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Former ANGRA Singer ANDRÉ MATOS Dead At 47

André Matos, former lead singer of the Brazilian metal bands ANGRA and VIPER, has died at the age of 47. His death was confirmed by ex-ANGRA drummer Ricardo Confessori, who also played with Matos in SHAMAN (a.k.a. SHAAMAN). Ricardo wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say ...

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Listen To New NORTHLANE Song 'Talking Heads'

"Talking Heads", a new song from Sydney, Australia metallers NORTHLANE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Alien", which will be released on August 2 via UNFD. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Hits Orlando (Video)

The new Ronnie James Dio hologram played the second show of its month-long U.S. tour last night (Saturday, June 1) at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The Dio hologram production uses audio of Ronnie's live performances from throughout his career, with the DIO DISCIPLES band playing live, consisting of Simon Wright on drums, Craig ...

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NORTHLANE To Release 'Alien' Album In August

Sydney, Australia metallers NORTHLANE will release their fifth studio album, "Alien", on August 2 via UNFD. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement of NORTHLANE's career. "I was raised in hell but I made it out," says NORTHLANE vocalist Marcus Bridge. ...

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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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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says Fan Response To 'The Astonishing' Was 'Very Mixed'

John Petrucci has admitted to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that "The Astonishing", DREAM THEATER's wildly ambitious double concept LP, was criticized by some fans for being an overblown, self-indulgent exercise in excess. "[The response] was very mixed," the guitarist said. "It was really mixed, which, quite honestly, I totally anticipated. First of all, that whole project ...

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Video Premiere: DREAM THEATER's 'Paralyzed'

The official music video for the song "Paralyzed" from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER can be seen below. The track is quintessential DREAM THEATER, showcasing the band's unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship. Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for "Fall Into The Light", created the ...

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PETE SANDOVAL No Longer Has a Relationship With MORBID ANGEL: 'I Don't Even Speak To Them'

Austrian webzine Stormbringer conducted an interview with guitarist Lee Harrison and drummer Pete Sandoval of American grindcore icons TERRORIZER prior to their January 15 show at Viper Room in Wien, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Sandoval thought the band's "World Downfall" ...

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WATAIN's ERIK DANIELSSON: 'I Don't Mind Any Type Of Reaction, As Long As It's A Strong One'

WATAIN vocalist/guitarist Erik Danielsson recently spoke with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse": Erik: "It feels like a well-received album. You're always a bit biased, because what I see is the face of ...

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