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ANNIHILATOR Founder JEFF WATERS Releases New Single From AMERIKAN KAOS Project

In May, Metal Department released the debut album from AMERIKAN KAOS, "Armageddon Boogie". AMERIKAN KAOS is described in a press release as "the secret love child" of guitar virtuoso Jeff Waters, best known as the founder and leader of Canadian thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR. AMERIKAN KAOS was bo...
June 14, 2024
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Names New Band That 'Surprised' Him And Made Him Smile

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if there has been any new music that has particularly impressed him in recent months. James said (as transcribed by B...
June 13, 2024
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Watch: GENE SIMMONS Joins CHEVY METAL On Stage At California Club To Perform KISS's 'Deuce'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons joined CHEVY METAL on stage last night (Sunday, June 9) at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California to perform the KISS classic "Deuce". Fan-filmed video of Gene's appearance can be seen below. Also performing with CHEVY METAL at last night's show, which was a v...
June 10, 2024
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LAMB OF GOD Announces Expanded 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Ashes Of The Wake'

LAMB OF GOD's groundbreaking album "Ashes Of The Wake" turns 20 this August, and to commemorate the pivotal release, an expanded 20th-anniversary deluxe edition featuring new mixes by HEALTH, Justin K Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU),and KUBLAI KHAN TX and MALEVOLENCE, as well as demo and live versions o...
June 6, 2024
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DESTRUCTION Releases New Single 'No Kings - No Masters'; Full-Length Album To Arrive In 2025

After completing their "40 Years Of Destruction" anniversary tour in 2023 throughout South America, Mexico and Europe, German thrash metal pioneers DESTRUCTION are far from slowing down. Today the quartet has released a hard-hitting new single, "No Kings - No Masters", along with an accompanying mus...
June 6, 2024
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Original AUTOGRAPH Singer STEVE PLUNKETT Announces Long-Awaited Second Solo Album ' Straight Up'

The year was 1984, the year of the cassette boombox and the Sony Walkman, and the year when a little band from Los Angeles invited the world to "Turn Up The Radio". That band was AUTOGRAPH, fronted by the fiery-haired powerhouse vocalist Steve Plunkett, and their single became an immediate smash hit...
June 5, 2024
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CATEGORY 7 Feat. OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT And Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: 'Exhausted' Music Video Released

CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson, will release its self-titled debut alb...
June 4, 2024
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ANNIHILATOR To Be Joined By STU BLOCK For One-Off Performance Of 'Alice In Hell' Album During Livestream Event

Following the cancelation of ANNIHILATOR's appearance at the Topfest in Slovakia, which was scheduled for late this month, the Canadian thrash metal pioneers have announced a livestream event from the United Kingdom celebrating the 35th anniversary of ANNIHILATOR's classic debut album, "Alice In Hel...
June 3, 2024
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Watch LAMB OF GOD's ART CRUZ Perform 'September Song' Using ZILDJIAN Cymbals

Zildjian has uploaded video of LAMB OF GOD drummer Art Cruz performing the band's song "September Song" using Z Custom cymbals. Check out the clip below. Also available is the previously released clip for the track "Memento Mori" from the same sessions. In a recent interview with Drumeo's Brandon To...
June 2, 2024
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Rules Out Guest Appearances By Former Members On Upcoming Tour: 'There's Very Little Chance Of That Happening'

During an appearance on the May 29 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Blackie Lawless spoke about the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.'s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years, play the entire album from top to...
May 30, 2024
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TOM MORELLO Explains How He Developed His Unique And Creative Guitar Playing Style

Tom Morello's innovative guitar playing in RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE defied the definition of what a guitar virtuoso should be. Combining guitar tones and effects with unprecedented creativity, Tom spearheaded a fusion of classic rock, punk, and hip-hop unlike anything the world had ever seen, while...
May 30, 2024
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MICHAEL SWEET Fends Off Thyroid Cancer, Readies New STRYPER Album: 'I Think It's Our Best'

By David E. Gehlke STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet underwent treatment last October for a growing nodule on his thyroid. It was the latest in a series of health issues for Sweet, who previously dealt with a detached retina. Yet for the repeated trips to the doctor ("I don't like going to the doctor,"...
May 21, 2024
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TIM LAMBESIS Explains New AS I LAY DYING Album Delay, Says LP Will Include One Of Band's 'Heaviest Songs Ever'

During an appearance on the Loaded Radio podcast, AS I LAY DYING's founding vocalist Tim Lambesis was asked about the status of the band's recently recorded new studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had this back and forth mixing the record, where the record has been don...
May 15, 2024
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CHARLIE BENANTE On His Original Score For 'John Wick' Pinball Games: 'I Watched The Movies And Then We Just Took It And Ran'

Charlie Benante of ANTHRAX and PANTERA fame has composed the original score for Stern Pinball, Inc.'s newest line of pinball games featuring the world's greatest assassin, John Wick. Created in collaboration with Lionsgate, players will experience the thrilling and action-packed billion-dollar gross...
May 15, 2024
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P.O.D.'s SONNY SANDOVAL Explains Drummer NOAH 'WUV' BERNARDO's Absence From Live Shows, Recording Studio

In a new interview with United Rock Nations, P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval was asked about the status of the band's longtime drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo, who hasn't recorded or toured with the group since 2021. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I wouldn't say he's not in the band anymo...
May 12, 2024