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GENE SIMMONS Is 'Concerned' About Lack Of Artificial Intelligence Legislation

During a new appearance on "Piers Morgan Uncensored", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked if he is "excited or worried about artificial intelligence, particularly [as it relates to] the music business." He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Music business aside, I am concerned...
July 16, 2023
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VOIVOD Guitarist DAN 'CHEWY' MONGRAIN To Resurrect MARTYR For Appearance At 2023 TROIS-RIVIÈRES METALFEST

Dan "Chewy" Mongrain (VOIVOD) and Patrice Hamelin (GORGUTS) will resurrect their Canadian cult prog-death band MARTYR to headline this year's Trois-Rivières Metalfest. After a 10-year hiatus, MARTYR accepted the invitation to play its second album, 2000's "Warp Zone", in its entirety and more on Nov...
July 16, 2023
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MESHUGGAH Announces Fall 2023 North American Tour With IN FLAMES And WHITECHAPEL

Swedish metal icons MESHUGGAH will return to U.S. and Canadian stages for a nineteen-date tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the journey will commence on November 21 in San Diego, California and run through December 16 in Laval, Quebec. The tour marks the first time in five years that the band...
July 11, 2023
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VOIVOD's MICHEL 'AWAY' LANGEVIN: 'My Main Fear' About Artificial Intelligence

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin spoke about the potential risks and challenges associated with the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Technology, I will always try to...
July 2, 2023
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EYEHATEGOD Announces Summer 2023 Leg Of '30 Years Of Take As Needed For Pain' U.S. Tour

This summer, New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD will hit the road in the USA for another leg of their "30 Years Of Take As Needed For Pain" tour, featuring GOATWHORE as support. Also appearing on the bill between August 31 and September 17 will b...
June 27, 2023
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Aborted From Reality

A relatively new band, STATIC ABYSS is born from mature, royal death metal blood. It's essentially a duo, the unholy union of vocalist / percussionist Chris Reifert — whose resume includes ABSCESS and DEATH, integral on the latter unit's classic debut "Scream Bloody Gore", no less — and accomplished...
June 26, 2023
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VOIVOD Shares 'Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version)' From Upcoming 'Morgöth Tales' Album

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will celebrate 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special anniversary studio album titled "Morgöth Tales", to be released on July 21 via Century Media Records. The LP's second single is "Condemned To The Gallows (2023 Version)", which is a very spec...
June 13, 2023
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Hear DAVID ELLEFSON's Lead-Vocal Debut On DIETH's 'Walk With Me Forever'

DIETH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of ENTOMBED A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-DECAPITATED), will release its debut album, "To Hell And Back", on June 2 via Napalm Records. Today the band has released...
May 30, 2023
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Watch: TESTAMENT Performs As Four-Piece At Opening Concert Of Spring 2023 European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT performed as a four-piece at the kick-off concert of their European tour last night (Saturday, May 26) in Wiesbaden, Germany. The band played without lead guitarist Alex Skolnick who is sitting out some of TESTAMENT's spring/summer 2023 European tour dates...
May 27, 2023
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Watch: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Plays First NEWSTED Concert In Nearly 10 Years

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted performed with his NEWSTED project for the first time in nearly a decade last night (Saturday, May 20) at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Newsted, who plays bass and sings in the project, was joined at the gig by original NEWSTED members Jesus Mend...
May 21, 2023
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VOIVOD Shares 'Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)' From Upcoming 'Morgöth Tales' Album

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will celebrate 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special anniversary studio album titled "Morgöth Tales", to be released on July 21 via Century Media Records. The LP's first single and video is "Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)", accompanied by a lyric...
May 19, 2023
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JASON NEWSTED On NEWSTED Project: 'It's Honest, Authentic, Old School' And There's 'No Cheating'

In a new interview with 98.7 The Gater's "The Jason & Franny Show", former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted spoke about his decision to reactivate his NEWSTED project for a May 20 concert at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Newsted, who plays bass and sings in the project, will be joi...
May 18, 2023
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JASON NEWSTED Talks About His Exit From METALLICA, Says He Has 'Always Kept Playing With Whoever Wants To Play'

In a new interview with the Sun Sentinel promoting this weekend's NEWSTED concert in Fort Lauderdale, Jason Newsted was asked about Lars Ulrich's comment from a couple of years ago about how he has come to understand why the bassist shocked the rock world by quitting METALLICA. Asked if he was looki...
May 17, 2023
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Watch: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Joins VOIVOD On Stage In Fort Lauderdale

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD were joined by their former bassist Jason Newsted during their May 16 performance at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for two songs: "Rebel Robot" and "Voivod". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Sonic Perspectives)....
May 17, 2023
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Mad Gods And Englishmen

If ever there was band deserving of the lavish reissue treatment, it's SABBAT. Although they only existed for six years (first time around, at least),&nbsp the British thrash pioneers made a vast contribution to underground metal's musical and lyrical vocabulary, with two peerless studio albums that...
May 16, 2023