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Video Premiere: VOIVOD's 'Obsolete Beings'

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album as well as the 2016 mini-album "Post Society" was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has 'Written About 80 Or 90 Percent Of The Material' For Next NIGHTWISH Album

Earlier this month, NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen took part in a question-and-answer session at the Kitee International Music And Art Festival in Kitee, Finland. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for NIGHTWISH's follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" record, Tuomas said: "The next album is ...

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DESTRUCTION Officially Welcomes New Drummer RANDY BLACK

German thrash metal legends DESTRUCTION have officially welcomed Randy Black (ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved an extensive tour and many shows around the globe. Randy will make his official debut as the band's new drummer at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 3. DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier states: ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Release 'The Nature Of The Beast' Album In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release IMPELLITTERI's brand new studio album, "The Nature Of The Beast", on October 12. Today, the band has unveiled a new song from the album, "Run For Your Life". Hear it below. 30 years into their musical career, IMPELLITTERI have created a mind-blowing, highly energetic and thrilling new musical adventure with ...

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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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TERRORIZER To Release 'Caustic Attack' Album In The Fall

American grindcore icons TERRORIZER, featuring drummer Pete Sandoval, have united with The End Records for the release of their long-anticipated new full-length, "Caustic Attack". Produced by Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, ALL THAT REMAINS, KATAKLYSM, BATTLECROSS) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and featuring the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (ROTTING CORPSE, PYREXIA), the record serves ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Going Through Changes' Photo Book Due In September

Due on September 28 via Wymer, "Black Sabbath: Going Through Changes" is a photographic journey of BLACK SABBATH during the halcyon days of the seventies. Throughout a long and sometimes turbulent career, BLACK SABBATH's classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward virtually created the blueprint for heavy rock. With eight ...

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CKY Releases Video For 'Wiping Off The Dead'

CKY has released a brand new music video for the song "Wiping Off The Dead" from the band's most recent LP, "The Phoenix". Directed by Dave Causa, this is the third music video we've seen from the band off their current release. "Our good friend Dave Causa filmed us rehearsing for our U.K. tour last ...

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Watch GUNS N' ROSES Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of GUNS N' ROSES' entire July 13 concert at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time, based on Billboard's Boxscore archives. The trek, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark in ...

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GENE SIMMONS Joined By DORO PESCH For Performance Of KISS's 'War Machine' At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK

Doro Pesch joined KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons on stage during his concert yesterday (Sunday, July 15) at Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the KISS classic "War Machine". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Gene executive-produced Doro's second solo album, 1990's "Doro". She later said in an ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Lineup

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will unveil their new lineup on the main stage at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 10 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (guitar), Sy Keeler (vocals) and Jeff Williams (bass) will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). Rockett comments: "The band is genuinely ...

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HOWARD JONES Says He 'Went Off The Grid' After Leaving KILLSWITCH ENGAGE In 2012: 'I Didn't Have A Cell Phone For Three Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW) frontman Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) prior to the band's first-ever show on July 9 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS On The Key To His Longevity: 'Refusal To Learn Another Trade'

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On comparisons of his ...

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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Massive Mistake'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Lafon", former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about the experience of working on the band's 1997 album "Generation Swine" before he was replaced by a returning Vince Neil. "As enjoyable and amazing of an experience the first record was [referring to 1994's self-titled album], that's ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Seven Tenets' Video

"Seven Tenets", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Black Abyss", which was released in March via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter ...

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