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RIVAL SONS Launch New Record Label SACRED TONGUE RECORDINGS

Two-time-Grammy-nominated group RIVAL SONS has announced the launch of its very own label, Sacred Tongue Recordings, with distribution through Thirty Tigers. The band recently regained the master rights to several of its early releases and will reintroduce them to the world by first remastering their independent full-length debut LP, "Before The Fire" (2009), and self-titled ...

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CARLOS CAVAZO On QUIET RIOT Continuing Without Any Members Of Classic Lineup: 'I Think It's Stupid For Somebody To Do That'

Former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo says that "it's stupid" for the band to continue without drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died last August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In September, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on ...

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Listen To New EYEHATEGOD Song 'Circle Of Nerves'

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have released "Circle Of Nerves", the latest single from their first new full-length album in seven years, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior", due on March 12 via Century Media Records. Singer Mike IX Williams said: "'Circle Of Nerves' is the last single before the release ...

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GARY MOORE: 'How Blue Can You Get' Collection Of Previously Unreleased Material To Be Made Available In April

On April 30, Mascot Label Group / Provogue will issue a new album featuring previously unreleased material from legendary guitarist Gary Moore. "How Blue Can You Get" contains a total of eight songs — four original tracks plus four tunes which were previously recorded and made famous by classic bluesmen like Elmore James, Sonny Thompson, ...

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BUTCHER BABIES 'Have A Ton' Of New Music Recorded

On February 17, BUTCHER BABIES vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about their new "Yorktown" music video, regularly churning out high-quality video content, future recording plans, television and more. Asked if the BUTCHER BABIES are planning to continue to put out new ...

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JAMES DURBIN Wanted QUIET RIOT To Tour More

James Durbin says that he wishes his former bandmates in QUIET RIOT "all the success in the world." Durbin recorded two studio albums with QUIET RIOT — 2017's "Road Rage" and 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys" — during his three-year stint with the group. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him with ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Mourning Star' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has just released "Mourning Star". This song is a continuation of the sound that the band has moved toward since "Save Myself" — a high-intensity mix of thrash, rock and heavy metal punctuated by breakneck technical playing from Adler, LoMenzo ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says Playing With SCORPIONS Is 'So Much More Physically Demanding' Than Performing With MOTÖRHEAD Ever Was

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee was recently interiewed on "Drum For The Song", the podcast hosted by Dane Campbell, son of ex-MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what the main difference is between playing with MOTÖRHEAD and touring with SCORPIONS in terms of how he paces ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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Here's The First Trailer For GLENN DANZIG's Vampire Spaghetti Western 'Death Rider In The House Of Vampires'

The first trailer for Glenn Danzig's upcoming homage to Italian spaghetti westerns and classic vampire films, "Death Rider In The House Of Vampires", can be seen below. It is the follow-up to his "Verotika" feature film directorial debut, which received its premiere in June 2019. "Death Rider In The House Of Vampires" was written and ...

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In a new interview with Talking Metal, James Durbin reflected on his time as the singer for QUIET RIOT. Durbin recorded two studio albums with QUIET RIOT — 2017's "Road Rage" and 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys" — during his three-year stint with the group. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him ...

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