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Concert By BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Shut Down Over Name Dispute

A concert by by Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT was canceled last night just hours before showtime after a Michigan venue received a cease-and-desist letter from the drummer's former bandmates. Blotzer is embroiled in a legal a dispute over the group's name with singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. The Soaring ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine'

The official lyric video for the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighteenth album, "The Grinding Wheel", which will be released on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Commented OVERKILL lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Let's keep this rolling. ...

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OVERKILL: Third Trailer For 'The Grinding Wheel' Album

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH). "The Grinding Wheel" track listing: 01. Mean ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Amarillo, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on December 9 at Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer earlier in the month refuted Warren DeMartini's claim that the drummer has been expelled from the RATT partnership and therefore no longer has an interest in the band's name. At the end ...

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OVERKILL: Second Trailer For 'The Grinding Wheel' Album

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH). "The Grinding Wheel" track listing: 01. Mean ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Spokane (Video)

Drummer Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT performed last night (Saturday, December 3) at the Star Theatre at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington as the support act for POISON singer Bret Michaels. The concert marked Blotzer's first appearance with his version of RATT since he was expelled from the partnership which owns the RATT name and ...

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OVERKILL: First Trailer For 'The Grinding Wheel' Album

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH). "The Grinding Wheel" track listing: 01. Mean ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says 'The Real RATT' Will Return In 2017

Stephen Pearcy has announced "the return of the real RATT" in 2017, presumably featuring the band's original singer, along with guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. A court ruling on November 8 apparently decided in Croucier's favor over RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Says Playing With OVERKILL Was An 'Amazing' And 'Great' Experience

Waldemar Sorychta — former GRIP INC. guitarist who has produced a number of acclaimed albums from SODOM, MOONSPELL and TIAMAT, among others — played guitar for New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL for three shows on the latter band's current European headlining tour after regular OVERKILL guitarist Dave Linsk was unable to make the dates. Sorychta, who ...

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OVERKILL: 'The Grinding Wheel' Album Details Revealed

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Comments OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Grinding on! Here we come again kids, strapped to the Grinding Wheel! Bang your head." "The Grinding Wheel" was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Says RATT Fans 'Love' His New Version Of The Band

On November 12, Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer backstage at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in the U.K. for the first time with his new ...

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