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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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STEVEN ADLER To Be Joined By Ex-DOKKEN, BANG TANGO Members On Australian ADLER'S APPETITE Tour

Following the announcement last month of his Australian tour, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band that will be playing alongside him to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GNR's classic debut album by performing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. They ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Launches LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks has launched a new band called LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD. The group, which was put together specifically to play the material from Les's era with JUDAS PRIEST, also features guitarists Simon J. Pinto and Gus Mark, bassist Paul Smith and vocalist Adam Shepherd. Binks played drums on PRIEST's "Stained Class", ...

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AUTOGRAPH: 'Every Generation' Video Released

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers AUTOGRAPH have released the video for their new single, "Every Generation". Directed by Paul Gervasi, the clip was filmed on location in Phoenix, Arizona. "Every Generation" is taken from AUTOGRAPH's latest album, "Get Off Your Ass", which was released last October via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH ...

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Danish Death Metal Band BAEST Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Danish death metallers BAEST to a worldwide deal. Highly influenced by bands such as BLOODBATH, GRAVE, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER, BAEST — whose moniker translates to "beast" or "brute" in the band's native language — combines a deadly old-school backbone with its own creative edge and incredible, ferocious ...

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New Band Featuring THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members Gets Name

The new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has been christened IMONOLITH. The group was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian "Beav" ...

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PRONG, W.A.S.P., Ex-TESTAMENT Members Honor SLAYER At 'Ultimate Jam Night' (Video)

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running weekly show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, honored SLAYER on Tuesday, March 13. Taking part in the even were the entire band PRONG (Tommy Victor, Jason Christopher and Art Cruz), former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian (TRAUMA), ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Steve Smyth, Aquiles Priester (W.A.S.P., PRIMAL ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'Exile Amongst The Ruins'

"Exile Amongst The Ruins", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, "Gods To The ...

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NEVERMORE's 'The Complete Collection': Unboxing Video

On March 9, Century Media Records will release "The Complete Collection" by NEVERMORE, an impressive 12-disc CD box set including all studio releases, the "Year Of The Voyager" live album as well as a disc of rarities. Limited to 2,000 copies, it also includes a numbered collector's certificate, an 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Encourages Fans To See Classic Rock Acts While They Still Can: 'There May Not Be A Next Time'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether classic rock is in danger of fading away in the coming years: Frankie: "I think that could be a reality for a couple ...

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Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'To Hell Or The Hangman'

"To Hell Or The Hangman", the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Exile Amongst The Ruins", which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL's 2016 live album, ...

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