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PEPPER KEENAN On Songwriting For Next CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Album: 'It'll Be Very Focused'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan was interviewed on the December 4-6 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: You're back with C.O.C. Woody [Weatherman, guitar], Mike [Dean, bass] and Reed [Mullin, drums] were ...

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Tales From Adrenechrome - ADRENECHROME

Ontario's ADRENECHROME derive their name from the drug referenced in the dark comedy film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", as well as the book and other places. By association, any word containing a variation of "adrenaline" within implies something fast and crazed. Such is the way of this spastic quartet, well bent from the ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD, DEATH ANGEL Members: West Coast Dates Announced

METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, has announced four intimate West Coast shows to start off 2016. With the recent release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album, the musicians of METAL ALLEGIANCE are bringing their legendary live experience back to where it began! ...

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CILVER To Release 'Not The End Of The World' Album In March

CILVER will release "Not The End Of The World" on March 18, 2016 via Entertainment One Music. The band's own Leon Lyazidi produced the album with help from well-known producer Johnny K at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago. "This is the perfect time to release this record," says CILVER vocalist Uliana Preotu. "A time where America ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: 'Soldierstown' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Soldierstown" from BLACK STAR RIDERS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's second album, "The Killer Instinct", which was released on February 24 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2013's "All Hell Breaks Loose" was recorded in October 2014 at a studio in Nashville, ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Featured In Guitar Instructional Documentary Series 'The Sound And The Story'

Fret12 has released the latest in its guitar instructional documentary series "The Sound And The Story", featuring MASTODON guitarist Brent Hinds. Today he's famous as the creator of some of MASTODON's most finger curling riffs, with a legendary mind and personality that leaves heads spinning. His untamed creative energy has led him to be a ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Teams Up With ORANGE For Comedy Short

Orange Amplification has teamed up with Brent Hinds from MASTODON and KILLER BE KILLED's Juan Montoya in their latest video. When Bobby's dad decides to spoil his son with a surprise gift under the Christmas tree, he cannot begin to guess where Bobby's dreams will take him! When Bobby unwraps his Orange Micro Dark guitar ...

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APOCALYPTICA's Connection With METALLICA Is 'Super Great'

Austria's Mulatschag recently conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen and Perttu Kivilaakso of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about joining METALLICA on stage at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of the band's 30th anniversary in December 2011, Perttu said: "Of course we ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Official Lyric Video For 'House Of Chains' Song

The official lyric video for the song "House Of Chains" from APOCALYPTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Shadowmaker", which was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Covers DIO's 'We Rock' Feat. ARCH ENEMY, DEATH ANGEL, FOZZY, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singers (Video)

"We Rock", the new video from METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — can be seen below. The cover of the DIO classic, which features guest appearances by Mark Osegueda, Chris Jericho, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy and Steve "Zetro" ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: Eighth Studio Webisode

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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V - SCALE THE SUMMIT

On a personal note, I'm happy to see how far SCALE THE SUMMIT has come over the years. They're proof positive of how far one can go from DIY to international acclamation. I received the band's self-released "Monuments" album back in 2007 as part of a grass-roots Internet campaign by Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier ...

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HATEBREED, KING'S X Members Featured In Latest METAL ALLEGIANCE Studio Webisode

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Featured In Guitar Instructional Documentary Series 'The Sound And The Story'

Fret12 has released the latest in its guitar instructional documentary series "The Sound And The Story", featuring MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher. In this honest and unflinching feature-length documentary, Bill reveals all that he has sacrificed to achieve his dreams — and what he learned from fifteen years on the road. From the lowest of lows, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON, MIKE PORTNOY, ALEX SKOLNICK To Discuss METAL ALLEGIANCE At 'BackStory' Event In NYC

"BackStory", a series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces metal heavyweights David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Mark Menghi of METAL ALLEGIANCE as upcoming guests for an exclusive live interview focusing on the band's self-titled debut album, and much more. The interview ...

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SLIPKNOT Performs In Mansfield Without Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA (Video)

SLIPKNOT performed Tuesday night (August 4) in Mansfield, Massachusetts without the band's bass player, Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, who was rushed to a hospital two days earlier just six songs into the group's concert in Hartford. Fan-filmed video footage of last night's concert can be seen below. Speaking to Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Rushed To Hospital During Hartford Concert; Band Completes Set As Eight-Piece

SLIPKNOT was forced to walk off stage several songs into its performance earlier tonight (Sunday, August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut after their bassist, Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, had an unknown medical emergency and was rushed to the hospital. Concert attendee Nick Mucha tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET that band returned to the stage without Venturella after about a twenty-minute ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE: Fourth Studio Webisode Feat. TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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