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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Would 'Never' Rejoin ICED EARTH: 'I've Moved On'

In a new interview with The Shred Shack, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, was asked if he would ever consider rejoining the Jon Schaffer-led outfit if he got the call. He responded (as transcribed by B...
November 29, 2022
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SOULFLY Announces Massive Early 2023 U.S. Tour

SOULFLY will embark on a massive U.S. tour in early 2023. The 57-date trek will run from late January to early April, and will feature support from Florida death metallers BODYBOX, Maryland progressive metallers HALF HEARD VOICES, Los Angeles industrialists DRIFT and Botswana metallers SKINFLINT. Ti...
November 29, 2022
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LARS ULRICH Calls '72 Seasons' METALLICA's 'COVID Lockdown Record': 'We Thought For Sure This Thing Would Leak'

Earlier today (Monday, November 28),METALLICA announced the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album. "72 Seasons" will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars...
November 28, 2022
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METALLICA Announces '72 Seasons' Album, Shares 'Lux Æterna' Music Video

METALLICA has confirmed the title and release date of its forthcoming 12th studio album: "72 Seasons" will be available April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track...
November 28, 2022
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METALLICA Announces Massive 'M72' World Tour For 2023 + 2024

Today marks the announcement of every METALLICA show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, METALLICA's "M72" world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits — with...
November 28, 2022
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, JEFF PILSON And JOEL HOEKSTRA: New Single 'Eagle Flight' Released

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band centered around vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo, has returned with a new lineup and a new single, "Eagle Flight". Castronovo is joined by new companions, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Joel Hoekstra for REVOLUTION SAINTS 2.0 and "Eagle Flight" is their brand new music...
November 28, 2022
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VILLE VALO Doesn't Rule Out HIM Reunion: 'Never Say Never'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The James McMahon Music Podcast", ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo was asked if he would consider reuniting with his former bandmates if they ever got an amazing offer to play a one-off gig at a festival. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Neve...
November 26, 2022
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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022
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SHINEDOWN's BRENT SMITH: Performing 'Simple Man' With LYNYRD SKYNYRD Was 'A Very Special Moment For Me'

SHINEDOWN's Brent Smith joined LYNYRD SKYNYRD on stage on November 13 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the classic LYNYRD SKYNYRD song "Simple Man". SHINEDOWN recorded a cover of "Simple Man" in 2004 as an acoustic "thank you" to LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer Ronnie Van Zant's wido...
November 24, 2022
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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Why METALLICA Chose KIRK HAMMETT To Replace DAVE MUSTAINE

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt was recently interviewed for EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza's Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel. During the chat, Rick, who joined EXODUS in 1983, several months after the departure of Kirk Hammett, was asked why he thinks METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars...
November 24, 2022
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Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022
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GLENN HUGHES Celebrates 25 Years Of Sobriety

Glenn Hughes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Wednesday, November 23),the 71-year-old former DEEP PURPLE and current THE DEAD DAISIES bassist and vocalist shared an image revealing he has been sober for 25 years, 300 months, 9,132 days or 219,150 hours. He wr...
November 23, 2022
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We Are The Chosen

One of heavy metal's greatest unsung heroes, Leather Leone, always had a voice that could pin you to the wall and slap you about a bit. First heard on cult US metallers CHASTAIN's 1985 debut "Mystery of Illusion", she is a studs 'n' steel powerhouse who shares pioneering DNA with the likes of DORO,...
November 23, 2022
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Intercontinental Champions' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has just released another new single, "Intercontinental Champions". As was the case with "Bad Things" and "One Of A Kind", which were made available in September, and "Dead Rats", which came ou...
November 22, 2022
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RONNIE RADKE Blasts 'Rude' SEBASTIAN BACH For His Comments In Twitter Feud Over Use Of Backing Tracks

Ronnie Radke has blasted Sebastian Bach as "rude" after the two engaged in a war of words on Twitter over FALLING IN REVERSE's decision to cancel a festival appearance due to "missing" laptops. Just hours before FALLING IN REVERSE was supposed to appear at the WIIL Rock festival on Saturday, Septemb...
November 22, 2022