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THY ART IS MURDER Guitarist ANDY MARSH Says Vocalist CJ MCMAHON 'Probably Has Some Kind Of Borderline Personality Disorder'

Guitarist Andy Marsh of Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER spoke to the Illawarra Mercury about the 2015 departure of the band's vocalist, CJ McMahon, over financial woes and substance-abuse issues. The frontman has since returned to the fold for latest album, "Dear Desolation". "CJ's one of those people, he's never been ...

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OBITUARY To Embark On East Coast Tour With EXMORTUS

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a U.S. tour next month. The headlining East Coast run, with support from EXMORTUS, begins September 1 in Carrboro, North Carolina and ends September 16 in Ocala, Florida. OBITUARY comments: "We are super excited to announce the U.S. 'East Coast RedNeck Run II' and are really looking ...

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STEVE VAI Announces 'The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon'

Steve Vai has announced he will host and serve as the musical director for "The Big Mama Jama Jam-a-thon" — an open, improvisational music/art event where the music doesn't stop for 52 hours — to be held September 28-30 at Musicians Institute's brand new venue, LiveHouse, in Los Angeles, California. The jam-a-thon will mark the ...

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THE TREATMENT To Release New Album In Early 2019

THE TREATMENT is putting the finishing touches on its new album for an early 2019 release via Frontiers Music Srl. Fresh with a brand-new singer, Tom Rampton, and a new single, "Let's Get Dirty", the band will embark on co-headline tour this September with AIRRACE. "Let's Get Dirty" is a groove-laden, fist-pumping, unapologetic rock 'n' ...

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DRAGONFORCE's Next Album Could Arrive In September 2019

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq has confirmed to Metal Wani that the band has commenced working on material for the follow-up to 2017's "Reaching Into Infinity" album. "Sam [Totman, guitar] and I started writing songs a few months ago — maybe two months ago — and I'm supposed to have a look at those songs, actually, ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Discusses 'Spitfire' British Fighter Plane (Video)

Wargaming — the company behind free-to-play titles World Of Tanks (2010), World Of Warplanes (2013) and World Of Warships (2015) — recently announced that IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is hosting 10 online educational warplanes diaries. This free-to-view series is being released weekly on the World Of Warplanes official portal and YouTube channel across June, ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Neverland' Video

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. The official video for the song "Neverland" can be seen below. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, VAN VANTO's "Trust In ...

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PRONG: Lyric Video For 'However It May End'

American power trio PRONG has released a lyric video for the song "However It May End", created by TheCutCartel in Toronto, Canada. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Zero Days", which was released in July 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. The disc was once again produced by PRONG mainman Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Rules Out Reunion With JACK RUSSELL: 'I Couldn't Imagine Someone In His Condition Doing What We're Doing'

GREAT WHITE drummer Audie Desbrow spoke to ListenIowa about the band's recent decision to split with singer Terry Ilous and replace him with onetime VAN HALEN frontman candidate Mitch Malloy. "Some things don't work out business-wise, so we had to part ways with Terry," Audie said. "There were differences of opinions, personality clashes. ...

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LEAH's 'The Quest' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By NIGHTWISH, DELAIN, ORPHANED LAND Members

The Celtic metal songstress Leah will release her new album, "The Quest", on October 5 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The disc, which was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EVERGREY), features guest appearances by Troy Donockley (NIGHTWISH), Timo Somers (DELAIN), Chen Balbus (ORPHANED LAND), Barend Courbois (BLIND GUARDIAN) ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Says New DRAGONLORD Album 'Dominion' Is Like A Glorified Solo Project

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESTAMENT's current support slot on SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Eric: "It's going great. Well, BEHEMOTH was on the first run ...

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RALF SCHEEPERS Says There's A 'Big Advantage' To Having Five Songwriters In PRIMAL FEAR

"The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR about the band's forthcoming "Apocalypse" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's becoming more difficult for PRIMAL FEAR to ...

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STEVE WHITEMAN On KIX's Live Performances: 'Everybody Has Worked Hard At Staying In Shape And Keeping Their Looks'

"President Brad" of Yarg Metal conducted an interview with frontman Steve Whiteman of Maryland rockers KIX prior to their June 22 concert at Club X in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KIX's current live performances: Steve: "Everybody's kept ...

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