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JINJER: 'Micro' EP Details Revealed

Ukrainian metal act JINJER will release a new five-song EP, "Micro", on January 11, 2019 via Napalm Records. Bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov comments: "Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our 'King Of Everything' album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs ...

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GUS G.: Making Of 'Letting Go' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Letting Go" video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH: 'I Never Had A Mentor'

In a previously unreleased clip from Daniel Sarkissian's film "What Is Classic Rock?", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked to offer some advice to up-and-coming artists. He responded: "When I was 20 years old and TWISTED began, I don't think I would have ever asked someone who was 60 where the music industry ...

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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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BLACK SABBATH Could Be Honored With Bridge In Birmingham

Celebrating 50 years of BLACK SABBATH, West Side business development and the city of Birmingham, England have proposed a new landmark immortalizing the founding fathers of heavy metal in the heart of Birmingham's city center most dynamic and entertaining destination, Broad Street. The idea for the stretch of Broad Street over the canal next to ...

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LION'S SHARE's Complete Catalog Available Digitally For First Time

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE is making its first five albums available on streaming services and digital service providers today, November 14. The albums "Lion's Share" (1995), "Two" (1997), "Fall From Grace" (1999), "Entrance" (2001) and "Emotional Coma" (2007) have all been remastered by Mike Lind, giving them a new life. These new releases ...

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The Sirens - INTO ETERNITY

INTO ETERNITY is known for providing a bridge between prog metal and melodic death metal, but since its inception in 1997, the Canadian band has marched to the beat of its own drum, assembling the pieces in a distinctly unique manner. The Regina, Saskatchewan-based collective has, for the most part, improved with each subsequent release. ...

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Corrupting Influence - INTERNAL BLEEDING

INTERNAL BLEEDING has achieved success over the years where it matters most. The group has been creatively successful since the act's early nineties demo material, and with the absolutely savage debut long player: "Voracious Contempt". But in terms of commercial success, the ball hasn't necessarily always bounced in the favor of the Long Island-based band—relatively ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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Canada's NECRONOMICON To Release New Album In 2019

For the last 30 years, Rob "The Witch" and NECRONOMICON have been conspiring to bring essential death metal to Canada and the world, with none surviving the pure devilish onslaught that these pioneers embody. Playing over 1,000 intense gigs since their conception in 1988 around the world, including the longest continuous Canadian tour on record ...

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DAWN FADES To Release Debut Album In February

Los Angeles based post-metal group DAWN FADES will release its self-titled debut album on February 8, 2019 via Metal Assault Records. Metal Assault has worked with DAWN FADES for a couple of its events in the L.A. area this year, and the band's live performance was mesmerizing and magnetic every single time, striking an unimaginable ...

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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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WHITESNAKE To Release 'Flesh & Blood' Album In May 2019

WHITESNAKE has announced its first shows of the 2019 "Flesh & Blood" world tour. The trek will see the David Coverdale-fronted band perform select songs from its 13th studio album, "Flesh & Blood", to be released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the disc, titled "Shut Up & ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Release 'One Man Gang' Album In The Spring

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will release his new solo album, "One Man Gang", in the spring. The follow-up to 2015's "Blackout States", which is currently being mastered, features guest appearances by ex-HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide and THE DAMNED legend Captain Sensible. Monroe told Heavy TV he named his new solo record after ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'Road To Chaos' Episode 2

The second episode of "Road To Chaos", the video series documenting the promotional activities for "Controlled Chaos", the upcoming debut solo album from Nita Strauss, the incredibly talented guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, can be seen below. The disc will be ...

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HYPOCRISY And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE To Join Forces For Early 2019 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY and Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will return to North America for the "Death...Is Just The Beginning" co-headlining tour in March/April 2019. Joining them will be the progressive extreme metal band AENIMUS. Tickets go on-sale everywhere on Friday, November 16. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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