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Asking Alexandria - ASKING ALEXANDRIA

The UK has infiltrated American agro rock with the likes of BRING ME THE HORIZON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and, of course, ASKING ALEXANDRIA. You can read broad itching from the British press ripping on the Americanized syndrome of their metalcore-plying countrymen and they have a point. It's getting dangerously generic as ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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Next ANTHRAX Album Will Be 'F**king Amazing,' Says SCOTT IAN

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that the band's follow-up to "For All Kings" album will be "fucking amazing." Released in February 2016, "For All Kings" was called by some critics ANTHRAX's strongest album to date. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX's inclusion on ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I Only Ever Did What I Loved'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian was interviewed by Paraguay's ABC TV before his band's first-ever concert in the country on November 7 at Jockey Club in Asunción. You can watch the chat below. Asked what advice he would offer to young musicians who are just starting out, Ian said: "The best advice I could give is ...

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The Sin and the Sentence - TRIVIUM

Every time I come across a new TRIVIUM album across my desk for review, I smile greater than I do with many others. I tell the story frequently and it's merely for my own kick since the band did it all on their own and then some. Yet I called it in the parking lot ...

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TIMES OF GRACE Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Members: Drum Tracking For Second Album Begins

TIMES OF GRACE, the collaborative project featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Jesse Leach (vocals) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), has entered Signature Sound studio in San Diego, California to begin recording material for its second album, tentatively due next year. Sitting behind the drum kit during the sessions is Dan Gluszak, who previously played drums for TIMES ...

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ANTHRAX To Release 'Kings Among Scotland' Concert DVD In April

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce). Captured last February 15 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, GODSMACK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, STONE SOUR, SHINEDOWN Set For Next Year's FORT ROCK Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, GODSMACK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, STONE SOUR, SHINEDOWN and BREAKING BENJAMIN lead a powerful talent lineup for the sixth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018. Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its ...

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DEE SNIDER's Voice 'Is Up There With' ROB HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON And RONNIE JAMES DIO, Says JAMEY JASTA

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is currently in the studio working on a new solo album, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta. The as-yet-untitled disc will feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW), and ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Others Set For 2018 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

FOO FIGHTERS, OZZY OSBOURNE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH lead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida's biggest rock experience grows to three days — April 27-29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Corey Taylor says: "STONE SOUR ...

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Watch KING DIAMOND's Performance Of 'Halloween' From Upcoming DVD

KING DIAMOND's November 2015 concerts in Philadelphia and Detroit during the "Abigail In Concert 2015" tour were filmed for the band's forthcoming DVD. The massive, multi-camera shoot was directed by Denise Korycki, who has previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). A performance clip of the song "Halloween", taken from the Philadelphia shoot, can ...

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LIGHT THIS CITY Reunites To Record First New Album In A Decade

San Francisco-based band LIGHT THIS CITY has reunited to record its first new album in a decade. The group will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren in December to record its fifth full-length LP. Vocalist Laura Nichol states: "Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. Now that I have ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: 'Overexposure' Video

ACT OF DEFIANCE's video for the song "Overexposure" can be seen below. Directed by Vince Edwards, the melodic scorcher is backed with fast-paced imagery of the bandmembers in their finest form — churning out a precise metal assault! ACT OF DEFIANCE is the group featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Is 'Cranking Out' Demos For Next Album

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are writing material for their new album for a 2018 release. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will mark the band's third full-length effort since the return of vocalist Jesse Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE offered an update on its current activities in an Instagram post. "Jam sessions ...

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HATEBREED Frontman's JASTA Releases 'The Same Flame' Video

JASTA, the solo project of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, has released the official music video for the song "The Same Flame". The clip was shot by Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films. "The Same Flame" is taken from JASTA's latest album, "The Lost Chapters", which came out in March. Jamey states: "I'm really excited to launch ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announces 'Guns N' Roses Was Here': An Exclusive Multi-Brand Retail Experience At Maxfield

In celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of their ground-breaking debut album, "Appetite For Destruction", GUNS N' ROSES has announced "Guns N' Roses Was Here", an exclusive retail event in partnership with Maxfield and Bravado that will live in the famed Los Angeles boutique August 11-18. "Guns N' Roses Was Here" gives past, present and future ...

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ROY MAYORGA: STONE SOUR Is 'Everything I've Wanted In A Band'

Heather Brown of the 105.9 The Grizz radio station conducted an interview with STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga prior to the band's July 16 appearance at this year's Chicago Open Air, which was held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW Explains Name Change To LIGHT THE TORCH

DEVIL YOU KNOW, the band fronted by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, has changed its name to LIGHT THE TORCH. The group says: "After member issues and legalities continued for a year with no end in sight, we collectively felt it was time to put DEVIL YOU KNOW to rest. Every effort was made ...

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