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To Hell With God - DEICIDE

"To Hell With God" is the title of the new DEICIDE album, eh? How shocking that the quartet would choose a title so blatant in its blasphemy when the storied Floridian death metal band has always prided itself on its subtlety in matters of protest against blind faith followers of white-light religions. "Yeah, right" as ...

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OBITUARY/DEICIDE Guitarist Pays Tribute To GARY MOORE

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the passing of legendary axeman Gary Moore: "Once again, the world has lost a unique voice, a major talent. "If it wasn't for Gary Moore, my life would have been very different. "Three guys — Gary, Randy Rhoads and ...

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TANGENT PLANE To Release 'Project Elimi' Next Month

German progressive power metallers TANGENT PLANE will release their second album, "Project Elimi", on March 25 via 7Hard Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by Roberto Dimitri Liapakis and Christian Schmid. The cover artwork was created by Jonas Kawalek (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN). "Project Elimi" track listing: 01. One Month In Real-Time 02. One ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Announces Return Of Vocalist WYATT ANDERSON

Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD have announced the return of vocalist Wyatt Anderson to the group's ranks. Affectionately known as "The Screamin' Demon", the fan favorite who previously appeared on the band's sophomore release, "Over The Top", has rejoined the band as the full-time frontman. He replaces Peter Ellis, whose U.S. visa issues ...

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DANKO JONES Completes Filming 'I Think Bad Thoughts' Video

Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES has officially wrapped filming of the third and final installment for the "Below the Belt" music video trilogy. "I Think Bad Thoughts" marks the return of an all-star cast that had been previously featured in both of the epic "Full of Regret" and "Had Enough" videos. The video starring Elijah ...

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DANKO JONES Interviewed On Winnipeg's POWER 97

On January 25, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada radio station Power 97 conducted an interview with DANKO JONES frontman and namesake. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. DANKO JONES recently released the second in the soon-to-be music video trilogy from the album "Below the Belt" (Bad Taste Records/Caroline). The new highly-stylized, film-like ...

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DANKO JONES Interviewed By NIKKI SIXX (Audio)

DANKO JONES frontman and namesake was interviewed on a recent edition of "Sixx Sense", the new national radio program hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the chat below. DANKO JONES recently released the second in the soon-to-be music video trilogy from the album "Below the Belt" (Bad Taste Records/Caroline). ...

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Former SCORPIONS Bassist RALPH RIECKERMANN Interviewed (Video)

Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, who currently resides in Hollywood, California, recently conducted an interview with former SCORPIONS bassist Ralph Rieckermann. Ralph talks about playing with the legendary German hard rock band from 1993 to 2003, his departure from the group, his present and future. You can now watch the chat in three parts ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Schedules Free Clinic

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) will take part in a free guitar clinic on Thursday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Seminole Music & Sound (10720 74th Avenue North, Suite F) in Seminole, Florida. Santolla has played in many bands in the past, including EYEWITNESS, DEATH (he never recorded any of their ...

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STEEL PANTHER Interviewed On 'The Zloz Hour' (Video)

The outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER was recently interviewed on "The Zloz Hour", the new video series hosted by legendary rock photographer Neil "Zloz" Zlozower. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Featuring Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS), drummer Stix Zadinia, bassist Lexxi Foxxx, and ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New Video Interview

Groovey of Colorado Music Buzz & Entertainment conducted an interview with the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER prior to the group's December 17, 2010 performance at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. Featuring Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS), drummer Stix Zadinia, ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On CHOM-FM's 'The Metal File' (Audio)

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was interviewed for on the latest edition of "The Metal File" podcast from Montreal's CHOM-FM. You can stream the show using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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VINNY APPICE Interviewed On WRIF 101.1 FM (Audio)

Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Appice told "Metal Shop"'s Ralph Cartel in a recent new interview that he has launched a brand new project, tentatively ...

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SHIPROCKED Rocks Leviathan Back To The Depths

"Shiprocked 2010" was a resounding success as a capacity crowd of rockers and metal heads from the global village endured Mother Nature and showed that even the mightiest gale forces couldn't keep them from rocking 24 hours a day as Shiprocked returned to port in Fort Lauderdale November 14 after a swing thru the Bahamas ...

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HOLY MOSES To Enter Studio In The Spring

Long-running, female-fronted German thrashers HOLY MOSES have issued the following update: "The year 2010 is not ended now, but we like to take the chance to give you a short overview. "After the real successful shows in Finland, at Kaltenbach Open Air in Austria, and the really great shows with DORO at Landau Germany and ...

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VINNY APPICE's Personal Playlist

Mog Music Network recently asked legendary drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) to create a personally curated playlist for the site's curiosity-satisfying- and audio-streaming pleasure. His selections were as follows: 01. MOTÖRHEAD - "Orgasmatron" 02. YES - "Long Distance Runaround" 03. RAINBOW - "Kill the King" 04. JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ...

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SIGHT OF EMPTINESS To Support OBITUARY In Costa Rica

Costa Rica-based melodic extreme metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS will support OBITUARY on November 23 at Peppers Club in San Jose, Costa Rica. Commented SIGHT OF EMPTINESS singer Eduardo Chacón: "Playing with OBITUARY in our home country makes me feel so happy, because John Tardy was one of the first death metal singers who really ...

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DENIAL FIEND Releases Video Preview Of Upcoming Album

Horror metal supergroup DENIAL FIEND has posted a video preview of its upcoming full-length album, "Horror Holocaust", on the band's official YouTube channel and Facebook page. Recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's "They Rise" is due out in early 2011 via Ibex Moon Records. The video features ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Guest On PLAYBOY TV's 'Playboy's Beach House'

The outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER will be featured in the December 3 episode of Playboy TV's new reality series "Playboy's Beach House". According to the group, the program will include "hot chicks, naked chicks, chicks with big boobs, and most importantly, STEEL PANTHER!" Check out a trailer below. A description of ...

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STEEL PANTHER Inerviewed On Vancouver's 'Urban Rush' (Video)

Fiona Forbes of the entertainment talk show "Urban Rush" on Shaw TV Channel 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada recently conducted an interview with the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER. You can now watch the chat below. Featuring Michael Starr (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS), drummer Stix Zadinia, bassist Lexxi ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, JEFF WATERS To Guest On MEMORAIN Album

MEMORAIN, the project led by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis, will release its fourth full-length effort, entitled "Evolution", in early 2011 via Pulverised Records. Guest musicians on the CD include Ralph Santolla (guitar; OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH), Gene Hoglan (drums; DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL), Steve DiGiorgio (bass; DEATH, SADUS, TESTAMENT) ...

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