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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST Performs 'Tyrant' At Huntington Concert (Video)

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST brought their classic song "Tyrant" back into the setlist during last night's (Wednesday, May 15) concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. A little over a year ago, JUDAS PRIEST played "Tyrant" live for the first time since ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Columbia, Maryland

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 14 concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Repentless 02. Evil Has No Boundaries 03. World Painted Blood 04. Postmortem 05. Hate Worldwide 06. War Ensemble 07. Gemini 08. Disciple 09. Mandatory Suicide 10. Chemical Warfare 11. ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Welcome Home' Album In September

HELLYEAH will release its sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The official music video for the disc's title track will be made available on Friday, May 17. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on Saturday, May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The ...

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MERGING FLARE Feat. BEAST IN BLACK Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN: 'Revolt Regime' Album Due In June

Finnish metallers MERGING FLARE, who are led by former U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER and current BEAST IN BLACK guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, will release their second album, "Revolt Regime", on June 14 via Ram It Down Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Reverence" was recorded by Eero Kaukomies and mixed by Mattes Pfeiffer, whom Heikkinen got to know during ...

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It's Official: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH has officially recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Earlier today, HELLYEAH released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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Apoptosis - ALLEGAEON

Every discerning metalhead has a handful of favorite bands that never get the recognition that they so clearly deserve. Obviously, this is all entirely subjective, but this writer can't be the only metal fan that doesn't understand why ALLEGAEON aren't absolutely fucking huge at this point. Admittedly, the Colorado five-piece have always been synonymous with ...

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