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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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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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WE ARE SENTINELS Feat. Former ICED EARTH Singer MATT BARLOW: 'Battle In Winter' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle In Winter" from WE ARE SENTINELS (formerly SENTINELS), the new project featuring vocalist Matt Barlow (ICED EARTH, ASHES OF ARES, PYRAMAZE) and composer, keyboardist and pianist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE, STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY), can be seen below. The track is taken from WE ARE SENTINELS' self-titled debut album, ...

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WE ARE SENTINELS Feat. Former ICED EARTH Singer MATT BARLOW: 'Kingdom In Winter' Video

WE ARE SENTINELS (formerly SENTINELS), the new project featuring vocalist Matt Barlow (ICED EARTH, ASHES OF ARES, PYRAMAZE) and composer, keyboardist and pianist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE, STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY), will release its self-titled debut album on July 6 in Europe via SAOL. The official Chance White-directed video for the song "Kingdom In Winter" can be ...

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Video: ADLER'S APPETITE Performs In Auckland, New Zealand

The newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band, featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, performed earlier tonight (Thursday, May 24) at the Powerstation in Auckland, New Zealand. Video footage of the concert can be seen below. Joining Adler in the new group are Constantine Maroulis (vocals), Carl Restivo (rhythm guitar), Michael Thomas (lead ...

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AMARANTHE Completes Work On Fifth Album

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have completed work on their fifth album at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" will mark the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for Jake E. Commented guitarist Olof ...

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SEVENDUST Vocalist Says Current Rock Festival 'Movement' Reminds Him Of Early Days Of OZZFEST And LOLLAPALOOZA

Prior to the group's performance at the Carolina Rebellion festival earlier this month, SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon was interviewed by LA Lloyd. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as followed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his earliest musical influences: Lajon: "Growing up for me, church was [my] first introduction to music, growing ...

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Memories in Rock II - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Longing for days gone by is especially heartfelt in hard rock and heavy metal music, the genre's diehards pining for substance in a music climate growing characterless. More so, they cling to familiarity like syrup to peaches. The mere suggestion of paying to watch a Freddie Mercury hologram, much less Ronnie James Dio in a ...

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STEVEN ADLER Performs GUNS N' ROSES Classic With New ADLER'S APPETITE Singer CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (Video)

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler performed live for the first time with members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band at the the fourth annual "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and concert, which took place on Sunday, May 6 in Encino, California. Joining Adler for the "Mr. Brownstone" performance were ...

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METALLICA's Late Bassist CLIFF BURTON: Previously Untold Stories Recounted By His Biological Sister, CONNIE BURTON

BurStock Productions has released "The Salvation Kingdom", a new 90-minute movie which features previously untold stories of the life and death of METALLICA's iconic bass player, Cliff Burton, as recounted by his biological big sister, Connie Burton. Who was Cliff Burton? What was he like as a child? Did he have any eccentric habits? Who ...

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GLENN HUGHES On BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: 'I'd Love To Tell You It Was More Than A Side Project, But That's All It Is'

Brazil's KISS FM "Gasômetro" radio show recently conducted an interview with former DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes where he was in the country performing his "Classic Deep Purple Live" live set. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his busy tour schedule is "tiring": Glenn: "It ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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SIRENIA To Release Next Album In October

Norwegian/French symphonic metallers SIRENIA will release their as-yet-untitled ninth full-length album this fall via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Dim Days Of Dolor" will mark the band's second LP to feature French vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan, who replaced Spanish singer Ailyn Giménez García two years ago. SIRENIA guitarist Morten Veland spoke about the band's upcoming ...

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ICARUS WITCH Announces New Singer, Releases 'Goodbye Cruel World' Video

Pittsburgh-based traditional heavy metal outfit ICARUS WITCH has announced the addition of vocalist Andrew D'Cagna (BRIMSTONE COVEN, IRONFLAME) to the group's ranks. The band has also released a music video for "Goodbye Cruel World", the title track of its forthcoming studio album, due later this year via Cleopatra Records. "After working closely with Andrew in ...

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STEVEN ADLER To Be Joined By Ex-DOKKEN, BANG TANGO Members On Australian ADLER'S APPETITE Tour

Following the announcement last month of his Australian tour, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band that will be playing alongside him to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GNR's classic debut album by performing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. They ...

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