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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' September 2019 U.S. Tour

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the "Unleashed In The West" 2019 headline tour. The U.S. trek, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starts on September 5 in Denver and wraps on September 28 in Atlanta. The FOZZY members will take ...

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VADER: Lyric Video For New Song 'Grand Deceiver'

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The effort contains four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was ...

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CROSSING RUBICON Feat. Ex-ALL THAT REMAINS Bassist JEANNE SAGAN: 'Seeing Red' Album Due Later This Year

Imminence Records has announced the signing of hard rock/metal outfit CROSSING RUBICON. The band, which features former ALL THAT REMAINS bassist Jeanne Sagan, will release its new album, "Seeing Red", later this year. Says lead vocalist Scotty Anarchy (a.k.a. Scott Wawrzyniak): "In the music industry, there are few people you can trust, and even fewer ...

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ROB HALFORD Says GLENN TIPTON Has Started 'Making Riffs' For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Firepower" album. The guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" album, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Crack The Sky'

"Crack The Sky", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Berserker", which will be released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says His Twitter 'Feud' With JOE BONAMASSA Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner says that his supposed Twitter "feud" with Joe Bonamassa was blown out of proportion. Faulkner made headlines last month when he implored Bonamassa to "stop acting like a spoilt tit" after the blues/rock guitar titan complained about an online article based on one of his tweets. The online exchange started when ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says WENDY DIO Spent A 'Bazillion Dollars' Trying To Make Fans Happy With DIO Hologram

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the formation of A NEW REVENGE, which also features guitarist Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL), legendary bassist Rudy ...

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TRONOS Feat. NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY, MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: EPK For 'Celestial Mechanics' Album

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released an EPK-style interview video for its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which has just been made available via Century Media Records. In the clip, TRONOS members Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH) discuss the formation of the group as well as exclusive ...

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