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BEHEMOTH Frontman Hopes DECAPITATED Members 'Strike Back Soon' After They Were Cleared Of Rape And Kidnapping Charges

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal "Darski says that he hopes members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED "get their justice and strike back soon" after rape and kidnapping charges against them were dropped by prosecutors in Washington state. Less than two weeks before the musicians were scheduled to go on trial for allegedly kidnapping and ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Release 'Knights Call' Album In March

German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell will release his 17th album, "Knights Call", on March 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. "I'd rather have long-term success than the hit album everybody is always referring to." Pell knows exactly what he is talking about. His solo career has lasted for almost three decades now. In the international hard rocking universe, ...

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AC/DC's MALCOLM YOUNG To Be Honored With Charity Concert

According to The Pulse Of Radio, late AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young will be honored with a charity tribute concert in Australia this February. The event will take place at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on Saturday, February 17, the same day AC/DC released its debut album, "High Voltage", in 1975. Artists confirmed for the ...

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BABYMETAL Guitarist MIKIO FUJIOKA Dies At 36

Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarists in the the KAMI BAND, which serves as the backing group for the Japanese pop-metal outfit BABYMETAL, has died at the age of 36. "The 'Little' Guitar Kami of #BABYMETAL's #Kamiband has passed away in the METAL GALAXIES," BABYMETAL tweeted on Tuesday. "We hope that he is now with ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says It's 'Not Very Likely At All' That BLACK SABBATH Will Play Any One-Off Shows In The Future

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was interviewed on the January 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the finality of BLACK SABBATH's last-ever concert resonated with him: Geezer: "It wasn't until ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's 'Severe Illness' Forces BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Montreal, Toronto Concert Cancelations

Due to Zakk Wylde's "severe illness," BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been forced to postpone its Montreal and Toronto shows until this summer. New dates will be announced soon. As a result of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's cancelation, the band's tourmates CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and EYEHATEGOD will now perform at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal tonight (January ...

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IMMORTAL Completes Work On New Album

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — have completed work on their ninth studio album, to be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio), who also helmed IMMORTAL's "At The ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Interviewed For Upcoming VAN HALEN Documentary

On Saturday, January 6, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed for a documentary about the legendary rock band which is being produced by a British company. Anthony posted a photo on his Instagram account taken immediately after the interview, along with the caption: "Filmed an interview today for a Van Halen documentary in ...

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Listen To New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Song 'Trampled Down Below'

"Trampled Down Below", a brand new song from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming tenth full-length album, "Grimmest Hits", which will be released January 19 via Entertainment One (eOne). "Trampled Down Below", "All That Once Shined" and "Room Of Nightmares" are available on all digital service ...

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ARCH ENEMY Drummer Says Former Singer ANGELA GOSSOW Will 'Always Be Straight And Honest' When It Comes To Band's New Music

ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson was recently interviewed by Australia's "Everblack" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if former ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow is still involved with the group, Daniel said: "She is, actually, still the manager of the band. So she's working out of an office in Germany, and ...

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HALESTORM, AEROSMITH, SKID ROW, KIX Members Perform At 'Chemokaze VI' Nashville Charity Event (Video)

HALESTORM members Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, along with Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Jimmy Chalfant (KIX) are among the musicians who joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage this past Saturday night (January 6) at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee at the Chemokaze VI charity event. Fan-filmed video ...

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URIAH HEEP To Kick Off North American Tour Next Month

In anticipation of the impending release of their 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", classic rock icons URIAH HEEP will embark on a North American tour this winter. Kicking off on February 6 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The trek will run through this spring, with more dates to be announced soon. "I am really looking ...

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BENEDICTION Working On First Album In 10 Years

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION are in the process of writing their first album in 10 years. After getting together a few months ago, guitarists and original members Darren Brookes and Peter Rewinsky have been compiling ideas for a new release. Both agree that it's the best stuff they have written for a really ...

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SODOM Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their departure from legendary German thrashers SODOM. SODOM bassist/vocalist and sole remaining original member Thomas "Angelripper" Such announced on Friday (January 5) that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to "start all ...

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