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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'It Was A Shock To Leave IRON MAIDEN'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN from 1994 until 1999, told filmmaker Daniel Sarkissian that his dismissal from the band 20 years ago came as a complete surprise. "It was a shock to leave IRON MAIDEN — it was an absolute shock," Blaze admitted (see video below)." But CD sales were ...

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POSSESSED: 'Graven' Music Video Released

"Graven", the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare ("Fargo", "Constantine", "The Brothers Grimm"). POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We are extremely excited to ...

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First Look At VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

A couple of photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's soon-to-be-installed grave marker can be found below. The PANTERA Facebook page released a full picture of the marker after a couple of "unauthorized" photos were posted online without the permission of Vinnie Paul's estate. "There is a lot of bad info floating around about Vinnie Paul's grave ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'King Of Fools' Music Video

The official music video for the song "King Of Fools" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER — can be seen below. The track is taken from HEAVY AS TEXAS's self-titled album, which was released ...

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BAD RELIGION Announces Summer 2019 North American Tour

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its latest album, "Age Of Unreason". One leg of the trek will also feature THE LAWRENCE ARMS, while another will include DAVE HAUSE + THE MERMAID. Also announced were two New York City shows with reunited Boston ...

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MAYHEM To Release New Album In October

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Norwegian black metal forefathers MAYHEM to a worldwide deal. The band's sixth album will be released on October 25. Founded in 1984, MAYHEM has released five studio albums as well as a number of demos, EPs and live albums since. Their debut full-length, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" ...

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TOOL's New Album Gets Official Release Date

TOOL's long-awaited new album will arrive on August 30. The band confirmed the release date Tuesday night (May 7) at its concert in Birmingham, Alabama. According to fans who attended the show, a video screen flashed the date "August 30th" before the set's encore. Frontman Maynard James Keenan then encouraged fans to share the news ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS And RIVAL SONS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and RIVAL SONS will embark on their first ever co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will begin September 13 in Baltimore and see the two bands performing on intimate stages across the states including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD 'Nailed' His Role As Cop In TED BUNDY Movie

Actor Zac Efron has praised METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's performance in the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which premieres on Netflix and in select theaters this Friday (May 3). The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at ...

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