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EXCITER Parts Ways With Guitarist JOHN RICCI Once Again

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci. The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Perform BLACK SABBATH's Entire Debut Album At Brooklyn Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — will perform BLACK SABBATH's debut album in its entirety during the band's October 27 performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. The group will also perform a "special ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: More 50th-Anniversary-Photo-Book Details Revealed

Due on October 9, "Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin" is the first and only official illustrated book by the band. It is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, who have given Reel Art Press unrestricted access to the LED ZEPPELIN archive. Commemorating 50 years since their formation, this 400-page ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Is Working On Second Solo Album

Rex Brown working on material for his second solo album. The former PANTERA and DOWN bassist wrote on Instagram: "Slugging it out in the studio, writing & recording Solo record #2...Stay tuned Folks, this is getting Good!!! #rexbrown #pantera" Rex's debut solo disc, "Smoke On This…", was released in July 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne). ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'METAL ALLEGIANCE Is About Not Repeating What I Do In MEGADETH'

Ladies In Rock recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star project that also features TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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Video Premiere: IMPELLITTERI's 'Run For Your Life'

"Run For Your Life", the new video from IMPELLITTERI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", which will be released on October 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new ...

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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE's 'Electric Ladyland' To Be Reissued As 50th-Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE masterpiece "Electric Ladyland", Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing the deluxe edition box set on November 9. Available as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, both packages include ...

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Drummer GARRETT WHITLOCK To Sit Out TREMONTI Tour

Excited fans of TREMONTI are going to have to wait a couple of days longer for the band to hit to the road in support of their latest Napalm Records release, "A Dying Machine". Due to the unforeseen weather situation being created by Hurricane Florence, the start of the tour has been postponed. At this ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, ACCEPT Members At New York City Concert (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — played a record-release show for its sophomore album, "Volume 2 – Power Drunk Majesty", this past Thursday (September 6) at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Special guests at ...

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MASTODON And GOJIRA Pay Tribute To Manager NICK JOHN

MASTODON and GOJIRA have paid tribute to their manager, who died this past weekend. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away in his sleep on Saturday morning (September 8)) after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In its first statement, MASTODON called Nick "a kind and gentle soul and an overall amazing human ...

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MASTODON's Longtime Manager NICK JOHN Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

MASTODON's longtime manager has died. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away earlier today after a battle with pancreatic cancer. MASTODON vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds broke the news of John's death, writing on Instagram "R.I.P. Nick John" and adding a broken heart emoji. Acclaimed rock photographer Andrew Stuart also weighed in on Nick's ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Releases 'Beer Visualizer' Video For 'The Accuser'

METAL ALLEGIANCE has released the official "beer visualizer" video for "The Accuser", featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad. The song is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE's sophomore album, "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Strnad comments: "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: Lyric Video For 'Can You Hear Me'

The official lyric video for the song "Can You Hear Me" from FIFTH ANGEL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", which will be released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Third Secret" features the incredible talents of guitarist ...

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Listen To New ATREYU Song 'The Time Is Now'

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. The latest single from the effort, "The Time Is Now", can be streamed below. Following a hiatus post-"Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums, vocals), "Big" Dan Jacobs (guitar), Travis Miguel (guitar) ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET: 'Anthem Of The Peaceful Army' Album Details Revealed; 'Watching Over' Single Available

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEETJake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums) — will release their debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", on October 19 via Lava/Republic Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant-grat track, the brand new song "Watching Over", which can ...

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