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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Rules Out Reunion Of Surviving Members Of QUIET RIOT's Classic Lineup

BigMusicGeek.com recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. BigMusicGeek.com: In hindsight, once [original QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin [DuBrow] passed away, was there ever any doubt regarding the group's ability to continue? There was a significant amount of animosity directed towards you ...

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QUIET RIOT Is In The Studio Recording New Album

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" that the band is working on the follow-up to 2017's "Road Rage" album for a tentative late 2019 or early 2020 release. "We are in the studio right now recording new original material," he said (hear audio below). As for a possible ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Announces New Drummer

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project has recruited drummers Simon Phillips and Bodo Schopf following the recent passing of Ted McKenna. Simon, who played on the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP debut album, will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LP. Due to his schedule, he is unable ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Says Veteran Acts Who Don't Continue Releasing New Music 'Become A Caricature'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's chemistry with current vocalist James Durbin: Frankie: "It's been really great. Chuck Wright, our bassist, and I have been working together on and ...

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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Video Released

IMONOLITH — the new metal band featuring vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, ARKAEA), drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), guitarist Brian Waddell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), bassist Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, NOISE THERAPY) — has released a new single, "Hollow", available to stream/download for ...

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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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