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Listen To New DARKTHRONE Song 'The Hardship Of The Scots'

Black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Old Star", on May 31 via Peaceville. The band's first studio album since 2016's "Arctic Thunder" sees the Norwegian legends cut through six new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy and extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, ...

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There Are Now Officially Two Different Versions Of CRO-MAGS

CRO-MAGS members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson have reached an agreement with their former bandmate Harley Flanagan over the rights to the group's name. Going forward, Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS JM while Flanagan will get to use the CRO-MAGS name for his own version of the band. The news of the settlement ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says METAL ALLEGIANCE Writes 'Really Compelling Music'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says one of the keys to supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE is writing "really compelling music," which allows him and his bandmates to be more selective when it comes time to determine which guest vocalists will be singing on their songs. Comprised of Ellefson, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Happy With A Guitar In My Hand'

Banger TV 's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE). You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On jumpstarting his musical career: John: "I drove out with the drummer from MEGADETH, Chuck Behler, he was on the 'So Far…So ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI: 'We're Not Selfish, But We're Going To Do What We Want'

Mistress Carrie of Boston radio station WAAF recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER fans point out the band's mistakes after a live performance: Mike: "Let me tell you something: ...

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JOHN BUSH And CHARLIE BENANTE Reunite To Perform ANTHRAX's 'Only' And 'Room For One More' In San Francisco (Video)

Ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush reunited with his former bandmate Charlie Benante to play the group's songs "Only" and "Room For One More" during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Bush fronted ANTHRAX between 1992 and 2005 but was sidelined ...

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EXODUS Rejoined By Guitarist RICK HUNOLT For Special Appearance At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt rejoined his former bandmates Gary Holt (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums) and Steve "Zetro" Souza (vocals) to perform several of the group's classic songs during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. The Fillmore show followed a screening of new metal documentary "Murder In The Front Row: ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Says Musicians And Athletes Have Right To Speak Out On Issues They Are Passionate About

Duff McKagan says that musicians and athletes should have the right to speak out on political or social issues, adding that they are perfectly justified in using their platform to voice their opinions on things they feel passionate about. The GUNS N' ROSES bassist made his comments while speaking to SiriusXM's "Debatable" about the inspiration ...

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MR. BIG Guitarist PAUL GILBERT: 'Things Can Walk To You' Video

On May 17, Music Theories will issue "Behold Electric Guitar", Paul Gilbert's newest album with 12 new original songs, all with Paul's most expressive, and inspired guitar playing to date. Ahead of the release of the album, Paul has unveiled the official music video for another new track, "Things Can Walk To You". He states ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 'Led Zeppelin History' YouTube Series

Episode 1 of "Led Zeppelin History", the first in a series of short stories celebrating what happened 50 years ago, when the members of LED ZEPPELIN entered Olympic Studios to record their debut album, can be seen below. In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing first ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Has Begun Writing His Memoir

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has commenced work on his memoir. The book, which does not yet have a release date, is being written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of more than two dozen books on rock music, including "My Life With Deth" from Bello's ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE bandmate, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Speaking to ...

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KORN Bassist Is Selling Autographed Prints Of His Paintings

KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has taken up expressive mixed media painting and is auctioning off autographed prints of some of his recent work. Arvizu revealed his latest passion in a Facebook post, writing: "From February 2018-February 2019, during a difficult time in my life, I unexpectedly began a journey of mixed media painting on ...

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Listen To MASTODON's Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven'

For this year's Record Store Day, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON released a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" in honor of their late manager, Nick John. John, who also managed GOJIRA, passed away last September from pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the single will be donated to pancreatic cancer research. You can now listen ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On 'Distance Over Time': 'This Album Is A Bit Of A Return To Roots and Getting Back To Basics'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels DREAM THEATER is "lucky" to still be releasing new music considering the current state of the music industry: Jordan: ...

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