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HALESTORM Has 'Loose Plan' To Make New Music In 2020

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has told The Sound Lab that the band is "constantly working" on new material. "We've been touring now for about a year on [2018's 'Vicious'] album, and we'll continue through this year," he said at this year's Download festival (see video below). "And as far as next year, we really don't ...

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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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Video Premiere: BADFLOWER's 'Promise Me'

BADFLOWER has released the official music video for the song "Promise Me", taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "OK, I'M SICK". The track's expressive lyrics and smooth guitar riffs punctuate its message about holding on to love and the hope of youth. BADFLOWER frontman Josh Katz stated about "Promise Me": "The concept of ...

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Paradox - NOCTURNUS AD

NOCTURNUS was a unique gem in the fertile Florida death metal scene. Anti-religious and occult thought provided the source inspiration for many Florida death metal acts, while horror movies and real-life gore inspired others. But NOCTURNUS merged a fascination with the occult alongside science fiction themes, something that was unheard of at the time. What's ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Right Now' Video Premiere

BUCKCHERRY has released the third music video from its latest album, "Warpaint". The track "Right Now" is the disc's second official single, following the arrival of "Bent" earlier in the year. The MMA-themed "Right Now" video was filmed at the Affliction Training Center in Seal Beach, California and was directed by Billy Jayne. The clip ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release Second Album In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

Tommy Vext spoke to HardDrive Radio about BAD WOLVES' recently completed second album, which tentatively due before the end of the year. "Gutars and bass were tracked in [Las] Vegas with Max Karon, who is one of John's [Boecklin, drums] oldest friends, who also works for GHOST," the singer said. "And then we did production ...

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BUCKCHERRY Vocalist On Covering NINE INCH NAILS' 'Head Like A Hole': 'I Like Something Off The Beaten Path'

Andy Hall of Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new "Warpaint" studio album: Josh: "We worked really hard on this record and we ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist Exits Tour Due To Back Injury

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has been forced to leave the band's current tour after recently injuring his back. He is being temporarily replaced by Josh Stern, who previously filled in for guitarist Zach Myers when he had his baby last year. Stern made his 2019 live debut with SHINEDOWN last night (Wednesday, May 21) at ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

Grammy-winning rock 'n' roll band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced a three-week fall North American leg of its "March Of The Peaceful Army" tour, set to kick off in Kansas City on Saturday, September 21. The tour will include first-time visits to Kansas City and Irvine, and the band performing a blend of fan-favorites and ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Frontman HOWARD JONES On Listening To Hip-Hop: 'It's A Way To Get Away From Heavier Music For A Little While'

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH and vocalist Howard Jones recently spoke with Metal Nexus. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he enjoys performing more when venues are sold out: Howard: "I don't really think that way. It doesn't matter ...

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OF MICE & MEN Drummer On Working With Producer JOSH WILBUR: 'We Wanted To Make Metalhead Music'

Valentino Arteaga says OF MICE & MEN may never escape the "metalcore" tag he and his bandmates were branded with upon their 2009 formation. Originally the combination of hardcore and metal music, metalcore morphed considerably when bands started incorporating elements of melodic Swedish death metal in the mid-2000s, leading to many metal purists to disown ...

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BUCKCHERRY Filming 'Right Now' Music Video

BUCKCHERRY is filming a music video for its song "Right Now" today (Monday, May 6) at the Affliction Clothing headquarters in Seal Beach, California. According to singer Josh Todd, the clip, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will feature "some great fighters." "Right Now" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's latest album, "Warpaint", ...

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Jacoozzi - BRANT BJORK

Brant Bjork is revered as a legend in the niche, rock 'n' roll realm of fuzz 'n' filth—desert rock and stoner rock, that is. He has been involved with numerous projects during his career, even delving into hardcore punk early on. But he's primarily known for his work with the band from which QUEENS OF ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire" The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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