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OBITUARY Is In No Rush To Make New Studio Album

OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy has told James Willard of the "Mosh Mag" podcast that the band is in no rush to return to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to last year's self-titled effort. "We are super happy with what's going on right now," he said (hear audio below). "We're supporting this new ...

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LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR To Release New EP In August

The brutalizing LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR trio rears its gnarled head once again in 2018; the band has just recorded a new EP and announced live plans for late summer. Following an extensive hiatus sharpening their axes, the Gods have called LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR back to battle. The classic "road dog" lineup of Steven ...

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DAUGHTRY To Release 'Cage To Rattle' Album In July

Grammy-nominated band DAUGHTRY has released a new single, "Deep End". The anthemic track will be featured on the band's forthcoming fifth studio album, "Cage To Rattle", which is set for release on July 27 via 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive "Deep End" as well ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Release Self-Titled Album In July

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released "Fearmonger", the lead track from their tenth and most vicious album to date. The self-titled "Jungle Rot" is due on July 20 via Victory Records. "Expect a beatdown if you aren't prepared," promises bassist James Genenz. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Releases 2D Clip Of 'The Contrarian'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released a 2D clip of the song "The Contrarian", taken from the band's recently released recently released album, "Eat The Elephant". Footage in the video is taken from the Steven Sebring-directed ("Horses: Patti Smith And Her Band", "Dream Of Life") companion film for "Eat The Elephant". The clip is part of ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Tour U.K. With ORANGE GOBLIN

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will hit the road this October/November on an eight-date, co-headline U.K. run with celebrated London-based BLACK SABBATH worshippers ORANGE GOBLIN. Completing a lineup overflowing with blues-inspired, whiskey-soaked riffs will be L.A. retro rock band FIREBALL MINISTRY and Leeds/London-based stoner rockers BLACK MOTH. C.O.C. commented: "We are beyond excited to have the stars ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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DENNIS DEYOUNG Comments On STYX Bringing Back 'Mr. Roboto'

Former STYX vocalist Dennis DeYoung has commented on the band's decision to perform the song "Mr. Roboto" live in its entirety for the first time in 35 years. "Mr. Roboto" — which originally appeared on STYX's 1983 concept album "Kilroy Was Here" — was written by DeYoung, who left the group in 1999. The song ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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Pinkus Abortion Technician - MELVINS

The eccentric entity known as the MELVINS has been around for decades, releasing dozens of albums and pressing through a variety of musical and cultural trends with its bizarre, one-of-a-kind music. At the core, two people drive the band: singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer/singer Dale Crover. Other folks have entered and exited a revolving door ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: KORN Is Not Using Outside Songwriters For Next Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has shot down as false Internet speculation that the band is using outside writers for material for its next studio album. Rumors of KORN collaborating with different writers began swirling when Davis told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch "have been writing ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED: Singing On First Solo Album 'Gives Me More Appreciation For How Great AXL ROSE Is'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rouke recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed about his debut solo album, "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy" came together: Dizzy: "There was a period of ...

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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE Celebrates 70th Birthday

May 25 marks the 70th birthday of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. In the video below, his bandmates, as well as members of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, DEEP PURPLE, KISS, WHITESNAKE, GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, and many more, wish Klaus a happy birthday. Meine told the Phoenix New Times in a ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Releases 2D Clip Of 'TalkTalk'

A PERFECT CIRCLE has a 2D clip of "TalkTalk", taken from the Steven Sebring-directed ("Horses: Patti Smith And Her Band", "Dream Of Life") companion film for the band's recently released album, "Eat The Elephant". "It is very much a combined experience of the tactile and the visual. I come from an era where the physical ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Expanded Release Of METALLICA's 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo: 'I Don't Think That's Going To Happen'

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't think the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather" will ever see the light of day. "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. It featured artwork copies ...

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