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Legendary SLAYER Cover Artist LARRY CARROLL Dead At 65

Lawrence "Larry" Carroll, the Australian-born, American-raised painter who was responsible for creating the cover artwork for SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", "South Of Heaven", "Seasons In The Abyss" and "Christ Illusion" albums, has died at the age of 65. His death on Tuesday morning was announced by his Cologne gallery, Karsten Greve, which has represented the ...

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HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

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ZZ TOP: 'Sharp Dressed Man' Rock Musical Coming To Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment's team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing "Sharp Dressed Man", a rock musical featuring ZZ TOP hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ TOP members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Says 'Dark' And 'Aggressive' New Album Was Inspired By Modern Society

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with United Rock Nations about the group's soon-to-be-released ninth studio album, "Humanicide". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Humanicide": Rob: "There's no more that could have been done to make it any better coming from us. What you ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR, NANCY WILSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JOE SATRIANI Perform 'Comfortably Numb' At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure'

Sammy Hagar's sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert took place last night (Wednesday, May 15) at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" included (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony ...

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GLENN HUGHES Postpones U.K. Tour Due To Illness

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK SABBATH) has been forced to postpone his previously announced U.K. tour, which was due to start May 14 and run through May 24. According to a statement posted on Hughes's social media, "he needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Play Intimate Show At The Troubadour For SiriusXM Listeners (Video)

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, played a special intimate show last night (Tuesday, May 7) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. The concert was recorded for broadcast on SiriusXM's Channel 101. The broadcast is scheduled to run on May 10, the release day ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Official Documentary Announced For 50th Anniversary

A new documentary on LED ZEPPELIN is currently in post-production. The as-yet-untitled film is being helmed by Bernard MacMahon, the director of the Emmy-nominated music documentary series "American Epic", and will feature new interviews with guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Has No Plans To Retire Anytime Soon

During an appearance on yesterday's (Monday, May 6) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, Sammy Hagar was asked if he thought he would still be working this hard when he is in his early 70s. "Absolutely not," he responded (hear audio below). "And it's not hard ...

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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE: Listen To 'Affirmation' Song

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, will release its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May 10 via BMG. The disc's latest single, "Affirmation", can now be streamed below. Hagar told the Broward Palm Beach New Times last year about the lyrical themes ...

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NORTHLANE To Release 'Alien' Album In August

Sydney, Australia metallers NORTHLANE will release their fifth studio album, "Alien", on August 2 via UNFD. For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement of NORTHLANE's career. "I was raised in hell but I made it out," says NORTHLANE vocalist Marcus Bridge. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist On Why Band Continues To Work With Producer JASON SUECOF: 'If It Ain't Broke, Don't Try To Fix It'

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with Rustyn Rose of Metal Nation. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band continuing to deliver quality new material: Rob: "We're stubborn, and we don't want to give up. We don't want to fade out, and we ...

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