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KATAKLYSM To Tour Europe With WHITECHAPEL And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

Reanimated three years ago, the iconic "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour" is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019. After delivering all-out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal ...

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VOLBEAT's ROB CAGGIANO Joins JACKSON Family

Jackson has welcomed VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano to its family of signature artists. Throughout summer 2019, sharp-eyed fans will see the Bronx-born guitarist putting prototypes of his distinctive new Jackson model through their paces at SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" with GOJIRA and BEHEMOTH as well as VOLBEAT's upcoming "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" world tour, which will kick ...

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OBITUARY To Tour North America With ABBATH

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will go on sale on ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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SOULFLY Announces 'Blood On The Street' 2019 U.S. Tour

SOULFLY has announced the "Blood On The Street" 2019 U.S. tour. The 22-date trek will kick off on September 3 in Dallas, Texas and make stops in Baltimore, Houston and Albuquerque before concluding in Los Angeles on September 29. Support on the tour will come from UNEARTH (September 3 - September 16), INCITE, PRISON and ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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KIP WINGER And Acclaimed Writer/Director DAMIEN GRAY To Release 'Get Jack' Concept Album

Grammy Award-nominated classical composer and rock icon Kip Winger (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, ALAN PARSONS), in his theatrical composing debut, and acclaimed writer/director Damien Gray ("Atomic The Musical", "Animagique", "Steps In Time", "Biohazard" and "Sing On Tour") will release tahe concept album of their new musical thriller, "Get Jack", on Friday, July 19. Pre-order will be ...

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PHIL RIND On Asking DAVE MCCLAIN To Rejoin SACRED REICH: 'Instead Of Getting A Guy, Why Not Just Get The Guy?'

Prior to SACRED REICH's May 17 performance in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), bassist/vocalist Phil Rind spoke with Metal Master Kingdom. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group decided to make a new album, the forthcoming "Awakening": Phil: "Songs. All that time [since ...

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ANDY SNEAP Says He Has 'No Idea' If He Will Continue Playing With JUDAS PRIEST Once 'Firepower' Tour Ends

Noted metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of The Void With Christina. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "most majestic moment" he's experienced while touring with PRIEST: Andy: "Just some of the size ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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ARMORED SAINT: 'We're Writing A New Record'

ARMORED SAINT is continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" album. Earlier today, the band posted an Instagram video of vocalist John Bush and bassist Joey Vera at their home studio demoing some of the songs that will appear on ARMORED SAINT's new disc. The group wrote in an ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For 'Taste Like'

"Taste Like", the new video from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which was released on March 8 via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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