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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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METALLICA Bassist's Wife Teams Up With MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS To Launch Limited-Edition T-Shirt

Musicians Without Borders has announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based artist and fashion designer Chloe Trujillo. To mark 20 years of music making and peacebuilding, Musicians Without Borders and Chloe Trujillo worked together to create a limited-edition t-shirt under the theme "War Divides, Music Connects", with proceeds going to music programs in conflict and post-conflict ...

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Original DISMEMBER Lineup To Perform At SCANDINAVIA DEATHFEST 2019

The original lineup of the 1990s Swedish death metal band DISMEMBER has reunited and will perform at the Scandinavia Deathfest 2019 festival, set to take place October 11-12 at the Kraken Sthlm and Slaktkyrkan venues in Stockholm, Sweden. DISMEMBER's lineup for the concert will be as follows: Matti Kärki - Vocals David Blomqvist - Lead ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Video Recap Of 'Hysteria & More' Tour

DEF LEPPARD has released a video recap of the 2018 leg of the band's "Hysteria & More" tour of U.K. and Ireland, celebrating 31 years since the release of its seminal "Hysteria" album, which was played in its entirety in track order. The clip, which was created by Lee Ford and Ben McFarlane, can be ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Welcome To The World 2' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'The Four Horsemen' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA will release a limited-edition vinyl of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" next month. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural "Helping Hands" benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3, 2018. "Helping Hands… Live & ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Quits LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has exited LORDS OF BLACK. He announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal band in a post on his Facebook page. Ronnie wrote: "Just to inform that since some weeks ago I did leave my 'job' as lead singer in LORDS OF BLACK. Almost five years of good music, ...

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BEAST IN BLACK: Second Trailer For 'From Hell With Love' Album

The second trailer for "From Hell With Love", the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc is scheduled for a February 8 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The follow-up to 2017's ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New NILE RODGERS Album

LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the upcoming album from legendary producer/musician Nile Rodgers. Rodgers told told the Daily Star newspaper that his cancer battles in 2010 and 2017 motivated him to do more collaborations and live shows. "When I was first diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told me to ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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JASON BONHAM Says His Wife Kept Him From Flying Into Rage After LED ZEPPELIN Asked Him To Change 'EXPERIENCE' Name

When FOREIGNER announced its 2018 summer tour, the opening act was listed as JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING instead of JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE, the name under which the drummer has been touring nearly a decade. As as result, many assumed that the tour press release and poster contained typos, but Bonham has since ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Begin Recording New Album In February

LIFE OF AGONY will enter the studio in February to begin recording its new album for a tentative late 2019 release. The disc will be the band's first since the addition of drummer Veronica Bellino, who replaced Sal Abruscato earlier this year. "We're very excited about this next record we're writing," LIFE OF AGONY guitarist ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'The Great Adventure' Music Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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