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SAXON Has Begun Writing Music For Follow-Up To 'Thunderbolt'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2018 album "Thunderbolt". Vocalist Biff Byford spoke about SAXON's upcoming activities during an interview with 4Sound at this month's Sweden Rock Festival. He said (see video below): "We've got a 40th-anniversary album coming out, a live album. And it's got ...

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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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Tenderness - DUFF MCKAGAN

The immediate mental image most of us draw of Duff McKagan traces back 30 years. The 20-something was draped with a hairspray-stiff mane. A cigarette regularly dangled from his lips. He was — and once again is — a key member of dirty hard rock/heavy metal icons GUNS N' ROSES. He looked the part. He ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On Musical Direction Of His Solo Album: 'It's Mixed In All Sorts Of Styles That I Like'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke to Record Collector magazine about his upcoming debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Regarding the album's musical direction, Biff said (hear audio below): ...

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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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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor'

"Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor", the new Roboshobo-directed video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Berserker", which was released on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has ...

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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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Watch SOUNDGARDEN's Performance Of 'Blind Dogs' From 'Live From The Artists Den' Film

SOUNDGARDEN, along with The Chris Cornell Estate, UMe and Artists Den, the critically acclaimed music series best known for presenting intimate concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional settings, announced today an unprecedented lineup of immersive events and a suite of products titled "Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den". The events will feature a reimagined experience ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Announces Release Of 'Live From The Artists Den' Live Film, Album And Immersive Events

SOUNDGARDEN, along with The Chris Cornell Estate, UMe and Artists Den, the critically acclaimed music series best known for presenting intimate concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional settings, announced today an unprecedented lineup of immersive events and a suite of products titled "Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den". The events will feature a reimagined experience ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 12 concert at the Anthem in Washington, D.C. can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user Steve Easton). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Thinks New Album 'Berserker' Has Many 'Future Live Classics'

Australia's Silver Tiger Media recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether AMON AMARTH intended to create something "bigger and better" with their new studio album, "Berserker": Johan: "That's always ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Quality Front-Row Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 8 concert at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user R. Albert). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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BAD RELIGION Announces Summer 2019 North American Tour

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its latest album, "Age Of Unreason". One leg of the trek will also feature THE LAWRENCE ARMS, while another will include DAVE HAUSE + THE MERMAID. Also announced were two New York City shows with reunited Boston ...

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STEEL PANTHER Drummer Is 'Most Excited' To Release New Album

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia says that he is more excited about the band's upcoming album than he has ever been about any of the group's previous releases. The disc is once again being produced by Jay Ruston, who collaborated with the band on all of its previous recordings, including its latest album, 2017's "Lower ...

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