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Listen To New L.A. GUNS Song 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says It's 'So Much Easier To Write A Concept Record' Than It Is To Come Up With Standalone Songs

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, will release its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May 10 via BMG. With "Space Between", the band harnesses the depth of its artistic experiences and seminal collaborative sound with Hagar's prolific writing vein to produce an ...

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WHITESNAKE: Making Of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of WHITESNAKE's official music video for the new single "Shut Up & Kiss Me" can be seen below. The song will appear on the group's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Flesh & Blood" follows the 2011 critically acclaimed ...

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DESTRUCTION Recruits Second Guitarist DAMIR ESKIC

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have recruited Damir Eskic as their second guitarist. Damir is a Swiss guitar player of Bosnian decent who works as a guitar teacher, himself being a former pupil of Tommy Vetterli (CORONER). He also plays in a heavy metal band called GOMORRA and previously contributed three solos to DESTRUCTION's 2016 ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Collaborates With DEVILDRIVER, STONE SOUR Members On 'Necrophaze' Album

Horror-punk stalwart Wednesday 13 has confirmed to WMSC's "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience" that his upcoming studio album, "Necrophaze", is being produced and engineered by Michael Spreitzer of DEVILDRIVER. "Zeuss [Chris Harris] produced the last record," Wednesday 13 said (hear audio below). "He's mastering this record, so he's still involved. It was just basically a ...

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SYMPHONY X Has No Finished Songs Ready For Next Studio Album

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo was asked in a new interview with "The Metal Command" if he has begun writing material for the follow-up to the band's 2015 album "Underworld". "There's always little bits and pieces I'm writing, and there's always things I'm tucking away," he responded (hear audio below). "And it feels like this ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says TODD LA TORRE Was 'Foaming At The Mouth' To Drum On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE about the band's new studio album, "The Verdict". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On QUEENSRŸCHE's musical development since vocalist Todd La Torre joined the band ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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Listen To New QUEENSRŸCHE Song 'Blood Of The Levant'

A brand-new QUEENSRŸCHE song, "Blood Of The Levant", can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1 via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, Washington; ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Announces New Drummer

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has recruited drummers Simon Phillips and Bodo Schopf following the recent passing of Ted McKenna. Simon, who played on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP debut album, will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LP. Due to his schedule, he is unable ...

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TANK Reimagines Classic Songs On 'Re-Ignition' Album

Veteran British metallers TANK will release their new album, "Re-Ignition", on April 26 via Cleopatra Records (Rubicon Music in Japan). The LP is a tribute to the early days of TANK and features 11 classic TANK songs chosen from the first four albums which were originally released in the early '80s: "Filth Hounds Of Hades", ...

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WHITESNAKE: Complete 'Flesh & Blood' Album Details Revealed; 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video Released

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends WHITESNAKE return with their latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood". This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on "Flesh ...

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