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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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TONY IOMMI And GEEZER BUTLER Attend Official Naming Of 'BLACK SABBATH Bridge' In Birmingham (Video)

The official naming of the "Black Sabbath Bridge" in honor of Birmingham's legendary heavy metal rockers took place earlier today (Wednesday, June 26) in the heart of the city's entertainment district. Two BLACK SABBATH founding members attended the extraordinary event at the road bridge, which crosses the canal on Broad Street. Tony Iommi and Geezer ...

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BLACK SABBATH Exhibition Opens In Birmingham (Video)

A major exhibition dedicated to BLACK SABBATH and the band's legacy has just opened at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. The "Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50" exhibition, which will run to September 29, celebrates BLACK SABBATH from the perspective of the group's fans and includes key costumes loaned by ...

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Video: Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Covers BLACK SABBATH Classic With VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), played a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Black Sabbath" during its June 21 concert at the Underworld in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. VLTIMAS's debut album, ...

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HATRIOT: 'Organic Remains' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Organic Remains" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'We're Still On The Path Upward'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the band's forthcoming "Dominion" studio album sound "vital": Oscar: "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's June 21 performance at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is 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). DEADLAND RITUAL's ...

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ALICE COOPER On Touring With HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: 'I Want That Audience'

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming tour with HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: Alice: "We realized one thing, even when we went out ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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Concept Unification - PINKISH BLACK

There was a time when two-piece bands were a novelty. At this point, you can barely sneeze without hitting at least one act that has ditched guitars or bass in favor of an arsenal of FX pedals and analogue synths. And yet, even in an increasingly crowded marketplace, PINKISH BLACK continue to make music that ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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GENERATION AXE Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Live In China' Album

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 13 concert in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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