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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour Is 'Opposite' Of A Cash Grab: 'It's A Cash Giveaway'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently discussed the "Dio Returns" hologram tour 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 preparation that went into ...

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LIKE A STORM: 'Out Of Control' Video Released

New Zealand hard rockers LIKE A STORM have released a Ron Thunderwood-directed music video for the song "Out Of Control". The track is taken from the band's most recent full-length album, "Catacombs", which came out last year via RED Music. LIKE A STORM recently announced a U.S. co-headline "Firestorm" tour with THROUGH FIRE. The trek ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Rock Steady'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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SABATON: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Red Baron'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official lyric video for the song "The Red Baron". The track is the second single from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Fix This'

NONPOINT has released a music video for the song "Fix This", directed by Eric Richter. Check it out below. "There are two sides of everything that's broken," said singer Elias Soriano. "One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song 'Fix This' dives into what it ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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Former FIREWIND, HAMMERFALL Members Join Forces In THE SIGN

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band formed by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL, BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (RED CIRCUIT, ex-AVALON, FIREWIND), with the lineup completed by Rosén's fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall. Influenced by '70s classic rock bands such as BAD COMPANY, ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says METALLICA Came Across Like They Were 'Whining And Complaining' In 'Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary

"Rock Hard With Jay Conroy" recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what territories ANVIL had a record deal while opening up for larger bands during the early part of their career: ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'The Evening Hate'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA gold-certified rock band RED has released a digital single, "The Evening Hate", via its newly formed Red Entertainment label with distribution for the first time from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally. The song's accompanying music video and short film, written, directed and produced by RED and starring the band, ...

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KATAKLYSM EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET: Summer/Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates Announced

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their "Meditations Over North America 2019" tour on September 4 in Joliet, Illinois. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26. Joining the band as special guests will be thrash legends EXHORDER, death metal kings KRISIUN ...

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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 2002, is stuffed with pulverizing ...

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REVOCATION And VOIVOD To Team Up For North American Co-Headlining Tour

After recently completing a U.S. tour with WHITECHAPEL and DYING FETUS, REVOCATION has announced another North American run for the fall — this time co-headlining with VOIVOD. This special tour will also see REVOCATION play its latest album, "The Outer Ones", in its entirety. PSYCROPTIC, SKELETAL REMAINS and CONJURER will join as additional support. Tour ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Right Now' Video Premiere

BUCKCHERRY has released the third music video from its latest album, "Warpaint". The track "Right Now" is the disc's second official single, following the arrival of "Bent" earlier in the year. The MMA-themed "Right Now" video was filmed at the Affliction Training Center in Seal Beach, California and was directed by Billy Jayne. The clip ...

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BEARTOOTH Releases 'Afterall' Music Video

"Afterall", the new video from BEARTOOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from BEARTOOTH's third album, "Disease", which was released last September via Red Bull Records. The disc was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DEFTONES, KORN, FOO FIGHTERS). Vocalist Caleb Shomo has called "Disease" "by far the ...

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ABBATH: Listen To 'Outstrider' Title Track

"Outstrider", the title track of the second album from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be streamed below. Due on July 5 via Season Of Mist, the disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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