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ORPHANED LAND Singer Slams Boycott On Israel: 'I'm Very Disappointed With Artists Who Walk That Road Of Exclusion'

Kobi Farhi, the vocalist of the Israeli metal band ORPHANED LAND, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets his home country. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS To Release 'Another State Of Grace' Album In September; Title Track Now Available

BLACK STAR RIDERS will release their fourth studio album, "Another State Of Grace", on September 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Heavy Fire" was recorded in February 2019 at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California with producer Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, URIAH HEEP). Longtime supporter Joe Elliott, vocalist of DEF LEPPARD, says: "I've ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Columbia, Maryland

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 14 concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Repentless 02. Evil Has No Boundaries 03. World Painted Blood 04. Postmortem 05. Hate Worldwide 06. War Ensemble 07. Gemini 08. Disciple 09. Mandatory Suicide 10. Chemical Warfare 11. ...

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MERGING FLARE Feat. BEAST IN BLACK Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN: 'Revolt Regime' Album Due In June

Finnish metallers MERGING FLARE, who are led by former U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER and current BEAST IN BLACK guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, will release their second album, "Revolt Regime", on June 14 via Ram It Down Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Reverence" was recorded by Eero Kaukomies and mixed by Mattes Pfeiffer, whom Heikkinen got to know during ...

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BLACK SABBATH Reunites With BILL WARD At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward at last night's (Saturday, May 11) "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. RIVAL SONS performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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Listen To New VOLBEAT Song 'Parasite'

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have released the official lyric video for a new song called "Parasite". The 37-second track, which can also be heard in full on Spotify, is taken from the band's upcoming album, which will be released later in the year. VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano spoke to Consequence Of Sound about the ...

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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Play Intimate Show At The Troubadour For SiriusXM Listeners (Video)

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, played a special intimate show last night (Tuesday, May 7) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. The concert was recorded for broadcast on SiriusXM's Channel 101. The broadcast is scheduled to run on May 10, the release day ...

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With This Thread I Hold On - CHOKEHOLD

It's a common tale. When a classic band becomes more revered with the passage of time, demand for something new grows. And once early material becomes reissued, or the band reunites for one or a series of shows, the stage is set for a full-on reunion. In the case of Hamilton, Ontario's CHOKEHOLD, the act's ...

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SKILLET: 'Victorious' Album Due In August; Lyric Video For 'Legendary' Single Available

SKILLET will release its new album, "Victorious", on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016's gold-certified "Unleashed" includes the first single, "Legendary", which can be streamed below. Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: "It's the first time that me and Korey [Cooper, John's wife and SKILLET guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ...

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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE: Listen To 'Affirmation' Song

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, will release its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May 10 via BMG. The disc's latest single, "Affirmation", can now be streamed below. Hagar told the Broward Palm Beach New Times last year about the lyrical themes ...

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Video Premiere: SABATON's 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official music video for the song "Fields Of Verdun". The track is the first single from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the ...

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SABATON Shares APOCALYPTICA's Cover Of 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have shared "Fields of Verdun", the first song from their upcoming album "The Great War", as performed by their friends in Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA. Check it out below. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström comments: "I watched APOCALYPTICA's show in Madrid last year and I was blown away by the ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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SABATON Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North American this fall for "The Great Tour". The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on October 4 and will end in Silver Spring, Maryland on November 3. Says SABATON: "'The Great Tour' begins! ...

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FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' September 2019 U.S. Tour

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the "Unleashed In The West" 2019 headline tour. The U.S. trek, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starts on September 5 in Denver and wraps on September 28 in Atlanta. The FOZZY members will take ...

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SABATON: Making Of 'Bismarck' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Bismarck", the new video from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming. SABATON said in a statement: "The most requested topic for a SABATON song ever! "The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted ...

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