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I AM MORBID To Team Up With ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS, SADIST For 'Morbidfest' European Tour

I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — will team up with ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS and SADIST for the "Morbidfest 2019" European tour in April. All four ...

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SACRED REICH To Release 'Awakening' Album In The Summer

Veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album — the band's first in 23 years — titled "Awakening". Due this summer, the disc is being produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. "Awakening" will mark ...

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AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON Photographed With Wife In Florida

Author and concert promoter Daniel Hartwell has posted a brand new photo of AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and his wife Brenda Johnson. In the picture, which can be seen below, Brian is holding a copy of Hartwell's fictional novel "Saint John Lennon", co-written with Roseanne Bottone. Daniel wrote in a caption accompanying the photo: "Its ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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THE CRANBERRIES To Release Final Album, 'In The End', In April

Thirty years after forming in Limerick (initially as The Cranberry Saw Us) THE CRANBERRIES are set to release their eighth and final album, "In The End", on April 26. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the 11-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Exits FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Drummer Jeremy Spencer has announced his departure from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. After sitting out the fall leg of the group's recent co-headlining tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN, Jeremy underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover; the band fully supports his decision. Spencer said in a statement: "It's ...

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ARMORED SAINT And METAL MONKEY BREWING Join Forces For 'Symbol Of Salvation' Belgian Blonde Ale

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles continues its mission of pairing the most extreme minds in music and craft beer with "Symbol Of Salvation" Belgian Blonde Ale — a collaboration between ARMORED SAINT (who will be performing at the sold-out official festival pre-party) and participating brewery Metal Monkey Brewing (Romeoville, Illinois). Brewed with Grains ...

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JOHN BUSH On ARMORED SAINT's Studio Output: 'The Way I See It, It's All About The Quality, Not The Quantity'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", conducted an interview with ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush prior to the band's August 17 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California where it was performing its seminal 1991 album "Symbol Of Salvation" in full. You can ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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MEGADETH's First-Ever 'Megacruise': More Details Revealed

Details for the inaugural Megacruise, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, have been announced to preview the cruise's public on sale — kicking off today (November 7) at 1 p.m. ET. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced a batch of summer 2019 European tour dates. The run of stadium and arena shows will kick off on May 27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and end of August 22 in Vienna, Austria. Tickets will go on sale on November 8. Tour dates: May 27 - Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena May 28 ...

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PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Thinks CANNIBAL CORPSE 'Hit The Nail On The Head' With Songwriting On 'Red Before Black'

Finnish webzine Rauta recently conducted an interview with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of veteran Floridian death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what has kept CANNIBAL CORPSE going for over 30 years: Paul: "I think we're doing what we've been doing since ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On 'Megacruise': I Wanna Make Sure That People Walk Away Going, 'This Is The Greatest Thing Ever'

Dave Mustaine spoke to SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk about MEGADETH's first-ever Megacruise, which is scheduled to take place next fall. The boat will depart from Los Angeles on October 13, 2019 and visit San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico before returning to L.A. on October 18, 2019. Asked how the idea for the Megacruise came about, Mustaine ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Be Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, Others Confirmed For MEGADETH's First-Ever 'Megacruise'

ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are among the confirmed bands for MEGADETH's first-ever Megacruise. The Norwegian Jewel will set sail on October 13, 2019 from Los Angeles, California and hit ports of San Diego, California and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18, 2019. According to the official web site: "While there are dozens ...

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