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FOO FIGHTERS On VINNIE PAUL: 'You Were One In A Million'

FOO FIGHTERS have commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. In a statement posted to their social-media sites, FOO FIGHTERS wrote: "Vinnie... to the man with the slickest kicks and the best vibe ALWAYS. You ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA: 'The Unheavenly Creatures' Album Details Revealed

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has announced details of its long-awaited new album and label debut, "The Unheavenly Creatures". The sprawling fifteen track, 78-minute epic finds COHEED AND CAMBRIA returning to the conceptual narrative of "The Amory Wars". Today the band has launched pre-orders for the album's deeply immersive "Vaxis - Act 1: The ...

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U.D.O.: EPK For 'Steelfactory' Album

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album, "Steelfactory", on August 31 via AFM. The official EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the disc is available below. According to a press release, "Steelfactory" sees "U.D.O. return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Austin

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 20 performance at Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas can be seen below. SLAYER kicked off its farewell tour on May 10 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. This past January, SLAYER announced that it would do one last concert tour around the globe to thank ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Trailer For 'Kulkija' Album

The first trailer for "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), the new studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, "Kulkija" is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa ...

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION To Release 'Misery' Album In August

Roadrunner Records band THE AMITY AFFLICTION has unveiled details of its new album, "Misery", which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24. "Misery" is available for pre-order today, with all orders joined by an instant grat download of the album's electrifying first single, "Ivy (Doomsday)", which is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video. Written ...

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CLUTCH Announces North American Tour With SEVENDUST

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced U.S./Canada fall dates for their "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2018". CLUTCH is making the following special offer for this tour: The price of a ticket when purchased in advance online includes a physical CD copy of CLUTCH's new album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". Fans will receive information on how ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of June 2018 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on June 10 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece "Mindfucker" on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern U.S. shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this fall. The band will hit the road ...

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DEMONAZ Wanted To Make New IMMORTAL Album 'Northern Chaos Gods' As 'Grim, Dark And Cold As Possible'

Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist, lyricist and vocalist Demonaz (real name: Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL about the band's forthcoming "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the nine-year break ...

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WHITESNAKE Kicks Off 'Juke Box Heroes' Tour With FOREIGNER (Video)

FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE kicked off their "Juke Box Heroes" tour last night (Friday, June 15) at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Joining WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale in the band's current lineup are guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi. WHITESNAKE's setlist for the concert was ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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U.D.O. To Release 'Steelfactory' Album In August; First Single 'Rising High' Now Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album, "Steelfactory", on August 31 via AFM. The first single, "Rising High", can be streamed below. According to a press release, "Steelfactory" sees "U.D.O. return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs ...

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Watch SLAYER's Entire Bristow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire June 10 concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro/Delusions Of Saviour 02. Repentless 03. Blood Red 04. Disciple 05. Mandatory Suicide 06. Hate Worldwide 07. War Ensemble 08. Jihad 09. When The Stillness Comes 10. Postmortem ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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THE AGONY SCENE: 'The Submissive' Lyric Video

THE AGONY SCENE has released the lyric video for the song "The Submissive", which will appear on the band's new album, "Tormentor", out July 20 via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl. It is THE AGONY SCENE's first album since 2007's "Get Damned" (Century Media), which was preceded by 2005's "The Darkest Red" (Roadrunner) and 2003's self-titled release ...

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