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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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VOLBEAT Joined By NAPALM DEATH Frontman At Dublin Concert (Video)

Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH joined Danish metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT on stage on May 27 at the at the Olympia in Dublin, Ireland to perform the VOLBEAT track "Evelyn". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. In an April 2011 interview with Straight.com, VOLBEAT vocalist/guitarist Michael ...

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KAMELOT Singer's SEVENTH WONDER: Making Of 'Tiara's Song' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Tiara's Song", the new video from the Swedish progressive metal band SEVENTH WONDER, can be seen below. SEVENTH WONDER features in its ranks current KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik. "Tiara's Song" is taken from SEVENTH WONDER's fifth studio album, "Tiara", which will be released on October 12 via Frontiers Music ...

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TARJA: First Look At 'Act II'

Following up the worldwide top 10 video chart success "Act I", former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen and earMUSIC have announced the release of the long-awaited follow-up, "Act II", this summer. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 times with over 300,000 km travelled ...

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Watch NANCY WILSON And NUNO BETTENCOURT Perform HEART's 'Barracuda' At 'Soundcheck Live'

HEART's Nancy Wilson made an unannounced appearance at this past Saturday's (May 26) weekly "Soundcheck Live" event at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group, joined event curator Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), bassist Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD, TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X) ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Enter Studio In The Winter

APOCALYPTICA will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to its 2015 album, "Shadowmaker". The Finnish cello rockers have spent most of the last two years touring behind the re-release of their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The remastered version of the instrumental cello-driven rock opus contains never-before-released instrumental ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Recruits ENTOMBED A.D. Bassist VICTOR BRANDT

DIMMU BORGIR has announced the addition of Swedish bass player Victor Brandt (ENTOMBED A.D., FIRESPAWN) to the group's ranks. The Norwegian symphonic black metal titans will play their first show since 2012 in June and will visit all corner of the world throughout this year and 2019, and Victor is ready to storm the stage ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: KORN Is Not Using Outside Songwriters For Next Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has shot down as false Internet speculation that the band is using outside writers for material for its next studio album. Rumors of KORN collaborating with different writers began swirling when Davis told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch "have been writing ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings National Anthem Before Chicago Cubs Vs. San Francisco Giants Game At Wrigley Field (Video)

On May 25, ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before Chicago Cubs' victory over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Video footage of his rendition can be seen below. Belladonna, who has sung the U.S. national anthem at a number of ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Speaks Out Against Cell-Phone Use At Concerts: 'You Need To Allow Yourself To Enjoy The Moment'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that there's "something really magical that happens when" you are not experiencing live performances through a "little four-inch screen." Erna made his comments while speaking to "The Eddie Trunk Podcast" about Yondr's technology, which has been employed by performers ranging ...

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DEF LEPPARD Records Two-Song Session For SPOTIFY

DEF LEPPARD has recorded a session at the Spotify studios in New York. The two-song session was taped on May 16 and will be aired at a later date as part of the streaming service's "Spotify Singles" series. "Spotify Singles" was launched in 2016 and features artists recording at least two live songs — an ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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KHEMMIS: 'Bloodletting' Visualizer Video Released

Denver metal/doom conquerors KHEMMIS will release their third album, "Desolation", on June 22 through 20 Buck Spin in North America, with Nuclear Blast Entertainment handling international territories. A visualizer video for the album's triumphant opening track, "Bloodletting", can be seen below. While KHEMMIS is undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag them with ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED: Singing On First Solo Album 'Gives Me More Appreciation For How Great AXL ROSE Is'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rouke recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed about his debut solo album, "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy" came together: Dizzy: "There was a period of ...

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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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