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BLACK EARTH Feat. Former And Current Members Of ARCH ENEMY: 'Burning Bridges' 20th-Anniversary Tour Of Japan Announced

BLACK EARTH — the project featuring former and current members of ARCH ENEMY performing material from ARCH ENEMY's first three albums live on stage — will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Burning Bridges" LP with a Japanese tour in May 2019. BLACK EARTH is: Michael Amott - guitar Christopher Amott - guitar Johan Liiva ...

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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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RUDY SARZO Recalls MOTÖRHEAD Opening For OZZY OSBOURNE: 'It Was Like Touring With Pirates'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) discussed how he ended up joining Canadian classic rockers THE GUESS WHO ("American Woman"). Said Sarzo: "It's really a roundabout way. The path towards me joining started maybe four years ago. I ...

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STEVE HARRIS On BLAZE BAYLEY's 'Bloody Good' Albums With IRON MAIDEN: 'It Was An Important Part Of Our Career'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris praised the era during which the group was fronted by former WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley. After Jericho said that 1995's "The X Factor" was one of his two favorite MAIDEN albums, Harris responded (audio below), "I really ...

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Book On CHRIS CORNELL Coming In 2020

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a new book on late SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell, titled "Total [email protected]&king Godhead: The Biography Of Chris Cornell", will arrive in 2020. The author, Rolling Stone and Billboard writer Corbin Reiff, announced the news in a series of tweets, saying: "I've spent the last year conducting interviews ...

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CHRIS VON ROHR On KROKUS's 'Farewell' Tour: 'We Want To Stop On Top, Make It A Great Goodbye, Still In Full Steam, Full Power'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with drummer Chris Von Rohr of Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early days of KROKUS: Chris: "In the beginning, it's a dream, but then when you ...

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METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS And GRETA VAN FLEET Among POLLSTAR AWARDS Nominees

METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS and GRETA VAN FLEET are among the nominees at the 30th annual Pollstar Awards honoring the top achievers in the live entertainment industry. The ceremony will conclude the 30th annual Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs February 11-13, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, presented by ...

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DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Will Record 'Straight-Up, Straight-Ahead' And 'Classic-Sounding' New Album in February

During a recent appearance on "The Classic Metal Show" podcast, DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken said that the band plans to finish recording their new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones" — in February, and that it won't be released through recent label partner Frontiers Music Srl. "The whole month of February, I ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'The Wings Of War' Album In February

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will release their 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by bassist D.D. Verni and guitarist Dave Linsk. The album was ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Mechanix' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Mechanix", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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JUNGLE ROT Releases 'A Burning Cinder' Video

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the official music video for the song "A Burning Cinder". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, which was released in July via Victory Records. JUNGLE ROT vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise states: "I call this a 'Frankenstein' creation; it has all the elements needed for a ...

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