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ANTI-MORTEM Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Nuclear Blast Entertainment has announced the newest addition to its growing label roster: ANTI-MORTEM. Formed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, ANTI-MORTEM's line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 and ...

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THY ART IS MURDER Signs To NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Australia's hottest new extreme metal export THY ART IS MURDER has signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new U.S. partnership between Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner. The band's second album, "Hate", was recently released in Australia, where it came in at No. 35 on the Top 40 ...

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SCORPION CHILD Signs To NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along which borrows just enough from the revered past to bring a new infusion of vitality to the musical present. SCORPION CHILD's sound invokes a time when guitar-driven rock ruled radio's airwaves, when being hypnotized by a frontman and his bandmates ...

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Video: BLACK STAR RIDERS Talk About 'Hoodoo Voodoo' Song

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, entered a Los Angeles studio this past Monday (January 7) with producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: First Video Report From The Studio

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, entered a Los Angeles studio this past Monday (January 7) with producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS To Begin Recording New Album Tomorrow

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, will enter a Los Angeles studio tomorrow (Monday, January 7) with producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS To Enter Studio Next Week

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, will enter a Los Angeles studio next week with producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, ...

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THIN LIZZY Guitarist Interviewed In London (Video)

MetalTalk.net conducted an interview with THIN LIZZY guitarist Damon Johnson on December 17 at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. In October 2012, THIN LIZZY announced that they would not be recording new material under the THIN LIZZY monicker. The last incarnation of the band — Scott Gorham, ...

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It's Official: THIN LIZZY Members Launch BLACK STAR RIDERS

In October 2012, THIN LIZZY announced that they would not be recording new material under the THIN LIZZY monicker. The last incarnation of the band — Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza — would be looking to form a new project. Step forward BLACK STAR RIDERS… Today sees ...

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ESCAPE THE FATE Signs With ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC

Las Vegas, Nevada-based rockers ESCAPE THE FATE have inked a deal with Eleven Seven Music. The band's new album will be released in the spring. The CD was co-produced by John Feldman, Monte Money and Brandon Saller (ATREYU) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur. A 25-second teaser for the new ESCAPE THE FATE song "Ungrateful" ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Talks About Decision To Re-Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has spoken out about the band's decision to re-sign with Roadrunner Records. The group first joined forces with Roadrunner in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. Roadrunner first issued DREAM THEATER's ninth studio album, "Systematic Chaos", in 2007 ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Audio Interview With JOHN BOECKLIN

On October 31, Metal Storm conducted an interview with drummer John Boecklin of California metallers DEVILDRIVER. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked about the musical direction of DEVILDRIVER's next album, which is tentatively due in September 2013, Boecklin recently told Resident Rock Star, "It's a step in a ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Video Interview With DEZ FAFARA

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with vocalist Dez Fafara of California metallers DEVILDRIVER on October 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Ned of the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dez stated ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new division of Nuclear Blast formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief Monte Conner. As one of the leaders of the extreme modern metal movement, it is only fitting that their new home be one of ...

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BLACK SABBATH Tribute Goal Mask Unveiled

According to InGoal Magazine, Massachusetts recreational hockey goaltender Liz Conner has had a BLACK SABBATH-themed goalie mask created by Headstrong Grafx. ”I asked specifically for the picture of Henry (the flying devil logo) on the forehead, based on alternative CD art for 'The Devil You Know' and the band name on the chin," ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And MONTE CONNER Announce U.S. Partnership

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has joined forces with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner in the formation of a new U.S. partnership — Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new record label, which will share most major operations with the existing U.S. branch of Nuclear Blast, will announce its first signings in the coming months. ...

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SLEDGE LEATHER Interviewed On 'Focus On Metal' Podcast (Audio)

Focus On Metal podcast recently conducted separate interviews with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and her SLEDGE LEATHER bandmate Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN. You can now listen to both chats below. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", was inspired in 2010 when Leather Leone ...

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LEATHER LEONE Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is ...

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