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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Countdown'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Countdown". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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SLIPKNOT Puts Out Mystery Music Video Casting Call

SLIPKNOT has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5. The message was captioned "Slipknot 20th Anniversary," presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album, which arrived in 1999. Fans wanting to participate in ...

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The Passage of Existence - Monstrosity

While MONSTROSITY hasn't attained the status and commercial success of some of its Florida death metal brethren, a case can be made that they deserve it. For many, the band's name comes up anecdotally as the band formerly fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE's Corpsegrinder. His previous involvement can't be overstated. He was a founding member, and ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says JUDAS PRIEST Should Have Considered Fans' Wishes When Deciding On GLENN TIPTON's Replacement For 'Firepower' Tour

Thomas S, Orwat Jr. of Rock Music Star recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that he wasn't invited to rejoin JUDAS PRIEST following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire ...

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Listen To New GRETA VAN FLEET Song 'Lover, Leaver'

"Lover, Leaver", a brand new song from Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEETJake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", which will be released on October 19 via Lava/Republic ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Release 'Goodbye Cruel World' Album In October

"Misfortune Teller", the new single from Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH, can be streamed below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming "Goodbye Cruel World" studio album, which is due October 26 via Cleopatra Records. Comments the band: "Lyrically, 'Misfortune Teller' is about a hypothetical megalomaniac. It's the story of a psychic vampire who will ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'My Immortal' Performance Clip from 'Synthesis Live' DVD

On October 12, Eagle Vision will release EVANESCENCE's "Synthesis Live" on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats. Recorded late last autumn during the band's critically acclaimed "Synthesis" tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions. A performance clip of the song "My Immortal", taken ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Is Working On Second Solo Album

Rex Brown working on material for his second solo album. The former PANTERA and DOWN bassist wrote on Instagram: "Slugging it out in the studio, writing & recording Solo record #2...Stay tuned Folks, this is getting Good!!! #rexbrown #pantera" Rex's debut solo disc, "Smoke On This…", was released in July 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne). ...

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NIKKI SIXX Confirms New MÖTLEY CRÜE Music Is Being Recorded For 'The Dirt' Movie, Says Songs Are 'Ball-Busters'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that the band is recording four new songs for the film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The movie, which is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being ...

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Listen To New NAZARETH Song 'State Of Emergency'

Celebrating its 50th anniversary as a band in 2018, NAZARETH is marking the occasion with a hard-rocking new album, "Tattooed On My Brain". Scheduled for release on October 12 via Frontiers Music Srl, the effort will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. "Tattooed On My Brain" is NAZARETH's 24th full-length album and the ...

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VERMITHRAX To Release 'Imperium Draconus' Album In October

Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a deal with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12. Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson ...

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VAN HALEN Singer DAVID LEE ROTH Performs At BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION's 'Summer Spectacular': Video, Photos

VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth performed at the Brent Shapiro Foundation's Summer Spectacular on Friday (September 7) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The invite-only gala — which also featured a performance by CLETO AND THE CLETONES (house band from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!") — celebrated the 13th year of the foundation, ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK: 'The Metal Genre Has Gotten A Little More Conservative Than It Used To Be'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE about their forthcoming "Helix" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from "Helix": Olof: "From my perspective, it's sort of like a resume ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of EVANESCENCE's 2018 'Synthesis' Tour (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from EVANESCENCE's current North American co-headlining tour with violin virtuoso Lindsey Stirling can be seen below. The trek, produced by Live Nation, kicked off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Starlight Theatre and is making stops in 31 North American cities. The trek will wrap September 8 in Ridgefield, Washington at ...

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JOAN JETT Catalog Part Of SONY MUSIC/LEGACY's New Agreement with BLACKHEART RECORDS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna. The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including ...

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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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Outlaws 'Til The End - DEVILDRIVER

In spite of DEVILDRIVER's 15-plus years of existence, during which time the collective has been far more productive in terms of creativity compared to frontman Dez Fafara's previous, notable nu-metal band COAL CHAMBER, some people forever link the vocalist with his former project more than anything. What's clear is that the two projects are vastly ...

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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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