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THE 69 EYES Begin Recording Twelfth Album

Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES have entered the studio to begin recording their twelfth album. The follow-up to 2016's "Universal Monsters" is expected to arrive in early 2019. THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69 confirmed in a tweet that the band is once again working with longtime producer Johnny Lee Michaels, adding: "Last week @jussi69official ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Completes Recording 'The 13th Beast' Album

Veteran U.S. death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed recording their 13th album, "The 13th Beast". The effort is tentatively due in early 2019 via Century Media Records. MALEVOLENT CREATION's founding guitarist Philip Fasciana said: "Get ready!!! New MALEVOLENT CREATION album 'The 13th Beast' is ready to be mixed and mastered and ready for all to ...

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THE 69 EYES Preparing To Record New Album

Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "Universal Monsters" is expected to arrive in early 2019. Speaking to TotalRock Radio at last month's Sweden Rock Festival, THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69 stated about the band's plans for the coming months ...

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POISON Dedicates Holmdel Concert To VINNIE PAUL (Video)

POISON frontman Bret Michaels dedicated the band's concert Saturday night (June 23) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away one day earlier. Michaels made the dedication prior to launching into the song "Ride The Wind", calling the former PANTERA drummer "a great man and a ...

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FIRE FOR EFFECT Feat. Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Members: Deal With AGONIA RECORDS Announced

FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new death metal band featuring guitarist Gio Geraca (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), vocalist Bret Hoffmann (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) and drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE), has signed a deal with Agonia Records. Despite being formed merely two years ago, FIRE FOR EFFECT is not short on experience or talent. With its members drawing from ...

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ROXY PETRUCCI Says A 'Classic VIXEN Record' Will Surface In 2019

VIXEN and MADAM X drummer Roxy Petrucci was recently interviewed by Bay Ragni of Totally Driven Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing with both VIXEN and MADAM X at this year's Sweden Rock Festival: Roxy: "We play Friday, and I'm playing [at] noon ...

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RIKKI ROCKETT Believes There Will Be New Music From POISON

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett believes that the band will eventually get back to releasing new music. The veteran glam rockers' last album of new material was 2002's "Hollyweird", with many fans speculating that singer Bret Michaels's solo career has been largely to blame for POISON's lack of fresh musical output. During a brand new interview ...

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BRET MICHAELS Is 'Really Excited' About POISON's Upcoming Tour

Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will embark on the "Poison…Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour later this month. The trek, which is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre, will also feature CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL. POISON singer Bret Michaels told SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk: "I'm ...

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Former NEVERMORE And FORBIDDEN Guitarist TIM CALVERT Dies At 52

Former FORBIDDEN and NEVERMORE guitarist Tim Calvert died this morning after battling an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He was only 52 years old. Tim's passing was announced by his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, who wrote in a Facebook post: "Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers) ...

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POISON: 30th-Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!'

Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of POISON's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum "Open Up And Say… Ahh!", with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available exclusively at The Sound Of ...

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POMPEII, The Supergroup That Never Was, To Release Long-Lost Album, 'The Secret Sessions', On Record Store Day

Known as "the supergroup that never was," Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded "The Secret Sessions" between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing recalls: "The late '70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface ...

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