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Watch RATT Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer And Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist Release 'A Monster Within' Song

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. DEEN CASTRONOVO, DOUG ALDRICH, JACK BLADES: Release Date For Second Album

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), will release its second album on Friday, October 13. The disc was recorded in Italy with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio, who also helmed the band's debut album. Castronovo, Aldrich and Blades ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens is collaborating with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery on a new project. The duo is currently writing material with producer Roy "Z" Ramirez (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) for an album that will be released through Frontiers Music Srl. Regarding how his collaboration with Caffery came about, Owens ...

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GWAR To Release 'The Blood Of Gods' Album In The Fall

Antarctic alien overlords GWAR will release their new album, "The Blood Of Gods", in the fall via Metal Blade Records. The album is a hard rock masterpiece, a new milestone for GWAR's music that will be totally unexpected, and is going to blow people away. Speaking of blowing people, this is the first album to ...

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AKERCOCKE To Release 'Renaissance In Extremis' Album In August

London's AKERCOCKE has reunited with Peaceville Records to unleash the band's sixth full-length album, "Renaissance In Extremis", on August 25. Mixed by legendary studio guru Neil Kernon (NILE, DEICIDE) and mastered by Alan Douches (DEATH, MISFITS, CRO-MAGS) at West West Side Music, the disc is nothing short of a new dawn for these most eccentric ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 'Wall Of Sound' U.S. Tour With SCALE THE SUMMIT And THE FINE CONSTANT

Following last week's album announcement, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has now unveiled his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, "Wall Of Sound". The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit SCALE THE SUMMIT along with Madison, Wisconsin-based technical progressive three-piece THE FINE CONSTANT. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Parts Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT, Recruits Ex-QUIET RIOT Frontman SEANN NICOLS

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has parted ways with singer Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT) and has replaced him with Seann Nicols (pictured; a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; Bobby Blotzer's RATT, formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT). The new lineup of WESTFIELD MASSACRE will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, the "North American Meltdown", in early July. WESTFIELD MASSACRE ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On Working With MIKE PATTON Again In DEAD CROSS: 'I Love The Guy's Drive And His Artistry'

Metal Wani's Laura Vezer recently conducted an interview with drummer Dave Lombardo (DEAD CROSS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SLAYER). You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEAD CROSS's split with singer Gabe Serbian and addition of Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE): Dave: "When everything went down with ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Release 'Hysteria' 30th-Anniversary Box Set

DEF LEPPARD will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its seminal album "Hysteria", one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of "Hysteria (Remastered 2017)". Set to debut on August 4, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Ume — Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, ...

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JORN: Video For New Song 'Fire To The Sun'

The official video for the song "Fire To The Sun" from JORN can be seen below. The track is taken from the vocalist's brand new studio album, titled "Life On Death Road", which was released on June 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. Easily one of the greatest rock singers of the 21st century, Norway's very ...

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Forces of the Northern Night - DIMMU BORGIR

One can only imagine what EMPEROR, accompanied by a full orchestra, might have sounded like, if the final album, "Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise", had been given over to such a prospect. Of course, metal and orchestral stage presentations have become passé, with black metal, as of 2011, representing the final. When mastered ...

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Reunited RATT 'Would Love To' Release New Studio Album In 2018

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — "would love" to complete the follow-up to the group's latest studio album, 2010's "Infestation". Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini have played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the ...

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Video: RATT Performs At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of the reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performing on May 28 at the Rocklahoma festival, which took place at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Check ...

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VENOM INC. Announces North American Tour With GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST

VENOM INC., the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has announced the "Blood Stained Earth Tour", featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE. The trek will kick off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 1 and visit several ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins Forces With Ex-PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist

Former SUPERJOINT RITUAL and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Marzi Montazeri has joined forces with ex-JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record a six-song EP, "The Uprising". Due on June 23 via Montazeri's recently launched Crunchy Western Records, the effort was recorded at Matherne Studios by Kevin Matherne in ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's Live Performance Of WHITE ZOMBIE's 'Astro-Creep: 2000' Being Mixed For Release

Rob Zombie performed WHITE ZOMBIE's 1995 album "Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head" live in its entirety at Chicago's Riot Fest last September. The set was professionally recorded and is currently being mixed by Rob's longtime collaborator Chris "Zeuss" Harris for a late 2017 release. Rob ...

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