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DAN LILKER Says He Is 'Just Filling In' For FRANK BELLO At Upcoming ANTHRAX Shows: 'I'm Doing My Friends A Favor'

Earlier this week, ANTHRAX announced that, due to personal reasons, bassist Frank Bello will not be able to accompany the band on its upcoming South American tour, set to kick off April 13 at MXMF The Metal Fest in Mexico City. Filling in on those dates, as well as two U.S. festival shows in May, wi...
March 30, 2024
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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Is 'The Biggest MEGADETH Fan Out There', Wishes TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI 'Tons Of Success'

In a new interview with Ultimate Guitar, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was asked if he has had a chance to hear the band with its latest addition, Finnish guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari, who replaced Kiko Loureiro last September. Marty said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I haven't, as...
March 15, 2024
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ROB HALFORD: JUDAS PRIEST Has 'Broken The Rules As To How Heavy Metal Should Sound And Feel And What It Should Say'

In a new interview with "The Plan B Show With Brock And Hunter" on the Rock 107 WIRX radio station in Southwest Michigan, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what he thinks an 18-year-old metalhead who is just discovering PRIEST might take away from the band's upcoming album, "Invincible Shiel...
February 24, 2024
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Quad Brutal

After a nearly 10-year break, AS I LAY DYING vocalist Tim Lambesis is back with his unique side project, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE. The project started as a joke, presenting music that was a parody of and tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. But, as it turns out, the music was really, really good....
February 22, 2024
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The Catalyst

Contrary to popular opinion, AMARANTHE have never been a symphonic metal band. Throughout their 16 years of active service, it may have been a source of some irritation to founder Olof Mörck that his band have been so routinely and lazily lumped in with that particular subgenre. The truth is that AM...
February 20, 2024
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DAVE MUSTAINE Shoots Down Rumor MARTY FRIEDMAN Will Play With MEGADETH In Argentina: 'That's Not Going To Happen'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has shot down a rumor that Marty Friedman will join the band on stage in Argentina this spring. MEGADETH will play three shows at the 15,000-capacity Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April, just days before the band's ex-guitarist is scheduled to perform a solo c...
February 12, 2024
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Ihsahn

IHSAHN's indelible impression upon the world of heavy metal is undeniable. Initially making a name for himself as EMPEROR's driving force through to his solo career, he has been a groundbreaking leader in both black and progressive metal. His eponymously titled eighth solo album is arguably his most...
February 12, 2024
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ROB HALFORD On Metal Community: 'We Look At Each Other And We Embrace Each Other, Because We Love Heavy Metal'

During an appearance on the "Loudwire Nights" radio show, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the importance of his band's connection with its fans, particularly when it comes to performing live. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When you see PRIEST now, it's an event because, i...
February 7, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Collaborates With HYPE WILLIAMS On 'This Is The Way (Featuring DMX)' Music Video

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has pushed back the release date of the digital deluxe edition of "AfterLife", the band's critically acclaimed ninth studio album, to April 5 from the previously announced February 9 via Better Noise Music. The deluxe version will include the original 12 tracks recorded with...
February 7, 2024
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DECAPITATED And SEPTICFLESH Announce 'Cancer Culture Over North America 2024' Tour With KATAKLYSM

This spring, death metal fans will be treated to an epic night of music on the "Cancer Culture Over North America 2024" tour. Death metal paragons DECAPITATED and symphonic death metallers SEPTICFLESH are heading on a 30-day co-billing trek with melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM as direct supp...
January 25, 2024
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of WATCHTOWER's Austin Concert

WATCHTOWER drummer Rick Colaluca has uploaded drum-cam video of his band's January 5 performance at Come And Take It Live in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the clips below. WATCHTOWER played its first reunion concert with singer Jason McMaster on September 8, 2023 at Fitzgerald's Bar & Live Mu...
January 14, 2024
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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Digital Deluxe Edition Of 'AfterLife' Album Featuring Four Bonus Tracks

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has announced the digital deluxe edition of "AfterLife", the band's critically acclaimed ninth studio album. Set for digital release on February 9 via Better Noise Music, the deluxe version will include the original 12 tracks recorded with the band's longtime collaborator, pr...
January 12, 2024
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Watch: Progressive Metal Legends WATCHTOWER Perform In Austin

The Ed Morales and montopolisTHRASHER YouTube channels have uploaded video of WATCHTOWER's January 5 performance at Come And Take It Live in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the clips below. WATCHTOWER played its first reunion concert with singer Jason McMaster on September 8, 2023 at Fitzgeral...
January 6, 2024
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KIKO LOUREIRO On His Replacement In MEGADETH: 'I Thought Bringing MARTY FRIEDMAN Back Would Be Amazing'

In a new interview with Guitar World magazine, guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who announced his exit from MEGADETH last September, revealed that he recommended to Dave Mustaine that he be formally replaced by one of his predecessors, Marty Friedman. The gig eventually went to Finnish guitarist Teemu Mänty...
January 4, 2024
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'How Women Are Conquering Metal': New Documentary Features DORO PESCH, BURNING WITCHES And NERVOSA, Among Others

German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has shared a 26-minute documentary exploring "the history of women in the metal scene". In a description accompanying the YouTube release of the documentary, titled "How Women Are Conquering Metal", Deutsche Welle writes: "Metal bands are tough, hairy, lo...
December 24, 2023