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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release PURGATORY EP

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has teamed up with his old pals in PURGATORY, the band that he originally founded in 1985, then later became ICED EARTH, to record five tracks that were written between 1985 and 1987, now to be released as the "Purgatory" EP on December 21 through Century Media. All five tracks ...

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New STATIC-X Album, 'Project Regeneration', Featuring WAYNE STATIC's Final Vocal Performances, To Arrive In 2019

STATIC-X is back! Featuring the band's original lineup introduced on their 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, "Wisconsin Death Trip", bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay have joined forces once again to release a new album, "Project Regeneration". Due in the spring of 2019, the effort will be released in conjunction with ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: Lyric Video For New Song 'Only One God'

The official lyric video for the song "Only One God" from German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, can be seen below. The track is taken from SACROSANCT's fourth album, "Necropolis", which will be released on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project To Release 'A Million Degrees' Album Feat. TILL LINDEMANN, CARDINAL COPIA

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Vertigo/Universal Music. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, "fired up" would be it… As a member of RAMMSTEIN, the music world's most explosive live ...

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Watch DUFF MCKAGAN Join SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS For 'It's So Easy' Performance In Hollywood

The iconic Grammy-winning guitarist Slash and his band SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS wrapped their nationwide, sold-out headlining tour — their first in four years — on Tuesday night (October 16) at the Palladium in Hollywood, California. The group ripped through a 22-song, electrifying two-hour show which included a special guest appearance from ...

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SLASH On Current GUNS N' ROSES Lineup: 'It's This Really, Really Well-Oiled Machine That's Super Functional'

Slash says that the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES is a "really well-oiled machine that's super functional." Only rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler are missing from the classic GN'R lineup that recorded 1987's classic debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Slash, singer Axl Rose and bassist Duff McKagan are on board, fortified with ...

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JOHN CORABI On AXL ROSE Singing For AC/DC: 'I Thought He Nailed It'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES vocalist John Corabi recently guested on the "TODDCast Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THE DEAD DAISIES: John: "The cool thing about the band is that we've never actually worked together until we got up with ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Hawaii For First Time Ever

GUNS N' ROSES will play its first show ever in the state of Hawaii, on Saturday, December 8 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. HST at Ticketmaster and at the Aloha Stadium box office. Citi is the official presale credit card ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: 'Necropolis' Album Due In November

German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, will release their fourth album, "Necropolis", on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered by Max Morton of Morton Studios, who has also remastered the entire SACROSANCT back catalog. A prolific professional with a broad clientele, ...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to Variety, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic "Stairway To Heaven" was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after ...

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Head Cage - PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER has returned to assault the eardrums of a masochistic audience that wants nothing less. The grindcore legend has never allowed the expectations and demands of the (un)healthy segment of grindcore purists to restrain its artistic pursuits. PIG DESTROYER has waved the grindcore flag with pride, and the band has also been key in ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: New Music On The Way

SACROSANCT, the German-Dutch progressive thrash metal outfit founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. SACROSANCT returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus. Kees Harrison (formerly of Dutch prog-metal act SPHERE OF SOULS) recently joined SACROSANCT on bass: "Having been a fan of ...

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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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NASTY SAVAGE Bassist RICHARD BATEMAN Dies

Richard Bateman, bassist for Florida metal legends NASTY SAVAGE, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, September 5. NASTY SAVAGE guitarist David Austin said that he was "absolutely devastated" by the passing of his longtime friend and bandmate. He added in a Facebook post: "[The] extraordinary bass playing that he did with NASTY SAVAGE, especially ...

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Death By Metal - DEATH

Depending on who you talk to, Chuck Schuldiner was a visionary, a perfectionist or a short fused volatile, creative being. A common ground appraisal is that the late legend of DEATH, previously known as MANTAS, and CONTROL DENIED changed death metal forever by having the stones to fuse progressive and power metal into a style ...

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LONDON To Release New Album 'Call That Girl' In October

Hollywood glam rock pioneers LONDON, featuring frontman Nadir D'Priest, will release a new studio album, "Call That Girl", on October 12. To celebrate this release, the band is going back to the Sunset Strip for an exclusive live performance at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. "Call That Girl" marks the band's first studio LP ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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Watch JOE BONAMASSA's Music Video For 'Self-Inflicted Wounds'

Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa has released the music video for his track "Self-Inflicted Wounds", taken from his upcoming studio album, "Redemption", which is due on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures. "Redemption", Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all-original material, sees him at his most ambitious ...

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SLASH Says His Solo Band Doesn't Have To Perform GUNS N' ROSES Material Live Anymore

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently discussed "Living The Dream", his forthcoming album with vocalist Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE) and THE CONSPIRATORS, with the New York radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title "Living The Dream": Slash: "It was originally just ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: 'Northlanders' Video

"Northlanders", the new video from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The song is taken from DRAGONLORD's third album, "Dominion", which will be released on September 21 via Spinefarm Records. The disc features eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting black and death metal assault. The album ...

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Watch JOE BONAMASSA's Music Video For 'Evil Mama'

Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa has released the music video for his track "Evil Mama", taken from his upcoming studio album, "Redemption", which is due on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures. "Redemption", Bonamassa's 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all-original material, sees him at his most ambitious ...

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