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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Bitter' Video

The official video for the song "Bitter" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released on November 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'By The Numbers'

"By The Numbers", the new video from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", which will be released on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast ...

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Listen To New VENOM Song 'Bring Out Your Dead'

"Bring Out Your Dead", a new song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which will be released on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD ...

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CKY Releases Cover of GG ALLIN Classic 'Bite It You Scum'

CKY has released a cover of the GG Allin classic "Bite It You Scum". The song is taken from the band's vinyl-only EP "Too Precious To Kill", which will be released in stores on Black Friday, November 23 (Record Store Day). "Nobody knows fucking GG Allin!" says CKY frontman and guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. "CKY ...

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SOILWORK Explains 'Verkligheten' Album Title In Latest Trailer

The second trailer for SOILWORK's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", can be seen below. The disc is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. In the trailer, Thusgaard and singer Björn "Speed" Strid talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork of "Verkligheten". "Verkligheten" will be released on ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says USA Has 'Never Had Innocence' In Jab At DONALD TRUMP's 'Make America Great Again' Slogan

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he doesn't understand why people get so upset by celebrities using their fame and status to bring attention to contemporary political issues. "Look, everybody has opinions," he told Landry.Audio (hear audio below). "I see it online. I'll see entertainers — whether they're musicians or actors or whoever… painters; it ...

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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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TED NUGENT Says 'Canada Is Absolutely Crazy' For Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Ted Nugent says that "Canada is absolutely crazy" for its decision to legalize marijuana, explaining that he has "never seen one moment of positive outcome from someone getting high." Starting in October, Canada became the highest-profile country to not only decriminalize cannabis possession and use, but to tax, regulate and monitor its growth, distribution and ...

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BLACK SABBATH Could Be Honored With Bridge In Birmingham

Celebrating 50 years of BLACK SABBATH, West Side business development and the city of Birmingham, England have proposed a new landmark immortalizing the founding fathers of heavy metal in the heart of Birmingham's city center most dynamic and entertaining destination, Broad Street. The idea for the stretch of Broad Street over the canal next to ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Drummer CHAD SZELIGA Launches WALKING WITH LIONS

BLACK STAR RIDERS drummer Chad Szeliga has launched a new band called WALKING WITH LIONS. Szeliga, who has previously played with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, met guitarist Kevin Hicklin (ex-3 BY DESIGN) during a recording session for the ATOMFLOWER project produced by Ronnie King (THE OFFSPRING, PEPPER). The pairing of Szeliga and Hicklin ...

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The Sirens - INTO ETERNITY

INTO ETERNITY is known for providing a bridge between prog metal and melodic death metal, but since its inception in 1997, the Canadian band has marched to the beat of its own drum, assembling the pieces in a distinctly unique manner. The Regina, Saskatchewan-based collective has, for the most part, improved with each subsequent release. ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour

COHEED AND CAMBRIA has announced new U.S. headline tour. The winter trek, which kicks off February 5 in Norfolk, Virginia, features support from FOXING and MAPS & ATLASES on select dates. Fan club presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. local time, with general onsale beginning Friday, November 16 at ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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DAWN FADES To Release Debut Album In February

Los Angeles based post-metal group DAWN FADES will release its self-titled debut album on February 8, 2019 via Metal Assault Records. Metal Assault has worked with DAWN FADES for a couple of its events in the L.A. area this year, and the band's live performance was mesmerizing and magnetic every single time, striking an unimaginable ...

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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Hardwired' Performance From Albany

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Hardwired" on October 29 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by the band's friend, comedian Jim Breuer; ...

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VENOM To Release 'Storm The Gates' Album In December

Black metal pioneers VENOM will release their 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and cassette versions to arrive in early 2019. Frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant commented: "Get ready for ...

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Backstage With DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN (Video)

DEF LEPPARD wrapped up an extensive summer and fall tour with JOURNEY and is now finishing up the year with stops in Japan, Australia and the U.K. At one of the band's sold-out stateside stops, the Jackson team caught up with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to get another look at his extensive live guitar ...

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