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New Band Featuring THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members Gets Name

The new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has been christened IMONOLITH. The group was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen and guitarist Brian "Beav" ...

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DON DOKKEN On Possibility Of More Shows By DOKKEN's Classic Lineup: 'I Don't Have The Desire Right Now'

DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken recently guested on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 15:00 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the 2016 reunion of the group's classic lineup — Dokken, Jeff Pilson, George Lynch and Mick Brown: Don: "It ...

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Listen To BLACK STONE CHERRY's New Song 'Bad Habit'

"Bad Habit", a brand new song from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Family Tree", which will be released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. "Family Tree" is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016's "Kentucky". As was the case on "Kentucky", ...

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MC5's WAYNE KRAMER To be Joined By KIM THAYIL, DOUG PINNICK For 'Kick Out The Jams' 50th-Anniversary Tour

Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist and leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band the MC5, will celebrate the landmark anniversary of its incendiary debut album "Kick Out The Jams" with the 35-plus-date "Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" and a memoir "The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities" (Da ...

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KAMELOT Bassist's SAULT: 'Last Man Standing' Video

Rhythm-driven heavy rock band SAULT — featuring members of internationally acclaimed power metal group KAMELOT and groove metal outfit ARCANIUM, and guest appearances by members of KING DIAMOND, ONE EYED DOLL and more — has just released its debut full-length album, "Seeds Of Power". The official video for the song "Last Man Standing" can be ...

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SKELETONWITCH Parts Ways With Drummer, Taps JON RICE As Temporary Replacement

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have parted ways with drummer Dustin Boltjes and have temporarily replaced him with Jon Rice (ex-JOB FOR A COWBOY, SCORPION CHILD). Rice will join SKELETONWITCH on the band's upcoming North American trek with OBITUARY, which kicks off May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. SKELETONWITCH's next studio album is due this spring/summer via ...

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Watch Reunited Classic Lineup Of DOKKEN Perform 'In My Dreams'

In October 2016, the classic lineup of DOKKENDon Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) — reunited to play the Loud Park festival in Japan. Fortunately for fans outside of Japan, cameras were there to capture the performance and now Frontiers Music Srl is set to issue "Return ...

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JOE SATRIANI On 'G3' Tourmates JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We're Definitely Out There Pushing Each Other'

"G3" tourmates Joe Satriani, John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) and Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) were recently interviewed by the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how Collen came to be invited to join the tour: Joe: "Last August, ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: Lyric Video For 'Withdrawal' Song

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The official lyric video ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES: Lyric Video For 'All Lies' Song

The official lyric video for the song "All Lies" from former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL and FRAGILE MORTALS singer Rob Dukes can be seen below. The track is taken from Dukes's first solo EP, which was released in October via all digital music retailers. The effort features Scott Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY) on bass ...

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BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: 'A Complex Of Cages' Album Due In March

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, "A Complex Of Cages", on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The disc's first single, ...

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