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Beacon of Faith - BAPTISTS

Comparing BAPTISTS to noisecore pioneers CONVERGE is inevitable. The characteristic style and sounds remain in tow with the band's third full-length album, "Beacon of Faith", but it does more than simply chase the forefathers. BAPTISTS continues along a path that is comparatively more linear in approach yet much catchier and easily digestible. For some, album ...

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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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AS I LAY DYING Plays First Concert In Five Years (Video)

The classic lineup of California metallers AS I LAY DYINGTim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals — played its first first comeback show last night (Saturday, June ...

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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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BRANT BJORK To Release 'Mankind Woman' Album In September

KYUSS and FU MANCHU legend Brant Bjork is back with a brand new record. The godfather of desert rock has unveiled the hotly anticipated details about his thirteenth solo album, titled "Mankind Woman", set to be released September 14 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Although this is indeed a Brant Bjork record, it is the ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On IRON MAIDEN's Future: 'If We Ever Became A Parody Of Ourselves, That Would Be Time To Hang It Up'

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Nicko McBrain of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN prior to the band's May 28 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: ...

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HALESTORM Members Discuss Making Of 'Vicious' Album: 'This Is The Closest To What You See When You See Us Live'

The four members of HALESTORM discussed their upcoming album, "Vicious", in an interview earlier today (Thursday, May 31) as part of the BUILD Series in New York City. The question-and-answer session, which was hosted by Huffington Post managing editor of culture Lauren Moraski, can be seen below. A couple of excerps follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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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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APOCALYPTICA To Enter Studio In The Winter

APOCALYPTICA will enter the studio next winter to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to its 2015 album, "Shadowmaker". The Finnish cello rockers have spent most of the last two years touring behind the re-release of their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The remastered version of the instrumental cello-driven rock opus contains never-before-released instrumental ...

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BLOODBATH Forced To Postpone North American Tour

Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was ...

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