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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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IRON MAIDEN Singer Teams Up With WORLD OF WARPLANES For Video Series About World War II Combat Aircraft

Wargaming — the company behind free-to-play titles World Of Tanks (2010), World Of Warplanes (2013) and World Of Warships (2015) — has announced that IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will host 10 online educational warplanes diaries. Launching today, this free-to-view series is set to be released weekly on the World Of Warplanes official portal and ...

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GRAVE Announces New Drummer, TOMAS LAGRÉN

Swedish death metallers GRAVE have announced the addition of drummer Tomas Lagrén to the group's ranks. The band states: "We have a new drummer. He has been with us for the past year and done a great job behind the drums. A hard-hitting son of a bitch and the brother of Mika." GRAVE 2018 is: ...

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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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AS I LAY DYING Plays First Concert In Five Years (Video)

The classic lineup of California metallers AS I LAY DYINGTim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals — played its first first comeback show last night (Saturday, June ...

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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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Watch JOURNEY Perform At Newark's Prudential Center

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY's June 15 performance at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey can be seen below. JOURNEY's 58-city co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD kicked off in Hartford, Connecticut on May 21 and will wrap in Los Angeles, California on October 6. It is the second time the two bands have toured together. ...

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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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