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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'It Was A Shock To Leave IRON MAIDEN'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN from 1994 until 1999, told filmmaker Daniel Sarkissian that his dismissal from the band 20 years ago came as a complete surprise. "It was a shock to leave IRON MAIDEN — it was an absolute shock," Blaze admitted (see video below)." But CD sales were ...

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Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

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DEMON HUNTER: 'More Than Bones' Video Released

"More Than Bones", the new Andy Maier-directed video from the Christian metal band DEMON HUNTER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Peace", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "War", on March 1. Frontman Ryan Clark told Kerrang! about "More Than Bones": " I was ...

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MICHAEL WILTON: Once TODD LA TORRE Came Into The Fold, QUEENSRŸCHE 'Was A Band Again'

"BODS Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's surprised QUEENSRŸCHE is still able to tour and release records in this climate: Michael: "Yeah, that's the way you do it ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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IN THIS MOMENT To Release 'Mother' Album In The Summer

IN THIS MOMENT has set "Mother" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in August. The disc was once again recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko. Speaking to Cutter of Green Bay, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7/104.7, IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth stated about ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. To Release 'Bowels Of Earth' Album In August

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will release their new album, "Bowels Of Earth", on August 30 via Century Media. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2016's "Dead Dawn" "represents a huge leap forward for these gnarly veterans. Faster, tighter and more viscerally crushing than anything they have produced before." Comments singer Lars-Göran Petrov: "We ...

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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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With This Thread I Hold On - CHOKEHOLD

It's a common tale. When a classic band becomes more revered with the passage of time, demand for something new grows. And once early material becomes reissued, or the band reunites for one or a series of shows, the stage is set for a full-on reunion. In the case of Hamilton, Ontario's CHOKEHOLD, the act's ...

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SKILLET: 'Victorious' Album Due In August; Lyric Video For 'Legendary' Single Available

SKILLET will release its new album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016's gold-certified "Unleashed" includes the first single, "Legendary", which can be streamed below. Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: "It's the first time that me and Korey [Cooper, John's wife and SKILLET guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ...

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Vessel - THEORIES

THEORIES does not care for subtlety. The Seattle outfit's 2014 split with Canadian grinders WAKE and the debut full-length, "Regression", that came out the following year were both full-frontal assaults of controlled yet relentless deathgrind. Now, four years later, THEORIES has returned with its sophomore effort, "Vessel", a ten-track fist to the face that's an ...

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THE RODS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Louder Than Loud'

Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Louder Than Loud", can be seen below. Drummer Carl Canedy says: "'Louder Than Loud' was the first song written for the new album. It was also the ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: 'I Believe In Peeling Away All The Secrets That I Have'

During an appearance earlier this week on "Strahan & Sara", KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke about the inspiration for his second book, "Backstage Pass", which came out on April 30 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. "The problem with friends often is when you're ...

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ARDOURS Feat. TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS: 'Last Moment' Video

The official music video for the song "Last Moment" from ARDOURS, the new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent, can be seen below. The group's debut album is tentatively due later this year via Frontiers Music Srl. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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