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YUIMETAL 'Remains A Member Of BABYMETAL'

A spokesperson for BABYMETAL's American management company has confirmed Yui Mizuno (a.k.a. Yuimetal) remains a member of the Japanese pop/metal group. After Yuimetal was a no-show at the first two concerts of BABYMETAL's current U.S. tour, fans took to social media to question her absence. The rumor mill went into overdrive after Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. ...

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Erase Me - UNDEROATH

Sometimes a Christian band finds itself lost, or in the case of UNDEROATH 2018, it just lost Christ. If you're old enough, remember when STRYPER ditched the yellow and black spandex and strapped full-on leather and chin gristle for 1990's ill-fated album "Against the Law"? Some figured it a gambit, others a momentary pact with ...

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SHARON DEN ADEL Says Lack Of Inspiration For WITHIN TEMPTATION Led To Creation Of MY INDIGO Solo Project

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon Den Adel about her new solo project, MY INDIGO. You can listen to the entire interview via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of MY INDIGO: Sharon: "I've been touring with WITHIN ...

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VIO-LENCE Singer SEAN KILLIAN Receiving Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications Following Liver Transplant

VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian, who underwent liver transplant surgery last month, has returned to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to receive treatment for post-surgical complications, including infection and bile leaks. According to his wife Dana, the thrash metal vocalist was admitted on Friday and is undergoing "lots and lots" of diagnostic tests, with ...

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Pretend We're Dead - L7

In-between Wendy O. Williams and PUSSY RIOT there was L7. Frequently hailed as a foundation block to the Riot Grrrl movement, L7 was more like the audile representation of Tank Girl and her smarmy squadron of nut-busting, nuke-fried punks. It's not just because the group's song "Shove" made it into the Lori Petty-portrayed film adaptation. ...

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D.O.A.: A Right of Passage - Various

Once upon a time, punk happened. Not at your local Hot Topic. Not in the pages of a "Rolling Stone" 100 Best list; they could've hardly cared when punk actually started. It happened in a splintered and angry United Kingdom, then it came rudely sauntering in like an unwanted party crasher to the United States. ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Heavy Metal Isn't The Most Popular Music In The World Anymore'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) was recently interviewed by Belfast Metal. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "The Redemption Of William Black", the recently released conclusion of his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy: Blaze: "We had a big success with 'Endure And Survive' ...

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ANVIL Frontman Claims His Comments About American Work Ethic Were 'Misinterpreted', Apologizes To Anyone Who Was Insulted

ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow says that his comment about the American work ethic was "taken out of context" and was actually meant in reference to the band's "business dealings in the country." In an interview with Belfast Metal conducted last month, Lips spoke about ANVIL's 2008 documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", and expressed ...

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ANVIL Frontman On America: 'People In That Country, Generally Speaking, Are Lazy, And If They Can Go On Welfare, They Will'

Ivor Whitten of Belfast Metal conducted an interview with Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL prior to the band's February 13 concert at The Limelight 2 in Belfast, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about why ANVIL's 2008 documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" ...

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TERROR UNIVERSAL: 'Through The Mirrors' Video

"Through The Mirrors", the new slasher flick-inspired video from TERROR UNIVERSAL, the "horror metal" band featuring ILL NIÑO drummer Dave Chavarri (who also previously played with SOULFLY), can be seen below. The song is taken from TERROR UNIVERSAL's full-length debut, "Make Them Bleed", which was released on January 19 via Minus Head Records. The disc ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Calls MARK SLAUGHTER A 'No-Talent Individual' Who 'Can't Sing'

Vinnie Vincent says that former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION singer Mark Slaughter is a "no-talent individual" who reduced his music "to the level of worse than a local bar band." Slaughter joined VINNIE VINCENT INVASION as the replacement for former JOURNEY frontman Robert Fleischman, who provided vocals on VVI's 1986 self-titled debut album. After Fleischman exited ...

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Reunited VIO-LENCE Plus Members Of TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Perform At 'Killian On Command' Benefit Concert (Video)

TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN and VIO-LENCE members performed at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian last night (Saturday, January 20) at The Midway in San Francisco, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" saw the musicians play only VIO-LENCE material spanning the band's entire catalog of songs written from 1985 through 1992. They ...

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Benefit Concert For VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN Moves To Larger Venue

Due to high ticket demand, the previously announced benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian (pictured) is moving to a larger venue. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California, will now take place the same night at The Midway (900 Marin Street) in San Francisco. This ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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Make Them Bleed - TERROR UNIVERSAL

Easy one to kick off the new year, what do all these acts have in common: GWAR, LORDI, SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MOTOGRATER, GHOST, UNDERLINED, ASESINO, BERZERKER and Buckethead? The same thing as TERROR UNIVERSAL, a supergroup of masked marauders. Here the band is made up of alumni from ILL NINO and UPON A BURNING BED. What ...

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Invincible - DEUCE

If you're Aron Erlichman, your HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD years must seem a lifetime ago, ditto for when he first laid down the tracks to his second solo album under his alter ego, "Deuce". The fourteen songs on "Invincible" were laid down five years ago, and due to legal entanglement, they're just now emerging as an official ...

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