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Today Marks 15th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Sunday, December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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THE AGONIST Guitarist Wouldn't Rule Out Tour With ARCH ENEMY

THE AGONIST guitarist Danny Marino says that he wouldn't rule out a future tour with ARCH ENEMY. ARCH ENEMY's current lineup includes former THE AGONIST singer Alissa White-Gluz, who was recently accused by her THE AGONIST replacement, Vicky Psarakis, of trying to hold the group back in the five years since Alissa's departure from the ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of Entire November 2019 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on November 29 at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:00:24 Bark At The Moon ...

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SLAUGHTER Vocalist Is 'Talking To What's Left Of' Former Record Label About Potential 30th-Anniversary Reissue Of Band's Debut Album

SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter recently spoke with Rockin' Metal Revival. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the state of SLAUGHTER in 2019: Mark: "We're out still playing and sending out the good message of, 'Long live rock n' roll'... The bottom ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'We Get A Kick Out Of Annoying People'

Frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. extreme metal veterans NAPALM DEATH was interviewed on a recent installment of "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's a spiritual person: Barney: "I'm ...

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HALESTORM Bassist Hints At Band's Next Release: 'There Might Be Covers On It; Something A Little Different'

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has hinted at the band's next recording project, saying that "there might be covers on it" as well as "something a little different." HALESTORM hasn't released any new music since last year's "Vicious" album. Frontwoman Lzzy Hale has alluded to working on a secret studio project this past summer but has ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Wrote Seven New STRYPER Songs In Four Days

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has already written seven songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. On Thursday, Sweet took to his social media to write: "I started writing for the new STRYPER album ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman's ME AND THAT MAN Project Releases 'Run With The Devil' Video

Blackened blues project ME AND THAT MAN — founded in 2013 by BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski — has released a new single, "Run With The Devil", featuring Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian "blackjazz" collective SHINING. The song is accompanied by an outstanding-yet-unsettling official video, directed by Roman Przylipiak and inspired by the unmistakable atmosphere of ...

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AEROSMITH Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

AEROSMITH will embark on a European tour next summer. The 14-date trek will kick off on June 13 at Milan, Italy's iDays festival and will conclude on July 27 at Mönchengladbach, Germany's Sparkassenpark. Tickets will go on sale next Friday (December 13) from 9 a.m. local time through AEROSMITH's official web site. Tour dates: Jun. ...

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ANVIL: Cartoon Lyric Video For New Song 'Nabbed In Nebraska'

The official cartoon lyric video for the song "Nabbed In Nebraska" from Canadian metal legends ANVIL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Legal At Last", due on February 14, 2020 via AFM Records as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl. ANVIL, a Toronto-based ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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KISS's TOMMY THAYER: New Limited-Edition EPIPHONE Guitar Now Available

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments presents the fourth Epiphone signature guitar from KISS guitarist Tommy "Spaceman" Thayer. The new, limited-edition Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul Outfit features a unique Electric Blue finish with mirrored pickguard, Seymour Duncan JB Humbuckers, and Grover Rotomatic tuners. All previous guitar collaborations with Tommy and Epiphone have ...

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ENSLAVED Enters Studio To Record New Album

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have entered the studio to record their new album. The disc is tentatively due in May 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. ENSLAVED founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the recordings: "The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere — and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. ...

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