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PANTERA To Co-Headline Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST In December

PANTERA will perform at the Monterrey Metal Fest on December 6 at Estadio Mobil Super in Monterrey, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, BEHEMOTH and STRYPER, among others. As previously reported, PANTERA will also co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Me...
September 30, 2022
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Watch: KINGDOM COME Plays First Two Shows With Drummer BLAS ELIAS

KINGDOM COME played its first two shows with drummer Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on Friday, September 23 at Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas and on Saturday, September 24 at the Tierra Segrada Rockfest at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas. Fan-filmed video of both concerts can be seen below. KINGDOM COME...
September 27, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Says Returning Guitarist MIKE STONE Was 'Instantly' Accepted By Fans

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke to Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11 about the band's upcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance", which will arrive on October 7 via Century Media. The record was once again helmed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with QUEENSRŸCHE on 2015's "Conditi...
September 24, 2022
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AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Inmost Light' Featuring HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official video for the LP's latest single, "The Inmost Light",...
September 23, 2022
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Watch SCORPIONS Perform In Hollywood, Florida During Summer/Fall 2022 North American Tour

Fan-filmed video of SCORPIONS' entire September 12 performance at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Gas In The Tank 00:00 02. Make It Real 03:48 03. The Zoo 07:55 04. Coast To Coast 14:08 05. Seventh Sun 19:21 06. Peacemaker 25:21 07. Bad Boys Running Wild 2...
September 13, 2022
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BRUCE DICKINSON To Perform JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' On Brazilian Tour In April 2023

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will take part in a performance of Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra" on a four-date tour of Brazil in April 2023. The concerts will be performed by a symphony orchestra consisting of more than 80 instrumentalists conducted by Paul Mann, a close friend o...
September 7, 2022
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Watch SCORPIONS Perform In Atlantic City During Summer/Fall 2022 North American Tour

Fan-filmed video of SCORPIONS' September 5 concert at Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey can be seen below. The setlist was as follows, according to Setlist.fm: 01. Gas In The Tank 02. Make It Real 03. The Zoo 04. Coast To Coast 05. Seventh Sun 06. Peacemaker 07. Bad Boys Runnin...
September 6, 2022
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BOBBY BLOTZER Says Classic RATT Lineup 'Owes It' To The Fans To Reunite Once Again

Bobby Blotzer says that he and the other members of RATT's classic lineup "owe it" to the fans to reunite one more time. On Friday (September 2),Blotzer took to his Facebook page to share a poster for RATT's performance opening for the SCORPIONS at the Day On The Green festival in 1985, and he wrot...
September 3, 2022
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It's Official: PANTERA To Co-Headline Mexico's HELL & HEAVEN METAL FEST

PANTERA will co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The reactivated band will share the stage with SCORPIONS, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, EPICA and CRADLE OF FILTH, among other artists, on December 2 at Foro Pegaso in Toluca. Launched in 2010, Hell &a...
August 25, 2022
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SCORPIONS Guitarist MATTHIAS JABS On Drummer MIKKEY DEE: 'The Chemistry Is Wonderful'

In a new interview with Goldmine magazine, SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs spoke about what it has been like for him and his longtime bandmates to work with drummer Mikkey Dee, best known for his work with MOTÖRHEAD and KING DIAMOND — on their latest album, "Rock Believer", following the departure...
August 25, 2022
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KINGDOM COME Recruits Drummer BLAS ELIAS While JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Recovering And Getting His Health Together'

According to Metal Sludge, KINGDOM COME has recruited Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) to play drums for the band while James Kottak is "recovering and getting his health together." KINGDOM COME singer Keith St. John, who joined the band in 2018 as the replacement for original frontman Lenny Wolf, announced B...
August 24, 2022
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SCORPIONS Kick Off North American 'Rock Believer' Tour In Toronto (Video)

SCORPIONS kicked off their North American "Rock Believer" tour last night (Sunday, August 21) at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 4K HDR "cinema-wide" footage shot at the show can be found below. According to Rob Ksiadz, who filmed most of the video found at the bottom of this post,...
August 22, 2022
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KINGDOM COME's JAMES KOTTAK Says He Won't Join His Bandmates At Their Texas Shows: 'Don't Waste Your Time'

KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he won't play with his bandmates at their upcoming concerts in Texas. In the early hours of Sunday morning (August 21),Kottak took to his Twitter to write: "I will not be at the Kingdom Come Plano or San Antonio shows so don't waste your time thanks jams...
August 22, 2022
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SKID ROW's DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Says Split With Singer ZP THEART Was 'Inevitable': 'We Were Traveling In Different Directions'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo says that it was "a really difficult decision" to part ways with singer ZP Theart and replace him with ex-H.E.A.T. frontman Erik Grönwall. Theart, a former member of DRAGONFORCE, who hooked up with SKID ROW in 2016 following the departure of Tony Harnell (TNT, ST...
August 20, 2022
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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS' Current Success 'Is Comparable To The One In The '80s'

In an interview with France 3 Pays De La Loire conducted at this year's Hellfest, SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs spoke about the band's enduring commercial popularity. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I joined the band, it's like 44 years ago. The band was already going in the...
August 17, 2022