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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Parts Ways With Drummer JEREMY SPENCER

Drummer Jeremy Spencer has announced his departure from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. After sitting out the fall leg of the group's recent co-headlining tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports his decision. "This decision has been weighing on ...

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SACRED REICH Rejoined By Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN

Phoenix-based thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the "A Question" EP (1991) and the "Independent" (1993) and "Heal" (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD. SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind comments: "It is ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release 'Dominion' Album In August

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will enter the studio on January 7, 2019 to begin recording their new album. Titled "Dominion", the disc will be released on August 16, 2019 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL's last album, "Built To Last", was released in November 2016 via Napalm Records. Lat year, drummer David Wallin returned to HAMMERFALL — nine ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Heaven And Hell And Fire' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Heaven And Hell And Fire" from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek ...

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Watch SLASH Perform LED ZEPPELIN, THE BEATLES Covers At 'Celebrating Willie Basse' Event In Hollywood

Slash performed at "Celebrating Willie Basse: A Night Of Music & Stories" on December 14 at Boardner's in Hollywood, California. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist played three songs at the invite-only event, including covers of THE BEATLES' "Come Together" and LED ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love". Basse died in October after a long battle with cancer. ...

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SODOM Frontman: 'I Hate The Situation In This World. I'm Scared For The Kids And The Next Generation'

Diamond Oz of Metal Underground conducted an interview with frontman Tom "Angelripper" Such of German thrash metal veterans SODOM after the band's December 6 concert at Electric Ballroom in London, England, United Kingdom during the MTV "Headbanger's Ball" tour alongside EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS. You can watch the entire chat below. ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Animated Music Video For 'Vultures'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released an animated music video for its latest single, "Vultures". The song is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released in December 2017 via Sumerian Records. The disc marks the group's first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the fall of 2016. ...

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OPETH Frontman Says Fans Can't 'Dictate' Group's Musical Direction: 'We Just Do What We Want To Do'

OPETH vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke with Owais "Vitek" Nabi of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he's been enjoying OPETH's apparent time off: Mikael: "I don't think, in retrospect, that I took so much time off, because we went off tour ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Last Man Standing'

The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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Video Premiere: MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'Decimated'

The Guilherme Henriques-created video for "Decimated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The 13th Beast", which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Century Media. "The 13th Beast" introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cancilla ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH And BREAKING BENJAMIN Donate $60,000 From U.S. Fall Arena Tour To Charity Organizations

This past Tuesday (December 11), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN wrapped the fall arena portion of the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018. The bands announced today they have chosen to donate a portion of their ticket sales this fall to two charity organizations close to their hearts. FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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Listen To New WHITECHAPEL Song 'Black Bear'

On March 29, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their seventh full-length album, "The Valley", via Metal Blade Records. The latest single from the disc, "Black Bear", can be streamed below. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, "The Valley"'s title is a ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Is Not Immune To Criticism

GHOST's Tobias Forge spoke to Resurrection Fest about the fact that most musicians are not immune to criticism. Asked if he is the kind of sensitive person that pays attention to what the "haters" have to say, Forge responded (see video below): "I am, to a degree. But I flip as well. I'm a little ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Hunter's Moon' In February

Dutch metallers DELAIN will release "Hunter's Moon" on February 22, 2019 via Napalm Records. The effort consists of exciting new studio tracks accompanied by a live Blu-ray from the band's sold-out "Danse Macabre" 2017 European tour. "Hunter's Moon" is the final in the trilogy, and follows on from DELAIN's EP "Lunar Prelude" and the full-length ...

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Updated SLAYER Biography Released

The definitive biography of thrash-metal kings SLAYER has been updated and expanded, with a new look. "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years… Post-Repentless Remastered Edition" features six new chapters, 24 more pages, and a new cover design. Available now, this new version now includes: * A book report on "Bloodline: The Araya ...

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