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HOWARD JONES Says He 'Went Off The Grid' After Leaving KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In 2012: 'I Didn't Have A Cell Phone For Three Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) frontman Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) prior to the band's first-ever show on July 9 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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IN THIS MOMENT's MARIA BRINK + CHRIS HOWORTH Release New Song 'The Calling' For DC COMICS' 'Dark Nights: Metal'

Vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of IN THIS MOMENT have recorded a brand new song, "The Calling", which coincides with "Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition". This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the "Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition" monthly series and is written and drawn by the best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TOM PETTY: Posthumous Box Set 'An American Treasure' Due In September

On September 28, Reprise Records will release "An American Treasure" — a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom's remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By NEAL SCHON, RICK NIELSEN, BUMBLEFOOT At' G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert'

Joe Satriani has announced the details of "Joe Satriani's G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert", set for January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in beautiful Palm Springs, California. The legendary guitarist's fifth annual event will boast the most illustrious and diverse roster of special guests instructors in G4 history, including Rock And Roll Hall Of ...

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Renowned Artist Manager And Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Launches 'A New Level' Podcast

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is recognized internationally as the renowned current bassist for metal legend Ozzy Osbourne (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIE, DANZIG, PRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko's significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music ...

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Late AC/DC Guitarist MALCOLM YOUNG Honored By GRETSCH With Signature JET Guitar

Gretsch has honored the late Malcolm Young, whose rock-solid rhythm guitar swagger and songwriting provided the unshakeable foundation for monumental rock titans AC/DC, with the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet. The G6131-MY pays homage to Young's famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet. Nicknamed "The Beast," Malcolm certainly made the instrument his own, not least by removing two ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: First Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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MONSTROSITY To Release First Album In 11 Years, 'The Passage Of Existence', In September

Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will release their first studio album in 11 years, "The Passage Of Existence", on September 7 via Metal Blade Records. The disc's first single, "Cosmic Pandemia", can be streamed below. Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week ...

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