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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Quits PÄNZER: 'It Is Time For Me To Move On'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier has exited PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums. Schmier said in a statement: "I had some great fun with PÄNZER the last years, but now it is time for me to move on! Yes, ...

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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS To Release 'Living The Dream' Album In September; North American Tour Announced

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album, "Living The Dream", on September 21 via Slash's own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2014's "World On Fire" is Slash's fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Fans Worried About DAVE GROHL's Voice

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a contingent of FOO FIGHTERS fans are growing concerned for Dave Grohl's voice, fearing that he may have done permanent damage to his vocal cords. After the band played last Monday night (June 11) in Antwerp, Belgium, one fan wrote at the FOO FIGHTERS' Reddit page following the show ...

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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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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Other Metal Bands Have Followed METALLICA's Path By Seeking Therapeutic Intervention

Robert Trujillo says that other bands have followed METALLICA's path by request therapeutic intervention when faced with personal turmoil. The San Francisco heavy metal giants' 2004 documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash ...

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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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DRAGONFORCE Bassist Says Remixed And Remastered Reissue Of 'The Power Within' Gave Album 'A Sort Of Re-Boost'

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq was interviewed by Metal Wani prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's decision to release "Re-Powered Within", a remixed ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Current Tour 'Might Be The Last Time' He Will Perform QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album

Original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has told the "Iron City Rocks" podcast in a new interview that he never expected to be spending most of this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's landmark concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". "You never even know when you're making an album that it's going to affect people the ...

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OBITUARY Is In No Rush To Make New Studio Album

OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy has told James Willard of the "Mosh Mag" podcast that the band is in no rush to return to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to last year's self-titled effort. "We are super happy with what's going on right now," he said (hear audio below). "We're supporting this new ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says He Received Offer To Join New Lineup Of RATT

During an interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that aired yesterday (Thursday, June 14), guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) revealed that he recently received an offer to play with RATT. Asked whether the rumors are true that he was asked to join the current touring lineup of RATT — presumably alongside singer Stephen ...

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CROSSFAITH To Release 'Ex_Machina' Album In August

Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH will release their new album, "Ex_Machina", on August 3. The disc features lead single "The Perfect Nightmare" as well as cameos from ENTER SHIKARI frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. On "Ex_Machina", singer Kenta "Ken" Koie explains: "After we released our last album 'Xeno', we were thinking about what ...

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