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ROCK ON THE RANGE Ends After 12-Year Run; To Be Replaced By SONIC TEMPLE ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL

Premier independent U.S. music festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have announced the new Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The three-day event will debut at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 and will feature a premium food and beverage selection, art installations, plus expanded ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET: 'Anthem Of The Peaceful Army' Album Details Revealed; 'Watching Over' Single Available

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEETJake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums) — will release their debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", on October 19 via Lava/Republic Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant-grat track, the brand new song "Watching Over", which can ...

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Listen To New TERROR Song 'Spirit Of Sacrifice'

Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The disc's second single, "Spirit Of Sacrifice", can be streamed below. Stated vocalist Scott Vogel: "This is TERROR 2018. This is who we are and how we live. This is our definition of hardcore and the ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET: Debut Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET have announced the first details of their debut album. Titled "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", the record will contain 10 songs, including "When The Curtain Falls", which was made available earlier this summer. A 45-second social media teaser video for "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army" can be seen below. An ...

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Video Premiere: KAMELOT's 'MindFall Remedy'

KAMELOT has released a brand new music video for the song "MindFall Remedy". The clip, which includes a guest appearance by Lauren Hart (ONCE HUMAN), was directed by Thomas Crane of Killdevil Films and features live footage from the band's recent North American tour. KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood said: "The North American tour was our ...

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Kult 45 - OTEP

"If Mary was only 14 when she had Jesus, what does that make God?" Otep Shamaya frostily posits at the beginning of her anti-Christianity tirade, "Cross Contamination", from her eighth album, "Kult 45". It's no secret Shamaya never shies from a fight, enflamed particularly within the bushfire of her confrontational art. She comes into "Kult ...

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Automata Part II - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME never lets any potential for creativity buzz by. Instead, the popular prog metal band harnesses its momentum, and here releases the genre-crashing second installment of its "Automata" venture, the first one arriving only a few months ago. To recap "Automata"'s plot, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME created a future society ...

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GENE SIMMONS Believes VINNIE VINCENT Is 'His Own Worst Enemy'

Gene Simmons says that he believes Vinnie Vincent is "his own worst enemy." The KISS bassist/vocalist made his comments during a question-and-answer session in Adelaide, Australia, where he is currently on tour with his solo band, supported by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Speaking about Vincent, who originally joined KISS in 1982 as Frehley's replacement, ...

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MADBALL Frontman Says Hardcore Is About More Than Just Mindless Brutality: 'It's About Expression'

Oli of Grasser Production conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's August 26 concert at Z-Bau Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether playing in front of non-hardcore crowds at ...

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Ex-AMARANTHE Vocalist JAKE E Says '9.9 Out Of 10 People' Loved CYHRA's 'Letters To Myself' Debut

Shockwave Magazine conducted an interview with CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) at this year's Sabaton Open Air, which was held last month in Falun, Sweden. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of CYHRA's second studio album: Jake: "I have ...

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STEEL PANTHER Drummer Defends 'Pussy Melter' Distortion Guitar Pedal: We 'Will Not Be Told What To Say Or Do'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has defended his group against criticism over the guitar effect preset called "Pussy Melter", saying that he and his bandmates "will not be told what to say or do." This past July, TC Electronic stopped advertising the "Pussy Melter" after a number of musicians blasted the Danish audio company for ...

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Kulkija - KORPIKLAANI

The Forest Clan, KORPIKLAANI, returns, so raise your Sahti or Karhu—Finnish beer, for your edification—and get ready to rock out once again. Hold up, though, because in the case of the group's 10th album, "Kulkija", translated as "wanderer," the fast-flinging hummpa with which the folk metal basher has made its reputation takes a large backseat. ...

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For The Love Of Metal - Dee Snider

A House of Hair moment this is not. Officially retiring TWISTED SISTER from all activity following the passing of drummer A.J. Pero, Dee Snider answered a calling to perform new solo material. Enduring the further loss of his mother, Snider found a new habitat amongst a younger hardcore/metalcore community with which to voice his grief. ...

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JETBOY: Making Of 'Born To Fly' Album (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of JETBOY's new album, "Born To Fly", can be seen below. The disc will be released on January 25, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Founded in 1983 by guitarists Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, JETBOY continues to crank out its brand of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century with ...

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EVOKEN To Release 'Hypnagogia' Album In November

Death/funeral doom legion EVOKEN will unleash its new album, "Hypnagogia", on November 9 via Profound Lore Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sound Spa studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis, the record comes swathed in the artwork of Adam Burke (ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, MOS GENERATOR, HOODED MENACE) and marks the band's first new output in ...

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IVAR BJØRNSON Says New ENSLAVED Album 'E' Is 'The Most Difficult Thing We've Done'

Banger TV 's Sam Dunn recently conducted an interview with frontman Grutle Kjellson and guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what elements of black metal still exist within ENSLAVED circa 2018: Ivar: ...

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Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Adds Second Show At Graceland

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has added a second show at Graceland following the announcement of his plans to perform "full-shred" electric guitar at his comeback performance. In addition to the previously announced concert on Friday, December 7, Vincent will play on Saturday, December 8. "I'm overwhelmed by the love and support from the fans, ...

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GHOST's 'Dance Macabre' Gets CARPENTER BRUT Remix

With 15 million streams worldwide, "Dance Macabre" is already one of the most popular tracks from "Prequelle", the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band GHOST. Today "Dance Macabre" is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave artist Carpenter Brut. You can check out the track and its companion ...

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