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Former STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Says He Was Involved In Making Of Band's New Album, 'Project Regeneration'

Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has confirmed that he was involved in the making of the band's upcoming album. Titled "Project Regeneration", the disc will feature the last recordings of the group's late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away more than four years ago. The rest of the band's original lineup — bassist Tony Campos, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On 'Different' New Album 'Tenderness': 'I Just Keep Trying To Grow As A Musician And Push Boundaries'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Tenderness": Duff: "This kind of more austere, restrained sort of music is something I've wanted ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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POSSESSED: 'Graven' Music Video Released

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "Constantine", "The Brothers Grimm"). POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We are extremely excited to ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'King Of Fools' Music Video

The official music video for the song "King Of Fools" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER — can be seen below. The track is taken from HEAVY AS TEXAS's self-titled album, which was released ...

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TOOL's New Album Gets Official Release Date

TOOL's long-awaited new album will arrive on August 30. The band confirmed the release date Tuesday night (May 7) at its concert in Birmingham, Alabama. According to fans who attended the show, a video screen flashed the date "August 30th" before the set's encore. Frontman Maynard James Keenan then encouraged fans to share the news ...

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Mysterium Tremendum - LORD DYING

You can't stop progress, as Neil Fallon memorably put it. LORD DYING have been heading in an intriguing direction for some time: members of the sludge and doom fraternity with a broader and more daring vision than most, their second album "Poisoned Altars" was one of 2015's most bewitching riff riots. But even taking that ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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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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DUFF MCKAGAN Announces European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES bassist and New York Times best-selling author Duff McKagan, backed by Shooter Jennings and his band, has announced a European tour in support of the "Tenderness" album. The dates are as follows: Aug. 22 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland Aug. 23 - Astra - Berlin, Germany Aug. 24 - Blue Moon Festival ...

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Listen To DUFF MCKAGAN's New Solo Song 'Don't Look Behind You'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist and New York Times best-selling author Duff McKagan has released "Don't Look Behind You", a new track from his much-anticipated solo album, "Tenderness". "Don't Look Behind You" follows the recent release of "Chip Away" and "Tenderness". The full track listing for "Tenderness" is as follows: 01. Tenderness 02. It's Not Too ...

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