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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says His 'Off-Color Joke' At 'Dimebash' Led To 'Ridiculous' Accusations Of Racism

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo says that the controversy surrounding his actions at a California concert three years ago is "ridiculous." Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. As he left the stage, he ...

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Listen To New XENTRIX Single 'Bleeding Out'

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX will release their new album, "Bury The Pain", on June 7 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Listenable Records. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy. The disc's first single, "Bleeding Out", ...

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311 To Release 'Voyager' Album In June; First Two Songs, 'Good Feeling' And 'Don't You Worry', Now Available

311 has released the first two tracks — "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" — from its upcoming album, "Voyager" (BMG). Both "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" are available as instant downloads when you pre-order "Voyager" ahead of its June 28 release. In addition, everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'The Older I Get, The More I Work'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was recently interviewed by "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about his current tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, which sees him teaming up with four different vocalists — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie WhiteSchenker ...

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VINNY APPICE: RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'Like Another Brother To Me'

James from That Metal Interview recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, LAST IN LINE). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether there's any competition with his older brother Carmine, who has drummed for the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE and ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Revelation' Album In August

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on August 23 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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XENTRIX To Release 'Bury The Pain' Album This Summer

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's new album, "Bury The Pain", will be released in the summer. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy and can be seen below. XENTRIX made its ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Former HAMMERFALL Drummer ANDERS JOHANSSON

MANOWAR has recruited Anders Johansson as the band's new drummer. The Swedish musician made his live debut with MANOWAR on March 25 in Brno, Czech Republic. Johansson can be heard on MANOWAR's new EP, "The Final Battle I", which will be made available on Friday, March 29 in an exclusive pre-sale at the merchandise booth ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Would 'Definitely' Pay Money To See RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram, But Doesn't Think RONNIE Would Be 'Into It'

Former DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he would "definitely" pay money to go see the Ronnie James Dio hologram even though he doesn't believe the the legendary heavy metal singer would be pleased about having a a life-size digital version of him touring the world. The former vocalist in BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW, who ...

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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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