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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of June 2018 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on June 10 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen ...

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DRAGONFORCE Bassist Says Remixed And Remastered Reissue Of 'The Power Within' Gave Album 'A Sort Of Re-Boost'

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq was interviewed by Metal Wani prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's decision to release "Re-Powered Within", a remixed ...

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Video: DRAGONFORCE Performs At Netherlands' FORTAROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of DRAGONFORCE's June 2 performance at the FortaRock festival at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands can be seen below. DRAGONFORCE is making a number of European festival appearances this summer, including at this coming weekend's Download festival in the U.K. The band's fifth album, "The Power Within", which was originally released in ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Once Again Rules Out SEBASTIAN BACH Reunion: 'I Don't Want To Be Traveling Around With People I Can't Stand'

France's Loud TV conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan at a recent stop on the band's European tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming studio album, tentatively due in 2019: Rachel: "The last ...

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SLAYER: Front-Row Footage Of Holmdel, New Jersey Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 2 concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. SLAYER kicked off its farewell tour on May 10 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. This past January, SLAYER announced that it would do one last concert tour around the ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Speaks Out Against Cell-Phone Use At Concerts: 'You Need To Allow Yourself To Enjoy The Moment'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that there's "something really magical that happens when" you are not experiencing live performances through a "little four-inch screen." Erna made his comments while speaking to "The Eddie Trunk Podcast" about Yondr's technology, which has been employed by performers ranging ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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TOURNIQUET's 'Gazing At Medusa' Title Track Features Guest Appearances By DEEN CASTRONOVO And CHRIS POLAND

Christian metallers TOURNIQUET have just released the title track, cover art and lyric video to their upcoming full-length album, "Gazing At Medusa", set for a summer 2018 release on the band's own label, Pathogenic Records. The song features guest appearances by Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY) on lead vocals and Chris Poland (MEGADETH) on lead guitar. "It ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Keeping Up With The Sebastians' Episode 4

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded episode four of his "Keeping Up With The Sebastians" YouTube series. Says Bach: "In this episode, we go from rehearsal in the hut all the way to Orlando, Florida, mothertruckers!" Bach recently began "cutting demos" for one of the tunes for his next studio album. According to ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Due out ...

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Video: SKID ROW Performs In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW's May 16 concert at Virgin Oil in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. SKID ROW has collaborated with several other artists, including members of SLIPKNOT and HALESTORM, on the songwriting process for the final installment of the band's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The follow-up to 2014's "Rise Of The Damnation ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer On Group's Camaraderie: 'We're Brothers, And We're Going To Fight The Battle Together'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer was recently interviewed by Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the impending release of new album "And Justice For None", which was delayed for more than a year due to a legal dispute: Jeremy: "It's a ...

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HALESTORM Frontwoman Is 'Super Excited' About Upcoming Album

Lzzy Hale says that HALESTORM's upcoming album most closely captures the energy of the band's live shows. HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth full-length disc for a tentative mid-2018 release. The effort was laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's Next Studio Album To Arrive In 2019

Rob Zombie has completed recording his new album for a tentative early 2019 release. Last summer, Rob and his bandmates commenced work on the follow-up to 2016's "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser", which was the second consecutive effort to feature Zombie and guitarist John 5 alongside bassist Piggy D. and drummer ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Perform HASSISEN KONE's 'Rappiolla' In Helsinki (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of the the song "Rappiolla", originally written and recorded by the '80s Finnish rock band HASSISEN KONE, during METALLICA's May 11 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Professionally filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. "Rappiolla" was part of the fun and ...

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Video: SKID ROW Performs In Malmö, Sweden

Fan-filmed video footage of SKID ROW's May 9 performance at Kulturbolaget in Malmö, Sweden can be seen below. SKID ROW has collaborated with several other artists, including members of SLIPKNOT and HALESTORM, on the songwriting process for the final installment of the band's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The follow-up to 2014's "Rise Of The Damnation ...

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METALLICA Joined By MICHAEL MONROE At Helsinki Concert (Video)

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe joined Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett on stage earlier tonight (Wednesday, May 9) during METALLICA's concert at at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland to perform his solo song "Dead, Jail Or Rock 'N' Roll". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. The original recording of "Dead, Jail ...

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