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Render - VALIS ABLAZE

At this stage in the progressive metal game, virtually no one would willingly saddle themselves with the "djent" tag. This is the way of subgenres, and particularly those that dare to forge a genuinely new path. Arguably the last truly unprecedented development in mainstream metal (and no, none of it would exist without MESHUGGAH), the ...

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Video Premiere: DEMON HUNTER's 'The Negative'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "The Negative". The track is taken from the band's new album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", on March 1. "The video for 'The Negative' was directed and edited by Oleg Masnyy," explains singer Ryan Clark. "Oleg and I shot ...

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Listen To Snippet Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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STATIC-X And DEVILDRIVER Announce Fall 2019 Leg Of Co-Headline North American 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' Tour

STATIC-X and DEVILDRIVER are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. With several sold-out shows from the first ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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SULLY ERNA Says GODSMACK Has 'Definitely' Seen A Change In Its Audience After Release Of 'When Legends Rise' Album

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's career-first achievement of landing three No. 1 singles from the same album, "When Legends Rise". The group's latest track, "Under Your Scars", topped the rock radio chart this past week, joining previous chart-toppers "Bulletproof" and the title cut. "Bulletproof" was also the most-played ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI To Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup will also include Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET ...

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IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS On Possible Retirement: 'If We Feel We're Not Cutting It Anymore, Then We'll Discuss It'

During an appearance on today's (Tuesday, July 23) edition of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris reflected on the fact that it's been 19 years since the band released "Brave New World". MAIDEN's first studio LP since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith was also the band's ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release New Song 'I'll Be There' On Friday

BAD WOLVES will release their sophomore album in the fall. Fans will get a first taste of the disc when the band drops a new track, "I'll Be There", this Friday, July 26. The song will be available for streaming and download on all digital platforms. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa has announced U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with ...

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Watch GHOST Open For METALLICA In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's July 21 performance at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia as the support act for METALLICA can be seen below. In a recent interview with Impericon, GHOST leader Tobias Forge said that METALLICA is "one of the most important bands for me — has been for a long time. Definitely a ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN's Acoustic Album To Feature Guest Appearances By RED, UNDEROATH, Ex-FLYLEAF, THREE DAYS GRACE Members

BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley spoke to HardDrive Radio about the band's upcoming acoustic album. The effort, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will feature mostly reworked versions of the band's notable hits, including a couple from last year's "Ember" LP, plus one new song. "They all have orchestration on 'em ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

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Watch FOREIGNER Perform At U.K.'s RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of FOREIGNER's July 21 performance at the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom can be seen below. This past April, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson confirmed that there are no plans for the band to make a new studio album anytime soon. "We have had new songs ...

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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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