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Full Upon Her Burning Lips - EARTH

While there's seemingly little in common on the surface, EARTH and SUNN O))) have both travelled a similar trajectory. Both iconic American doom metal acts began more strictly as distortion-driven drone bands, and they've subsequently branched out significantly into experimental terrain as they've matured. SUNN O))) has obviously always been inclined toward the ...

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ROBERT PLANT Was Eyeing World Music Career During LED ZEPPELIN

Robert Plant revealed that several years before LED ZEPPELIN's split, he was already eying a career making music away from the rock field. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Plant spoke candidly on the inaugural episode of his new podcast "Digging Deep" about where he found himself heading musically around the time of the writing ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Due In September

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — will release its third album, "Third Degree", in September via ...

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ABBATH: Listen To 'Outstrider' Title Track

"Outstrider", the title track of the second album from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be streamed below. Due on July 5 via Season Of Mist, the disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Slams 'ROGER WATERS And The Rest Of His Nazi Comrades' For Boycotting Israel

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces November 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has just announced his fall 2019 tour plans. He will embark on a spate of "An Evening With" headline tour dates this November, beginning November 3 in Florida. Additional dates will be announced shortly. Cooper will spend the summer on the road. He hits the road again ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Hits Orlando (Video)

The new Ronnie James Dio hologram played the second show of its month-long U.S. tour last night (Saturday, June 1) at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The Dio hologram production uses audio of Ronnie's live performances from throughout his career, with the DIO DISCIPLES band playing live, consisting of Simon Wright on drums, Craig ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says He May Not Always Front GHOST: 'I Could Definitely Picture Myself Getting Someone Else To Sing And I Just Play Guitar'

Walt from Chicago radio station 101 WKQX recently conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the main riff from the song "Stand By Him" inspired him to launch GHOST: Tobias: "As you do when you're a guitar player, ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's May concert at Königsplatz in Munich, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist Thinks 'Lords Of Chaos' Movie Will 'Attract A Whole New Audience' To Black Metal

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) recently spoke with The Offering webzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, 2016's "Where Shadows Forever Reign": Lord Ahriman: "I still feel very strong about it. It's a great record, ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'Face Of The Sun' Visualizer Video

The visualizer video for the song "Face Of The Sun" from Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", which will be released on July 19 via Napalm Records. Each unveiled track ("Purpose For Pain", "Name", ...

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Watch SOUNDGARDEN's Performance Of 'Blind Dogs' From 'Live From The Artists Den' Film

SOUNDGARDEN, along with The Chris Cornell Estate, UMe and Artists Den, the critically acclaimed music series best known for presenting intimate concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional settings, announced today an unprecedented lineup of immersive events and a suite of products titled "Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den". The events will feature a reimagined experience ...

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