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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Died Of Heart Attack

The official Facebook page of André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal band ANGRA, has confirmed that the musician died of a heart attack on Saturday (June 8). Because André was "an extremely reserved person" who made it clear while he was alive that he did not want his family to have a ...

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PHIL RIND On Asking DAVE MCCLAIN To Rejoin SACRED REICH: 'Instead Of Getting A Guy, Why Not Just Get The Guy?'

Prior to SACRED REICH's May 17 performance in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), bassist/vocalist Phil Rind spoke with Metal Master Kingdom. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group decided to make a new album, the forthcoming "Awakening": Phil: "Songs. All that time [since ...

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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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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Dead At 47

André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal bands ANGRA and VIPER, has died at the age of 47. His death was confirmed by ex-ANGRA drummer Ricardo Confessori, who also played with Matos in SHAMAN (a.k.a. SHAAMAN). Ricardo wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say ...

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Is METALLICA Planning To Make 'Garage Inc. 2'?

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has hinted that the band is planning to release a new collection of covers. In the latest issue of Kerrang! magazine, the members of METALLICA were asked a number of fan-submitted questions. Among them was a query from Aran from Leicester, who wanted to know which songs METALLICA would ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'The Evening Hate'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA gold-certified rock band RED has released a digital single, "The Evening Hate", via its newly formed Red Entertainment label with distribution for the first time from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally. The song's accompanying music video and short film, written, directed and produced by RED and starring the band, ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), performed at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As expected, ...

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TOOL Rakes In More Than $3 Million From Just Three Shows

According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL's inability to release a new album during the past 13 years has apparently not done any damage to the band's pull as a concert attraction. The latest Boxscore report has arrived, listing three sold-out shows in the Midwest that all grossed over $1 million. The shows took place ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Says AXL ROSE Is 'A Super-Smart Guy': 'If You're Going To Try To Compete With Him Intellectually, You've Lost'

Duff McKagan says that Axl Rose is "a super-smart guy" who is "concerned about his country." The GUNS N' ROSES bassist made his comment while speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about Rose's support of a number of left-wing causes on Twitter, where the singer has repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump's policies. "If he ...

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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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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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