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Listen To New HALESTORM Single 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM will release its fourth album, "Vicious", on July 27 via Atlantic. The second single from the disc, "Black Vultures", can be streamed below. Recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, "Vicious" is available for pre-order at all DSPs and streaming services. Deluxe album packages are available for ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Releases Video For 'Signs Of The Time'

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, TALISMAN, W.E.T.) — has released the official music video for the song "Signs ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece "Mindfucker" on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern U.S. shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this fall. The band will hit the road ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Other Metal Bands Have Followed METALLICA's Path By Seeking Therapeutic Intervention

Robert Trujillo says that other bands have followed METALLICA's path by request therapeutic intervention when faced with personal turmoil. The San Francisco heavy metal giants' 2004 documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash ...

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HALESTORM Frontwoman On 'Vicious': 'We Started With Nothing And Ended Up Building Up This Amazing Record'

Cameron Buchholtz and Allison Chainz of the Rock 100.5 The KATT radio station conducted an interview with singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale and drummer Arejay Hale of HALESTORM at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which was held last month in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Collecting Ideas For Next MEGADETH Album: "We're So Far Ahead Of The Game Ready Right Now'

At this past weekend's Rockfest festival in Hyvinkää, Finland, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band two years ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Release New Album In September

According to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Dave Lombardo, the band will release a new full-length album in September. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' latest release was the "Get Your Fight On!" EP, which came out in March. It was the group's second release with Lombardo, Ra Diaz on bass and Jeff Pogan on guitar. The ten-song effort included new ...

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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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SAXON: 'The Secret Of Flight' Video Released

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "The Secret Of Flight". According to Classic Rock magazine, the track, which appears on the band's latest album, "Thunderbolt", retells the story of flight via the medium of heavy metal thunder, taking in all points from Icarus's disastrous approach ...

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HALESTORM To Release 'Vicious' Album In July; 'Uncomfortable' Video Now Available

HALESTORM will release its fourth album, "Vicious", on July 27 via Atlantic. The first single from the disc, "Uncomfortable", premiered this morning, and the video, directed by Evan Brace (PHANTOGRAM, TAKING BACK SUNDAY), can be seen below. Recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, "Vicious" is available for ...

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Botswana's SKINFLINT To Release Fifth Album This Week

For many rock listeners, Gaborone, Botswana is not the first location one thinks of when it comes to the hometown of many heavy metal bands. But since 2006, the three-piece SKINFLINT has been making its hometown located in Southern Africa proud. On June 1, the group will issue its fifth, self-titled full-length release overall via ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: KORN Is Not Using Outside Songwriters For Next Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has shot down as false Internet speculation that the band is using outside writers for material for its next studio album. Rumors of KORN collaborating with different writers began swirling when Davis told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch "have been writing ...

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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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JOHANNA SADONIS Says New LUCIFER Album 'Digs Even Deeper Into The Record Crates Of The '70s'

Finnish journalist Janne Vuorela conducted an interview with frontwoman Johanna Sadonis and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (also of ENTOMBED and THE HELLACOPTERS fame) of heavy rockers LUCIFER at this year's Desertfest Berlin festival, which took place on May 6. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how LUCIFER ...

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Omni - ANGRA

Brazilian prog metal masters ANGRA has maintained a solid if grossly unheralded presence for many years, leading to wonder how it hasn't been muttered in the same breath as the genre's elite, through the band is frequently compared to DREAM THEATER. This band is elite, however, and at times better, let the debate machine grind. ...

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GEOFF TATE To Guest On Next AVANTASIA Album, 'Moonglow'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate has revealed that he will make a guest appearance on "Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. The disc, which is currently being recorded in Germany, will arrive in January 2019 via Nuclear Blast. A world tour in support of the disc ...

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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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