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GIRLSCHOOL Parts Ways With Bassist ENID WILLIAMS Once Again

Veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have parted ways with bassist Enid Williams. Tracey Lamb, formerly of ROCK GODDESS and GIRLSCHOOL (1987-1991 and 1993-2000), will help GIRLSCHOOL out on upcoming dates until a permanent replacement is secured. Says the band: "GIRLSCHOOL would like to wish Enid all the best in all her future ventures. "Thank ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: 'We're The Kind Of People Who Put The Most Into Everything We Can With Regard To This Band'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what makes OVERKILL so consistently productive: Bobby: "It was back in ...

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IN FLAMES: First Trailer For 'I, The Mask' Album

The first trailer for "I, The Mask", the upcoming album from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. Due on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), the 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) who also produced ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, SCOTT IAN Cover PANTERA's 'Walk' At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Last night (Thursday, January 24), Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC hosted a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The event was hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and was headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his favorite tunes. Video footage of Dimebag's PANTERA bandmate ...

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THERAPY?: 'Kakistocracy' Video

The official music video for the song "Kakistocracy" from Northern Ireland rockers THERAPY? can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "Cleave", which was released in September via Marshall Records. THERAPY? vocalist and guitarist Andy Cairns says: "Michael [McKeegan, bass] actually sent me this riff. It was mid-paced, with ...

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HATEBREED Frontman JAMEY JASTA Releases Second Episode Of 'Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things' Web Series

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has released the second episode of "Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things", a hilarious web series that captures exactly what its name implies. Watch it below. In Episode 2, Jasta takes you backstage at the Bloodstock Open Air, which is the U.K.'s premier metal festival, while on tour with JASTA & FRIENDS. ...

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OVERKILL Members Discuss Differences Between East Coast And West Coast Thrash Metal Sound (Video)

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have released the latest trailer for their upcoming 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will arrive on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. In the third episode of the multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State", the OVERKILL members discuss the differences between the East Coast ...

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SUFFOCATION And BELPHEGOR To Join Forces For European Tour

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION and diabolic death/black commando BELPHEGOR have teamed up for a co-headlining tour across Europe in April 2019. Support will come from GOD DETHRONED, NORDJEVEL and DARKRISE. "Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour" dates: April 04 - D - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik April 05 - D - Essen - ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Calls Government Shutdown 'Horrific', Says 'The Priority Has To Be To Get People Back To Work'

KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons recently announced that all TSA employees can eat for free at their Rock & Brews restaurants during the government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The political stalemate has caused some 800,000 federal workers to miss paychecks — even though thousands of government employees are required to ...

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DIRK VERBEUREN: My Favorite MEGADETH Song To Play

In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a very unique style of playing that really stood out for me. It was unlike ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says SCOTT ROCKENFIELD 'Wasn't Available' To Play On New Album 'The Verdict'

On January 16, Shred Shack conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre and guitarist Michael "Whip" Wilton. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On La Torre laying down drum tracks on QUEENSRŸCHE's upcoming album, "The Verdict": Todd: "Yeah, I played the drums on ...

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Former BUTCHER BABIES Drummer CHRIS WARNER Joins Forces With VALOR & VENGEANCE Members In ALPHAMEGA

Former BUTCHER BABIES drummer Chris Warner has joined forces with VALOR & VENGEANCE members Adam Ryan (vocals) and Mike Muenzer (guitar) in a new band called ALPHAMEGA. ALPHAMEGA is putting the finishing touches on its first recordings, to be released later in the year. The announcement of ALPHAMEGA's launch comes nearly three years after Warner ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Head Of A Pin'

The official lyric video for the song "Head Of A Pin" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Video Released

IMONOLITH — the new metal band featuring vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, ARKAEA), drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), guitarist Brian Waddell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), bassist Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, NOISE THERAPY) — has released a new single, "Hollow", available to stream/download for ...

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