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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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Above The Sky - MAJESTICA

As much as we should avoid judging books by their covers, it seems reasonable to note that "Above The Sky" gives every indication that it will be a preposterous and overblown power metal record, quite possibly with a few progressive touches thrown in. The artwork, the band name, a lingering sense that someone involved has ...

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ENTOMBED A.D.: 'Torment Remains' Music Video

The official music video for "Torment Remains", a brand new song from Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D., can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Bowels Of Earth", which will be released on August 30 via Century Media. Comments guitarist Nico Elgstrand: "For you here to enjoy, this new track of ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'House Of Gold'

ATREYU's music video for the song "House Of Gold" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released last October via Spinefarm. Says ATREYU: "'House Of Gold' is a really important song on the album. This song is about finding pure love. For us, that ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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FAITHSEDGE Feat. MR. BIG, Ex-STRYPER, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Bleed For Passion' Album Due In July

The new lineup of the melodic hard rock group FAITHSEDGE, which features singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, MR. BIG/ACE FREHLEY drummer Matt Starr, ex-STRYPER bassist Timothy Gaines and former DOKKEN guitarist Alex De Rosso, will release its new album, "Bleed For Passion", on July 26 via Scarlet Records (Spiritual Beast in Japan). I Produced, mixed and mastered ...

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GEDDY LEE Explains RUSH's Longevity

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, June 11) edition of "Need To Know Bassist" on BBC Radio 6, Geddy Lee was asked how RUSH managed to stay together so long when a band like CREAM imploded after only a couple of years. "You look at CREAM and you look at Ginger Baker's temperament and the ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Says KEVIN DUBROW Is 'Irreplaceable'

Michele from Long Branch, New Jersey radio station 107.1 The Boss recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On surpassing both Michael Jackson and THE POLICE on the charts with 1983's "Metal Health": Frankie: "It was interesting ...

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ATREYU To Begin Work On New Music In 2020

ATREYU guitarist Travis Miguel spoke to the "Mike James Rock Show" at last month's Slam Dunk festival about the band's plans to begin work on the follow-up to 2018's "In Our Wake" album. "As of right now, we're concentrating mostly on touring as much as we can," he said (see video below). "We have this ...

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IMMOLATION Releases Music Video For 'The Distorting Light'

New York death metal giants IMMOLATION have released the music video for the song "The Distorting Light" off their latest album, "Atonement". The clip was created and directed by Robert Vigna while Angelo Damanti handled the camera work and served as the technical advisor and equipment specialist. The band performance was filmed at Dark City ...

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FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: 'The Gallows End' Video

FIRESPAWN — the Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — will release its third album, "Abominate", on June 7 via Century Media Records. The official music video for the latest ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of First Concert

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), played its first concert last night (Tuesday, May 28) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be ...

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PAPA ROACH Guitarist: 'We Have Musical ADD'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton at this year's Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether their latest studio album, "Who Do You Trust?" is meant to stand out ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveils Brutal New 'Red Before Black' Video

"Red Before Black", the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. To Release 'Bowels Of Earth' Album In August

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will release their new album, "Bowels Of Earth", on August 30 via Century Media. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2016's "Dead Dawn" "represents a huge leap forward for these gnarly veterans. Faster, tighter and more viscerally crushing than anything they have produced before." Comments singer Lars-Göran Petrov: "We ...

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