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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announces Fall 2019 European Tour

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will embark on "The Raven Still Flies Over Europe" tour in the fall. Support on the trek, which will kick off on November 11 in Stockholm, will come from EDGE OF PARADISE and TEMPLE BALLS. SONATA ARCTICA will be touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Talviyö" (which ...

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1349 Releases 'Through Eyes Of Stone' Single

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have unleashed a brand new single, "Through Eyes Of Stone". The song is taken from the band's self-titled EP, which will be released on August 16. 1349 has furthermore finished the recordings of its new full-length, to be made available this fall via Season Of Mist. The new single can ...

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Here Are New Photos Of VINNIE PAUL's And DIMEBAG's Gravesite

New photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below. The pictures were taken by Steve Quarrella and tweeted out by Black Sabbath Online's Joe Siegler, who wrote in an accompanying message: "A friend of mine was in Arlington TX today and ...

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SUM 41 Frontman On DONALD TRUMP: 'He's Not My Kind Of Guy'

SUM 41 frontman Deryck Whibley spoke to Rock Sound about the lyrical inspiration for the band's new single, "45 (A Matter of Time)", which is his commentary on the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Asked about the very political nature of the song's lyrics, Deryck said: "See, I don't look at it ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On His Continued Estrangement From SKID ROW: 'It Hurts That We're Not Together'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Rhino's recent 30th anniversary "deluxe" digital reissue of "Skid Row": Sebastian: "At one time, the ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH On VAN HALEN: 'We Never Got Along'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, David Lee Roth spoke about his decision to leave VAN HALEN in 1985 to pursue a solo career. "Why did it fracture? 'Cause all rock bands fracture," he explained. "It turns into diverse interests. People have the friction of time. And ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says DONALD TRUMP Has 'Forever Changed' Politics, Claims 'Earth Has Never Been In Better Shape'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons — who is a former contestant on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — says that he wasn't entirely surprised to see the billionaire real estate mogul become the 45th president of the United States. "Quite honestly, I didn't think of the presidency, but it takes a certain personality, certain DNA ...

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PALAYE ROYALE Releases New Song 'Nervous Breakdown'

Continuing the fan frenzy they created last week when they released their mysterious video for brand new track "F***ing With My Head", Canadian rockers PALAYE ROYALE have released the clip for another brand new track, "Nervous Breakdown". Watch the video below. The release of these two new tracks and their accompanying visuals heralds the transition ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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DRAGONFORCE Announces North American And European Tour Dates

International extreme power metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have announced new live dates in the United States, Canada and Europe, starting in the fall of 2019 and continuing through early 2020. After a festival run this summer, DRAGONFORCE will kick off its tour on October 1 in support of its biggest release yet. Expect big announcements and ...

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COREY TAYLOR Blasts Holocaust Deniers

Corey Taylor has blasted so-called Holocaust deniers for spreading false conspiracy theories, saying that their actions are "a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them." Most Holocaust deniers claim, either explicitly or implicitly, that the Holocaust is a hoax — or at best an exaggeration — ...

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