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Book of Bad Decisions - CLUTCH

As one of the most beloved acts in the American-rock underground for nearly three decades, it's fascinating how Maryland distortion lord CLUTCH can still go the extra mile to impress its fans. The group's 12th album, "Book of Bad Decisions", was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Vance Powell (WHITE STRIPES/ARCTIC MONKEYS/Chris Stapleton). Powell traveled with ...

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DOKKEN Rejoined By GEORGE LYNCH For GRAND ROCKTEMBER VI Concert (Video)

George Lynch joined DOKKEN members Don Dokken (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Brown (drums, backing vocals) and Chris McCarvill (bass, backing vocals) on stage this past Friday night (September 7) at the Grand RockTember VI festival at Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater in Hinckley, Minnesota to perform set of the band's classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK: 'The Metal Genre Has Gotten A Little More Conservative Than It Used To Be'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE about their forthcoming "Helix" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from "Helix": Olof: "From my perspective, it's sort of like a resume ...

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MAX CAVALERA Praises 'Underrated' SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO: 'He's A True Guitar Hero'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) about the band's forthcoming studio album, "Ritual". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "throwback" nature of "Ritual" that re-introduces some of the tribal elements heard on the ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Releases 'Love To Hate' Lyric Video

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has released the official lyric video for "Love To Hate" created by designer Ciao Macbeserra . This is the second official single from the band's forthcoming album, "Salvation", which will arrive on October 26 via Nerve Strike Records. "Salvation" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, California by veteran ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Lost In The Underground' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Lost In The Underground", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris ...

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Listen To New ATREYU Song 'The Time Is Now'

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. The latest single from the effort, "The Time Is Now", can be streamed below. Following a hiatus post-"Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums, vocals), "Big" Dan Jacobs (guitar), Travis Miguel (guitar) ...

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DORO Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON For PROGPOWER USA Performance

Guitarist Bill Hudson will perform with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's ProgPower USA festival on Thursday, September 6 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and DIRKSCHNEIDER, says: "This is due to very unfortunate circumstances, and I will be ...

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Jungle Rot - JUNGLE ROT

Call them thrash, call them death metal, call them deathcore, whatever. JUNGLE ROT has been on the scene since the early nineties, long enough to chew up 14 drummers and six bassists, prior to James Genenz, who's been in the group since 2004, firstly as a guitarist. Dave Matrise, who came to JUNGLE ROT after ...

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KIKO LOUREIRO Discusses His Favorite MEGADETH Albums (Video)

In the one-minute clip below, MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro discusses his favorite albums from the band he officially joined more than three years ago. He says: "My favorite MEGADETH album… Of course, I would say 'Dystopia' [2016], but 'Rust In Peace' [1990] was very important for me as a kid listening to MEGADETH. And also ...

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Death By Metal - DEATH

Depending on who you talk to, Chuck Schuldiner was a visionary, a perfectionist or a short fused volatile, creative being. A common ground appraisal is that the late legend of DEATH, previously known as MANTAS, and CONTROL DENIED changed death metal forever by having the stones to fuse progressive and power metal into a style ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Says He Voted For DONALD TRUMP: He 'Loves His Country' And 'Wants To Get Rid Of The Bulls**t'

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy says that he hopes President Donald Trump will "get a chance to really show people what he's all about" because he believes that the billionaire real estate mogul "loves his country" and "wants to get rid of the bullshit." The current DREAM CHILD and DIO DISCIPLES axeman made his comments ...

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DYNAZTY Feat. AMARANTHE Singer NILS MOLIN: 'The Grey' Video

"The Grey", the new video from the Swedish melodic hard rock band DYNAZTY, which features in its ranks current AMARANTHE singer Nils Molin, can be seen below. The song is taken from DYNAZTY's sixth album, "Firesign", which will be released on September 28 via AFM Records. "Firesign" will be available as a digipak, clear yellow ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT Cover THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar' For 'Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound' Album

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which will be released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME ...

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WITHERFALL Feat. ICED EARTH, SANCTUARY Members: 'A Prelude To Sorrow' Album Due In November

U.S. dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL will release their sophomore album, "A Prelude To Sorrow", on November 2. Songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (guitar, ICED EARTH) succeeded in perfectly combining the group's technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin's majestic cover painting. For mix and ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER On SLAYER's Decision To Call It Quits: 'Somebody In The Band Doesn't Wanna Tour Anymore'

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover spoke to Heavy Metal And Booze about SLAYER's decision to call it quits after completing one last world tour. He said (see video below): "Well, it's obviously something that they want to do. And it's all speculative, what you read on the Internet, which most ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE To Release 'Salvation' Album In October

WESTFIELD MASSACRE will release the song "Love To Hate" on September 7. This will be the second official single from the band's forthcoming album, "Salvation", which will arrive on October 26 via Nerve Strike Records. "Salvation" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, California by veteran producer/engineer Rich Mouser, known for ...

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