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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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JINJER Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour With SUICIDE SILENCE, TOOTHGRINDER

In support of their masterful latest full-length album "Macro", Ukrainian progressive groove metal frontrunners JINJER have just announced their next headline tour of North America. The trek, dubbed the "Tour Of Consciousness", will present an exciting lineup — featuring support from metal mainstays SUICIDE SILENCE and emerging heavy hitters TOOTHGRINDER. The tour will begin on ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Unveil 'Perdida' Album Details, Announce North American Acoustic Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS embark upon a new sonic adventure with "Perdida", the band's first-ever acoustic album. It includes 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over. "You have to live it to write it," says guitarist ...

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SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, BRING ME THE HORIZON, EVANESCENCE, Others Added To 2020 Edition Of SONIC TEMPLE ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL

Premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announces the anticipated music and art lineup for the second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. As previously announced, METALLICA — recently named the world's ...

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No Halos In Hell - CYHRA

It was a little surprising that CYHRA's 2017 debut album, "Letters to Myself", didn't have a greater impact. With former AMARANTHE frontman Jake E. and ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad on board, this was always going to be a band with massive melodies and gleaming hooks in plentiful supply, but when the album was ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: Lyric Video For 'Dirty Blues' Song

The official lyric video for "Dirty Blues", a new song from DIRTY SHIRLEY, the project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), can be seen below. The track is taken from DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 24, ...

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Get Loud! - AGNOSTIC FRONT

There is a lot to be said for stamina. Incredibly, AGNOSTIC FRONT have been hammering away like absolute madmen for nearly 40 years. Ignoring a five-year hiatus in the mid-'90s, the legendary and definitive NYHC crew have been omnipresent as guardians of a style of brutish, metallic hardcore that never seems to grow old or ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces 'To Plant A Seed' 10th-Anniversary Tour

This spring, WE CAME AS ROMANSJoshua Moore (guitar), Dave Stephens (vocals), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass) and David Puckett (drums) — will embark on an 10th-anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2020 North American Tour With LACUNA COIL

Finnish cello-rock band APOCALYPTICA — featuring classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, along with drummer Mikko Sirén — has announced the spring 2020 North American leg of the "Cell-0" world tour. This tour leg will launch on Sunday, May 3 in Orlando, Florida and see the band performing in 20 cities ...

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Video: KING DIAMOND Performs In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's November 11 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. Earlier this month, KING DIAMOND released a new song called "Masquerade Of Madness". Mixed by Andy La Rocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, the track will appear on ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Sad But True' Performance From Moscow

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Sad But True" on July 21 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. METALLICA will headline five major North American festivals next year, all of which are produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. The events are Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Music + ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform At Madison Square Garden

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's November 9 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Jim Powers"). Earlier this month, SLAYER kicked off "The Final Campaign", the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah started at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's November 6 concert at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Jim Powers"). SLAYER has just kicked off "The Final Campaign", the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah started at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, and ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: 'Here Comes The King' Video

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Here ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Spellbinding Video For 'Rise'

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has released the spectacular new music video for "Rise" which can be seen below. Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the group's upcoming studio album, "Cell-0", due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music), "Rise" is an impressionistic painting come to life, which enacts the humanity that we ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK Join Forces In DIRTY SHIRLEY

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc's first single, "Here Comes The King", can be ...

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