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ACT OF DEFIANCE Singer Launches Atmospheric Doom Metal Band QAALM

"Reflections Doubt", the debut demo from QAALM, the new atmospheric doom metal band featuring ACT OF DEFIANCE and ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Elis (on guitar), can be streamed below. Starting a band these days may seem like somewhat of an unadorned idea. But among two creative and passionately involved music aficionados materialized a ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform MEGADETH Classics In Waterbury During 'Basstory - More Life With Deth' Tour

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's July 11 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" performance at Shamrock Pub and Grill in Waterbury, Connecticut can be seen below. The "Basstory - More Life With Deth" shows feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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JETHRO TULL: 'Stormwatch' 40th-Anniversary Edition Due In October

JETHRO TULL released "Stormwatch" in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with "Songs From The Wood" in 1977 and continued the following year with "Heavy Horses". Certified gold in the U.S., "Stormwatch" was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s JETHRO TULL lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Album

In a brand new interview with Denim And Blether, BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist Ben Wells was asked how he and his bandmates find the opportunity to write new material when they spend so much time on the road. He responded (see video below): "It is hard sometimes. A lot of [2018's] 'Family Tree' [album] was ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's ...

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Video: MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Performs In Baltimore During 'Basstory - More Life With Deth' Tour

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's July 12 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" performance at Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. The "Basstory - More Life With Deth" shows feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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STATUS QUO Releases Music Video For 'Backbone' Title Track

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! The official music video for the disc's title track can be seen below. Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO ...

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MISFITS To Play Madison Square Garden In October

MISFITS will play their only 2019 East Coast show on October 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Support at the concert will come from special guests RANCID and THE DAMNED. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com. The current lineup of the MISFITS ...

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Here Are New Photos Of VINNIE PAUL's And DIMEBAG's Gravesite

New photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below. The pictures were taken by Steve Quarrella and tweeted out by Black Sabbath Online's Joe Siegler, who wrote in an accompanying message: "A friend of mine was in Arlington TX today and ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH On VAN HALEN: 'We Never Got Along'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, David Lee Roth spoke about his decision to leave VAN HALEN in 1985 to pursue a solo career. "Why did it fracture? 'Cause all rock bands fracture," he explained. "It turns into diverse interests. People have the friction of time. And ...

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