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VERMITHRAX To Release 'Imperium Draconus' Album In October

Pittsburgh power thrashers VERMITHRAX have inked a deal with Divebomb Records for the release of their sophomore album, "Imperium Draconus", which is due October 12. Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving metal of the mid-'80s thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 2012 by vocalist Chris "Croy" Roy (READING ZERO, EMANCIPATION SYNDICATE) and drummer J.R. Jameson ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says That He 'Will Be Involved' When Band Eventually Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says that he "will be involved" when the band eventually gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The German hard rockers, who been eligible for the honor since 1997, had been the decade-long international long shot when their 1982 album, "Blackout", blew up Top 10 in the ...

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K.K. DOWNING On IAN HILL's Explanation For Why Guitarist Wasn't Invited To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST: 'Complete Load Of Bollocks'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has dismissed as a "load of bollocks" bassist Ian Hill's explanation for why he wasn't invited to rejoin the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, Hill said that the ...

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'AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years' Book Due In November

"AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years", a richly illustrated guide to the glory years of Australia's finest musical export, will be published on November 14 by Jawbone Press. To fans and critics alike, the years 1973 to 1980 — the Bon Scott era — are the most significant of AC/DC's five-decade career. In a prolific ...

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Drummer ANDY WHALE Exits MEMORIAM

Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band MEMORIAM has announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. The group said in a statement: "Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. "He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and ...

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Video Premiere: URIAH HEEP's 'Take Away My Soul'

The official music video for the song "Take Away My Soul" from British classic rock icons URIAH HEEP can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", which will be released on September 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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Listen To New TERROR Song 'Spirit Of Sacrifice'

Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The disc's second single, "Spirit Of Sacrifice", can be streamed below. Stated vocalist Scott Vogel: "This is TERROR 2018. This is who we are and how we live. This is our definition of hardcore and the ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'No More Cryin''

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "No More Cryin'". The song is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, which will be released on October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG). Co-written by Perry and Dan Wilson ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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ANTHRAX: 'State Of Euphoria' 30th-Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Details Revealed

On October 5, Island Records/Ume/Universal Music will release the 30th-anniversary, 2CD deluxe edition of ANTHRAX's fourth studio album, "State Of Euphoria". The package will consist of two discs: Disc One is the fully remastered album, all of the B-sides originally released in conjunction with the album, and "Antisocial" recorded live in London at the Hammersmith ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Performing 'Suite Sister Mary' With His Daughter EMILY For First Time Was 'Very Special'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Northwest Music Scene about the first time he was joined by his now-21-year-old daughter Emily to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Tate, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on his current tour, said: "Oh, wow. It was ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS To Release 'The Ghost Ward Diaries' Album In November

Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS have signed with Mighty Music. The band's new album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", will be released on November 23. Commented ELECTRIC BOYS frontman Conny Bloom: "We like guitar riffs, strong hooks and heavy grooves, performed on analog instruments. I guess you'd call it classic rock. "Lyric-wise, it's a bit darker than ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On Being Part Of Original Thrash Wave: 'We Were Really In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his upcoming "One Man Riot" spoken-word tour of Australia. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if there was one specific moment in his life that was especially influential and important for him, the 54-year-old ...

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ALDO NOVA Returns With First Album In More Than 30 Years

On October 19, Canadian guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Aldo Nova will release his first new album release in over three decades. Titled "2.0" (Megaforce), it's a collection of supercharged reinventions of six classic songs off his self-titled smash debut, plus one new original, "I'm A Survivor", initially written for FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm. ...

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