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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH To Publish Autobiography

Several online book retailers, including Google, Adlibris, Lehmanns and various Amazon sites, are advertising an upcoming autobiography from IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. Titled "Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler", the 288-page book will be released in May 2020 via Ebury, the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random ...

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Video: DEMOLITION HAMMER Performs At HEAVY MONTREAL

Fan-filmed video footage of reunited cult New York thrashers DEMOLITION HAMMER performing on July 28 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. DEMOLITION HAMMER was active between 1986 and 1994 and released three full-length albums — "Tortured Existence" (1990), "Epidemic Of Violence" (1992) and "Time Bomb" (1994) — all ...

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DEVILDRIVER Cancels European Tour

California metallers DEVILDRIVER have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour. The trek, which was scheduled to take place in September/October, is being called off due to "unexpected circumstances, completely out of the control of the band," according to a press release. The members of DEVILDRIVER would like to stress that they hate ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Looking For New Label Home

BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Heidi Shepherd spoke to "The Robbcast Podcast" about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's fourth album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media. She said (hear audio below): "We've been writing since October. No touring plans for 2019. We're ...

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IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS On Possible Retirement: 'If We Feel We're Not Cutting It Anymore, Then We'll Discuss It'

During an appearance on today's (Tuesday, July 23) edition of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris reflected on the fact that it's been 19 years since the band released "Brave New World". MAIDEN's first studio LP since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith was also the band's ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On Joining IRON MAIDEN In 1982: 'I Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Tapped to replace Clive Burr in 1982 after touring activities for "Number Of The Beast" concluded, drummer Nicko McBrain brought a degree of finesse and technicality that was largely missing from IRON MAIDEN's early output. Whereas Burr was often lauded for his heavy-handed, punk-oriented style, McBrain was largely the opposite, playing with a degree of ...

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GEDDY LEE Says 'Cinema Strangiato' Film Celebrates RUSH's Final Tour On Big Screen

A new RUSH film, "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz and RUSH fans Tom ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Says He Was Treated 'Like A Thing, Like A Stage Prop' And 'Not A Person' By His Former Bandmates

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was treated like "a thing" and "a stage prop" during his tenure with the band and claims that the business he "helped start" has been "hijacked." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while ...

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HATRIOT: 'Ethereal Nightmare' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Ethereal Nightmare" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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