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MACHINE HEAD: New Video Interview With PHIL DEMMEL

Amit of Metal Hammer conducted an interview with guitarist Phil Demmel of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Fans were given the unprecedented opportunity ...

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LOUDNESS: New Album Samples Available

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their 25th studio album, "2012", on August 22 via Tokuma Communications. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Stronger 02. 2012~End Of The Age 03. Break New Ground 04. Driving Force 05. Behind The Scene 06. Bang'em Dead 07. The Voice Of Metal 08. Who ...

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ALL HAIL THE YETI: New Song Available For Streaming

Los Angeles-based metal quartet ALL HAIL THE YETI will release its self-titled debut album in North America on August 28 via AFM Records. Uniting elements of sludge metal, hardcore and groove-laden hard rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI unify these influences into their own diverse, modern style which is delivered in a way to make people ...

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MAIDEN UNITED: 'Only The Good Die Young', 'Prowler' Audio Samples Available

MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release its new album, "Across The Seventh Sea", on September 28 on CD, iTunes and limited-edition black-and-blue transparent vinyl. "Across The Seventh Sea" track listing: 01. Seven Deadly Sins 02. Only The Good Die Young 03. ...

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Go Inside FEAR FACTORY's Tour Bus With DINO CAZARES

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest episode, focusing on Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY. The four-minute clip, which was filmed on May 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, can be seen below. FEAR FACTORY's new album, "The Industrialist", ...

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SNOWY SHAW Reveals Backing Band For His 'Halloween Live Show'

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw has assembled the following lineup of musicians for his November 3 concert at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden: * Mark U Black (M.A.N., ex-DREAM EVIL, KUNG DIAMANT) - Lead Guitar * Petter Karlsson (ex-THERION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA) - Drums * Vikki Valkyrie (ex-ICE AGE, THEM SLUTS) - Bass Snowy states: "Like last ...

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MACHINE HEAD: New Video Interview With ADAM DUCE

Jonny Thrash of Total Rock Radio conducted an interview with bassist Adam Duce of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD before the band's August 11 performance at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. ...

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SLEDGE LEATHER Interviewed On 'Focus On Metal' Podcast (Audio)

Focus On Metal podcast recently conducted separate interviews with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and her SLEDGE LEATHER bandmate Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN. You can now listen to both chats below. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", was inspired in 2010 when Leather Leone ...

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THY WILL BE DONE To Release 'Temple' EP Next Month

Rhode Island's THY WILL BE DONE will release a new six-song EP, "Temple", on September 25. The EP was produced and engineered by the band, mixed by acclaimed metal producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris at Planet Z and is the inaugural release on the band's own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling worldwide distribution. Eye.On ...

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AXEWOUND: 'Cold' Video Released

"Cold", the debut video from AXEWOUND — the project featuring Matt Tuck (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) on guitar and vocals, Liam Cormier (CANCER BATS) on lead vocals, Mike Kingswood (GLAMOUR OF THE KILL) on guitar, Joe Copcutt (RISE TO REMAIN) on bass, and Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, KILLING JOKE) on drums — can be seen below. ...

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HALFORD Guitarist 'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'This Is War' EP Title Track Available For Streaming

"This Is War", the title track of the new digital-only EP from HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The offering named after the second single from Mike's upcoming solo album, "The Metalworker", also features additional tracks from the full-length CD. "This Is War" was released on Tuesday, August ...

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INTER ARMA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Richmond, Virginia's INTER ARMA. The band featuring T.J. Childers (drums), Steven Russell (guitars), Trey Dalton (guitars), Mike Paparo (vocals), and Joe Kerkes (bass), formed in 2006 and released its full-length debut, "Sundown", in 2010 via Forcefield Records. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Says 'The World Misses' PHILIP ANSELMO

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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APOCALYPTICA's PERTTU KIVILAAKSO To Guest On MAIDEN UNITED Album

Perttu Kivilaakso (pictured below; APOCALYPTICA) will guest on MAIDEN UNITED's forthcoming album, "Across The Seventh Sea". Perttu will play cello on the songs "The Evil That Men Do" and "Infinite Dreams". MAIDEN UNITED is the all-acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION). Commented Jolie: "We are all ...

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MASSACRE: Video Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of resurrected 1990s Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE performing on August 4 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. MASSACRE released a seven-inch single, "Condemned To The Shadows", on July 30. The single, which is available as a regular black-wax version, a transparent wax limited edition and ...

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DANKO JONES 'Oral History' Book Due In October

An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones", by Stuart Berman will be released by ECW Press in October. The book's official description: "DANKO JONES may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots ...

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Lillie: F-65 - SAINT VITUS

You can imagine the doomers have been chanting "at last?at last?" amongst themselves since late May when SAINT VITUS returned to the scene they all but created alongside CATHEDRAL, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS and of course, the mighty BLACK SABBATH beforehand. One can almost picture sludge monger Dave Chandler in the midst of his self-imposed exile from ...

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BEDEMON's 'Symphony Of Shadows' To See Light Of Day

Svart Records has set an August 24 release date for "Symphony Of Shadows", the first-ever set of all-new material by BEDEMON, the band regarded by many as the original true U.S. doom band. Inspired by the goriest of fright films and the most menacing of music at the time, guitarist/composer/journalist/author Randy Palmer churned out the ...

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