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PESTILENCE Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE have parted ways with bassist Tilen Hudrap due to "scheduling differences" and have replaced him with Edward Negrea (NECROVILE). Tilen states: "Thanks to all our fans all over the world for mega support this year! It's appreciated more than you can imagine! It was an insane year, a crazy ride ...

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EKTOMORF Covers METALLICA's 'Hardwired'

Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF will release a brand new two-track digital single in October. The single, which was recorded in one day in early September at No Silence Studio in Hungary, will feature a new EKTOMORF song as well as a cover version of METALLICA's "Hardwired". Video footage from the studio sessions can be seen below. ...

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Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Houston

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil performed with his solo band on September 21 at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of The Carlos Melendez Live Metal Channel) Neil is continuing to tour the world with his solo band, which includes Dana Strum and Jeff ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Says NEAL SCHON Is Considering 'Journey Through Time' Tour Next Year During Break From JOURNEY

Veteran drummer Deen Castronovo (THE DEAD DAISIES, JOURNEY, REVOLUTION SAINTS) recently spoke with "The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with John Waite in BAD ENGLISH: Deen: "Professional, just very professional. He did what he was supposed to ...

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THE OFFSPRING: Back In The Studio

THE OFFSPRING appears to have resumed work on its long-awaited tenth album. A new photo of the band in the studio has been posted on THE OFFSPRING Facebook page along with the caption: "Back to work." THE OFFSPRING lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman recently confirmed that the band has been working with producer Bob Rock ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Launches Metal Project FIGHT THE FURY

FIGHT THE FURY is the new metal project from SKILLET frontman and bassist John Cooper. The band, which also features SKILLET guitarist Seth Morrison, along with drummer Jared Ward and guitarist John Panzer III, will release its debut EP via Atlantic Records later this year, with full details to be announced in the coming weeks. ...

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DISTURBED: 'A Reason To Fight' Single To Arrive This Friday

DISTURBED's new single, "A Reason To Fight", will make its online debut this Friday, September 21. It is the second single from the band's new album, "Evolution", which will be released on October 19. Like 2015's "Immortalized", DISTURBED's new album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko. ...

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MEGADETH Invites Indonesian President To Attend Concert

MEGADETH has invited Indonesian president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to attend its upcoming concert at the JogjaROCKarta festival in Yogyakarta on October 27. "We are hoping Indonesian President Joko Widodo @jokowi and Governor Ganjar Pranowo @ganjarpranowo will accept our invitation to see us perform in Jogjakarta on Oct. 27. We can't wait to play @jogjaROCKarta and ...

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EXCITER Parts Ways With Guitarist JOHN RICCI Once Again

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci. The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Is Working On Second Solo Album

Rex Brown working on material for his second solo album. The former PANTERA and DOWN bassist wrote on Instagram: "Slugging it out in the studio, writing & recording Solo record #2...Stay tuned Folks, this is getting Good!!! #rexbrown #pantera" Rex's debut solo disc, "Smoke On This…", was released in July 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne). ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Unleashes Brutal New Song 'F**k Love'

A new ALL THAT REMAINS song titled "Fuck Love" has been released via the band's official YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The track is expected to appear on ALL THAT REMAINS's upcoming album, which was reportedly produced by THE ACACIA STRAIN guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz and will arrive in early 2019. Earlier this ...

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ACCEPT's MARK TORNILLO On Taking Over For UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER In 2009: 'It Could Have Gone South In A Big Hurry'

Sakis Nikas of Rockpages conducted an interview with ACCEPT frontman Mark Tornillo at this year's Rockwave festival, which took place in July in Athens, Greece. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing songs live from their 2017 "The Rise Of Chaos" studio album: Mark: ...

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CHRIS ADLER Explains His Absence From LAMB OF GOD Tour

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler says that he was forced to sit out some of the band's shows earlier this summer because he was undergoing physical and occupational therapy for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident late last year. When it was announced in July that Adler would not join his bandmates on ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Falls On Stage In Sioux Falls (Video)

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has shared video footage of guitarist Kirk Hammett taking a tumble during the band's September 11 concert in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the short Instagram clip, which can be seen below, Ulrich can be seen mocking Hammett by pretending to also fall on stage. Lars captioned the video: "Careful in ...

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NIKKI SIXX Confirms New MÖTLEY CRÜE Music Is Being Recorded For 'The Dirt' Movie, Says Songs Are 'Ball-Busters'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that the band is recording four new songs for the film adaptation of the group's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band". The movie, which is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being ...

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