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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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EDENBRIDGE Completes Recording 'Dynamind' Album

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE have finished recording their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", via Steamhammer/SPV. The disc will be mixed starting next week at Thin Ice Studios in England with longtime collaborator Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). Guitarist/composer Lanvall previously stated about the new EDENBRIDGE LP: "The whole songwriting process for the new album took around 18 months, ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says Songs On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album 'Have An Injection Of Energy'

Mark Thompson from MA Entertainment Global conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE prior to the band's March 30 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how QUEENSRŸCHE approached their latest studio ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Is Engaged To Girlfriend ALICIA DOVE

Corey Taylor has popped the question to his girlfriend Alicia Dove. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman announced the engagement by posting an Instagram photo of his bride-to-be wearing the ring that he gave her, along with the caption: "L'adorilust. Forever. And Ever." Asked by one of her Twitter followers how Corey proposed, Alicia responded: ...

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VINNY APPICE: RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'Like Another Brother To Me'

James from That Metal Interview recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, LAST IN LINE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether there's any competition with his older brother Carmine, who has drummed for the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE and ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MARTY FRIEDMAN's Tenure In MEGADETH: 'He Stayed Longer Than He Wanted And I Kept Him Longer Than I Should Have'

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said a dispute over a guitar solo in the song "Breadline" led to lead guitarist Marty Friedman's departure in 1999. "Breadline" appeared on the band's oft-lambasted "Risk" studio album, an effort that saw MEGADETH undergo a heavily criticized change in direction in favor of more commercialized and accessible songwriting, a move ...

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AEROSMITH Kicks Off Las Vegas Residency (Video)

AEROSMITH kicked off its "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency Saturday night (April 6). Prior to the band's performance at at the Park Theater at Park MGM, a half-hour documentary was shown to attendees, featuring interviews with members of AEROSMITH, along with various other artists and celebrities. AEROSMITH's 16-song set included early classics such as ...

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Former TNT Singer TONY MILLS Diagnosed With Cancer, Says His Latest Album Will Be His 'Last Written Work As An Artist'

Former TNT vocalist Tony Mills has been diagnosed with cancer. The British-born singer appeared on three studio albums from TNT — 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's "Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms" — before exiting and being replaced by a returning Tony Harnell. Mills, who suffered a heart attack more than eight years ago, ...

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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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Damnatio ad Bestias - IMPRECATION

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware and appreciative—whether we are talking ...

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Birth of the Marvellous - SERMON

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER and DECAPITATED drummer James Stewart ...

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BILL WARD's DAY OF ERRORS To Enter Studio This Month

DAY OF ERRORS, the three-piece band led by original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, will enter the studio later this month to record some new music. The news of DAY OF ERRORS' recording plans was revealed by KILL DEVIL HILL singer Jason "Dewey" Bragg at last month's "Rock Against MS" benefit concert in Los Angeles. ...

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RETURN OF THE COMET Feat. Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members: Video Of First-Ever Concert

RETURN OF THE COMET, the new band featuring former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) along with ex-ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner, performed live for the first time last night (Friday, April 5) at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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