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MASTODON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2014's "Once More ‘Round The Sun". Once again, MASTODON has chosen to record with famed producer Brendan O'Brien, who first worked with the band on their 2009 groundbreaking concept album "Crack The Skye". So what can one expect from MASTODON's seventh studio ...

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How MIKE MUIR And DAVE MUSTAINE Squashed Their Feud

Vocalist Mike Muir of Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES was interviewed on a recent installment of the "Rise To Offend" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below (starting at around 47-minute mark). Asked about his short-lived feud with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine in 1990 when the ...

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Estranged BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD's Halloween Radio Special (Video)

This weekend's edition of legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's radio show "Rock 50" was his Halloween special. Check out video highlights of the program below. Ward recently slammed his ex-bandmates in SABBATH again, accusing them of "selfishness, self-centeredness, dishonesty and disloyalty" over his exclusion from the group's farewell tour. Ward was responding to singer ...

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SLIPKNOT: KNOTFEST 2016 Video Wrap-Up

A two-minute video "wrap-up" of this year's Knotfest, which was held last month at San Manuel Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California, can be seen below. SLIPKNOT performed its 2001 album "Iowa" in its entirety at the two-day Ozzfest Meets Knotfest event, which took place September 24-25. According to the San Bernardino County ...

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FOREIGNER's First-Ever Official Biography Due In 2017

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER have been universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts, with 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits that continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Now they're getting ready to embark on a brand new journey into the literary world with "A ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'City Of Destruction' Video Released

"City Of Destruction", the new video from THE NEAL MORSE BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's new album, "The Similitude Of A Dream", which will be released on November 11 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/Sony. The journey of Neal Morse has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, ...

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Polar Similar - NORMA JEAN

Despite their numerous lineup changes, NORMA JEAN sets an example for young bands on how to come hungry. It's not so much what the metalcore vets are capable of doing, which has been an exemplary evolution, as much as the fortitude that drives them. I tell this story frequently, which epitomizes the band's unquenchable desire ...

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MASTODON Re-Teams With Producer BRENDAN O'BRIEN For Upcoming Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have re-teamed with producer Brendan O'Brien for the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively due in early 2017. O'Brien, who has previously worked with AC/DC, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and PAPA ROACH, among many others, helmed MASTODON's 2009 effort, "Crack The Skye". MASTODON's new CD is being recorded at an Atlanta-area ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Talks 'Grinding Wheel' Album; Touring With MOTÖRHEAD

Emily Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL's forthcoming new album "Grinding Wheel": Bobby: "The great part about a new album is that it's ...

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ATREYU To Headline First-Ever FOUNDATION FEST

California metallers ATREYU are hosting, curating, and headlining the first-ever Foundation Fest, a weekend of shows. Foundation Fest will be held at The Observatory in Santa, Ana, California ahead of the Christmas holidays. The shows are scheduled to take place on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. ATREYU will headline both nights, with special ...

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TÝR Frontman Pushes Back Against Concert Boycott Efforts Over His Participation In Whaling

Faroe Islands natives TÝR have reportedly several shows on their 17-date November European tour supporting the Norwegian metal band SIRENIA canceled over lead singer Heri Joensen's participation in the Faroese practice of whaling. The owners of the Hamburg, Germany club Logo issued the following statement about their cancelation: "It came to our attention only after ...

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Video Premiere: FAITH NO MORE's 'Cone Of Shame'

FAITH NO MORE's music video for the song "Cone Of Shame" can be seen below. "This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery," FAITH NO MORE bassist Bill Gould explains. "Given the song's sense of Americana, it would have been easy ...

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Reunited DOKKEN: First Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

The first video footage of the reunited classic lineup of DOKKEN — singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown — rehearsing for its upcoming live performances can be seen below. The group will play its only U.S. show on September 30 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock ...

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BILL KELLIHER: Next MASTODON Album Will Be 'A Continuation' Of 'Once More 'Round The Sun' But 'Even Deeper'

GuitarMania conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON before the band's August 24 concert in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for MASTODON's follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" album, Bill said: "I've already come ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Signs With THE END RECORDS

The End Records has announced the signing of TODAY IS THE DAY for the band's upcoming studio record and ten-album catalog. The group's new CD will be released in 2017 to coincide with TODAY IS THE DAY's 25th anniversary, and it will be followed by the catalog reissues, which feature exclusive, never-before seen and heard ...

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