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Ex-ACCEPT Frontman UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Possible Retirement: 'Maybe I Can Do This For Another Ten Years'

Minnesota's "The Five Count" radio show recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider about his current DIRKSCHNEIDER "Back To The Roots" North American tour, where his band is playing ACCEPT songs for the last time. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Trailer For Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set

Due on March 30 is extensive series of vinyl releases of Rob Zombie solo efforts, including "Hellbilly Deluxe", "American Made Music To Strip By", "The Sinister Urge", "Educated Horses", "Zombie Live" and "Spookshow International Live". A trailer for the set is available below. The Rob Zombie limited-edition vinyl box set will contain 11 albums on ...

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SAXON: 'Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)' Video Released

SAXON's music video for the song "Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", which was released on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Set For This Year's MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST

PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are among the scheduled performers at the 2018 edition of the Montebello Rockfest, set to take place June 14-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Rockfest will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a back-to-roots edition featuring over 70 rock, metal, punk-rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. ...

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Video: DIRKSCHNEIDER Performs In Westland, Michigan

Multi-camera video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER — the band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — performing on March 6 at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (clip edited and produced by George S Pogacich). Dirkschneider has spent the last two years touring under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner, performing classic ACCEPT songs ...

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JEFF HATRIX Exits MUSHROOMHEAD

MUSHROOMHEAD co-vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), has announced his departure from the Cleveland, Ohio metal band he co-founded in 1993 with Steve "Skinny" Felton. "I am coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that I am leaving MUSHROOMHEAD," Hatrix said in a statement. "It is ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release 'Attention Attention' Album In May; 'Devil' Video Available

SHINEDOWN will release its sixth studio album, "Attention Attention", on May 4 via Atlantic Records. Lead single "Devil" is out now along with the accompanying video. Directed by Bill Yukich (Beyonce, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa), the visual for "Devil" is a dramatic and visceral introduction to "Attention Attention". "Attention Attention" is available for pre-order now ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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DARK FUNERAL Guitarist: 'Since I Haven't Changed My Natural Course, The Natural Course Of The Band Hasn't Changed That Much Either'

Eclectic Arts conducted an interview with guitarist Lord Ahriman (real name: Mikael Svanberg) of Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL prior to the band's February 27 show at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington in support of SEPTICFLESH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On reflecting on ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces 2018 Edition Of 'Jordan Rudess's Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess announced details of his third annual Jordan Rudess's Keyfest, set to take place April 26-28 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Keyfest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess, Tom Brislin (YES, RENAISSANCE), and Bill Laurence (SNARKY PUPPY). During the day, these three renowned keyboardists will lead workshops ...

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Watch SAXON Perform In Cambridge, England

Fan-filmed video footage of SAXON's February 24 performance at Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England can be seen below. SAXON's 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", was released on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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U.D.O. To Release New Album In August

Former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was interviewed on the latest episode of the "Talking Metal" podcast. He was joined during the chat by his U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER bandmates Sven Dirkschneider (drums) and Fitty Wienhold (bass). You can now listen to the interview using the Spreaker widget below. Dirkschneider has spent the last two years touring ...

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COREY TAYLOR: 'Without OZZY OSBOURNE, There'd Be No Me'

Corey Taylor says that he is "stoked" about STONE SOUR landing the support slot on Ozzy Osbourne's final tour. "No More Tours 2", a reference to Ozzy's 1992 "No More Tours" trek, kicks off August 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes October 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the ...

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HALESTORM And IN THIS MOMENT Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAY and STITCHED ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD Play 'Evening With' Concert In Orlando

Fan-filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's February 5 performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida can be seen below (courtesy of "hvymtlmom"). MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn said last year that his band is continuing to play "Evening With" shows because fans never warmed to the opening acts he and his bandmates selected. For ...

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