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JINJER Announces North American Headline Tour

One of the hardest-working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER has announced a fall headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from THE BROWNING. The tour starts September 7 in St. Louis. Missouri and runs through November 2 in Portland, Oregon. Before they return stateside, ...

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VOIVOD Drummer: 'We Are Writing A New Album Right Now On The Road'

Prior to VOIVOD's performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin spoke with Michael Nagy of KJAG Radio and Jag TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the key to the band's success: Michel: "Perseverance. It's 36 years of working hard on ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: Why I Slapped PETER BALTES

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that he regrets slapping Peter Baltes three decades ago. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Udo Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp contrast to Dirkschneider's distinctive style, and overall, the LP was a critical and commercial ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for their long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. "Rammstein" track listing: 01. Deutschland (05:26) 02. Radio (04:37) 03. Zeig Dich (04:16) 04. Ausländer (03:52) 05. Sex ...

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Ategnatos - ELUVEITIE

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to the folk metal formula than its more ...

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RAMMSTEIN Teases Three More New Songs, 'Ausländer', 'Sex' And 'Puppe'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released audio samples of three more new songs, "Ausländer", "Sex" and "Puppe", via their YouTube channel. All three tracks are expected to appear on the band's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Last ...

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RAMMSTEIN Teases Two New Songs, 'Radio' And 'Zeig Dich'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released audio samples of two new songs, "Radio" and "Zeig Dich", via their YouTube channel. Both tracks are expected to appear on the band's long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Last month, RAMMSTEIN ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: No New MEGADETH Album Before 2020

David Ellefson says that fans will probably have to wait until at least early 2020 to see a new studio album from MEGADETH. MEGADETH hasn't released any fresh music since 2016's "Dystopia" record, whose title track won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2017 ceremony. Asked by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station ...

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RAGE Signs with SPV/STEAMHAMMER; 25th Studio Album Due In January

15 years after the arrival of their live recording "From The Cradle To The Stage", German metal veterans RAGE have returned to SPV/Steamhammer. The band — featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos — is working on material for its upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage" (working title), scheduled for release ...

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HALESTORM Is Working On 'Special Package' For Tenth Anniversary Of Debut Album, Says JOE HOTTINGER

Joe Hottinger says HALESTORM is currently assembling a "special package" to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. Released in 2009, the LP was produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, P.O.D.) and featured the single "I Get Off". The band went on to release three additional studio albums, becoming a mainstay ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Vocalist Says 'It's Possible' That Unreleased Songs Featuring OLI HERBERT Will Surface In The Future

Prior to ALL THAT REMAINS's performance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 3, vocalist Phil Labonte spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the city's radio station 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new guitarist Jason Richardson: Phil: "He's a phenomenal guitar player. When ...

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EUROPE Releases 'Turn To Dust' Animated Video

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE have released a new video for "Turn To Dust", a song from their critically acclaimed eleventh studio album, "Walk The Earth". "Turn To Dust" is the third single from "Walk The Earth", which was released in October 2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at ...

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ALCEST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Paris, France-based post-black metal/shoegaze duo ALCEST has signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band has entered Drudenhaus Studio in Nantes to record its sixth studio album for a late 2019 release. Founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009, ALCEST has become the pioneers of blackgaze, a unique ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL Releases Video For 'Killer Whale'

MIXHELL — the DJ/hip-hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — and HOT CHIP's Joe Goddard have released the official video for their collaborative song "Killer Whale". The clip, created by the politically driven São Paulo collective Brechó Replay, can be seen below. After ...

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ICE AGE Releases 'Instant Justice' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Instant Justice". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out in 2017 via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the ...

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SANTA CRUZ Returns With New Song 'Changing Of Seasons'

SANTA CRUZ has returned with a new single, "Changing Of Seasons". The song — which was co-written and produced by Kane Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) — is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. A lyric video designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions can ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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