THE BLOODLINE Writing Sophomore Album

Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, is writing material for its sophomore album. Guitarist Shaun Glass states: "So far I would say the songs have a tad more diversity in the songs and focus on big grooves and huge melodies. One new song, 'Awakening', is definitely ...

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VINNY APPICE Looks Back On Formation Of DIO Band

On July 19, Lance Hall of the "Silk And Steel Power Hour" conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL). You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early-1980s formation of the DIO band, led by iconic heavy metal ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Pop-Up Store Launched In New York City

Luxury menswear designer John Varvatos and Bravado, the merchandising arm of Universal Music, launched a GUNS N' ROSES pop-up shop inside the walls of the John Varvatos store at 315 Bowery (which, of course, is the former location of the legendary club CBGB). The pop-up store opened on July 22 at 12 noon ET and ...

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THE END Feat. Former DEATH/MASSACRE Guitarist RICK ROZZ: Debut EP Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE END, the new old-school Florida death metal trio featuring ex-DEATH/MASSACRE guitarist Rick Rozz, ex-MASSACRE drummer Mike Mazzonetto and vocalist/bassist Michael Grim, will release its debut EP, "Age Of Apocalypse", on September 23 via FDA Rekotz. Formed in 2015 in Altamonte Springs, THE END "combines the classic Floridian death metal, well known from the early ...

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