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INSOMNIUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their eighth studio album for a fall 2019 release. Drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Work will then continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will handle the mix at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Comments guitarist Markus Vanhala: "Again, ...

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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For 'Ghoul Wrangler'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a new video for their new single "Ghoul Wrangler", from their latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". The clip was shot in the Old Bedford Village in Pennsylvania and can be viewed below. Vinyl fans might remember the Ghoul Wrangler business card that was included in each 12-inch jacket. Many ...

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DAMON JOHNSON Discusses Leaving BLACK STAR RIDERS To Pursue Solo Career: 'I'm Really Inspired Right Now'

Singer/guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK STAR RIDERS) recently appeared on "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss his forthcoming solo album, "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his career path to date, and choosing to go solo: Damon: "I ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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Former BLACK STAR RIDERS Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON: 'Shivering Shivering' Music Video

"Memoirs Of An Uprising", the new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Damon Johnson, will be released on March 8 via Double Dragon Records. The official Chris Hopkins-directed music video for the debut single, "Shivering Shivering", can be seen below. "This song started with a great set of lyrics from my longtime friend and musical brother, Jim (Johnny ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Hospitalized Following Flu Complications

Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized as he recovers from the flu. The BLACK SABBATH singer's wife and manager Sharon shared the news earlier today, writing on Twitter: "As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get ...

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HARDLINE To Release 'Life' Album In April

HARDLINE will release a new studio album, "Life", on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and that live "energy" can certainly be felt on their new studio album. The band went back to 1992's "Double ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Adds More U.S. Dates To Farewell Tour

Last year, Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour ...

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When The World Becomes Undone - A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH

TYPE O NEGATIVE was one of a kind. The Brooklyn-based goth doom juggernaut was one of the most iconic of all metal bands from the nineties through the following decade, when the group disbanded upon the untimely passing of towering frontman Peter Steele. Discussions of the drab four are inevitable when discussing A PALE HORSE ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Enter Studio Next Month

ALTER BRIDGE will enter the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" album. Guitarist Mark Tremonti, who has spent much of the last year touring with his band TREMONTI, confirmed ALTER BRIDGE's plans for a new LP during an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ...

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Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Says His New Metal Supergroup SPIRITS OF FIRE 'Would Definitely Love To' Tour

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) recently spoke with Kara Uhrlen of "The Pure Rock Shop" — a program on the Washington, Pennsylvania radio station 91.7 FM WNJR — about SPIRITS OF FIRE, his new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Lyric Video For New Single 'This Road'

The official lyric video for the song "This Road" from Finnish melodic metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band's tenth album, "Hexed", which will be released on March 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "'This Road' ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

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 — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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Former BLACK STAR RIDERS Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Release 'Memoirs Of An Uprising' Album In March

"Memoirs Of An Uprising", the new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Damon Johnson, will be released on March 8 via Double Dragon Records. Fans who pre-order the disc will receive the debut single, "Shivering Shivering", as an instant-grat track. After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, BLACK STAR RIDERS and '90's chart-toppers BROTHER CANE, Damon Johnson ...

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The Hunt For White Christ - UNLEASHED

For many, "Swedish Death Metal" is automatically synonymous with the country's popular, and sometimes even commercial, melodeath style popularized by the likes of AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILLITY. But the Scandinavian nation was responsible for a much grittier and darker side of death metal that predated the aforementioned, comparatively more melodic style, ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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THE CRANBERRIES To Release Final Album, 'In The End', In April

Thirty years after forming in Limerick (initially as The Cranberry Saw Us) THE CRANBERRIES are set to release their eighth and final album, "In The End", on April 26. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the 11-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band ...

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