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WHITESNAKE's REB BEACH Has 'No Problems' With Certain Artists Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

WHITESNAKE and WINGER guitarist Reb Beach says that he has "no problems" with certain rock and pop artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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ABBATH To Tour Europe With VLTIMAS And 1349

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will embark on a European tour in January 2020. Support on the trek will come from VLTIMAS and 1349. The "Outstrider" European rampage will kick off at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany on January 24 and hit 11 more countries until a ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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DEEP PURPLE Announces Summer/Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be bark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since ...

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Reformed LAST CRACK Releases Music Video For New Song 'Icicle'

"Icicle", the new video from reformed '90s Madison, Wisconsin alternative hard rockers LAST CRACK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Up Rising", which will be released on May 31 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Recorded during 2017-2019 at ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform In Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's May 2 concert at Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its upcoming album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and ...

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THE RODS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Louder Than Loud'

Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, "Brotherhood Of Metal", on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Louder Than Loud", can be seen below. Drummer Carl Canedy says: "'Louder Than Loud' was the first song written for the new album. It was also the ...

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Original KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA On His New Band BI*AS: 'We Definitely Have Our Own Unique Sound'

BI·AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, is working on material for its debut album. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. BI·AS recently released its first two songs, "Pity" and "Change Your Mind", and Nguyen ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Organizer Says Financial Backer Doesn't Have 'The Right' To Cancel Festival

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang has released a lengthy new statement vowing that his 50th-anniversary festival will take place, despite the event's main investors announcing it was canceled yesterday. On Monday (April 29), Dentsu, one of the festival's backers, announced that the show, organized in part by Lang, would not proceed. Dentsu said in a statement: ...

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DARON MALAKIAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'As Bandmembers, We Tend To Have Different Ways Of Wanting To Do Things'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has once again said that it's unlikely the band will make new music anytime soon. Last summer, Malakian publicly accused singer Sej Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial issues with Malakian led to the stalemate. In a message on Facebook, Tankian ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Says DAVID COVERDALE Is 'Really Great At Focusing On Positive Energy And Being A Positive Guy'

Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for WHITESNAKE's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood": Joel: "Most of the songs would start with an idea from David [Coverdale, vocals]. Then he would ...

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EDGE OF PARADISE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based metal act EDGE OF PARADISE. Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, EDGE OF PARADISE debuted on the scene a few months later with "Mask", an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics ...

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