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GEEZER BUTLER On DEADLAND RITUAL: 'We're Just Four Blokes Having Fun'

DEADLAND RITUAL members Geezer Butler (bass; BLACK SABBATH) and Matt Sorum (drums; GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) were interviewed by Paul Anthony of Planet Rock at this past weekend's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the "supergroup" tag that has been attached to DEADLAND ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Godsend' Video Feat. MARIANGELA DEMURTAS

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, "Godsend", featuring Mariangela Demurtas (ARDOURS, TRISTANIA) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below. ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of London Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DEADLAND RITUAL's performance earlier tonight (Thursday, June 13) at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England can be seen below. DEADLAND RITUAL is the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez ...

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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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Tropical Sun - FULCI

From Ozzy Osbourne's iconic cry, "Oh no, please god, help me!" onwards, heavy metal has always been primarily concerned with confronting horrors, both real and imagined. The genre's close, almost symbiotic relationship with horror literature and film hardly needs restating here, but there is a world of difference between propagating familiar gore and occult tropes ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) has released the official music video for his new single, "Venom". Check it out below. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he was working on material for a possible new solo album. "I think that's what's happening," he said. "I just have such a relaxed ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Says KEVIN DUBROW Is 'Irreplaceable'

Michele from Long Branch, New Jersey radio station 107.1 The Boss recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On surpassing both Michael Jackson and THE POLICE on the charts with 1983's "Metal Health": Frankie: "It was interesting ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), performed at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As expected, ...

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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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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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SEETHER To Release New Album In Early 2020

SEETHER is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" LP for a tentative early 2020 release. Drummer John Humphrey told T95 The Rock Station at last weekend's Rocklahoma festival: "We've been home since the holidays, kind of recharging our batteries. We've done a couple of shows, and ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Watch Video For New Single 'Broken And Bruised'

"Broken And Bruised", the first Michael P. Blevins-directed video from DEADLAND RITUAL, the band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be seen below. The sound of DEADLAND RITUAL isn't typical for any of the ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Video Of First Concert

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), played its first concert last night (Tuesday, May 28) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First Music Video Coming Soon

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), has just filmed a music video for an as-yet-undisclosed song. Butler shared a short clip from the video set, along with the caption: "Video ...

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MISFITS Announce Summer Shows In Denver And Seattle

MISFITS will play in Denver and Seattle this summer. The band will perform on September 7 at Denver's Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and on September 14 at Seattle's White River Amphitheatre. RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS, THE DAMNED and CRO-MAGS will open both gigs. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 17 at ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Promises' Video Released

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the first single and video, "Promises", featuring Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V) on lead vocals, has been released. Check it out below. Five years in ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Teases 'Promises' Single

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). A snippet of the album's first single, "Promises", is available below. The ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Blood, Sweat & Fear' Video Released

"Blood, Sweat & Fear", the new video from German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's 2018 European headline tour alongside RIOT V. "Blood, Sweat & Fear" is taken from PRIMAL FEAR's latest album, "Apocalypse", which was released in August 2018 via Frontiers Music Srl. Production of ...

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