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GODSMACK Drummer On Band's 'Conscious Effort' To 'Mature': 'We Didn't Look At It Like A Sellout'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on October 13, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band ever gets sick of playing certain songs: Shannon: "It's not really like that. The ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE On Hearing 'Appetite For Destruction' For First Time: 'I Was Blown Away'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke recently spoke with IndiePower. The two-part conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Paul Stanley nearly producing his early band CANDY: Gilby: "That was the idea. We were managed by KISS's manager at the time, Howard Marks. At that ...

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BULLETBOYS Frontman MARQ TORIEN To Record 'Really Different,' 'Completely Out-Of-The-Box' Solo Album

Prior to BULLETBOYS' performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 12, vocalist/guitarist Marq Torien spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "From Out Of The Skies": Marq: "This record was kind of risky ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release PURGATORY EP

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has teamed up with his old pals in PURGATORY, the band that he originally founded in 1985, then later became ICED EARTH, to record five tracks that were written between 1985 and 1987, now to be released as the "Purgatory" EP on December 21 through Century Media. All five tracks ...

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JACK RUSSELL Laments Death Of Album Format: 'There Was A Ritual To Music That Has Been Lost In The Age Of Streaming'

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has lamented the death of the album format in light of how comprehensively streaming music services are decimating record sales. Speaking about the widespread belief that the current generation of music fans doesn't understand that artists are not being properly compensated by industry giants like Spotify and Apple Music, ...

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UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS And GRAVEYARD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS and GRAVEYARD are teaming up next March for the "Peace Across The Wasteland" co-headlining North American tour. The trek kicks off March 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and runs through March 30 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. TWIN TEMPLE will provide support through the March 16 date in San Francisco, California. On ...

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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS Release Lyric Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Burning Heart'

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS have unveiled the official lyric video for the brilliant stripped-back acoustic version of Adrian Vandenberg's 1993 hit "Burning Heart". The track comes off VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' new record, "Rugged And Unplugged", which will be released on November 23 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Speaking about the album and the track, Adrian explains: "We decided ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Talks About 'Immortal' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, recently sat down to discuss her latest solo album, "Immortal". Released on September 14 on BMG, marking her debut for the label, the critically acclaimed album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Ann's influences and friends who've recently ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere BILLY CORGAN-Directed Video For 'Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a music video for their current single, "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)". Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The video sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer's Charity Show In Nashville To Feature MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg is hosting a one-night-only covers show on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Buddies On The Beat, Weinberg's charity through Best Buddies Tennessee — a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Hexenhammer' Video

The official video for "Hexenhammer", the new single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's second album, which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by ...

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ATREYU: Video Footage From 'In Our Wake' Recording Sessions

A two-and-a-half-minute video featuring footage from the recording sessions for ATREYU's seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", can be seen below. The disc will be released on October 12 through Spinefarm. Following a hiatus post-"Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums, vocals), "Big" Dan Jacobs (guitar), Travis Miguel (guitar) and ...

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DEICIDE: Making Of 'Defying The Sacred' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making "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 ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Play On 'Pan Rocks' RUSH Tribute Project

Steel drum orchestra Pan Rocks will enter the studio this fall to record its tribute to RUSH. Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) will handle drumming duties. The bassist and guitarist will be announced in the coming weeks. "I am excited to take part in this unique musical experience, which is ...

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Listen To New HIGH ON FIRE Song 'Spewn From The Earth'

"Spewn From The Earth", a brand new song from California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Electric Messiah", which will be released on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "Spewn From The Earth" is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles ...

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Future Cult - THE LION'S DAUGHTER

The history of heavy metal is peppered with instances of bands whose careers truly launched only after making a hard pivot stylistically. JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT started off as competent rock-and-rollers before embracing metallic power and speed. DARKTHRONE's earliest output was expertly executed death metal, but it was the band's embrace of black metal noise ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Special 30th-Anniversary Live Shows

Grammy-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a string of 30th-anniversary live shows that kick off November 28 at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to their previously announced sold-out date in Chicago, these upcoming shows will see the band performing in St. Louis, Tulsa, San Antonio, Tucson, and Phoenix. Tickets ...

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Listen To New TERRORIZER Song 'Caustic Attack'

"Caustic Attack", a new song from American grindcore icons TERRORIZER, can be streamed below. The track is the title cut of band's long-anticipated new full-length, which will be released on October 12 via The End Records. Produced by Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, ALL THAT REMAINS, KATAKLYSM, BATTLECROSS) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and featuring the ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Shockwave City'

"Shockwave City", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Apologizes For Last Night's Concert: 'There Is No Excuse For My Behavior'

Stephen Pearcy has apologized for his disastrous performance at last night's RATT concert in Huntington. Fan-filmed video footage of the show at The Paramount showed Pearcy slurring his way through some of RATT's biggest hits while sitting down and nearly lying down on the drum riser. The 62-year-old singer also appeared to be slouching or ...

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Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Discusses 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 Guitar In 'Tales Of Tone And Volume' Trailer

Rufus Publications will release the book "Bernie Marsden - Tales Of Tone And Volume" in November. In the trailer below, Marsden discusses the 1964 Gibson Firebird 1 guitar. Marsden is one of the U.K.'s foremost rock and blues guitarists, famous for his time in professional bands since 1972 and a founding member of one of ...

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