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STATIC-X Explains Decision To Enlist Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist

STATIC-X has explained its decision to enlist a vocalist who will wear a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's upcoming reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

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RUSH To Be Featured In ABC's 'Schooled'

Canadian rock legends RUSH will be in the national spotlight on ABC-TV's hit comedy "Schooled" on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. In this all-new episode, character Johnny Atkins, who always wears a RUSH concert T-shirt, shows his love for the band in a new way. In "Schooled", Johnny is working at William Penn Academy ...

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DISTURBED To Perform In Israel For First Time In July

DISTURBED will perform in Israel for the first time this summer. The American hard rock act, whose lead singer, David Draiman, is of Jewish heritage, promoted its Israeli live debut in a video message in Hebrew. Draiman said: "Shalom, we are DISTURBED and we will be at Rishon Lezion's Live Park on July 2nd." Although ...

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MISFITS Announce Special Stadium Show In Los Angeles With RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS

MISFITS have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The current lineup of the MISFITS features original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE and CRO-MAGS will join the epic event ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IPC-1 is the catalog number of the release that started it all: FANTÔMAS's self-titled release. Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles head honcho and Mike Patton's manager, along with Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK) had just come off the heels of the wild ride that was MR. BUNGLE's California and were looking for a label ...

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Rituals Of Power - MISERY INDEX

It has been five long years since MISERY INDEX's last album. Since 2014's "The Killing Gods", the members of the long-running deathgrind outfit have spent that time engaged in a variety of activities ranging from involvement with other musical projects to family life and, as has been well noted, the ongoing pursuit of education. Expectations ...

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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the "No More Hollywood Endings" album title: Eero: "First, we ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Looks Back On 'Crazy' Tour In Support Of 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 41-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current tour: Erik: "We're calling it the 'Dirty 30' tour in 2019. 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich', our first CD, ...

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GODSMACK Stopped Playing To A Click Track After Two Shows: 'We Felt Like A Bunch Of Robots,' Says SHANNON LARKIN

Shannon Larkin has admitted that GODSMACK started playing to a click track during its concerts last year, only to abandon the idea after two shows. According to the drummer, he and his bandmates have "always resisted" the prospect of relying on pre-recorded tracks, especially after years of touring with acts who built their performances on ...

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Video Premiere: HALESTORM's 'Vicious'

HALESTORM's music video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Vicious", can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale stated about the track: "'Vicious' is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. "We loved the word 'vicious,' but we didn't want to use it in its typical ...

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L.A. GUNS: Music Video For 'The Devil You Know' Title Track

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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RAMMSTEIN Unveils Epic 'Deutschland' Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released an epic nine-minute Specter Berlin-directed video for "Deutschland", the first single from their long-awaited seventh studio album, simply titled "Rammstein". The LP comes out May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. Earlier this week, RAMMSTEIN was criticized by some Jewish leaders in Germany who ...

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Will RAMMSTEIN Release New Music Video On Thursday?

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are teasing what appears to be the first video from their long-awaited new album. The band has uploaded a series of video snippets that contain Roman mumerals which seem to point to this Thursday's date (March 28), presumably the official release date for the new clip. Earlier this year, RAMMSTEIN posted ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'The Great Despair' Music Video

The official music video for the song "The Great Despair" from THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest double concept album, "The Great ...

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