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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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Ex-DIO Keyboardist CLAUDE SCHNELL Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is A 'Travesty' And 'Disrespectful' To Singer's Memory

Former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell has slammed the Ronnie James Dio hologram, calling it a "travesty" and "disrespectful" to the singer's memory. The legendary heavy metal frontman died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces New Singer, NICK COURTNEY

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of vocalist Nick Courtney to the group's ranks. Courtney joins the veteran band for the upcoming 46-date "Digital Dictator 30th-Anniversary Tour" of North America and Canada, which will take place from August 31 to October 20. Due to the massive size of the U.S. ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY To Release 'Pleased To Eat You' Album In September

NASHVILLE PUSSY will release its new album, "Pleased To Eat You", on September 7 via earMUSIC. Lemmy personally blessed NASHVILLE PUSSY calling them "America's last great rock 'n' roll band" — and Lemmy should know. Formed in 1997, NASHVILLE PUSSY preached its sleazy gospel over the past couple of decades alongside MOTÖRHEAD in every rock ...

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I AM MORBID Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Members: Pro-Shot Video Of KILKIM ŽAIBU Festival Performance

I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — played at the Kilkim Žaibu festival in Lithuania on June 30. Professionally filmed video footage of the "Rapture" performance ...

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THE 69 EYES Preparing To Record New Album

Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "Universal Monsters" is expected to arrive in early 2019. Speaking to TotalRock Radio at last month's Sweden Rock Festival, THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69 stated about the band's plans for the coming months ...

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WATAIN Frontman On Status Of Guitarist SET TEITAN: 'There Is No Bandmember Having To Leave'

Hayley Leggs conducted an interview with frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current European summer festival run: Erik: "Festivals are always quite chaotic for ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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RATT's New Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video, Photos

RATT's new lineup made its live debut last night (Saturday, July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Fan-filmed video footage and photos of the concert can be found below. Singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which also includes drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Dedicate PANTERA's 'Slaughtered' To VINNIE PAUL At Denmark's ROSKILDE Festival

Philip Anselmo dedicated a cover of the PANTERA classic "Slaughtered" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during Saturday night's (July 7) SCOUR concert at the Roskilde festival in Roskilde, Denmark. Anselmo simply stated, "Listen to me very closely: This is for Vince," before launching into the song from PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven", widely considered the ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN On Choosing Setlist For 'Decades' Tour: 'You Can Never Please Everybody; It's Impossible'

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen participated in a question-and-answer session prior to the band's appearance at this year's FortaRock festival, which was held last month at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On choosing the setlist for the group's current tour in support ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says His Voice Is 'Stronger' Today Than It Was Two Decades Ago

Vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ) was recently interviewed by Jason Saulnier. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the GRAHAM BONNET BAND: Graham: "Me and [bassist] Beth-Ami [Heavenstone] started the band almost five years ago. I think the new members of the band ...

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