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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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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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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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GENERATION AXE: Listen To Cover of DEEP PURPLE's 'Highway Star' Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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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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ROBERT PLANT Launches 'Digging Deep' Podcast; Listen To Episode 1

Robert Plant has officially launched his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the first episode, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses "Calling To You", the opening track on his 1993 album "Fate Of Nations". The promo for "Digging Deep" featured ...

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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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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Says He's 'Six Or Seven Songs Deep' Into First Solo Album

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon has confirmed he's "six or seven songs deep" into his first solo album and is collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Daniel "Sahaj" Ticotin, who recently contributed to MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt" soundtrack. Witherspoon released the standalone single "Love Song" in 2017. "I'm doing some music," Witherspoon told Bladerunner Radio and KMMY FM at ...

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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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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'Duke Of Gloat'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 26 concert at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below (footage courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of dates: "They'll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Launch 'Digging Deep' Podcast

LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant will launch a new podcast, "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast", on Monday, June 3 via all of the major streaming platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Acast and YouTube. In an intro audio clip shared via his social media accounts, Plant explains: "Making records is a very personal experience. I was ...

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BRIAN TATLER On DIAMOND HEAD's Early Sound: 'I Didn't Want To Be In A Punk Band, But I Wanted To Play Fast Songs'

Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Belly Of The Beast", the opening track from the band's forthcoming "The Coffin Train" studio album: Brian: "It's ...

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