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SNOT's MIKEY DOLING: 'Why Shouldn't We Go Out And Rock?'

Wisconsin radio station 107.5 The Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mikey Doling of the reunited Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excepts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SNOT's decision to go back on the road: ...

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Bloodstone & Diamonds - MACHINE HEAD

With the smoke cleared and lawsuits settled between MACHINE HEAD and departed co-founder Adam Duce, the band moves forward with new label Nuclear Blast and things are business as usual. That is to say, MACHINE HEAD keeps on seeking their own path in a metal market subdivided and sullied between cliché forms. Robb Flynn brought ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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SNOT Recruits VITIATE Frontman CARL BENSLEY For Upcoming Tour

Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT has tapped Carl Bensley (VITIATE, CONSUME THE FIRE) to sing for the band following the recent departure of Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY). SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says: "[Carl] is an incredible monster vocalist and great dude. [We're] very excited to rock with him." SNOT's U.S. tour, ...

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COAL CHAMBER Begins Recording New Album

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, has entered Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording its comeback album for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records. Dez told SiriusXM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin in August about COAL ...

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COAL CHAMBER In Pre-Production For New Album

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, will enter the studio in October with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording its comeback album for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records. A photo from the pre-production sessions for the new CD can be seen ...

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'Fear Clinic' Film Featuring SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR Frontman COREY TAYLOR: World Premiere Announced

"Fear Clinic", the new horror flick which marks SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor's first featured role in a film, will receive its world premiere on October 22 at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, California. Taylor, along with the movie's director, Robert Hall, will be on hand for a question-and-answer session. For ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Talks To COAL REGION ROCK About 'A Skeletal Domain' Album (Audio)

Coal Region Rock recently conducted an interview with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. CANNIBAL CORPSE's new album, "A Skeletal Domain", will be released on September 16 via Metal Blade Records. The CANNIBAL CORPSE collective — vocalist George ...

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Reunited SNOT To Play Entire 'Get Some' Album On U.S. Tour

Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — featuring vocalist Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY) — will embark on U.S tour in the fall during which the band will perform its classic "Get Some" album in its entirety. Support on the trek will come from HE IS LEGEND, THIRA and LYDIA CAN'T BREATHE. The ...

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Splinters - VALLENFYRE

Greg Mackintosh from PARADISE LOST was obviously shaken to the core by the loss of his father. Mackintosh dedicated the first album of his brutal side project, VALLENFYRE, "A Fragile King", to his dad. Now Mackintosh conjures up "Splinters", a harsh, depressing and noisome affair designed for bloodletting and the release of continued pent-up grief. ...

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COAL CHAMBER To Enter Studio In October

On August 13, DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara called in to SiriusXM Liquid Metal (channel 40) and spoke with host Jose Mangin about COAL CHAMBER's just-announced deal with Napalm Records and the band's upcoming studio album. "Over the years we just started talking and hanging out, and from there we decided ...

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COAL CHAMBER Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The group is currently working on new material for an album which it hopes to release next year. Said Fafara: "How many times do you get a second chance at anything in life? "We ...

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APOCALYPTICA Featuring Singer FRANKY PEREZ: Fan-Filmed Footage of HEAVY MONTREAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's August 9 performance at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA is putting the finishing touches on its eighth full-length studio album, to be released in early 2015. Following the release of "7th Symphony", APOCALYPTICA took a break from the standard album cycle in ...

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A Collection of Lies - SOCIETY 1

Matt "The Lord" Zane has always been a leading counterculture figure. A shrewd multimedia maverick whose repertoire includes music, acting, spoken word and video production (including porn, of course), Zane turned heads with his famed flesh suspension act as the jaw-dropping dimension to SOCIETY 1's balls-out stage performance. Having once broken Criss Angel's time record ...

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COAL CHAMBER To Announce New-Album Plans On Monday?

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, will make an announcement on Monday, August 11. Speculation is that COAL CHAMBER will reveal that it has signed a new record deal and will shortly begin work on its first studio album since 2002's "Dark Days". Bassist Nadja Peulen rejoined ...

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APOCALYPTICA Putting Finishing Touches On Eighth Album

Innovative Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA are putting the finishing touches on their eighth full-length studio album, to be released early 2015. Following the release of "7th Symphony", APOCALYPTICA took a break from the standard album cycle in 2013 to pursue a range of musical projects. While Eicca Toppinen switched to drums in his side band ...

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BRET MICHAELS Remakes LIONEL RICHIE Classic 'Endless Love' For NISSAN Marketing Campaign (Video)

Nissan will launch a new marketing campaign this week, starring POISON lead singer Bret Michaels, for its line of rugged commercial vans. The comprehensive "Tough Love" digital and print effort breaks July 31 across a variety of social media and digital platforms, including AOL, Google, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc., Bizo, KKB, Edmunds, Cars Direct and Auto ...

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ENCHANT To Release 'The Great Divide' In September

ENCHANT, the Bay Area's long-running prog-rock institution, founded in 1989, has completed work on its much-anticipated comeback release after ten years of silence. Titled "The Great Divide", ENCHANT's eighth studio album will be released on September 30 in North America via the band's longtime label partner InsideOut Music. ENCHANT's main songwriter and guitarist Douglas A. ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON To Receive Honorary Doctorate From U.K.'s Northumbria University

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson will be recognized at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England next week. He will receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday (July 9) during Northumbria's July graduation ceremonies alongside students graduating from Engineering and Environment degree program. The recipients of honorary degrees are nominated by the University's staff for their ...

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