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STRYPER To Record New Studio Album In 2019

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has told Sleaze Roxx in a new interview that the band will record a new studio album in 2019. The guitarist/vocalist is also planning on issuing the follow-up to his 2016 solo album, "One Sided War". Other releases in the works include another collection of cover songs from bands ...

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FIGHT THE FURY Feat. SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'My Demons' Video

FIGHT THE FURY, the new metal project from SKILLET frontman and bassist John Cooper, released its debut EP, "Still Breathing", on October 26 via Atlantic Records. The music video for the disc's first single, "My Demons", can be seen below. FIGHT THE FURY also features SKILLET guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Says ANDY SNEAP Was 'Logical Choice' To Fill In For GLENN TIPTON On 'Firepower' Tour

Scott Travis says JUDAS PRIEST got to know producer Andy Sneap well enough during the "Firepower" recording sessions that they felt comfortable asking him to fill in for guitarist Glenn Tipton, who had to retire from full-time touring activities due to his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease. While there were plenty of talented prospects available, the ...

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LAJON WITHERSPOON On SEVENDUST Songwriting Process: 'The Magic Really Happens When We Get Into A Room Together'

SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with CLUTCH: Lajon: "We actually went out with them years ago on [the] 'Ladies Night In Cambodia' [tour] ...

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BULLETBOYS Frontman MARQ TORIEN To Record 'Really Different,' 'Completely Out-Of-The-Box' Solo Album

Prior to BULLETBOYS' performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 12, vocalist/guitarist Marq Torien spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "From Out Of The Skies": Marq: "This record was kind of risky ...

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Watch IHSAHN's 'Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia' Video

"Lend Me The Eyes Of The Millenia", the new video from Ihsahn, can be seen below. The song is taken from his seventh solo album, "Ámr", which was released in May via Candlelight/Spinefarm. True living legends are few and far between, but Ihsahn has long since earned the right to be regarded as one of ...

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JACK RUSSELL Laments Death Of Album Format: 'There Was A Ritual To Music That Has Been Lost In The Age Of Streaming'

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has lamented the death of the album format in light of how comprehensively streaming music services are decimating record sales. Speaking about the widespread belief that the current generation of music fans doesn't understand that artists are not being properly compensated by industry giants like Spotify and Apple Music, ...

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IAN HILL Says "There's No Reason' Why JUDAS PRIEST Can't Continue Making Albums After GLENN TIPTON's Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

Ian Hill says that "there is no reason" why JUDAS PRIEST shouldn't be able to continue making albums, even after guitarist Glenn Tipton's Parkinson's disease diagnosis. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was ...

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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman: 'Life Is Too Short To Try To Be Liked By Everybody'

Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the title of BEHEMOTH's new album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest", is ...

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THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'A Death Supreme' Single Available

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara "Force" Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida "Evileye" Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas "Skinny Disco" Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, "A Death Supreme". The song ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: Unboxing Video For New Box Set

On November 16, fans can celebrate the recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell with the 17-track self-titled album, "Chris Cornell", and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be made available by Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Talks About 'Immortal' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, recently sat down to discuss her latest solo album, "Immortal". Released on September 14 on BMG, marking her debut for the label, the critically acclaimed album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of Ann's influences and friends who've recently ...

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JEFF PILSON Says New Project With GEORGE LYNCH, MICK BROWN, ROBERT MASON Will Be Called THE END MACHINE

The new band featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason has officially been christened THE END MACHINE. Although guitarist George Lynch said in a recent interview that his new collaboration with his onetime DOKKEN bandmates Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) would ...

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Nex Nihil - HACAVITZ

There is a distinct dark energy that seems inherent to Latino extreme metal bands. The sonic stench emanating from the coffin is arguably more pungent and bleaker than the sounds born from the dark hearts and souls of metal musicians from many other regions. SHUB NIGGURATH, CENOTAPH, THE CHASM and DISGORGE—not to be confused with ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I'm Trying To Make Sure People Don't Miss A Singer When They See Me Play Live'

Bob Zerull of the "Nothing Shocking" podcast recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he reacts when fans put him on a pedestal: Marty: "First of all, I'm just always flattered ...

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