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We Are Not Your Kind - SLIPKNOT

Few would have expected how big SLIPKNOT was going to become considering their humble beginnings in America's Heartland. But the Des Moines, Iowa-based band has become seemingly larger than life to some. They're a household name. They are veritable rock stars. They are a modern-day KISS. Some metal purists ignorantly write them off by trivializing ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

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JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

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Sulphur English - INTER ARMA

Over the course of their previous three albums, Richmond, Virginia's INTER ARMA have already established themselves as one of the most caustic and entrancing musical forces in the entire metal genre. Their wicked stew consisting of blackened death metal, suffocating sludge, and haunting atmospherics was already impressive by the time of their previous release, 2016's ...

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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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Watch DAVE MUSTAINE Play JIMI HENDRIX Classics At Milwaukee Stop Of 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine performing during the March 21 "Experience Hendrix" concert at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "tristanfabriani"). Mustaine is taking part in the 2019 edition of the "Experience Hendrix" tour. The 30-date trek, a celebration of Jimi Hendrix's legacy and musical genius, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Invites You To 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

A short video message from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine inviting his fans to the upcoming "Experience Hendrix" tour can be seen below. The critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour — 30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single-show ...

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SEVEN SPIRES Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of American metal quartet SEVEN SPIRES for a multi-album deal. SEVEN SPIRES is an American metal band from Boston, specializing in melancholic tales and tenebrous grandeur. Part bittersweet melodic metal anthems, part apocalyptic melodic death and black metal, and part romantic classical poets, they are storytellers who draw ...

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CYHRA Drummer Says Next Studio Album Will Be More 'Riff- And Guitar-Oriented' Than 'Letters To Myself'

Finland's Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's songwriting process for their next studio album: Jake: "It started off that ...

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Planet Silver Screen - FOUR STROKE BARON

The sixty seconds of instrumental synth-pop and dance-floor rhythms that begin FOUR STROKE BARON's newest record, "Planet Silver Screen", serves as both a fake-out and an indication that the following songs will be a fun musical exploration. One minute into the intro track—appropriately titled "Cut"—the beats go away, and a barrage of short, sharp riffs ...

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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the beginning, it's a dream, but then when you ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Lacrymosa' Performance Clip from 'Synthesis Live' DVD

On October 12, Eagle Vision will release EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats. Recorded late last autumn during the band's critically acclaimed "Synthesis" tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions. A performance clip of the song "Lacrymosa", taken from ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Hi-Lo' Performance Clip from 'Synthesis Live' DVD

On October 12, Eagle Vision will release EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats. Recorded late last autumn during the band's critically acclaimed "Synthesis" tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions. A performance clip of the song "Hi-Lo", taken from ...

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The Wake - VOIVOD

VOIVOD burst out of Quebec, Canada in the early eighties with a gritty style that was rooted in heavy metal. The unit was an absolute powerhouse, and rightfully revered as such from the get-go. But the band's magnificence became clear as it found its true self toward the end of that decade. The thrash powerhouse ...

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Former POISONBLACK, SENTENCED Members Join Forces In AFIRE

AFIRE has released "Let Me Be The One", the first single from the band's debut album, "On The Road From Nowhere", due November 16 via Concorde Music Company. AFIRE is a melodic hard rock band hailing from Oulu, Finland. The group was formed in 2016 when vocalist Suvi Hiltunen joined forces with Oulu-based musicians guitarist ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'My Immortal' Performance Clip from 'Synthesis Live' DVD

On October 12, Eagle Vision will release EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats. Recorded late last autumn during the band's critically acclaimed "Synthesis" tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions. A performance clip of the song "My Immortal", taken ...

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