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BOBBY BLOTZER's Son Joins TIJUANA BULLFIGHT

Drummer Mike Blotzer — son of RATT's Bobby Blotzer — and guitarist Tony Syphus have joined the Los Angeles-based heavy rock/sludge outfit TIJUANA BULLFIGHT. The quartet has completed work on a new album, tentatively titled "Socal Or Southern California", for an early 2013 release. Half of the CD was recorded at Scott Weiland's (STONE TEMPLE ...

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CENTURIAN: 'Feast Of The Cross' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Feast Of The Cross" from reunited Dutch death metallers CENTURIAN can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Contra Rationem", which will be released on January 28 via Listenable Records. The CD was recorded at the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven with ...

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MINISTRY, RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist MIKE SCACCIA Dead At 47

Guitarist Mike Scaccia, who is best known for his work with MINISTRY, RIGOR MORTIS and the REVOLTING COCKS, died last night (Saturday, December 22) of a sudden heart attack brought on by a heart disease (official cause of death: atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease), according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. Officials ruled it ...

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NERVOCHAOS To Release 'To The Death' In January

Brazilian death metallers NERVOCHAOS will release their new album, "To The Death", on January 22 via Greyhaze Records. According to a press release, "To The Death" is "nothing short of a relentless onslaught and features guest performances by big names in the international and South American metal scenes such as Ralph Santolla (DEATH, DEICIDE), Jão ...

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DEATHEMBER: 'Going Postal' Track Listing Revealed

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, ICED EARTH) and vocalist Daniel Ädel (VILDHJARTA, UNEVEN STRUCTURE) will make guest appearances on the debut album from Swedish groove metallers DEATHEMBER. Entitled "Going Postal", the CD will be released in early 2013 via Violent Groove Music Group. Commented DEATHEMBER: "It was a huge honor for us to have ...

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CENTURIAN: New Song Available For Streaming

Reunited Dutch death metallers CENTURIAN will release their much-anticipated new album, "Contra Rationem", on January 28, 2013 via Listenable Records. The CD was recorded at the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven with producer/sound engineer Jo Peeters (ABORTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEVERE TORTURE) and Ralph Timmermans (MINDPARK). Commented guitarist Rob Oorthuis, CENTURIAN's founding member ...

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Former OBITUARY/DEICIDE Guitarist To Guest On DEATHEMBER Debut

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, ICED EARTH) and vocalist Daniel Ädel (VILDHJARTA, UNEVEN STRUCTURE) will make guest appearances on the debut album from Swedish groove metallers DEATHEMBER. Entitled "Going Postal", the CD will be released in early 2013 via Violent Groove Music Group. Commented DEATHEMBER: "It was a huge honor for us to have ...

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CENTURIAN: New Album Details Revealed

Reunited Dutch death metallers CENTURIAN will release their much-anticipated new album, "Contra Rationem", on January 28, 2013 via Listenable Records. The CD was recorded at the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven with producer/sound engineer Jo Peeters (ABORTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEVERE TORTURE) and Ralph Timmermans (MINDPARK). Commented guitarist Rob Oorthuis, CENTURIAN's founding member ...

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THE WILD LIES To Release EP In January

High Wycombe, U.K.-based quartet THE WILD LIES will release a brand new EP, "Jack's Out The Box", on January 14, 2013. The five-song effort is described in a press release as "a blend of hard rock fused by intricate grinding riffage colliding with stadium-rock chorus melodies." "You got to hear this!" the band declares. "It's ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Does Not Appear On New YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Album

Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), who has been fronting Yngwie Malmsteen's band both live and in the studio since February 2008, does not appear on the legendary Swedish guitarist's new album, "Spellbound", which is scheduled for release on December 5. Owens was unable to join Malmsteen at ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: New Album Release Date Announced

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new album, "Spellbound", on December 5. Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), who has been fronting Yngwie's band both live and in the studio since February 2008, was unable to join Malmsteen at the Getaway Rock in July due to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: New Album Title Revealed

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has set "Spellbound" as the title of his new album, tentatively due in late 2012. Acclaimed heavy metal singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), who has been fronting Yngwie's band both live and in the studio since February 2008, was unable to join Malmsteen at the ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New Video Interview With MARK OSEGUEDA

On October 13, Dr. Fukk (Ralph Viera) of the South Florida band THRASH OR DIE conducted an interview with vocalist Mark Osegueda of San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL on the band's tour bus outside Churchill's In Miami, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. DEATH ANGEL's long-awaited DVD, "A Thrashumentary", will be ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New 'British Invasion' DVD Teaser Posted Online

The Sunset Strip's hottest export STEEL PANTHER is looking to further its quest for worldwide domination with the release of its first-ever DVD, "British Invasion", via Guitar Anarchy Studios. Rumored for release multiple times in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, the DVD finally sees the light of day stateside on October 22, 2012. Recorded ...

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CENTURIAN Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Reunited Dutch death metallers CENTURIAN are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated new album, "Contra Rationem", for a winter release on Listenable Records. The CD is being recorded at the We Are (Music) Junkies studio in Eindhoven with producer/sound engineer Jo Peeters (ABORTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SEVERE TORTURE) and Ralph Timmermans (MINDPARK). Songtitles set ...

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IRON MAIDEN Quietly Committed To Helping Ex-Drummer With MS

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN established the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund in 2002 to benefit their former drummer, Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his balance. At present there is no known cure for MS, ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Video Interview, Pro-Shot Performance Footage From France's HELLFEST

A five-and-a-half-minute minute video clip featuring STEEL PANTHER interview and professionally filmed performance footage from this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real ...

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DANKO JONES 'Oral History' Book Due In October

An oral history book about Canadian rockers DANKO JONES, "Too Much Trouble - A Very Oral History Of Danko Jones", by Stuart Berman will be released by ECW Press in October. The book's official description: "DANKO JONES may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Trailer For 'The British Invasion' DVD

The official trailer for "The British Invasion", the forthcoming DVD from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. STEEL PANTHER is the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL. The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer "Michael Starr" (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: New Demo Song Available For Streaming

"Torpedo Of Truth", a brand new demo song from Los Angeles-based traditional metallers WHITE WIZZARD, can be seen streamed below. The track was recorded in early May and it features "beastly rhythm, thunderous melodic bass and some serious shred at a whole new level," says the band. "Anybody that was whining about the lack of ...

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