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VOLBEAT Teases New Song

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have uploaded short video clip of the band playing a new riff in their rehearsal room. Check it out below. Asked about the new riff by Nivens of the 98.9 The Rock radio station at this past weekend's (Saturday, June 3) Rockfest at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, VOLBEAT frontman ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps MISSING PERSONS Drummer ANDY SANESI

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has recruited Andy Sanesi to play drums in his solo band. Bach says: "Andy Sanesi was recommended to me by my friend Adam Jones from the band TOOL. Andy Sanesi is the drummer who replaced Terry Bozzio in the incredible Los Angeles band MISSING PERSONS. He is a great ...

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The Future State of Wicked - BLOOD FEAST

It's been nearly 30 years since cult thrashers BLOOD FEAST dropped an album. In that time, the equally obscure splatter flick of the same name from Herschell Gordon Lewis has finally been reissued to gore hounds. Originally known as BLOODLUST, the band enjoyed a modest run with New Renaissance Records, which gave the band exposure ...

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Reunited RATT 'Would Love To' Release New Studio Album In 2018

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — "would love" to complete the follow-up to the group's latest studio album, 2010's "Infestation". Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini have played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the ...

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Video: RATT Performs At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of the reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performing on May 28 at the Rocklahoma festival, which took place at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Check ...

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ADEMA's Reunited Original Lineup Plays First Comeback Show (Video)

The reunited original lineup of the California rock band ADEMA — vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls — played its first comeback show last night (Wednesday, May 24) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can ...

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VOLBEAT Already Has Five Songs Written For Next Studio Album

Michael Poulsen of Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT has confirmed that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie" album. "I'm always inspired, and we already have certain new songs written," he told the 99.7 The Blitz radio station at this past weekend's Rock ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER And BLIND GUARDIAN's HANSI KÜRSCH Are Working On Material For Third DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has confirmed that he and BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch are working on material for the long-awaited third album from their side project DEMONS & WIZARDS. DEMONS & WIZARDS was launched in 1997 and has released two full-length albums so far: 2000's self-titled effort and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson ...

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PENTAGRAM To Complete European Tour Without BOBBY LIEBLING

As was the case for the recently completed U.S. shows, legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM will play its previously booked European tour dates this summer without frontman and founding member Bobby Liebling. PENTAGRAM explains in a statement: "Bobby called on April 17 saying he had been admitted to the hospital. He called again on ...

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ADEMA's Original Lineup Reunites, Begins Work On New Material

The original lineup of the California rock band ADEMA — vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls — has reunited and is writing material for a new album, to be recorded later in the year. The reactivated group will play its first comeback show on Wednesday, ...

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RIKKI ROCKETT Thinks POISON Should Get A ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Nomination 'For The Sake Of Our Genre'

Tigman of the Q103 radio station in Albany, New York recently conducted an interview with POISON drummer Rikki Rockett. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD: Rikki: "It's been great, honestly. We get along with both TESLA and ...

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Video: RATT Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed on April 29 at M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini ...

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Watch Reunited RATT Perform In Philadelphia

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined ...

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Video: PENTAGRAM Performs In Baltimore Without BOBBY LIEBLING

On Thursday, April 20, legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM played the first of its previously announced four U.S. shows without frontman and founding member Bobby Liebling in Baltimore, Maryland. All lead vocals at the gig were handled by PENTAGRAM's guitar player Victor Griffin. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy ...

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PENTAGRAM To Play Four East Coast Shows Without BOBBY LIEBLING

Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band PENTAGRAM will play its previously announced four U.S. shows at the end of April without its frontman and founding member Bobby Liebling. All lead vocals at the gigs will be handled by PENTAGRAM's guitar player Victor Griffin. Griffin, bassist Greg Turley and drummer Pete Campbell have released the following statement ...

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Watch POISON Perform In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of POISON's reunited original lineup — Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett and C.C. DeVille — performing on April 14 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland as part of its North American tour with DEF LEPPARD can be seen below. POISON's setlist was as follows: 01. Look What The Cat Dragged ...

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