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TOXIK Mixing 'In Humanity' Album, Preparing To Hit The Road

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK are mixing their long-awaited comeback album "In Humanity". According to a press release, this CD "will encompass everything TOXIK is known for, as well as some surprises." The band is currently rehearsing for its first U.S. shows in over 20 years, as well as for the Keep it True ...

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RATT Drummer BOBBY BLOTZER To Sit Out This Week's Shows

RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer will be forced to sit out the three shows the band has scheduled this week because he has not yet fully recovered from the neck surgery he underwent last October. He says: "I just can't risk the possibility of further damage," before adding: "I've never once in my life missed a ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY Speaks To VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE (Video)

Alice Cooper, Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tom Keifer (CINDERELLA), Rob Zombie, Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and all four members of KISS are among the musicians who performed on December 5 at a concert and live auction to raise money for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy at The Orleans Arena in Las ...

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SKILLET Frontman Talks To GuitarMania.eu (Video)

On October 31, GuitarMania.eu conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. SKILLET's new album, "Rise", debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, selling 60,000 copies in its first week of release. The band's ninth studio offering also debuted at No. 1 on ...

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RATT: Pro-Shot Footage Of MONSTERS OF ROCK Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of RATT performing its classic song "Round And Round" on October 20 at the Monsters Of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. Speaking to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" this past January, RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer stated about the band's current status: "We're getting ready ...

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Former ROADRUNNER A&R Guru Discusses 'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Set (Audio)

On September 27, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief and current Nuclear Blast Entertainment president Monte Conner for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the ...

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SKILLET Becoming More Of A Family Affair

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SKILLET has always made music a family affair, with frontman John Cooper and his wife, keyboardist Korey Cooper, bringing their kids on the road for several years now. But the Coopers expanded on that recently by including both their son and daughter on their latest album, "Rise". John Cooper ...

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RATT Drummer Interviewed On 95-7 THE ROCK STATION (Audio)

On August 14, Spence of the 95-7 The Rock Station conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" this past January, Blotzer stated about the band's current status: "We're getting ready to do a ...

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TOXIK Taps Former DEATH/OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK have recruited Ralph Santolla (ex-DEATH, OBITUARY, DEICIDE) as their new second guitarist. Josh Christian, TOXIK's founding member and lead guitarist, comments on Ralph's addition to the group: "Ralph was the first choice. I had talked to other friends about tour spots and playing as guests, but the new material ...

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'XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records' Box Coming In October

Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world's most legendary artists. The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks ...

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Former ROADRUNNER President JONAS NACHSIN Appointed General Manager Of SPINEFARM

Jonas Nachsin has been appointed general manager worldwide for Universal Music's Spinefarm Records. The label, an international specialist in hard rock and metal music, was founded in Finland in 1990 and has been part of Universal Music since 2002. Under Nachsin's leadership, Spinefarm Records will significantly increase its investment in A&R and build its teams ...

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RATT Drummer Interviewed In Wichita (Video)

Shabby Hasan of In The Now Magazine conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby "Blotz" Blotzer on July 19 at The Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, Kansas. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" this past January, Blotzer stated about the band's current status: "We're getting ready ...

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SKILLET's 'Rise' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"Rise", the new album fom the two-time Grammy-nominated rock band SKILLET, sold 60,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD's explosive start was fueled by the success of a four-song rollout at iTunes which saw the first two ...

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TOXIK Releases First Song Snippet Off Upcoming Album

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have released a snippet of their first recorded song in twenty-four years. The fifty-second clip, which is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below, is a rough pre-mix demo — without vocals — of "Crooked Crosses" off the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 1989's "Think This". TOXIK's founding member and lead ...

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TOXIK Singer Interviewed By METAL RULES! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Sanders of reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK. You can now watch the chat below. TOXIK has announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian commented on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Perform At KROEGER-LAVIGNE Wedding

Los Angeles glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have revealed that they will perform at the wedding of NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. A video message from STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel and bassist Lexxi Foxx in which share their excitement about taking part in such an event can be seen below. Kroeger contributed ...

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RATT Performs At Auto Club Speedway In Fontana (Video)

Veteran rockers RATT got the race day started this past Sunday, March 24 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, where they performed a pre-race concert at 10 a.m. on the FanZone main stage. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Speaking to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" this past ...

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TOXIK Taps SHADOWS FALL Drummer

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian comments on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a better situation. Jason is probably the best case scenario in every respect. Not only is he a sick drummer, but ...

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RATT Taps Producer BRIAN HOWES For New Album

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: 'Breaking Point' Guitar Tutorial

A guitar tutorial with Michael "Padge" Paget of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE in which he shows you how to play the band's new song "Breaking Point" can be seen below. "Breaking Point" comes off BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's fourth studio album, "Temper Temper", which will be released on February 12. The LP will ...

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TOXIK Begins Vocal Pre-Production On New Album

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK are currently seeking a full-time drummer for recording and live performances. Guitarist Josh Christian comments on the hunt: "We've written a dozen plus songs for the record and we need to get the rhythm section fleshed out. Tad [Leger] is definitely going forward with LUCERTOLA so we need a recording ...

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