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Tenderness - DUFF MCKAGAN

The immediate mental image most of us draw of Duff McKagan traces back 30 years. The 20-something was draped with a hairspray-stiff mane. A cigarette regularly dangled from his lips. He was — and once again is — a key member of dirty hard rock/heavy metal icons GUNS N' ROSES. He looked the part. He ...

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Old Star - DARKTHRONE

The progression of extreme metal legends DARKTHRONE from black metal genre pioneer to ambassadors of pure heavy metal expression has been fun to experience. While some of their contemporaries continue to put out competent-yet-watered-down rehashes of works that defined the genre and others self-destructed under the weight of their own psychological excesses, Fenriz and Nocturno ...

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The Blind Leading The Blind - 1914

Formed just over five years ago by a gaggle of Ukrainian underground metal veterans, 1914 immediately sound like a band with a bright future. Heavy music doesn't need to be complicated, and this band are not inclined to stray from the extreme metal basics, but there is something undeniably fresh and invigorating about the way ...

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Tropical Sun - FULCI

From Ozzy Osbourne's iconic cry, "Oh no, please god, help me!" onwards, heavy metal has always been primarily concerned with confronting horrors, both real and imagined. The genre's close, almost symbiotic relationship with horror literature and film hardly needs restating here, but there is a world of difference between propagating familiar gore and occult tropes ...

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Paradox - NOCTURNUS AD

NOCTURNUS was a unique gem in the fertile Florida death metal scene. Anti-religious and occult thought provided the source inspiration for many Florida death metal acts, while horror movies and real-life gore inspired others. But NOCTURNUS merged a fascination with the occult alongside science fiction themes, something that was unheard of at the time. What's ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman: 'We're Not Stuck In This Trap Of Having To Write The Same Record A Million Times'

MM Storytime conducted an interview with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck prior to the band's April 3 concert at Dom Omladine in Belgrade, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's current position in the metal/hard rock scene: Matt: "Since 'The ...

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Video Premiere: D-A-D's 'Burning Star'

"Burning Star", the new video from Danish rockers D-A-D, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in eight years, "A Prayer For The Loud", which was released on May 31 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK" harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members Meet Rescue Dogs In Regina (Photos)

JUDAS PRIEST members Ian Hill (bass), Scott Travis (drums) and Richie Faulkner (guitar), along with touring guitarist Andy Sneap, visited the Lucky Paws Dog Rescue in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada prior to the band's concert Saturday night (June 8) at SaskTel Centre. JUDAS PRIEST posted a picture from the visit on social media, along with the ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) has released the official music video for his new single, "Venom". Check it out below. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he was working on material for a possible new solo album. "I think that's what's happening," he said. "I just have such a relaxed ...

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CLUTCH Releases Cover Version Of WILLIE DIXON Classic 'Evil'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released their cover version of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS). The official lyric video for the track was directed by David Brodsky and can be seen below. CLUTCH's version of "Evil", which was mixed by Vance Powell, will be included on a collection of newly recorded ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Says KEVIN DUBROW Is 'Irreplaceable'

Michele from Long Branch, New Jersey radio station 107.1 The Boss recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On surpassing both Michael Jackson and THE POLICE on the charts with 1983's "Metal Health": Frankie: "It was interesting ...

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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Died Of Heart Attack

The official Facebook page of André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal band ANGRA, has confirmed that the musician died of a heart attack on Saturday (June 8). Because André was "an extremely reserved person" who made it clear while he was alive that he did not want his family to have a ...

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