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CHUCK BILLY: 'Most Of The Drums' Are Recorded For Next TESTAMENT Album

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. Asked if there is already an album title or a release date for the effort, Chuck said (as trans...
June 12, 2024
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Cutting The Throat Of God

Few bands in metal history have amassed a catalogue comparable to the one ULCERATE have spewed out over the last 20 years. New Zealand's premier purveyors of avant-garde, technical death metal, this brick-built power trio have become a living benchmark for excellence and willful obscurity in heavy m...
June 12, 2024
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PANTERA Announces First Tour Of U.K. And Ireland In More Than 20 Years

PANTERA has announced its first U.K. and Ireland tour in more than 20 years. The reformed band, consisting of classic-lineup members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass),along with Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums),will follow up its appearance at this coming weekend's Downlo...
June 12, 2024
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TED NUGENT Explains His Exclusion From 'Best Guitarists' Lists

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, legendary conservative rocker Ted Nugent was asked about his exclusion from various lists of the best guitarists of all time. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Let's examine that. Let's examine that for a minute. Let's talk about a guita...
June 11, 2024
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Unauthorized IRON MAIDEN Book 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' Due In October

Schiffer Publishing has set an October 28, 2024 release date for "Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Iron Maiden Bible" by Martin Popoff. The book is described in a press release as "a thrilling journey through the tumultuous history of IRON MAIDEN, one of the world's most legendary heavy metal bands." With...
June 11, 2024
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Watch: KERRY KING Performs At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video of Kerry King's June 8 concert at the Mystic Festival in Gdansk, Poland can be seen below. The setlist for the gig included SLAYER tracks as well as several of the 13 songs that appear on King's debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", which came out on May 17 via Reigning Phoenix Musi...
June 9, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'Never In A Million Years Did I Wanna' Call My New Band KERRY KING

In a new interview with Sweden Rock, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was asked what it feels like to be touring with his new eponymously named solo band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A little fish out of water, like. We're still feeling it out. I mean, I was in the same band for 4...
June 7, 2024
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PAUL STANLEY Names His 'Favorite Thing' About GENE SIMMONS

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Allison Hagendorf Show", Paul Stanley was asked if he has been in contact with his fellow KISS co-founder Gene Simmons since the completion of the band's farewell tour last December. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We text almost...
June 7, 2024
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FORBIDDEN Has 'The Beginnings Of A Lot Of Songs' For Upcoming Comeback Album

In a new interview with Rock Hard magazine conducted at last month's Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero confirmed that he is working on new music from the resurrected band. He is collaborating on the material with the rest of the new FORBIDDEN lineup, co...
June 7, 2024
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ROBERT PLANT And ALISON KRAUSS Release Live Recording Of 'When The Levee Breaks'

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have shared a new live recording of "When The Levee Breaks", a song they have been performing together live for several years. The track marks the first release from Plant and Krauss since their collaborative 2021 album "Raise The Roof". The arrival of "When The Levee...
June 7, 2024
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KERRY KING: 'Everyone Thinks SLAYER Are Getting Back Together, But That Couldn't Be Further From The Truth'

In a new interview with Total Guitar magazine, Kerry King spoke about the fact that SLAYER's upcoming reunion shows were announced just days after he revealed the details of his solo band and debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise". He said: "It caught me off guard too. Do I wish the timing was differe...
June 6, 2024
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MC5 To Release First New Album In 53 Years, 'Heavy Lifting'

Emerging from the gritty streets of Detroit in the mid-1960s, MC5 revolutionized rock and roll with their blistering fusion of garage rock, blues, soul, free jazz, and proto-punk. Infamous for incendiary live performances and a radical left-wing stance, their status as pioneers of punk and protest r...
June 6, 2024
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PAUL STANLEY Says KISS Avatars 'Will Look Nothing Like' They Did In Video Preview: 'They Will Be Mind-Bogglingly Realistic'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Allison Hagendorf Show", Paul Stanley praised the upcoming KISS avatar show, saying it will be "a must-see for everybody." The technology being used for the KISS avatars, originally developed for ABBA's "Voyage" show in London, will allow KISS to st...
June 5, 2024
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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Bassist SAM BETTLEY: 'We Still Speak To BEN BRUCE Every Day'

At last month's Slam Dunk festival, ASKING ALEXANDRIA bassist Sam Bettley was asked by James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound about the recent departure of the band's founding guitarist Ben Bruce. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we have Paul Bartolome. He's been playing with us for a...
June 5, 2024
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KERRY KING: Religion Is 'A Farce'

In a new interview with Consequence, Kerry King spoke about his tendency to write lyrics — with both SLAYER and his solo project — that are critical of organized religion. Asked what he sees in the real world that leads him to write songs on that topic, Kerry replied: "Well, I think it's a farce. Wh...
June 4, 2024