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Ex-SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Hosts Campaign Event For Ultra-Conservative Republican Congressman MADISON CAWTHORN

On May 6, ultra-conservative North Carolina Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn held a campaign event at Cherokee Guns, the store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz (pictured above). Later that day, Cawthorn shared a few photos of the event on his Facebook page and wrote in an...
May 14, 2022
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CHRIS CAFFERY 'Would Love To See' A New SAVATAGE Album Happen: 'I'm Lined Up And Ready'

Chris Caffery, who has been a member of SAVATAGE for more than 30 years, was asked by Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility about the possibility of new music from the cult metal outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm trying to figure out which quote I can use that Blabbermouth will t...
January 31, 2022
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CHRIS CAFFERY Is 'Optimistic' There Will Be A New SAVATAGE Album

Chris Caffery, who has been a member of SAVATAGE for more than 30 years, spoke to That Metal Interview about the possibility of new music from the cult metal outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've been writing and talking about it now. It's the first time in a long time where I...
December 28, 2021
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In The Court Of The Dragon

Despite being a permanent fixture in the metal world, TRIVIUM have had more ups and downs to negotiate than most. A nasty dose of Exploding Drummer Syndrome (now, thankfully, resolved) aside, the band's biggest enemy has always seemed to be the fickle nature of modern metal audiences. Having been pr...
October 5, 2021
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Wired

One part Bryan Adams's "Run To You" and another part late-'80s BON JOVI, ECLIPSE's "Dead Inside", the bonus track from the band's latest album, is a window into how contemporary hard rock music might sound today if grunge didn't brainwash American radio programmers a generation ago into thinking tha...
October 3, 2021
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SAVATAGE Legend JON OLIVA Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession

Legendary SAVATAGE singer John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva was arrested earlier this week on the west central coast of Florida for driving under the influence as well as possession of a controlled substance. The Pasco County Jail web site shows the 62-year-old musician was arrested at 3:43 a.m. on Thursday...
October 2, 2021
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'Probably' A Bigger Influence On Him Vocally Than ROB HALFORD

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens discussed his vocal influences during a recent interview with Akron Beacon Journal's "Now You Know Akron" podcast. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Vocally, I sing whatever I wanna sound like. My voice is all over the place. I mean, I can s...
August 18, 2021
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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE To Release Debut BETWEEN WORLDS Album

Frontiers Music Srl has signed the new melodic metal project BETWEEN WORLDS to the label. The band is a vehicle for vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, METAL CHURCH) and highlights his incredible vocal talents. The self-titled debut album will be released on September 10. Written and...
June 29, 2021
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JON OLIVA Has Enough Material For Three New SAVATAGE Albums

Jon Oliva, the American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer who is best known as the founder of and keyboardist and lead vocalist for SAVATAGE, spoke to That Metal Interview about the possibility of new music from the cult metal outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ever sinc...
June 10, 2021
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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Releases 'The Fire And The Sinner' Video Feat. JAKE E, BRITTNEY SLAYES

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the second single from the album, "The Fire And The Sinner...
May 10, 2021
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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Announces New Album 'The Enigma Birth' Feat. JAMES LABRIE, FABIO LIONE

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, "Master Of Hell", featuri...
April 13, 2021
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SAVATAGE's JON OLIVA Battled COVID-19 For Two Months: 'I Wouldn't Have Wished It On My Worst Enemy In The World'

Jon Oliva, the American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer who is best known as the founder of and keyboardist and lead vocalist for SAVATAGE, has revealed to "80's Glam Metalcast" that he battled COVID-19 for two months last year. "I had it for eight weeks, and I wouldn't have wished it on...
March 21, 2021
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Mother's Day

You can't argue with the kind of prog metal credentials that Jeff Plate and Jane Mangini are waving around. The New Yorker Plate, as a member of both SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, has already booked his place in the genre's Hall of Fame. Jane Mangini, a masterful keyboard player, has carved...
January 7, 2021
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Was ICED EARTH Affected By Rise Of Grunge In Early 1990s? JON SCHAFFER Weighs In

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer spoke to Bandbond about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. Asked if the popularity of bands like NIRVANA affected ICED EARTH when they first emerged, Schaffer said: "Well,...
December 18, 2020
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OVERKILL Bassist D.D. VERNI's THE BRONX CASKET CO. To Release 'The Complete Collection' Box Set

OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni's THE BRONX CASKET CO. returns on November 13. On that day, Deko Entertainment will release "The Complete Collection", a five-disc box set including all four of the band's studio releases plus unreleased bonus material. D.D. states: "It's Halloween and Friday the 13th all...
October 28, 2020