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Former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY And SAINT VITUS Members Join Forces In LEGIONS OF DOOM

LEGIONS OF DOOM will release its new album, "The Skull 3", on September 13 via Tee Pee Records. Where does THE SKULL end and LEGIONS OF DOOM begin? The answer might be "right here." Welcome "The Skull 3". The 2021 passing of vocalist Eric Wagner (THE SKULL, ex-TROUBLE, BLACKFINGER) looms over LEGION...
July 19, 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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SAMMY HAGAR Says JOE SATRIANI Is 'Doing EDDIE VAN HALEN Right' On 'Best Of All Worlds' Tour: 'No One Could Complain'

During an appearance on today's (Thursday, July 18) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Naition With Eddie Trunk", Sammy Hagar spoke about his summer 2024 tour, which kicked off Saturday night (July 13) at the 20,000-capacity iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. For "The Best Of All W...
July 18, 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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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On Upcoming Reunion Album With MIKE PORTNOY: The 'Magic' Is 'Back'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess talked about the band's upcoming sixteenth album, which will mark the progressive metal legends' first LP since drummer Mike Portnoy's return to the group last October. Asked how the new album compares to the rest o...
July 18, 2024
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CHAD GRAY Wants New MUDVAYNE Music To Be 'Timeless'

In a new interview with Pablo of the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X, 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 a decade and a half has gone...
July 18, 2024
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When you have a legacy as indisputably colossal as DEEP PURPLE's, making new music could easily be an afterthought. But tasked with producing new albums to rival the immortal likes of "Machine Head", "Burn" and "Perfect Strangers", the hard rock legends have done a solid job of keeping their creativ...
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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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL To Release New Solo Single, 'Vilified', Next Week

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will release a new solo single, "Vilified", on Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m. PDT / midnight EDT. Cantrell's latest solo album, "Brighten", came out in October 2021. The LP was Jerry's first project without ALICE IN CHAINS in 19 years. "Brighten" was co-produced...
July 18, 2024
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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Releases 'R.E.D.' Single From Upcoming Debut Solo Album

EPICA singer Simone Simons has released the music video for the song "R.E.D." from her upcoming debut solo album. Due on August 23 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Vermillion" is a collaboration with Simone's longtime musical partner Arjen Lucassen (AYREON). Simons and Lucassen comment: "'R.E.D.' deals w...
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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Classic Solo Albums From ALEX LIFESON And GEDDY LEE To Be Reissued

In an exciting announcement for RUSH fans and rock enthusiasts alike, Anthem Records in Canada and Rhino Records will reissue the first-ever solo albums of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Lifeson's 1996 album "Victor" and Lee's 2000 offering "My Favourite Headache" will be re-released on August 9, 2024,...
July 18, 2024
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STRYPER Shares 'Loves Symphony' And 'Grateful' Singles From Upcoming 'When We Were Kings' Album

Pioneering Christian metal band STRYPER will release a new studio album, "When We Were Kings", on September 13. The LP's second and third singles, "Loves Symphony" and "Grateful", have just been made available and can be streamed below. About "Loves Symphony", STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet states:...
July 18, 2024