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Obscura - ERADIKATOR

Slowing down is always a risky business. For the uninitiated, ERADIKATOR are one of the UK's best and most respected contemporary thrash metal bands. With two excellent albums under their collective cummerbund, the Brits have been proudly flying the flag for a beefy and bruising but fervently melodic strain of thrash: a rather thankless task ...

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SILVERTHORNE Feat. Ex-WHITENAKE/FOREIGNER Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'Tear The Sky Wide Open' Video Released

Featuring the soaring powerhouse vocals of Englishman Pete Shoulder and drummer Brian Tichy, who has played with everyone from WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, Slash, Billy Idol, FOREIGNER and many more legendary artists, along with bassist Daniel Spree, SILVERTHORNE has delivered a monstrous debut single in the shape of "Tear The Sky Wide Open". With its ominous ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces Fall 2019 Tour With WE CAME AS ROMANS, AFTER THE BURIAL, TWIZTID

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a major U.S. headline tour. The new dates begin September 29 at Jacksonville, North Carolina's Tarheel and run through late October. Support throughout comes from special guests WE CAME AS ROMANS, AFTER THE BURIAL and TWIZTID. Limited VIP packages for "The Trick 'R Treat Tour" will be available beginning Tuesday, ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist On Group's Forthcoming Album: 'This Is The Most Happy I've Ever Been With Any Record'

Prior to DEVILDRIVER's July 19 performance in Sioux City, Iowa, guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke with Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the group's forthcoming record will be released: Mike: "Don't ask me when that is. I'm not ...

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CLUTCH Vocalist Says Rock Is 'Pretty Piss Poor' In Regard To Keeping Up With Changes In Music Industry

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CACTUS drummer Carmine Appice's praise for CLUTCH's cover of the blues standard "Evil", ...

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ROBERT PLANT Releases Fifth Episode Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Robert Plant has released the latest episode of his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the fifth episode, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses "Nothin'", a track from his 2007 Americana-tinged "Raising Sand" album, a Grammy-winning collaboration with Alison Krauss. ...

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House Of Blues Defends Decision To Book AS I LAY DYING

House Of Blues has defended its decision to allow AS I LAY DYING to perform on its properties — despite the fact that the band's lead singer spent two years behind bars for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife. The nationwide House Of Blues chain, which is owned by Live Nation, ...

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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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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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PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By SATYRICON Frontman For 'I'm Broken' Performance At GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL (Video)

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven joined Philip Anselmo on stage earlier today (Friday, July 19) at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden to perform the PANTERA classic "I'm Broken". Video footage of Satyr's appearance can be seen below. Last year, Satyr said that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Anselmo's severe ...

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EXODUS Performs At San Diego's COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL (Video)

Metal and comics once again came together as one at the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) with a special live performance from Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS. The intimate event, dubbed "Bonded By Con", took place last night (Thursday, July 18) at the House of Blues. Fan-filmed video footage of the ...

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JETHRO TULL: 'Stormwatch' 40th-Anniversary Edition Due In October

JETHRO TULL released "Stormwatch" in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with "Songs From The Wood" in 1977 and continued the following year with "Heavy Horses". Certified gold in the U.S., "Stormwatch" was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s JETHRO TULL lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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