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APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Second Trailer For 'Resurrection' Album

The second trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Was 'Surprised' By SLAYER's 'Farewell Tour' Announcement: They Are 'Young To Be Retiring'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he was "surprised" to hear about SLAYER's "farewell" tour, explaining that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is "young to be retiring." Last week, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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DISTURBED Appears To Be Back In The Studio

DISTURBED appears to be back in the studio recording its first new music since 2015's "Immortalized" album. On Tuesday, DISTURBED posted a photo of a recording console along with the caption: "Getting started… #disturbedones" Prior to the arrival of "Immortalized", DISTURBED had been on hiatus since the fall of 2011, after completing the touring cycle ...

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METALLICA Manager Explains How Band Tripled Ticket Prices

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA co-manager Peter Mensch has explained in a new BBC documentary series how the band was able to triple ticket prices over the last few years without upsetting fans. Speaking on the second episode of the show, titled "Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business", ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Win 'Best Rock Song' GRAMMY Award For 'Run'

FOO FIGHTERS were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. FOO FIGHTERS were nominated for the song "Run" from the band's 2017 album "Concrete And Gold". ...

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Video: ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings DIO's 'Holy Diver' With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In Stroudsburg

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna performing the DIO classic "Holy Diver" with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on January 27 at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played in Stroudsburg as part of "KillThrax II", a co-headlining bill with ANTHRAX that also features HAVOK as support. As with the inaugural ...

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DON AIREY On Possibility Of RITCHIE BLACKMORE Playing With DEEP PURPLE Again: 'I Wouldn't Count On That Happening'

Don Airey says that fans shouldn't count on seeing a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group since his 1993 departure. Steve Morse effectively took over Blackmore's slot ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Calls METALLICA's 'St. Anger' Album 'Dreadful', Says MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN 'Wanted To Be FRED DURST'

On January 5, "Met Al Metal" — Israel's metal radio show hosted by brothers Lior and Niv Peleg — conducted an interview with vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. Asked which band he prefers, MEGADETH or METALLICA, Dani ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'We Pride Ourselves In Being A Little Different From All The Other Thrash Bands'

Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along ...

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