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DENNIS DEYOUNG Comments On STYX Bringing Back 'Mr. Roboto'

Former STYX vocalist Dennis DeYoung has commented on the band's decision to perform the song "Mr. Roboto" live in its entirety for the first time in 35 years. "Mr. Roboto" — which originally appeared on STYX's 1983 concept album "Kilroy Was Here" — was written by DeYoung, who left the group in 1999. The song ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist On Newfound Sobriety: 'I've Been Focusing On Getting Back To The Real Me'

Mindy Novotny of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio station 102.9 The Hog recently conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his newfound sobriety: Kael: "I was kind of suffering silently as ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Is 'Grateful' For Band's 20-Year Career

Jay Ramone of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which was held earlier in the month in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the four-year gap between 2014's "1000hp" album and this ...

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WE ARE SENTINELS Feat. Former ICED EARTH Singer MATT BARLOW: 'Kingdom In Winter' Video

WE ARE SENTINELS (formerly SENTINELS), the new project featuring vocalist Matt Barlow (ICED EARTH, ASHES OF ARES, PYRAMAZE) and composer, keyboardist and pianist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE, STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY), will release its self-titled debut album on July 6 in Europe via SAOL. The official Chance White-directed video for the song "Kingdom In Winter" can be ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN, will bring his side project BRITISH LION to Canada for the first time. Dates begin in Toronto on November 1, stopping in Kitchener, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Harris formed BRITISH LION in 2012 and released a debut album with touring concentrated mainly in Europe. ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman On 2014 Split: 'We Felt That To The People That Were Working For Us, We Were A Cash Cow'

Frontman Brandan Schieppati of recently reactivated California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH says he felt like his band was treated like a "cash cow" by its record company, booking agent and management, ultimately leading to their split in 2014. Schieppati also cited the rigorous demands of the album-tour cycle that was starting to cause friction in the ...

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OTEP Challenges TRUMP In Hyper-Political Single 'To The Gallows'

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will release its eighth full-length album, titled "Kult 45", on July 27 via Napalm Records. Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Pro-Shot Footage Of HAMMERFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley's (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held in March at the Hafan y Mor Holiday Park at Pwllheli, Gwynedd, in North Wales, can be seen below. As previously reported, two concerts by Blaze in Nancy, France will be professionally filmed ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Has Finished Mixing 'Most' Of New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD are putting the finishing touches on their new album, due later in the year. "It's done. We've recorded it," guitarist Brian Tatler told Rock Hard magazine at this past weekend's Rock Hard Festival in Germany (see video below). "We've mixed most of it; there's one ...

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LYNCH MOB: Quality Video Footage Of Pasadena Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LYNCH MOB's May 12 performance at The Rose in Pasadena, California can be seen below (courtesy of Jim Antera Ross). LYNCH MOB was rejoined by singer Robert Mason for a number of shows this spring, including appearances on the Monsters Of Rock cruise and at the '80s In The Park festival. ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: 'The Shape Of Blues To Come' Album Due In June

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone. Larkin discovered Cerbone ...

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REDEMPTION To Release 'Long Night's Journey Into Day' Album In July

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, will release its seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, AMARANTHE, DORO). The follow-up to 2016's "The Art Of Loss", which Van Dyk counts amongst REDEMPTION's ...

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RADIO MOSCOW: 'Driftin'' Video Released

California power trio RADIO MOSCOW has released the official video for the song "Driftin'", filmed by Cameron Holland. The track is featured on the band's latest album, "New Beginnings", which was released last September via Century Media. "New Beginnings" was recorded at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego with Mike Butler, produced by the band's ...

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