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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On Addition Of Singer ZP THEART: 'The Online Trolls Found Less Reasons To Hate Us'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars and Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's fanbase now sharing a strong sense of sentimentality to their hit songs: Rachel: "It's really ...

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Listen To New THE AGONY SCENE Song 'Serpent's Tongue'

THE AGONY SCENE has released the song "Serpent's Tongue", which will appear on the band's new album, "Tormentor", out July 20 via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl. It is THE AGONY SCENE's first album since 2007's "Get Damned" (Century Media), which was preceded by 2005's "The Darkest Red" (Roadrunner) and 2003's self-titled release (Solid State). Guitarist Chris ...

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Listen To New DEICIDE Song 'Excommunicated'

"Excommunicated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, has been released via Spotify and can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which will be released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced ...

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No New NILE Album Before 2019

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have written six songs so far for the follow-up to 2015's "What Should Not Be Unearthed" album. The upcoming effort, which is tentatively due in 2019, will mark NILE's first release with new guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland, who replaced Dallas Toler-Wade last year. Speaking to Metal Mad TV at ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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TOM PETTY: Posthumous Box Set 'An American Treasure' Due In September

On September 28, Reprise Records will release "An American Treasure" — a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom's remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and ...

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PALLBEARER Releases Music Video For 'Thorns'

Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER will head to European shores next week for a run of shows and festival appearances and has announced a fall 2018 North American tour with Sweden's TRIBULATION. In anticipation of the forthcoming tour dates, PALLBEARER has unleashed a live music video for the track "Thorns", taken from the band's ...

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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 Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says One Of The 'Biggest Misconceptions' About GHOST 'Is That It's Just About The Devil'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Germany's Star FM. The complete two-part conversation can be streamed below (Forge's responses begin at the 6:48 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised that GHOST's mystique was preserved for several album cycles: Tobias: "Yes, I guess so. I ...

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DANZIG Announces Halloween U.S. Tour Dates

To celebrate DANZIG's 30th anniversary, special live dates for Halloween week 2018 have been announced. The short tour will end in Southern California with a big Halloween bash. These will be the last DANZIG live dates for awhile as Glenn Danzig will be concentrating on other projects which will be announced at a later date. ...

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SCORPIONS Joined By MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL For 'Overkill' Cover At Spain's ROCK FEST (Video)

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell joined German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS on stage this past Saturday (July 7) at the Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain to perform a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Overkill" as a tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. SCORPIONS' current lineup includes MOTÖRHEAD ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Dedicate PANTERA's 'Slaughtered' To VINNIE PAUL At Denmark's ROSKILDE Festival

Philip Anselmo dedicated a cover of the PANTERA classic "Slaughtered" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during Saturday night's (July 7) SCOUR concert at the Roskilde festival in Roskilde, Denmark. Anselmo simply stated, "Listen to me very closely: This is for Vince," before launching into the song from PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven", widely considered the ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN On Choosing Setlist For 'Decades' Tour: 'You Can Never Please Everybody; It's Impossible'

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen participated in a question-and-answer session prior to the band's appearance at this year's FortaRock festival, which was held last month at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On choosing the setlist for the group's current tour in support ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says His Voice Is 'Stronger' Today Than It Was Two Decades Ago

Vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ) was recently interviewed by Jason Saulnier. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the GRAHAM BONNET BAND: Graham: "Me and [bassist] Beth-Ami [Heavenstone] started the band almost five years ago. I think the new members of the band ...

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Bassist TODD 'SEXY T' STRANGE To Exit CROWBAR Once Again

CROWBAR will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its classic 1998 album, "Odd Fellows Rest", by performing it in its entirety on August 4 at the Southport Hall in the band's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert will mark the final appearance with CROWBAR of bassist Todd "Sexy T" Strange, who will no longer be ...

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CAST THE STONE Feat. Members of MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION: 'Jesusatan' Video

American death/black metallers CAST THE STONE have released the official music video for their cover of INFESTDEAD's "Jesusatan", taken from their recently announced six-track EP, "Empyrean Atrophy". The disc is due for release on August 31 via Agonia Records. CAST THE STONE is Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX, SCOUR), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION, SCOUR), Jesse Schobel ...

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