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CROSSFAITH To Release 'Ex_Machina' Album In August

Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH will release their new album, "Ex_Machina", on August 3. The disc features lead single "The Perfect Nightmare" as well as cameos from ENTER SHIKARI frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. On "Ex_Machina", singer Kenta "Ken" Koie explains: "After we released our last album 'Xeno', we were thinking about what ...

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BLITZKRIEG: 'Angels Or Demons' Video Released

"Angels Or Demons", the new video from NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Judge Not!", which was released on April 27 via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell" was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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MADBALL Releases 'The Fog' Video Feat. TIM ARMSTRONG

"The Fog", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "For The Cause", which is being released today (Friday, June 15) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest ...

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BAD WOLVES Release 'Remember When' Video

BAD WOLVES' video for the song "Remember When" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Disobey", which bowed at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chat with 19,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17. The "Remember When" clip explores BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext's relationship ...

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U.D.O. To Release 'Steelfactory' Album In August; First Single 'Rising High' Now Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album, "Steelfactory", on August 31 via AFM. The first single, "Rising High", can be streamed below. According to a press release, "Steelfactory" sees "U.D.O. return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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MARILYN MANSON Releases 'Cry Little Sister' Cover

Marilyn Manson's cover version of Gerard McMahon's "Cry Little Sister", which is best known as the theme to the 1987 cult classic "The Lost Boys", has just been released and can be streamed below. The shock rocker recorded the song for the soundtrack of the forthcoming X-Men movie "The New Mutants", which is due in ...

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BEHEMOTH's Upcoming Album Will Feature 'An Even More Organic' Yet 'Still Very Striking And Very Aggressive' Sound

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The new disc was mixed by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and HATEBREED, among others. Asked what BEHEMOTH's "main focus" ...

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FOO FIGHTERS And GUNS N' ROSES Perform 'It's So Easy' Together At Italy's FIRENZE ROCKS Festival (Video)

FOO FIGHTERS surprised fans earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) during their performance at Florence, Italy's legendary Firenze Rocks festival by bringing out GUNS N' ROSES members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan. The rock legends joined forces to perform a larger-than-life rendition of the GN'R classic "It's So Easy". GUNS N' ROSES will play a ...

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JASON BONHAM On GRETA VAN FLEET: 'I Worry The Hype Will Ruin Them'

Drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, THE CIRCLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York-based radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his upcoming summer tour with FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE: Jason: "I am so ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release 'Volume III' DVD In August

Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their new DVD, titled "Volume III", on August 17 via Megaforce. "Volume III" will feature over 90 minutes of new material, including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Pre-orders are available now via Amazon. The first trailer for "Volume III" is available below. MUSHROOMHEAD will ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "storytellers" dates, starting September 21 in Portland. Dubbed "Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson", the show combines solo bass performance with David's celebrated brand of storytelling, as he ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How DONALD TRUMP Will Get Re-Elected In 2020

Gene Simmons has laid out a scenario in which President Donald Trump will almost certainly get re-elected in 2020. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments while discussing his new business venture as Chief Evangelist Officer for Invictus MD, a publicly traded cannabis ...

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Video: OZZY OSBOURNE Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's June 8 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV). He was joined at the gig by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). The main North American leg ...

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FATES WARNING: 'Live Over Europe' Unboxing Video

An unboxing video for "Live Over Europe", the new live album from progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING, can be seen below. The disc will be released on June 29 via InsideOut Music. Captured during the most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING's acclaimed latest studio album, "Theories Of Flight", in January 2018, "Live Over ...

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