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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: 'Get It Out' Album Due In January

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its debut album, "Get It Out", on January 18, 2019 via Megaforce. The follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT ...

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SAXON Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced a string of U.S. tour dates, following the incredibly successful tour with JUDAS PRIEST earlier this year and prior to their appearance on the 2019 Monsters Of Rock cruise out of Florida. SAXON frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: "We're bringing the 'Thunderbolt' tour back to the ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Hexenhammer' Video

The official video for "Hexenhammer", the new single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's second album, which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by ...

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MIKE PORTNOY To Play On 'Pan Rocks' RUSH Tribute Project

Steel drum orchestra Pan Rocks will enter the studio this fall to record its tribute to RUSH. Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) will handle drumming duties. The bassist and guitarist will be announced in the coming weeks. "I am excited to take part in this unique musical experience, which is ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Cover QUEEN, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN During Bulgarian Concert DVD/Blu-Ray Shoot (Video)

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — professionally recorded its September 22 concert at the Ancient Theatre in ...

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SAXON To Celebrate 40th Anniversary In 2019

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has told Moshpit Passion in a new interview that the band is planning to celebrate a special milestone in 2019. "We are touring until December, I think, but we've got something planned next year for our 40th anniversary," he said (see video below). "So I'm looking forward to that. There should ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: I'm Very Grateful And Respectful To My Bandmates'

Corey Gorechrist of the "Fantasm" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his difficult childhood upbringing: K.K.: "I think one of the main reasons I wanted to do the book [Downing's just-released autobiography, 'Heavy ...

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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Listen To Its Classic Albums While Making 'Firepower'

Max Volume of Reno's 105.7 KOZZ radio station recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Firepower": Rob: "We're having the time of our lives right now with 'Firepower' ...

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Coffin Birth - EXTREMITY

"Old School Death Metal" is a commonly discussed sub-subgenre these days, and it gives one a ballpark estimation and idea of what they're getting into. The tag brings to mind the aggressive and horrific sounds of AUTOPSY, DEATH or BOLT THROWER—or BLOOD INCANTATION as far as newer bands taking cue from the elders—rather than, say, ...

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Outlaws 'Til The End - DEVILDRIVER

In spite of DEVILDRIVER's 15-plus years of existence, during which time the collective has been far more productive in terms of creativity compared to frontman Dez Fafara's previous, notable nu-metal band COAL CHAMBER, some people forever link the vocalist with his former project more than anything. What's clear is that the two projects are vastly ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Music Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Mercy'

STONE SOUR's music video for an acoustic version of the song "Mercy" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which was released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from ...

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Kult 45 - OTEP

"If Mary was only 14 when she had Jesus, what does that make God?" Otep Shamaya frostily posits at the beginning of her anti-Christianity tirade, "Cross Contamination", from her eighth album, "Kult 45". It's no secret Shamaya never shies from a fight, enflamed particularly within the bushfire of her confrontational art. She comes into "Kult ...

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STEEL PANTHER Drummer Defends 'Pussy Melter' Distortion Guitar Pedal: We 'Will Not Be Told What To Say Or Do'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has defended his group against criticism over the guitar effect preset called "Pussy Melter", saying that he and his bandmates "will not be told what to say or do." This past July, TC Electronic stopped advertising the "Pussy Melter" after a number of musicians blasted the Danish audio company for ...

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BURNING WITCHES: 'Executed' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Executed", the new single from the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "Hexenhammer", which will be released on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by ...

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METALLICA Teams With NIXON For Watch Collaboration

Nixon has announced a collaboration with one of the original sideways thinkers: iconic rock band METALLICA. The hardcore collection, which includes eight watches plus one limited edition, was born of long-shared mutual respect for upstarts who buck the system and wind up changing it for good. Nixon x Metallica will be available as of November ...

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Video Premiere: STONE SOUR's 'Knievel Has Landed'

"Knievel Has Landed", the new video from STONE SOUR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which will be released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from "Hydrograd". Available ...

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