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KITTIE Announces Band Lineup For Reunion Shows

Canadian all-girl metallers KITTIE have confirmed the lineup of the band that will perform at Las Vegas's When We Were Young festival this fall. Joining vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander and drummer Mercedes Lander will be guitarist Tara McLeod and bassist Ivana "Ivy" Vujic. A member of KITTIE singer 2005, McLeod told Premier Guitar about her role ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Admits He Gets Nervous Before IRON MAIDEN Concerts: 'I Keep A Copy Of The Lyric Sheet Backstage'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, hosted by FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson admitted that he still suffers performance anxiety, or "stage fright" as it is more commonly known. "I get nervous right before I go on stage with IRON MAIDEN, ...

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JOAN JETT Collaborates With EPIPHONE On Olympic Special Guitar

Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, has released the new Joan Jett Olympic Special electric guitar. A legendary musician and member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Joan Jett's artistic vision and pioneering spirit has inspired countless musicians of all ages worldwide. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her landmark albums "Bad ...

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Assassine(s) - CELESTE

Having walked a singular path since 2005, CELESTE are long overdue some attention. Purveyors of a scabrous, cross-pollinated sound that hinges on the darkest of sludgy hardcore and the blistered-retina aggression of black metal, they have released five previous albums and earned a solid reputation as one of the European underground's most intense propositions. Pleasingly, ...

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ALDO NOVA To Release 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage' EP And 'Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded' Three-Disc Set

Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Aldo Nova has set April 1 as the release date for the first chapter of his larger-than-life rock opera, a 10-song EP titled "The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage". The iconic Montreal maverick will subsequently release the triple disc "Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded" on April ...

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GWAR To Release 'The New Dark Ages' Album In June

GWAR will release its ambitious new album, "The New Dark Ages", on June 3 on CD and digital, and on September 16 on vinyl and cassette via GWAR's own label Pit Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, "GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity", which ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces May/June 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates for May and June. The details are as follows: May 03 – Patchogue Theater – Patchogue, NY May 04 – Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA May 06 – Wall St Theater – Norwalk, CT May 08 – M3 Rock Festival ...

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Alteration Through Possession - VICIOUS KNIGHTS

Greek trio VICIOUS KNIGHTS rest firmly on the thrash end of the metal spectrum. Whereas the majority of newer bands walking along those paths are content with recycling riffs from EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" era, "Alteration Through Possession", the act's debut full-length, takes its inspiration from the darker and more sinister cornerstones of thrash metal's ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Returns To CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

California metallers SUICIDE SILENCE have come full circle and returned to their original label home, Century Media Records. With nearly two decades of non-stop touring around the globe, hundreds of thousands of records sold and cementing themselves as a lynchpin band in modern extreme metal, the Riverside quintet has rejoined the label that released the ...

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TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Arrive This Year: 'It Won't Be Individual Albums'

During an appearance on "The Ron Keel Podcast", former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin confirmed that a new record deal has been secured to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. "I only found out yesterday," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I had no idea. You don't get information very much from the ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Las Vegas

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the second show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Saturday, January 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Boy, that's a complicated answer. ...

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STABBING WESTWARD Drops New Single 'Ghost'

As the anticipation grows for the brand-new STABBING WESTWARD album "Chasing Ghosts" to be released — the band's first new LP in more than 20 years — the four-piece gives another taste of the new music with their latest single, "Ghost". Fans who buy the physical or digital edition of the single will be gifted ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul' or 'soul collapse," explains Heafy. "It's a Japanese term ...

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METALLICA And FOO FIGHTERS To Headline 'Boston Calling' 2022

Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 29, 2022, announces its full lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons METALLICA; alternative rockers THE STROKES, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall ...

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Rare Early Live Images Of NIRVANA Set To Be Sold As NFTs

It was just six days after NIRVANA released its groundbreaking "Nevermind" album when the bandmembers took the stage on October 1, 1991 at the intimate J.C. Dobbs venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photographer Faith West was in the crowd that night and captured the raw, electric energy. A few weeks after the show, the band exploded ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'Wasted Years' At First-Ever SMITH/KOTZEN Concert

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN kicked off its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Thursday, January 20) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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GHOST Postpones 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Appearance

GHOST has postponed its previously announced appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to an as-yet-unspecified "later date." The Swedish occult rockers were scheduled to perform on the Thursday night (January 20) episode of the ABC show, but pulled out just hours before, explaining that they "had a bit too much going on in Reno, getting all ...

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Circus Of Doom - BATTLE BEAST

As much as many of us love to wallow in darkness and horror, virtually everybody is susceptible to occasional doses of bright-eyed and bombastic heavy metal joy. BATTLE BEAST are certified experts in this department, of course. From an early run of albums that established the Finns as major contenders, to the near-perfect, wall-to-wall anthem ...

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