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Don't Expect To See GENE SIMMONS In Canadian Pot Ads

Don't hold your breath if you were hoping to see Gene Simmons's face on ads for legal cannabis in Canada. The KISS bassist/vocalist, who has always promoted clean living and scoffed at peers who snort drugs and get high, made headlines last month when he landed an odd new gig as "chief evangelist officer" at ...

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CARCASS Has Demoed 50 Minutes Of Music For Next Studio Album

Conductor of the WSOU radio station conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Steer of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS at the the second annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, which was held March 31 and April 1 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Discusses Making Of 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD In New Trailer

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Is Tired Of Journalists Discussing Who Plays Classic ACCEPT Songs The Best: 'All Of It Is Really Petty'

Ron Keel (also of KEEL and STEELER fame) of KBACK Radio 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 via the SoundCloud widget below. ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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ANTHRAX: First Trailer For 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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ROCK GODDESS To Release 'This Time' Album In October

The reunited original lineup of ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) featuring sisters Jody and Julie Turner along with bassist Tracey Lamb — will enter a London studio on May 14 with producer Wes Maebe (UB40, Robert Plant, NEW MODEL ARMY, PRAYING MANTIS) ...

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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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