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RAVEN: New Studio Album 'In The Can', Live Album On The Way

Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN is putting the finishing touches on its new album for a tentative early 2019 release. The follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" will mark the band's first effort with new drummer Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY), who replaced Joe Hasselvander last year. Speaking to Mark Taylor of Record Collector magazine before RAVEN's ...

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METAL CHURCH Teases New Studio Album

The first teaser for METAL CHURCH's upcoming album is available below. The follow-up to 2016's "XI" marks the band's first release since the departure of drummer Jeff Plate and addition of Stet Howland. "XI" was issued in March 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Cover QUEEN, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN During Bulgarian Concert DVD/Blu-Ray Shoot (Video)

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — professionally recorded its September 22 concert at the Ancient Theatre in ...

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Listen To Title Track Of New P.O.D. Album, 'Circles'

"Circles", the title track of the upcoming album from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be streamed below. The band's 10th studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ...

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Video Premiere: BLACK STONE CHERRY's 'Carry Me On Down The Road'

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have released the official music video for the song "Carry Me On Down The Road". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Family Tree", which was released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman Chris Robertson told Metal Hammer about "Carry Me On ...

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BUCKCHERRY Begins Recording 'Warpaint' Album

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have set "Warpaint" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2019. Helming the sessions is producer Mike Plotnikoff, who previously worked with the band on 2005's platinum-certified "15" record. Singer Josh Todd has uploaded a short video message on his Facebook page in which he revealed that he ...

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RIOT V: 'Caught In The Witch's Eye' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Caught In The Witch's Eye" from RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, can be seen below. The track is taken from RIOT V's latest album, "Armor Of Light", which came out on April 27 via Nuclear Blast. Donnie Van Stavern, a longtime collaborator ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

HEART singer Ann Wilson will perform her version of Lesley Gore's fearless 1963 hit "You Don't Own Me" tomorrow (Wednesday, September 19) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The song is from her new album, "Immortal", that was just released last week (September 14) and has been a highlight of her live shows. The album features 10 ...

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SATYRICON Drummer Believes Veganism Is 'The Future'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to Canal Metal about his appreciation for good food and his recent adoption of a mostly vegan diet. He said (see video below): "If you have started to appreciate quality in arts, like music or otherwise, it is not that far fetched that you will ...

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JIM PETERIK To Release New Album In 2019

Frontiers Music Srl has announced a new musical journey from the iconic songwriting maestro Jim Peterik, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter/musician behind THE IDES OF MARCH, PRIDE OF LIONS, formerly of SURVIVOR, a man who has helped write hits for THE BEACH BOYS, .38 SPECIAL, Sammy Hagar, and more. The time has now come for Jim ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'METAL ALLEGIANCE Is About Not Repeating What I Do In MEGADETH'

Ladies In Rock recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star project that also features TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says SONS OF APOLLO Will Record Sophomore Album In 2019

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., TALISMAN) recently spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography: Jeff: "If you add all the albums I've sung lead on, not including background vocals — not just bands, but things ...

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Video Premiere: IMPELLITTERI's 'Run For Your Life'

"Run For Your Life", the new video from IMPELLITTERI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", which will be released on October 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For New Song 'Do Your Worst'

Nashville/Los Angeles quartet RIVAL SONS has released "Do Your Worst", the first new music to be made available from the band's forthcoming LP, expected to arrive early next year on Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint via Atlantic. Vocalist Jay Buchanan commented on how "Do Your Worst" was born: "Sometimes environment really ...

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