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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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RAVEN Frontman On Almost Going Into Business With OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE: 'You Could Maybe Say We Dodged A Bullet'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British metal legends RAVEN. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On being part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene: John: "We had the first independent metal album out in England, which was 'Rock Until ...

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Watch Documentary About AS I LAY DYING's Comeback

HeartSupport has released a 15-minute documentary about AS I LAY DYING's comeback after the band's lead vocalist, Tim Lambesis, served two years in prison for soliciting the murder of his wife. HeartSupport — founded by Jake Luhrs, who is the lead vocalist in AUGUST BURNS RED — explained its decision to tell AS I LAY ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Releases Music Video For His New Protest Song, 'Pirate Punk Politician'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously described as "a good old-fashioned protest song," will appear on his upcoming album, "Kind Heaven", due out June 7 via BMG. Asked what exactly he is protesting with "Pirate Punk Politician", Farrell ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

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ZZ TOP: 'Sharp Dressed Man' Rock Musical Coming To Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment's team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing "Sharp Dressed Man", a rock musical featuring ZZ TOP hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ TOP members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, ...

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New AMON AMARTH Drummer Says His 'Input' Was Welcomed On 'Berserker'

AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren recently spoke with Jake Patton of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new album, "Berserker", which marks his recording debut with the group: Jocke: "I'm really stoked. I was more spooked earlier on when we started with the 'Jomsviking' ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE Is Ready To Start Writing New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee says that the band is about to begin working on its long-awaited follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. EVANESCENCE spent much of the last two years recording and touring in support of 2017's "Synthesis", which contained some of the band's best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones — ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR, NANCY WILSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JOE SATRIANI Perform 'Comfortably Numb' At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure'

Sammy Hagar's sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert took place last night (Wednesday, May 15) at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" included (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony ...

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