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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO Is Working On New Solo Album

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has confirmed that he is in pre-production for his next solo album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Sounds Of Innocence", which was released in June 2012. "I'm here doing pre-production on my new album," Kiko stated in a new video message posted to his social media. "I'm just working ...

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VOLBEAT: Making Of 'Leviathan' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Leviathan", a new song from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", which was released on August 2 via Republic Records. At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for METALLICA, ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO On How Legendary Manager DOC MCGHEE Came To Represent SKID ROW

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 SKID ROW's musical development: Snake: "With that first record, there's so many ...

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VOLBEAT's 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' Special Deluxe Edition Box Set: Unboxing Video

An unboxing video for the special deluxe edition box set version of VOLBEAT's seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", is available below. Due on August 2 via Republic Records, the disc sees VOLBEATMichael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — building upon its distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ...

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Listen To New VOLBEAT Song 'Pelvis On Fire'

"Pelvis On Fire", a new song from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", which will be released on August 2 via Republic Records. "It's a pure rock 'n' roller," frontman Michael Poulsen stated about the song. "When you ...

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BIFF BYFORD: Why SAXON Never Made It Big In America

Biff Byford has explained why he believes SAXON never achieved the same kind of commercial success in America as fellow British bands IRON MAIDEN and DEF LEPPARD. Although SAXON is widely recognized as one of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal's pioneering exponents, the band has failed to mirror its European success in the U.S. ...

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DANKO JONES On Rock's Current 'Underground' Status: 'It's Almost Outsider Music, And I Like That'

DANKO JONES's namesake vocalist/guitarist recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "A Rock Supreme": Danko: "We never try to 'say' anything — we just try to write a bunch of good-sounding rock ...

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SAXON Has Begun Writing Music For Follow-Up To 'Thunderbolt'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2018 album "Thunderbolt". Vocalist Biff Byford spoke about SAXON's upcoming activities during an interview with 4Sound at this month's Sweden Rock Festival. He said (see video below): "We've got a 40th-anniversary album coming out, a live album. And it's got ...

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VOLBEAT: Making Of 'Last Day Under The Sun' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Last Day Under The Sun", the new video from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT's videos for "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", "Lonesome Rider", "16 Dollars" and "Cape Of Our Hero". VOLBEAT frontman Michael ...

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Watch VOLBEAT's Video For New Song 'Last Day Under The Sun'

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT has released the official music video for its new song "Last Day Under The Sun". The clip was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT's videos for "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", "Lonesome Rider", "16 Dollars" and "Cape Of Our Hero". VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen has revealed that the ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Aligns With W.A.S.P.'s DOUGLAS BLAIR To Conjure Victims Of Salem Witch Trials

On June 10, "Dreams In The Witch House: Sanitarium" was released and offered as a free download for the first 200 people. The track features former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, W.A.S.P. lead guitarist Douglas Blair and 1980s horror icon Courtney Gains ("Children Of The Corn", "The Burbs", "Tales From The Crypt") on lead vocals. Produced ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On Musical Direction Of His Solo Album: 'It's Mixed In All Sorts Of Styles That I Like'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke to Record Collector magazine about his upcoming debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Regarding the album's musical direction, Biff said (hear audio below): ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveils Brutal New 'Red Before Black' Video

"Red Before Black", the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida ...

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VOLBEAT To Release 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' Album In August

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT will release its seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", on August 2 via Republic Records. For the album, VOLBEATMichael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) — builds upon its distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock 'n' roll sound it is known for, while reaching ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says He Almost Auditioned For MEGADETH

Former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he nearly auditioned for MEGADETH in 1989. At the time, MEGADETH had just parted ways with Jeff Young and was preparing to go into the studio to record the now-classic "Rust In Peace" album. "Dave [Mustaine] and I are friends now — Dave Mustaine and Dave ...

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KING'S X Begins Recording First Studio Album In Over A Decade

KING'S X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording its new album — the band's first in over a decade — due later this year via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. Helming the disc is renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with a varied range of artists, from ...

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311 To Release 'Voyager' Album In June; First Two Songs, 'Good Feeling' And 'Don't You Worry', Now Available

311 has released the first two tracks — "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" — from its upcoming album, "Voyager" (BMG). Both "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" are available as instant downloads when you pre-order "Voyager" ahead of its June 28 release. In addition, everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win ...

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