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STYX Is Working On Follow-Up To 'The Mission' Album

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has confirmed that the band is far along in the songwriting process for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, a longtime collaborator of Tommy ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Recruits Ex-INSOLENCE Guitarist MIKE ROWAN

DRESS THE DEAD, the band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and WITCH MOUNTAIN singer Kayla Dixon, has recruited guitarist Mike Rowan. He replaces original DRESS THE DEAD guitarist Dan Delay, who left the group in June. Locicero stated about DRESS THE DEAD's latest addition: "Mikey is a very well-known guitarist here in the [San Francisco] ...

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KORN Singer 'Didn't Really Love' All The Songs On 'The Serenity Of Suffering'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and singer Jonathan Davis spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the making of the band's forthcoming album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. Asked to describe the songwriting process for "The Nothing", Welch ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Refuses To Stay Out Of Politics, Denies He Is Out Of Touch

Tommy Lee has pushed back against people criticizing him for expressing his political opinions on social media. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with President Donald Trump, including earlier this week when he implored the billionaire real estate mogul to "wake the fuck up" after the president blamed last weekend's mass shootings ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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Hear Title Track Of TOOL's New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

The title track of TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be streamed below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30 via RCA Records, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". Continuing its affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award-winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of "Fear ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Pulls Of Of BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Due To Illness

DIMMU BORGIR has been forced to cancel its appearance at this weekend's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to an illness within the band. The band said in a statement: "DIMMU BORGIR regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year's Bloodstock due to illness. "The doctors have ordered full rest ...

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Actor DANNY TREJO Surprises ROB ZOMBIE Fans In Auburn

To celebrate his Trejo's Tacos partnership with Live Nation venues, actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo surprised fans at Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson's "Twins Of Evil" tour stop at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on Saturday (August 3). Trejo handed out tacos and took selfies with fans at his signature Trejo's Tacos truck before ...

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HALESTORM To 'Focus' On Next Studio Album In The Spring

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has told the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT that the band is planning to enter the studio in early 2020 to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Vicious" album. She said (see video below): "We pretty much decided that in late spring, I think, we're ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO On How Legendary Manager DOC MCGHEE Came To Represent SKID ROW

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 group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's musical development: Snake: "With that first record, there's so many ...

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