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Video: ACCEPT Performs In Turku, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of ACCEPT's February 17 performance at Logomo in Turku, Finland can be seen below. ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann told Brazil's Heavy Talk that it's "very important" for his band to continuously write new material. "We felt when we got back together with Mark [Tornillo, vocals] or we got a 'rebirth' about ten ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring ...

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STONE SOUR's COREY TAYLOR Says JOSH RAND Is 'Doing Really, Really Well' After Entering Treatment Center

Corey Taylor says that his STONE SOUR bandmate Josh Rand is "doing really, really well," a week after it was announced that the guitarist had entered treatment for unspecified issues. Rand most recently performed with the band on last month's ShipRocked cruise. STONE SOUR has enlisted a temporary replacement for the current tour, which started ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist: 'People Like To Create Controversy'

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon was recently interviewed by the St. Louis, Missouri classic rock radio station KSHE 95. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever expected JOURNEY to once again play stadiums: Neal: "Good music is great music, and I think it's timeless. ...

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Listen To Title Track Of JUDAS PRIEST's New Album, 'Firepower'

"Firepower", the title track of the new album from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be streamed below. Due on March 9 via Epic, the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Teases New Song 'Spectre'

A 12-second snippet of the new JUDAS PRIEST song "Spectre" is available in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom ...

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No Cross No Crown - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has returned with its best album in 22 years. The group has never released bad or subpar music, but since Pepper Keenan removed himself from the picture to focus upon DOWN, the unit lost its momentum and magic. Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Pays Tribute To 'Brilliant' 'Painkiller' Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES: 'It's A Great Loss To Metal'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was recently interviewed by Metal Shock Finland. The full conversation can be heard at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Metal Shock Finland): On the recent passing of Chris Tsangarides, who produced the band's albums "Painkiller" and "Jugulator": Ian: "The first ...

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Video Premiere: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's 'The Luddite'

"The Luddite", the new video from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a decade, "No Cross No Crown", which is being released today (Friday, January 12) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing ...

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URIAH HEEP To Kick Off North American Tour Next Month

In anticipation of the impending release of their 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", classic rock icons URIAH HEEP will embark on a North American tour this winter. Kicking off on February 6 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The trek will run through this spring, with more dates to be announced soon. "I am really looking ...

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Watch Video For New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Lightning Strike'

The official video for "Lightning Strike", a brand new song from JUDAS PRIEST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. Singer Rob Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the ...

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WATAIN: Lyric Video For 'Sacred Damnation' Song

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their new studio album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse", on January 5, 2018. The effort will be made available as an LP, standard CD, limited CD digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of three thousand copies. The album will also be available in a variation of ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GODSMACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For Next Year's CAROLINA REBELLION

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse and unprecedented music lineup to the eighth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion music lineup ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist WOLF HOFFMANN: 'We Made A Vow That We're Never Going To Be A Nostalgia Band'

Brazil's Heavy Talk conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German metallers ACCEPT prior to the band's November 15 concert at Teatro Ademir Rosa (CiC) in Florianópolis, Brazil. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creation of the band's new "The Rise Of Chaos" ...

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