy Consequence's "Two For The Road" series in which two artists touring together chat about playing shows, life backstage, and more. Regarding the fact that SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's new eponymous band...
July 17, 2024
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Watch: MASTODON Plays 'Secret' Concert At Atlanta Bar

MASTODON played a "secret" concert under the BIG HAIRY ELEPHANT banner last night (Tuesday, July 16) at Star Bar in Atlanta, Georgia. The show served as a warm-up gig for MASTODON's "Ashes Of Leviathan" co-headlining tour with LAMB OF GOD, which will kick off on July 19 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The...
July 17, 2024
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PHIL DEMMEL On His Acrimonious Exit From MACHINE HEAD: 'I'm Finally At A Spot Of Letting A Lot Of S*** Go'

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel, who recently completed a European tour as a member of Kerry King's solo group, was asked if he had a chance to reconnect with his former bandmate Robb Flynn when they shared the stage at several European festivals ea...
July 16, 2024
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HELMET Announces Fall 2024 U.S. Tour, European 'Betty' Anniversary Tour

HELMET will head back out on the road in the U.S. and Europe this fall. First up is a tour of the U.S. with LOCAL H to continue support of the most recent HELMET album, "Left". Second up, HELMET will play European shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Betty" album. The setlist will featur...
July 16, 2024
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GARY HOLT On SLAYER's Upcoming Reunion Shows: 'It's Gonna Be Awesome'

In a new interview with the "Scandalous" podcast, Gary Holt spoke about the upcoming festival shows from a reactivated SLAYER. The EXODUS leader, who spent almost nine years touring with SLAYER, initially as a fill-in for founding SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
July 16, 2024