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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And CHRIS CAFFERY Joined In New Project By STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER

Frontiers Music Srl has signed a handful of American metal musicians to collaborate on a new musical project. The songs that will comprise the first album are being composed by guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED). Enlisted to help with the ...

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The Last Real Rock n' Roll - RHINO BUCKET

Let's be real here. For every ten hard rock and metal bands out there, eight are Jonesing to be one of the following: METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, FATES WARNING, JUDAS PRIEST or AC/DC. Indeed, the most emulated of these is AC/DC, a band that struck the right chord with the right rock ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer And Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist: Entire 'The Uprising' EP Available For Streaming

"The Uprising", the six-song EP from former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri and ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, can be streamed below. Released on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Final Music Video Released: 'The Promise'

Chris Cornell's official music video for his song "The Promise" was released this morning by Survival Pictures. "The Promise" was Cornell's last release prior to his passing. "Chris Cornell was not only a dear family friend for many years, but he was also a once-in-a-generation talent who is missed more than words can convey. It ...

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FATES WARNING Guitarist's TUESDAY THE SKY: 'Vortex Street' Video

TUESDAY THE SKY, the new ambient instrumental rock project led by FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, will release its debut album, "Drift", on June 30 via InsideOutMusic. A video for the disc's second single, "Vortex Street", can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye. Matheos checked in with the following ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer And Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist Release 'A Monster Within' Song

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Blames Pharmaceutical Industry For CHRIS CORNELL's Death: 'It's A Terrible, Unnecessary Loss'

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) says that the death of Chris Cornell was "a terrible, unnecessary loss" and he blames the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for the prescription drug abuse epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Cornell's family said they believe that the side effects of the prescription drug Ativan — which ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps MISSING PERSONS Drummer ANDY SANESI

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has recruited Andy Sanesi to play drums in his solo band. Bach says: "Andy Sanesi was recommended to me by my friend Adam Jones from the band TOOL. Andy Sanesi is the drummer who replaced Terry Bozzio in the incredible Los Angeles band MISSING PERSONS. He is a great ...

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Reaching into Eternity - DRAGONFORCE

Now on its seventh album, DRAGONFORCE has a lot to live up to: namely its members' rep as meta-human musicians. The decision-making process on whether to continue dropping albums slung at two hundred miles an hour each must be as nerve-racking as coming up with extravagant guitar solos not yet heard by the metal public. ...

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Germany's ROCK AM RING Festival Resumes After Terror Threat Is Cleared

Germany's Rock Am Ring festival resumed earlier today after police had to evacuate the site because of a "potential terrorist threat." Intensive searches were carried out by police before performances continued early Saturday afternoon. More than 80,000 fans are reportedly attending the three-day event near the Nürburgring race track which was supposed to feature RAMMSTEIN ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Festival Evacuated Due To Severe Weather

The organizers of this weekend's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio have evacuated attendees due to a severe thunderstorm warning in effect. Attendees were asked to exit MAPFRE Stadium and seek shelter in their vehicles. Music fans who did not have a vehicle on-site were asked to seek shelter at the Lausche Building, ...

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Emperor of Sand - MASTODON

Oh, the dilemmas of high-profile tech wizards who, 30 years ago, would've faced less scrutiny than they do in the face of a sophisticated and far more opinionated metal community. Then again, people cried foul at IRON MAIDEN for utilizing synthesizers and writing a rock-friendly tune on "Somewhere in Time". That was an album viewed ...

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FATES WARNING's JIM MATHEOS To Release Debut Album From Instrumental Rock Project TUESDAY THE SKY

Jim Matheos, founding guitarist of legendary U.S. progressive metallers FATES WARNING, has announced the release of the debut album from his new ambient instrumental rock project TUESDAY THE SKY. Due on June 30 via InsideOut Music, "Drift" sees Matheos expanding the boundaries of his sound ever further. "Drift" came together in the downtime between FATES ...

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JOHN ARCH Rules Out Permanent Return To FATES WARNING

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with original FATES WARNING singer John Arch. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current relationship with FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos: John: "When I left [FATES WARNING], there was a little bit of… I don't ...

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Former THE HAUNTED Frontman PETER DOLVING Exits DRESS THE DEAD

DRESS THE DEAD, the new band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero, has parted ways with former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving. The split happened only three months after DRESS THE DEAD — whose lineup also includes Mark Hernandez on drums, James Walker on bass and Dan Delay on guitar — played its first two shows ...

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FATES WARNING Announces U.S. Tour Dates

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING have announced the first run of tour dates in support of their latest album, "Theories Of Flight". The trek will kick off on June 11 in Poughkeepsie, New York and end on July 1 in Allston, Massachusetts. FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with the following comment: "We ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Awaken The Guardian Live' In April

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of its third album, "Awaken The Guardian", in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, guitarist ...

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