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BURTON C. BELL Reveals New FEAR FACTORY Album Title, Cover Art

FEAR FACTORY has set "Monolith" as the title of its long-awaited new album, tentatively due later this year. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of the new FEAR FACTORY's new album title was ...

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NIGHT RANGER Mourns Death Of Longtime Tour Manager

NIGHT RANGER's longtime tour manager Todd Confessore passed away on February 5. The following statement was issued today by NIGHT RANGER members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and longtime tour manager, Todd Louis ...

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Video Premiere: ELUVEITIE's 'Ategnatos'

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Ategnatos", on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the title track can be seen below. The clip was produced in January by the Polish company Grupa13. The cover artwork for the disc was created by Travis Smith. The band states: "'Ategnatos' probably ...

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LOU GRAMM Performs FOREIGNER Classics With ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE In Collingswood, New Jersey (Video)

Original FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm performed some of the band's classic songs with ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE on January 26 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, New Jersey. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. Last month, Gramm announced his retirement from performing as a solo artist. The vocalist broke the news of his decision ...

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BIOHAZARD Is 'Not Over,' Says BILLY GRAZIADEI

Billy Graziadei says that BIOHAZARD is "not over," despite the fact that the band hasn't played any shows since 2015. The group, which is acknowledged as one of the earliest outfits to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip-hop, has been out of the public eye since Scott Roberts left the band ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says New ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Album Came Together 'Seamlessly And Pretty Effortlessly'

Bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with PureGrainAudio about "Get It Out", the debut album by ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, his side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "rock" direction of the music of ALTITUDES ...

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QUEEN Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Nominated For Five Oscars, Including 'Best Actor' For RAMI MALEK

20th Century Fox's QUEEN biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" received five Academy Award nominations this morning (January 22): "Best Picture," "Sound Editing," "Sound Mixing," "Film Editing," and "Best Actor," for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury. The smash biopic will compete for the "Best Picture" prize alongside "Black Panther", "BlacKkKlansman", "The Favourite", "Green Book", "Roma", "A Star ...

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ELUVEITIE To Release 'Ategnatos' Album In April

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will release their new album, "Ategnatos", on April 5 via Nuclear Blast. On an LP both mystical and philosophical, ELUVEITIE propels mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world. "This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work," says leader Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann, "some kind of a revelation, a ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Listen To 'Part Of Me' Song

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the collaboration between ANTHRAX's Frank Bello and MEGADETH's David Ellefson — two virtuosic bass players who've anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time — has released another new song "Part Of Me". The track, which features a guest appearance by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss, is taken from ALTITUDES ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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Why STRYPER Hasn't Opened For Any Bigger Rock Bands On Tour

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER hasn't toured with many bigger bands because the openly Christian group hasn't been able to secure support slots with any musically compatible artists. "We're asked all the time, 'Why don't you open for other bands?'" the STRYPER frontman wrote on his Facebook page earlier today. "Well, we've submitted our name ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'The Indwelling Christ Came And Changed Everything For Me'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to "Fox News @ Night With Shannon Bream" about "Loud Krazy Love", the recently released Showtime documentary which documents the musician's struggles with addiction and his turbulent relationship with daughter Jennea. Asked how how the band's excessive lifestyle, fueled by drugs and alcohol, drove him to addiction and pushed ...

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Legendary IRON MAIDEN Illustrator DEREK RIGGS To Appear At Next Year's MONSTERPALOOZA In Pasadena

Legendary IRON MAIDEN illustrator Derek Riggs will make an appearance at next year's Monsterpalooza, set to take place April 12-14, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Monsterpalooza features over 450 exhibitors, monster museum, makeup demos by the best in the business, celebrity guests, presentations and much more all weekend. Tickets are available ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer RICK ALLEN To Embark On Northeast Art Tour

Wentworth Gallery will present, in its northeast U.S. premiere, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen's works from his latest collection titled "Rick Allen: Legends & Dreams". Rick's art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the United States. Friday, January 18 - Hard Rock Atlantic City (5-8 p.m.) Saturday, January 19 - The ...

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