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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Says 'Dark' And 'Aggressive' New Album Was Inspired By Modern Society

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with United Rock Nations about the group's soon-to-be-released ninth studio album, "Humanicide". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Humanicide": Rob: "There's no more that could have been done to make it any better coming from us. What you ...

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TRIUMPH's MIKE LEVINE: 'We Touched People's Lives'

Iconic Canadian rockers TRIUMPH were honored with the "Legends Of Live" award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards on Friday, May 10 in the Osgoode East Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The award recognizes artists who have made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE: Listen To 'Affirmation' Song

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, will release its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May 10 via BMG. The disc's latest single, "Affirmation", can now be streamed below. Hagar told the Broward Palm Beach New Times last year about the lyrical themes ...

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Celestial Mechanics - TRONOS

Few musicians encapsulate the freewheeling spirit of the metal underground like Shane Embury. Although best known as the bassist with NAPALM DEATH, he has been almost absurdly prolific over the years with a steady stream of bands and side projects, covering a ludicrous amount of musical territory along the way: BRUJERIA, LOCK UP, MEATHOOK SEED, ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Organizer Says Financial Backer Doesn't Have 'The Right' To Cancel Festival

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has released a lengthy new statement vowing that his 50th-anniversary festival will take place, despite the event's main investors announcing it was canceled yesterday. On Monday (April 29), Dentsu, one of the festival's backers, announced that the show, organized in part by Lang, would not proceed. Dentsu said in a statement: ...

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SLIPKNOT Sells Out Homecoming Show At IOWA STATE FAIR

SLIPKNOT has sold out its homecoming show at the Iowa State Fair. On August 10, a capacity crowd of 16,000 will pack the Grandstand for a historic moment, SLIPKNOT's first-ever show at the Des Moines, Iowa fairgrounds. The momentous performance will see SLIPKNOT celebrating the release of its long-awaited new studio album, set to arrive ...

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Video: ACCEPT Performs With Orchestra In Saint Petersburg, Russia

German/American metallers ACCEPT launched the "Symphonic Terror Tour" on April 20 in Wuppertal, Germany. The trek sees the band accompanied by a symphony orchestra, presenting such ACCEPT anthems as "Princess Of The Dawn", "Breaker", "Fast As A Shark" and "Metal Heart", as well as to newer songs like "Stalingrad", "Shadow Soldiers" and "Teutonic Terror". Fan-filmed ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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Watch AEROSMITH Perform Without Drummer JOEY KRAMER At Friday Night's 'Deuces Are Wild' Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of AEROSMITH's April 26 concert in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. The show marked the second consecutive performance the band played without drummer Joey Kramer at the Park Theater at Park MGM as part of AEROSMITH's "Deuces Are Wild" residency. Earlier in the week, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes ...

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AGENT STEEL Fans Complain About Abbreviated Set At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Reformed '80s metallers AGENT STEEL, featuring original vocalist John Cyriis, performed an abbreviated, 30-minute set on Friday, April 26 at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. According to an Instagram post by Underground Empire, AGENT STEEL's performance started later than originally scheduled "because ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire" The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist On Why Band Continues To Work With Producer JASON SUECOF: 'If It Ain't Broke, Don't Try To Fix It'

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany recently spoke with Rustyn Rose of Metal Nation. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band continuing to deliver quality new material: Rob: "We're stubborn, and we don't want to give up. We don't want to fade out, and we ...

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