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WEDNESDAY 13 Announces Fall 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Wednesday 13, who mixes punk rock and metal with kitschy horror imagery and who is formerly one half of the MURDERDOLLS braintrust, will continue to support his highly successful "Condolences" release by embarking on a North American tour this fall. Several dates will include performances with legendary guitarist John 5 and shock-rocker DAVEY SUICIDE. Comments ...

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EXODUS To Headline European 'MTV Headbangers Ball Tour'

As San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS are just finishing their summer run across Europe, the band has announced that it will return to the continent in November and December to headlline the 2018 edition of the renowned "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour", which will lead them through 17 cities and venues in nine ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIK KNUTSON Decries Use Of 'Cookie Monster' Vocals In Thrash: 'That's Not A Complete Band To Me. That's Being Lazy'

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice conducted an interview with vocalist Erik "A.K." Knutson and guitarist Michael Gilbert of veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM prior to their May 28 concert at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the support act for HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Due out ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Launches LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks has launched a new band called LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD. The group, which was put together specifically to play the material from Les's era with JUDAS PRIEST, also features guitarists Simon J. Pinto and Gus Mark, bassist Paul Smith and vocalist Adam Shepherd. Binks played drums on PRIEST's "Stained Class", ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS To Guest On DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

Producer/guitarist Paul Crook (pictured; ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have announced the formation of DEVILSTAR, an all-star hard rock and heavy metal group billed as the world's first interactive band. The first release under the DEVILSTAR moniker will be a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of ...

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STEVEN TYLER Announces North American, European Tour Dates

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler has announced dates for North America and Europe this summer, with Nashville's LOVING MARY BAND as his backing group. He will be joined on select shows by THE SISTERHOOD BAND, which features Rod Stewart's daughter Ruby Stewart, and Alyssa Bonagura, who is the daughter of Kathie Ballie and Michael Bonagura. The ...

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HALESTORM Announces Fall 2018 European Headlining Tour

Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM has announced a six-week European headlining tour, kicking off in Moscow on September 14 and wrapping up in Madrid on October 25. The trek includes eight U.K. and Irish dates, including London's O2 Academy Brixton for the first time. HALESTORM says: "Hello U.K. freaks! We are so excited to return to ...

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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Says Recent Concerts With LOU GRAMM 'Opened The Door' To Possibility Of Additional Shows Together

FOREIGNER founding guitarist Mick Jones was recently interviewed by RockBandReviews.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he got into music as a child: Mick: "The first thing that sort of affected me, I guess, was my parents had a collection of Les ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: European Tour Announced

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), will bring its frenetic blitz of thrashing hardcore fury to stages across Europe this summer. They will appear at major festivals, including Primavera Sound (Spain), Hellfest (France), Download (U.K. and France), Grasspop Metal Meeting ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Joins Cast Of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile' Thriller

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield tops off the coveted ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile". The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time had no knowledge of the crimes. The Grammy ...

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE Feat. PRIMAL FEAR Members: 'Higher Love' Video

"Higher Love", the brand new video from VOODOO CIRCLE, the band featuring PRIMAL FEAR members Alex Beyrodt (guitar), Mat Sinner (bass) and Francesco Jovino (drums), can be seen below. The track is taken from VOODOO CIRCLE's fifth album, "Raised On Rock", which will be released on February 9 as CD, digipak and limited colored vinyl ...

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SAMAEL Releases 'Rite Of Renewal' Performance Video

This past fall, Swiss industrial black metal pioneers SAMAEL played a couple of select shows around the release of their new album, "Hegemony", one of them in the picturesque town of Lausanne in their home country, surrounded by die-hard-fans, family, and friends. They captured that very special night with a live performance video of one ...

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