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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Says Veteran Acts Who Don't Continue Releasing New Music 'Become A Caricature'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's chemistry with current vocalist James Durbin: Frankie: "It's been really great. Chuck Wright, our bassist, and I have been working together on and ...

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DAMON JOHNSON Discusses Leaving BLACK STAR RIDERS To Pursue Solo Career: 'I'm Really Inspired Right Now'

Singer/guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK STAR RIDERS) recently appeared on "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss his forthcoming solo album, "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his career path to date, and choosing to go solo: Damon: "I ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Hospitalized Following Flu Complications

Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized as he recovers from the flu. The BLACK SABBATH singer's wife and manager Sharon shared the news earlier today, writing on Twitter: "As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get ...

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HARDLINE To Release 'Life' Album In April

HARDLINE will release a new studio album, "Life", on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and that live "energy" can certainly be felt on their new studio album. The band went back to 1992's "Double ...

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GHOST To Enter Studio In Early 2020

GHOST's Tobias Forge has told Billboard that he is focused on the band's next recording project, which he has been "working on for months now," with plans to be in the studio again by the beginning of 2020 with a release later that year. "Luckily, this time around, I feel very certain as ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Subhuman' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Subhuman" from FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, can be seen below. The track is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, "None For One", ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Adds More U.S. Dates To Farewell Tour

Last year, Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE will play some of the most renowned European festivals, along with a few club shows, in support of the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1. Special guests on the trek will be FIREWIND, with MIRRORPLAIN joining them on select shows. "We are very excited that we will be ...

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From Hell With Love - BEAST IN BLACK

Anton Kabanen is a power metal and manga-eating junkie, his ear ever on the hunt for the most will-breaking melody this side of ABBA. Having parted from his former band, BATTLE BEAST, in 2015 after a decade-long run, he immediately formed his powerhouse group, BEAST IN BLACK. Both bands being named after the manga and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And ROBERT TRUJILLO Celebrate 'Enter Night' Beer Launch At Invite-Only Event In Hollywood (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the launch of its beer brand, Enter Night, on January 14 at an invite-only party in West Hollywood, California. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo took to the stage at the event to discuss their collaboration with Stone Brewing on what has been described as "a hoppy pilsner played through a distortion ...

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Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Says His New Metal Supergroup SPIRITS OF FIRE 'Would Definitely Love To' Tour

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) recently spoke with Kara Uhrlen of "The Pure Rock Shop" — a program on the Washington, Pennsylvania radio station 91.7 FM WNJR — about SPIRITS OF FIRE, his new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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TÝR's HERI JOENSEN Says Recording New Album 'Hel' At Home Studios 'Made A Big Difference'

"Let's Discuss With Lance Hall" recently conducted an interview with frontman Heri Joensen of Faroese folk metal band TÝR about their forthcoming album, "Hel". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the over five-year gap between studio albums was planned by TÝR: Heri: "Yeah, well, ...

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BRIAN JOHNSON Apparently Confirms New AC/DC Album, Says He Is 'Sick Of Denying It'

Brian Johnson has reportedly confirmed that he will appear on AC/DC's upcoming studio album. Rumors of the singer's involvement with a new AC/DC record have been circulating for several months, ever since he and drummer Phil Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios. Based on the pictures, ...

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PETE SANDOVAL No Longer Has a Relationship With MORBID ANGEL: 'I Don't Even Speak To Them'

Austrian webzine Stormbringer conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Harrison and drummer Pete Sandoval of American grindcore icons TERRORIZER prior to their January 15 show at Viper Room in Wien, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Sandoval thought the band's "World Downfall" ...

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