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NIGHTWISH Plays 'Secret' Show In Finland (Video)

NIGHTWISH played a special "secret" concert earlier tonight (Wednesday, July 28) in Oulu, Finland. The Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers performed at Club Teatria disguised as a NIGHTWISH cover band called NEVSKI & THE PROSPECTS, although speculation about the group's actual identity was strong enough to cause the event to sell out. NIGHTWISH played the Oulu show ...

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JINJER Drops Music Video For New Single 'Mediator'

The official music video for "Mediator", the new single from Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Wallflowers", which will arrive on August 27 via Napalm Records. Commented JINJER: "With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Is Still Cancer Free

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett says that he is still cancer free, six years after he was diagnosed with oral cancer. Rockett offered an update on his health status via his social media on Monday (July 26). He shared a photo of him with his longtime girlfriend TC Smith, and wrote in an accompanying message: "Six ...

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WHITESNAKE Welcomes TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK

WHITESNAKE has announced the addition of Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick to the group's ranks. Jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and was previously part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (with George Lynch), ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. Dino has been singing, touring and recording since the age of five. Other than ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Is Now Cancer Free

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting is now "cancer free," more than two weeks after he underwent a successful total gastrectomy in his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Earlier today (Monday, July 26), Hunting's EXODUS bandmate Gary Holt took to his Instagram to write: "Update of Tom! Tom has been home for around ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says He Has Been Working On Score For NETFLIX Series 'Clark' Since March 2020

Back in May 2020, it was announced that OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt would score the upcoming Netflix series "Clark". The six-episode drama series about the Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson is being directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Production company is Scandinavian Content Group. Åkerfeldt discussed his involvement with "Clark" in a new interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'I Still Feel Like We Haven't Really Peaked'

Prior to Thursday's (July 22) game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Giants postgame live analyst George Kontos about the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations. Hammett said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Man, it's crazy when I think about four decades. 'Cause I ...

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KK'S PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'Brothers Of The Road'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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KK'S PRIEST's 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Pushed Back To October

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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Hear New KK'S PRIEST Song 'Brothers Of The Road'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Nine New Schools

Following a competitive selection process conducted by METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation and its partners at American Association Of Community Colleges (AACC), nine new schools will receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in their communities. This work is highlighted at a global level by leveraging the influence of METALLICA, who continue ...

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EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX Members Perform 'A Lesson In Violence' At TOM HUNTING Benefit Concert (Video)

Current and former members of EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX and FORBIDDEN performed the EXODUS classic "A Lesson In Violence" with hardcore punk legends THE BONELESS ONES last night (Saturday, July 17) at Holy Diver in Sacramento, California. The event was a benefit for EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting who recently underwent a successful total gastrectomy, less ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Guest On New JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Album

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine makes a guest appearance on the new album from John 5. The former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist revealed Mustaine's participation in the project during a new interview with Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station. Speaking about his upcoming LP, which is titled "Sinner" and is due ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Don't Leave Us' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Don't Leave Us". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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