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Head Cage - PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER has returned to assault the eardrums of a masochistic audience that wants nothing less. The grindcore legend has never allowed the expectations and demands of the (un)healthy segment of grindcore purists to restrain its artistic pursuits. PIG DESTROYER has waved the grindcore flag with pride, and the band has also been key in ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says People Don't 'Make The Same Connection With Albums' That They Used To

Stefan from Australia's "The Moshpit Backstage" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On doing spoken-word shows: Scott: "I pretty much get to stand in a room and just relate my experiences over the last three or ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'We're Still Here'

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "We're Still Here". The song, which celebrates the continuity of life and a sense of camaraderie with a new generation, is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, due on October 5 via Fantasy ...

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Loved - KEN MODE

Canada's KEN MODE has been doling out its unique blend of sonically and emotionally heavy music since the turn of the millennium. The band's sound includes elements of metallic hardcore and sludge wrestling atop a solid bedrock of noise rock. Sometimes dark and brooding, always ferocious, the group continues to shock and awe with a ...

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METALLICA Sets Attendance Record In Saskatoon

According to Global News, METALLICA set a new attendance record with its concert Saturday night (September 15) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 16,874 fans turned out for the band's performance at SaskTel Centre, beating the facility's all-time attendance record of 15,806, set by Garth Brooks. "This METALLICA concert is the single largest attended event ...

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ACCEPT's MARK TORNILLO On Taking Over For UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER In 2009: 'It Could Have Gone South In A Big Hurry'

Sakis Nikas of Rockpages conducted an interview with ACCEPT frontman Mark Tornillo at this year's Rockwave festival, which took place in July in Athens, Greece. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing songs live from their 2017 "The Rise Of Chaos" studio album: Mark: ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN On His Spoken-Word Performances: 'I Just Kind Of Build It As I Go'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke with Double Kick about "One Man Riot", his upcoming spoken-word tour of Australia. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "One Man Riot": Scott: "I get asked all the time, 'What's the craziest thing I've ever seen?', ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says SONS OF APOLLO Will Record Sophomore Album In 2019

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., TALISMAN) recently spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography: Jeff: "If you add all the albums I've sung lead on, not including background vocals — not just bands, but things ...

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DEICIDE: 'Defying The Sacred' Video

"Defying The Sacred", the new video from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which was released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For New Song 'Do Your Worst'

Nashville/Los Angeles quartet RIVAL SONS has released "Do Your Worst", the first new music to be made available from the band's forthcoming LP, expected to arrive early next year on Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint via Atlantic. Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented on how "Do Your Worst" was born: "Sometimes environment really ...

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VERMITHRAX To Release 'Imperium Draconus' Album In October

Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a deal with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12. Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says That He 'Will Be Involved' When Band Eventually Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says that he "will be involved" when the band eventually gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The German hard rockers, who been eligible for the honor since 1997, had been the decade-long international long shot when their 1982 album, "Blackout", blew up Top 10 in the ...

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K.K. DOWNING On IAN HILL's Explanation For Why Guitarist Wasn't Invited To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST: 'Complete Load Of Bollocks'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has dismissed as a "load of bollocks" bassist Ian Hill's explanation for why he wasn't invited to rejoin the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, Hill said that the ...

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'AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years' Book Due In November

"AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years", a richly illustrated guide to the glory years of Australia's finest musical export, will be published on November 14 by Jawbone Press. To fans and critics alike, the years 1973 to 1980 — the Bon Scott era — are the most significant of AC/DC's five-decade career. In a prolific ...

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Drummer ANDY WHALE Exits MEMORIAM

Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band MEMORIAM has announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. The group said in a statement: "Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. "He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and ...

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Video Premiere: URIAH HEEP's 'Take Away My Soul'

The official music video for the song "Take Away My Soul" from British classic rock icons URIAH HEEP can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", which will be released on September 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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