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AARON LEWIS Says New STAIND Music Would Be 'Pretty Brutal' And 'Heavy'

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will reunite for a few select dates this fall after a five-year hiatus. With more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, original members Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok and Johnny April along with longtime drummer Sal Giancarelli, will play some select shows, including the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky in September ...

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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Camden, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 24 concert at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). On May 2, SLAYER kicked off Leg Five: North America of its final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times. ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER: 'We Like To Grab An Audience By Their Short-And-Curlies And Pull Very Hard'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's international momentum: John: "It's a big world, but it's getting smaller these days. After we kind of got over [guitarist] Mark's [Gallagher] accident [Editor's note: ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Talks Upcoming Shows Celebrating 40th Anniversary Of RAINBOW's 'Down To Earth'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming Australian tour: Graham: "We're actually going to play the whole 'Down To Earth' album that I did with RAINBOW that's ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'Name' Lyric Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", on July 19 via Napalm Records. Pre-order the album and get two instant-grat tracks — "Purpose For Pain" and "Name" — with two more to come — "Face Of The Sun" (May 31) and "Gone ...

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SANCTUARY To Release New Album In 2020

On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already confirmed and announced a U.S. tour supporting ICED EARTH in February and March 2018 and, while shocked by Dane's passing, decided to turn it ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Releases Music Video For His New Protest Song, 'Pirate Punk Politician'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously described as "a good old-fashioned protest song," will appear on his upcoming album, "Kind Heaven", due out June 7 via BMG. Asked what exactly he is protesting with "Pirate Punk Politician", Farrell ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'It Was A Shock To Leave IRON MAIDEN'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN from 1994 until 1999, told filmmaker Daniel Sarkissian that his dismissal from the band 20 years ago came as a complete surprise. "It was a shock to leave IRON MAIDEN — it was an absolute shock," Blaze admitted (see video below)." But CD sales were ...

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New PUDDLE OF MUDD Music 'Coming Very Soon'

PUDDLE OF MUDD is promising to release some new music "very soon." The band's last album, "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate", came out in 2009. A covers disc, "re(disc)overed", followed in 2011. A standalone new song, "Piece Of The Action", was released in 2014 via iTunes. Earlier today, PUDDLE OF ...

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THE 69 EYES Tease Video For New Single, '27 & Done'

Finnish goth rock veterans THE 69 EYES have released a teaser for the upcoming music video for their new single, "27 & Done". The song, which is expected to be made available in the coming days, is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, due in September via Nuclear Blast. THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist Exits Tour Due To Back Injury

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has been forced to leave the band's current tour after recently injuring his back. He is being temporarily replaced by Josh Stern, who previously filled in for guitarist Zach Myers when he had his baby last year. Stern made his 2019 live debut with SHINEDOWN last night (Wednesday, May 21) at ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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Breaking The Trance - FATAL CURSE

In 2019 the saturation of newer heavy metal bands that shop for their tools at the NWOBHM store is higher than ever. Bands such as HAUNT, BLADE KILLER, POUNDER and NIGHT DEMON are on the higher end of the dozens of acts looking back to the vaunted British scene that inspired METALLICA's early mission statements. ...

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SUICIDAL ANGELS To Release 'Years Of Aggression' Album In August

Greek thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS will release their new album, "Years Of Aggression", on August 9 via NoiseArt Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Division Of Blood" was recorded at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens, Greece and Soundlodge Studios in Papenburg, Germany. The cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why God Has Called Me Back To KORN

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band in 2005 after becoming a Christian and returned eight years later, was asked in a new interview with Matt's Movie Reviews if he has seen a growing Christian community on the heavy metal touring circuit. "Definitely people are more spiritual nowadays," he said (hear audio below). ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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