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ARMORED SAINT: 'We're Writing A New Record'

ARMORED SAINT is continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" album. Earlier today, the band posted an Instagram video of vocalist John Bush and bassist Joey Vera at their home studio demoing some of the songs that will appear on ARMORED SAINT's new disc. The group wrote in an ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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BAD WOLVES Complete Work On Second Album

Tommy Vext has confirmed that BAD WOLVES have completed work on their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "This process of recording this record was seamless," the singer told Nudge of Cincinnati's 102.7 WEBN radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio (see video below). "We all ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final Photo-Shoot Cardigan Sold For $75,000

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee music auction event "MUSIC Icons" on Saturday, May 18 live in Hard Rock Café Times Square in front of a packed crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe. The mega-star lineup featured 670 ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Appear In HBO's 'The New Pope'

According to Variety, shock rocker Marilyn Manson will guest in "The New Pope", HBO's follow-up to 2017 miniseries "The Young Pope". Also appearing in Paolo Sorrentino's new installment is film star Sharon Stone. Although no character details are available, the network released photos of both Manson and Stone on set. "The Young Pope" ...

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Video Premiere: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' 'The Boogieman Surprise'

Fresh off a triumphant seven-city North America tour this week, which included a stop at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES have unveiled the brand-new song "The Boogieman Surprise". At the aforementioned L.A. performance, Steven Tyler, the AEROSMITH frontman and longtime musical partner of Joe Perry, turned up for a guest ...

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BUSH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Bullet Holes'

BUSH's official Jesse Davey-directed music video for the song "Bullet Holes" can be seen below. The song is featured in the newly released film "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum"" and was written with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson. "'Bullet Holes' is one of four songs Gavin Rossdale and ...

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Listen To New BARONESS Song 'Throw Me An Anchor'

"Throw Me An Anchor", the new single from BARONESS, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Gold & Grey", which will be released on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. The bulk of the disc was recorded at producer Dave Fridmann's (THE FLAMING LIPS, MOGWAI) upstate New York Tarbox Road ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's DARON MALAKIAN: 'Three Of Us Don't See Eye To Eye' With SERJ TANKIAN On Where To Take The Band

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian says that "creative differences" between singer Serj Tankian and the rest of the band are to be blamed for stalled attempts to record a follow-up to their "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums, which came out in 2005. Last summer, Malakian publicly accused Tankian of not wanting to record, with ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates Of Summer 2019 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his summer 2019 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" tour. The shows will feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a full live-band set including songs from the companion album "Sleeping Giants". Dates ...

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DREAM THEATER To Record Show On 'Scenes From A Memory' 20th-Anniversary Tour For Future Release

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the members of DREAM THEATER leaving their families and home lives to record their latest album, "Distance Over ...

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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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LIGHT THE TORCH Frontman HOWARD JONES On Listening To Hip-Hop: 'It's A Way To Get Away From Heavier Music For A Little While'

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH and vocalist Howard Jones recently spoke with Metal Nexus. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he enjoys performing more when venues are sold out: Howard: "I don't really think that way. It doesn't matter ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On Possibility Of IZZY STRADLIN Playing With GUNS N' ROSES Again: 'That Is Something That We Tried To Make Happen'

Gregg Stone of Northern Colorado radio station 92.9 The Bear recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he has plans to write a book about his recent experiences on the ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH On Upcoming Album: 'It's So Special'

At this weekend's Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to SiriusXM's Jose Mangin about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is once again being produced by Nick Raskulinecz and will feature songwriting collaborations with GOLDFINGER's ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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