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NICKELBACK's RYAN PEAKE Doesn't Rule Out Possibility Of His Band Making 'Heavy Covers Album'

In a new interview with Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige, NICKELBACK guitarist Ryan Peake spoke about bassist Mike Kroeger's comment about three years ago that he wanted to make a SLAYER covers album. Asked if that is something all four members of NICKELBACK could agree on doing and whether it's...
November 26, 2022
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Did PANTERA Rip Off EXHORDER? KYLE THOMAS Responds

In a new interview with Heavy Culture, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was once again asked about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.N...
November 25, 2022
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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: Why EXODUS Failed To Reach Same Commercial Heights As 'Big Four' Bands

During a conversation with former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt for his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza spoke about why he thinks his band failed to achieve the same commercial heights as the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal, namely METALLICA, SLAYER,...
November 25, 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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MISFITS Cancel New Year's Eve Concert In Las Vegas

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS has canceled its previously announced New Year's Eve concert at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier today, MISFITS issued the following statement via social media: "It is with regret, that due to an unexpected personal matter, the MISFITS are unabl...
November 22, 2022
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Eclipse Of The Dual Moons

Snapped up by SOUTHERN LORD before less scrupulous folk could get a look-in, HIGH COMMAND appeared fully formed on their 2019 debut "Beyond The Wall of Desolation". Forged in the fires of filthy thrash but equally fueled by hardcore punk's in-built hostility, it created epic grandeur from the simple...
November 22, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'It's Time For METALLICA To Step Up' And Organize Another 'Big Four' Concert

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again said that there should be at least one more "Big Four" concert. The so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played together for the first time in history on June 16, 2010 in front of 81,000 fans at the Sonis...
November 21, 2022
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FRANK BELLO Opens Up About 'Medical Concern' Which Forced Cancelation Of Two ANTHRAX Shows On Summer 2022 Tour

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the cancelation this past August of two shows on the band's North American tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and HATEBREED. ANTHRAX called off dates in Dallas and Austin due to what at the time was being described as "a...
November 20, 2022
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ANTHRAX Bassist Is 'Pretty Proud' Of Material Band Has Written For Next Album

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (November 16) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
November 19, 2022
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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Shares Drum Cover Of 'Killing Fields' As Part Of 'Big Four' Series

Drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX) has uploaded the latest in his "Big Four" drum-cover series: SLAYER's "Killing Fields". The clip, which can be seen below, follows his previously released videos for METALLICA's "Blackened" and ANTHRAX's "A.I.R.". The 52-year-old Dette played as a full...
November 19, 2022
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SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'After 40 Years, I Regret Nothing'

By David E. Gehlke Influential German thrashers SODOM are ringing in their 40th anniversary with the aptly named "40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", a collection of deep cuts from a catalog that has withstood the test of time. SODOM may occasionally get overshadowed by their countrymen i...
November 17, 2022
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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO On European Tour Cancelation: 'Financially It Wasn't Feasible To Do It Anymore'

ANTHRAX recently canceled shows in continental Europe as part of its fall 2022 touring activities, citing "ongoing logistical issues" and "costs that are out of our control." The pioneering thrash metal band had been due to play numerous shows across Europe following their run of dates in the United...
November 16, 2022
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PANTERA: Pop! Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled another one of its latest artist collaborations: PANTERA. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the PANTERA Pop! four-pack features Pop! Philip Anselm...
November 16, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Gets His Own FUNKO Pop! Figure

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled another one of its latest artist collaborations: legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the Ronnie James...
November 16, 2022
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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Gets His Own FUNKO Pop! Figure

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has unveiled its latest artist collaboration: TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider. Announced as part of Funko's 2022 Popapalooza (also styled as Pop!apalooza) lineup, the Dee Snider vinyl figure is approximately...
November 16, 2022