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ENSLAVED Announces European Tour With HIGH ON FIRE

Norwegian black metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have announced a co-headline European tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters HIGH ON FIRE. The string of dates will run from late September through to mid-October, and is set to include 14 shows across seven countries. Two of the U.K. show dates — Milton Keynes and Leeds — will be ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece "Mindfucker" on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern U.S. shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this fall. The band will hit the road ...

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Watch JOURNEY Perform At Newark's Prudential Center

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY's June 15 performance at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey can be seen below. JOURNEY's 58-city co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD kicked off in Hartford, Connecticut on May 21 and will wrap in Los Angeles, California on October 6. It is the second time the two bands have toured together. ...

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DRAGONFORCE Bassist Says Remixed And Remastered Reissue Of 'The Power Within' Gave Album 'A Sort Of Re-Boost'

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq was interviewed by Metal Wani prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's decision to release "Re-Powered Within", a remixed ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How DONALD TRUMP Will Get Re-Elected In 2020

Gene Simmons has laid out a scenario in which President Donald Trump will almost certainly get re-elected in 2020. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments while discussing his new business venture as Chief Evangelist Officer for Invictus MD, a publicly traded cannabis ...

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NO RETURN: 'Despise Your Heroes' Video

"Despise Your Heroes", the new video from the French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "The Curse Within", which was released in November via Mighty Music. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological Torment", in Germany with CORONER ...

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GEOFF TATE Jokes That He Should Form QUEENSRŸCHE 'Tribute' Band With SCOTT ROCKENFIELD And CHRIS DEGARMO

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was interviewed on the latest episode of the "Shockwaves/HardRadio" podcast, hosted by Bob Nalbandian. You can now listen to the entire chat at this location. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the decline of the music industry as consumers value access over ownership and experiences ...

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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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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Has Become 'Metalheads' Guilty Pleasure'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about his classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the increased exposure of late for THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: Björn: ...

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MARK TREMONTI On 'A Dying Machine': 'I Tried To Make The Music As Dynamic And Diverse As Any Album'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti about his namesake solo band. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing and recording TREMONTI's new concept album, "A Dying Machine": Mark: "It was a challenge, but it ...

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