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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD Play 'Evening With' Concert In Orlando

Fan-filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's February 5 performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida can be seen below (courtesy of "hvymtlmom"). MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn said last year that his band is continuing to play "Evening With" shows because fans never warmed to the opening acts he and his bandmates selected. For ...

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RIOT V To Release 'Armor Of Light' Album In April

RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, will release its new album, "Armor Of Light", on April 27 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER). The new songs ...

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Video: ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings DIO's 'Holy Diver' With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In Stroudsburg

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna performing the DIO classic "Holy Diver" with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on January 27 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played in Stroudsburg as part of "KillThrax II", a co-headlining bill with ANTHRAX that also features HAVOK as support. As with the inaugural ...

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SLAYER Announces North American Tour Dates With LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH, TESTAMENT: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to... after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two ...

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SKINLAB: 'Dead Tomorrow' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Dead Tomorrow" from reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB can be seen below. The track was produced by 36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt and marks the first new music from the band since 2009's "The Scars Between Us" album. SKINLAB will kick off a short southwestern run, ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN ...

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Video: HIRAX Performs At 'X Fest' In Los Angeles

Fan-filmed video footage of HIRAX's January 6 performance at the X Fest at the Regent in Los Angeles, California can be seen below. HIRAX's latest album, "Immortal Legacy", was released in 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc was produced by Bill Metoyer, known for his work with SLAYER, ARMORED SAINT, W.A.S.P. and SACRED REICH. HIRAX previously ...

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STEEL PANTHER Guitarist: 'Lowering The Bar Is Really The Best Thing You Could Do In Order To Have A Happy Life'

A Music Blog, Yea? conducted an interview with guitarist Satchel and bassist Lexxi Foxx of California rock and party legends STEEL PANTHER prior to their December 6 concert at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the members of ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'G3' Tour Was Created Because 'Success Had Isolated' Him From Everybody

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani says his long-running "G3" tour was created because success had isolated him from his fellow musicians. The tour, which launched in 1996 with Satriani along with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, has since showcased some of rock's best guitarists, including John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul ...

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SKINLAB Rejoined By Guitarist STEVE 'SNAKE' GREEN

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have announced the return of guitarist Steve Green, best known to fans as Snake. The news comes ahead of the band's first live activities of 2018, the "Brothers In Blood Tour", also featuring PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN. "We are very excited to announce that our brother Snake ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says It's 'Not Very Likely At All' That BLACK SABBATH Will Play Any One-Off Shows In The Future

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was interviewed on the January 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the finality of BLACK SABBATH's last-ever concert resonated with him: Geezer: "It wasn't until ...

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Unauthorized Book 'Iron Maiden At Reading' Due In March

Due on March 9, the unauthorized "Iron Maiden At Reading" deluxe coffee table book documents the band's three performances at the annual three-day U.K. festival. IRON MAIDEN first appeared in 1980 when Paul Di'Anno was fronting the band and Dennis Stratton was on guitar. They appeared second on the bill to UFO on the second ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On ORION MUSIC + MORE Festival: 'At The Right Time And Right Place, We Would Definitely Bring That Back'

Lars Ulrich has once again said that METALLICA is hoping to bring back its Orion Music + More festival. The drummer's latest comments come two years after METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said that the band "lost millions" of dollars by staging Orion, making it highly unlikely the band would get involved in such a project ...

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