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AMORPHIS And DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour North America With MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal's premier gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM. AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON ...

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MELVINS To Release 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' Album In April

MELVINS will release their new album, "Pinkus Abortion Technician", on April 20 via Ipecac Recordings. The disc features both MELVINS' regular bass player Steven McDonald (REDD KROSS, OFF!) and BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Jeff Pinkus on bass. "With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates With SHINEDOWN

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will return to the road this spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates SHINEDOWN to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. festivals, including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse STARSET, which ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On Why He Doesn't Play Double-Bass Drums: 'I'm Just A Lazy, Old-Fashioned Git'

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain at last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked once again why he has steadfastly refused to incorporate a double-bass setup into his playing technique, McBrain said: "The way I grew up playing, being ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Opens Drum Store In Manchester

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has announced the launch of his first drum store, Nicko McBrain's Drum One. Located in Manchester, the retail capital of the North of England on the Trafford Park business estate, the store features Planet Paiste, the U.K.'s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the Sonorsphere where customers will find the ...

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and ...

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KORN Frontman Announces Solo Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a solo tour in early April. The trek, which will run through the end of June, will include a number of European festival appearances. Davis will be promoting his new solo single, titled "What It Is". The song is included on the soundtrack to a new film called ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces Farewell Tour

After a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums, southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD will embark on their final "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" presented by SiriusXM. The first leg of the career-concluding tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off Friday, May ...

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LINKIN PARK'S MIKE SHINODA Drops Surprise EP, 'Post Traumatic'

LINKIN PARK singer Mike Shinoda has released three new solo tracks as a digital EP. Titled "Post Traumatic", the trio of songs does not include "Looking For An Answer", which he wrote shortly after the death of his LINKIN PARK bandmate Chester Bennington this past July and performed live at the Bennington tribute concert held ...

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SLAYER Announces North American Tour Dates With LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH, TESTAMENT: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to... after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two ...

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