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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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METALLICA Mourns Death Of Distiller Behind Its Recently Launched 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA is mourning the death of the acclaimed master distiller and blender behind the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. Dave Pickerell died on Thursday (November 1) in San Francisco where he was scheduled to take part in the annual WhiskyFest event. No other details have been released. Earlier today, METALLICA issued the following statement: ...

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PSYCROPTIC Releases 'Frozen Gaze' Video

The official music video for the song "Frozen Gaze" from Tasmanian extreme metal stalwarts PSYCROPTIC, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length studio album, "As The Kingdom Drowns", which will be released on November 9 via Prosthetic Records. Formed by brothers Dave and Joe Haley, PSYCROPTIC has always lived ...

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AMON AMARTH: 'Raise Your Horns' Performance Video From 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Partners With SCUF GAMING For 'SCUF Vantage Avenged' Controller

SCUF Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, continues its partnership with American rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD and releases the SCUF Vantage Avenged. The controller features iconic designs from the bands globally recognized artwork, and continues SCUF's multi-year collaboration with the acclaimed musicians and gamers. Music from AVENGED SEVENFOLD, whose first SCUF controller design ...

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Listen To New FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Song 'Recover'

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have released a new song called "Recover". The track is taken from the band's 14th album, "The End Of Chaos", due on January 18, 2019 via AFM Records. The album will be available as digipak, clear orange, gatefold vinyl (limited to 450 units), black gatefold vinyl (limited to 450 ...

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DANKO JONES Releases New Single 'Burn In Hell'

Over the years, the acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has famously sweat blood, given the finger and thought bad thoughts. Today, they add to their inimitable legacy of piss and vinegar with "Burn In Hell", a swaggering dose of garage-filtered boogie rock that serves as the second preview of the group's as-yet-untitled new ...

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RIVAL SONS To Release 'Feral Roots' Album In January

RIVAL SONS will release their new album, "Feral Roots", on January 25, 2019 via Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's major label imprint Low Country Sound/Atlantic. The forthcoming LP is highlighted by the brand new track "Back In The Woods", which is streaming today on RIVAL SONS' official YouTube channel and at all DSPs. Produced by ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Feature Film To Start Shooting This Month

MISFITS and DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig recently signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between three individual characters/storylines based on Danzig's ...

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WHITECHAPEL To Release 'The Valley' Album In March

On March 29, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their seventh full-length album, "The Valley", via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, the disc's title is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville) where vocalist ...

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Video Premiere: JONATHAN DAVIS's 'Basic Needs'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has released the official music video for the track "Basic Needs". The song is taken from his recently released "Black Labyrinth" solo album. The clip weaves an emotional story that perfectly accompanies the themes of the track. Speaking about the latest single, Jonathan said: "'Basic Needs' is essentially as close as ...

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BEAST IN BLACK: 'From Hell With Love' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for BEAST IN BLACK's sophomore album, "From Hell With Love", can be seen below. The follow-up to 2017's "Berserker" is scheduled for a February 8, 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The "From ...

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Watch KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Perform In Corpus Christi

Fan-filmed video footage of KORN frontman Jonathan Davis's October 26 solo concert at Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen below. Davis is touring in support of his recently released "Black Labyrinth" solo album. He said about the disc: "This time, I'm pulling something out of the audience. I've bared my ...

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STRYPER To Record New Studio Album In 2019

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has told Sleaze Roxx in a new interview that the band will record a new studio album in 2019. The guitarist/vocalist is also planning on issuing the follow-up to his 2016 solo album, "One Sided War". Other releases in the works include another collection of cover songs from bands ...

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Ritual - SOULFLY

Like how the in-demand Samuel L. Jackson manifests everywhere in film and commercials, Max Cavalera appears to be hell-bent to grind out metal every waking second he has. If he's not on tour with his brother, Igor, resurrecting live full renditions of classic SEPULTURA albums, Max has CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and, of course, SOULFLY to churn ...

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METALLICA Performs 'Phantom Lord' Live For First Time In More Than 5 Years; Pro-Shot Video

METALLICA played the song "Phantom Lord" live for the first time in more than five years on October 25 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a ...

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