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THE AMITY AFFLICTION To Release 'Misery' Album In August

Roadrunner Records band THE AMITY AFFLICTION has unveiled details of its new album, "Misery", which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24. "Misery" is available for pre-order today, with all orders joined by an instant grat download of the album's electrifying first single, "Ivy (Doomsday)", which is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video. Written ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist: 'We Leave It All On The Stage'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke with Sophie K of Kerrang! Radio prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On co-headlining the Download festival: Zacky: "That's ...

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And Justice for None - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

"Blabbermouth can fucking suck it, 'cause they never fucking knew me..." Never underestimate the power of publicity, positive and negative. Ivan Moody and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are riding their latest mount of angst rock into the summer as early on concert breadwinners. Yet surrounding Moody is unnecessary hullabaloo as he fights personal demons on ...

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OTEP Challenges TRUMP In Hyper-Political Single 'To The Gallows'

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will release its eighth full-length album, titled "Kult 45", on July 27 via Napalm Records. Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of ...

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OTEP To Release 'Kult 45' Album In July

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, is about to unveil the most uncompromising, candid, all-inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that it has ever released in the form of its eighth full-length album, titled "Kult 45". Drawing influences from politically charged recording artists of ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Devil's Day' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Devil's Day", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands ...

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VIO-LENCE Singer SEAN KILLIAN Receiving Treatment For Post-Surgical Complications Following Liver Transplant

VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian, who underwent liver transplant surgery last month, has returned to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to receive treatment for post-surgical complications, including infection and bile leaks. According to his wife Dana, the thrash metal vocalist was admitted on Friday and is undergoing "lots and lots" of diagnostic tests, with ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Endless Night'

TRIVIUM's John Deed-directed music video for the song "Endless Night" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which arrived last October via Roadrunner. TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy told TeamRock about the song: "I have a friend who owns a personal training company, and he ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'By Blood Sworn' Video

"By Blood Sworn", the official music video for the title track of the new album from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. The disc will be released April 20 via AFM Records. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: Listen To 'This Is Vengeance' Song From 'By Blood Sworn' Album

"This Is Vengeance", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be streamed below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both ...

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SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE: 'Waitin Till The Countdown Begins' Performance Video

The official performance video for the song "Waitin Till The Countdown Begins" from SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, can be seen below. The track is taken from SAINTED SINNERS' second album, "Back With A Vengeance", which was released on February 16 via El Puerto Records. Expressing the "pure essence of ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Beyond Oblivion'

TRIVIUM's John Deed-directed music video for the song "Beyond Oblivion" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which arrived last October via Roadrunner. TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto told TeamRock about the song: "Corey [Beaulieu, guitar] was scrolling through his TV guide and he saw ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Says Current Frontman MARK TORNILLO Is 'Pulling It Off Well'

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that "horns were flying" when he went to see his former band perform in Italy last month. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Udo Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp contrast to Dirkschneider's distinctive style, and ...

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ROB HALFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's Longevity: 'We've Never Slacked Off'

JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford was recently interviewed by "The Rockside Chronicles With Shawn Sixx". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether he feels he's still "living the dream": Rob: "Yeah, absolutely. It's just a glorious journey that PRIEST has been on for almost 50 ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On DAVE HOLLAND: 'His Time With Us Was Amongst The Most Productive And Successful In The Band's Career'

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the death of their former drummer Dave Holland: "It is with regret that we hear of the passing of Dave Holland. Despite his actions since working with the band, his time with us was amongst the most productive and successful in ...

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Reunited VIO-LENCE Plus Members Of TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Perform At 'Killian On Command' Benefit Concert (Video)

TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN and VIO-LENCE members performed at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian last night (Saturday, January 20) at The Midway in San Francisco, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" saw the musicians play only VIO-LENCE material spanning the band's entire catalog of songs written from 1985 through 1992. They ...

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