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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's SYNYSTER GATES Launches Guitar School

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates has launched The Synyster Gates School. A completely free online school that offers guitar tutorials, contests, schwag, concert tix and unreleased behind-the-scenes footage from Synyster Gates and his father, acclaimed session guitarist Brian Haner Sr. You will get behind-the-scenes on how Syn and Papa Gates practice, write, record and perform, ...

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The End - BLACK SABBATH

The end of an era, perhaps. Or perhaps not. What we know as we close 2017 is that BLACK SABBATH completed a presumably final stretch of tour dates that culminated where it all began nearly half a century ago: Birmingham, England. Tony Iommi, who announced around the release of the album "13" that he has ...

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TONY IOMMI's Cancer Is Still In Remission

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi says that his cancer is still in remission six years after he was diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. Iommi revealed his cancer diagnosis in early 2012, shortly after SABBATH announced a reunion tour and album. He underwent treatment throughout the recording of the disc, titled "13", and the ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Video Recap Of North American Tour

A 23-minute video recap of Blaze Bayley's North American tour can be seen below. The footage was filmed and edited by Nicolas Houbre. The British heavy metal vocalist, who was previously the frontman of both IRON MAIDEN and WOLFSBANE, will release the third album in his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy on March 2, 2018. The new ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Listen To Audio Sample Of 'Firepower' Title Track

An audio sample of "Firepower", the title track of the upcoming album from JUDAS PRIEST, can be streamed below. The disc will be released in March 2018. The British heavy metal legends spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, ...

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Former TRIVIUM Members Launch BLACKNOVA

Former TRIVIUM members Travis Smith and Brent Young have rejoined forces in a new Florida-based hard rock band called BLACKNOVA. The new group is writing and recording its debut EP for a tentative spring 2018 release. The debut single, "Eclipse From Within", will be accompanied with a music video. The formation of BLACKNOVA began in ...

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The Obsessed reissue - THE OBSESSED

If you have THE OBSESSED's self-titled album from 1990 in any format prior to this year, you have a treasure. It, like its successor, "Lunar Womb", was damned hard to snag until YouTube came along. Those releases, together—along with the band's one-and-only major label release, "The Church Within"—represent a bold parcel of metal history, which ...

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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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POWERWOLF To Enter Studio In January

German metallers POWERWOLF will enter Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in January to begin recording their seventh studio album. Due in 2018 on Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" will be produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. "It feels exciting ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Tilburg

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s November 12 performance at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in a ...

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WITCHERY Guitarist PATRIK JENSEN Says Newer Album Production Jobs Give Him 'Metal Fatigue'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with guitarist Patrik Jensen of Swedish thrashers WITCHERY. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why WITCHERY established the goal of releasing their new "I Am Legion" studio album a year after their previous "In His Infernal Majesty's ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Releases 'Sway' Studio Video

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's studio video for "Sway" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "BCCIV", which was released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, ...

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Watch FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's November 9 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. As previously reported, lyrics from the FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH song "Wash It All Away" were used to criticize the United States in an op-ed essay written by a top aide to Russian president ...

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Video Premiere: BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's 'Over My Head'

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's official music video for "Over My Head" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "BCCIV", which was released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY Announces 'The Redemption Of William Black' Album, World Tour

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) will release the third album in his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy on March 2, 2018 and has announced pre-order packages, plus an exciting world tour schedule for Europe, USA, Canada and Latin America. There are three pre-order packages — "Regular," "Membership" and "Ultimate Membership." The latter sold ...

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