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DOKKEN Performs With Guitarist IRA BLACK For First Time (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's November 2 performance at Proof Rooftop in Houston, Texas can be seen below. As previously reported, guitarist Ira Black (I AM MORBID, METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, WESTFIELD MASSACRE) has joined DOKKEN for nine U.S. tour dates in November and December. Black made his live debut with DOKKEN in Houston, and ...

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ICED EARTH To Tour Europe With FREEDOM CALL, METAPRISM

ICED EARTH will embark on a European tour in January with support from FREEDOM CALL and METAPRISM. ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer stated: "Brothers and sisters, the time is drawing near! We're happy to announce FREEDOM CALL and METAPRISM as support for our upcoming January dates in Europe. Lots of 'Incorruptible' and lots of classics ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Third EPK For 'Unified' Album

The third EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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GWAR Releases Video For 'I'll Be Your Monster'

GWAR's David Brodsky-directed music video for "I'll Be Your Monster" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Blood Of Gods", which will be released on October 20 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and will be made ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Second EPK For 'Unified' Album

The second EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases 'Live At BBC Radio 1' EP

Following the arrival of "Crooked Teeth", which scored them their fourth consecutive Top 20 entry in the U.K., California rockers PAPA ROACH are celebrating their most successful album for years with the release of their rip-roaring live session on Daniel P. Carter's BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show" earlier this year via Spotify. Recorded at BBC ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: EPK For 'Unified' Album

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Unified", the sophomore album from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — is available below. The disc will be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Possible Reunion With K.K. DOWNING At ROCK HALL Induction: 'Everything's On The Table'

Rob Halford says that that JUDAS PRIEST is open to reuniting with longtime guitarist K.K. Downing for a one-off performance at a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. PRIEST is among the first-time nominees to the Rock Hall, part of a list of nineteen potential candidates that was unveiled on Wednesday evening (October ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Releases Solo EP

Former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL and FRAGILE MORTALS singer Rob Dukes has released his first solo EP via all digital music retailers. The effort features Scott Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY) on bass and special appearances from members of RUN-D.M.C. and SNOT. Track listing: 01. My Whole Life (feat. Mikey Doling) 02. Hate Me (feat. ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Celebrate Triple Anniversary In 2018 With Special North American Tour

In 2018, legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth is celebrating a rare triple anniversary: * Fortieth anniversary of SCORPIONS' "Tokyo Tapes" * Fortieth anniversary of the birth of ELECTRIC SUN * Fiftieth anniversary of Uli's first-ever stage performance in 1968 To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli will perform a whole series of concerts and ...

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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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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Listen To 'Bridge Of Broken Lies' Song

The song "Bridge Of Broken Lies" from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from SWEET & ...

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METALLICA's 'One' Featured In 'The Punisher' Trailer

METALLICA's classic song "One" is featured in the brand new trailer for "The Punisher", the latest series from Marvel and Netflix. Due later in the year, the series stars former "The Walking Dead" cast member Jon Bernthal as the title character, reprising the role he originated in season 2 of "Daredevil". It's billed as an ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT's ROGER MIRET Says Brother FREDDY CRICIEN Of MADBALL Was 'Emotionally Touched' After Reading New Book

The Conductor of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with frontman Roger Miret of New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can listen to the full chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his autobiography, "My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory": Roger: "It's basically my ...

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THREAT SIGNAL Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Exit The Matrix'; 'Disconnect' Album Details Revealed

The official lyric video for "Exit The Matrix", a brand new song from Canada's melodic thrashers THREAT SIGNAL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited fourth studio album, "Disconnect", which will be released on November 10 via Agonia Records. Since their critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won ...

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YES Cancels Tour Dates Following Death Of STEVE HOWE's Son

Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe's beloved younger son Virgil, progressive rockers YES have canceled the remaining dates of their "Yestival" tour. Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates (in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase. The YES members — Howe, Alan ...

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YES Announces 50th-Anniversary Tour

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a European tour next March — #YES50. On this not-to-be-missed tour, YESSteve Howe, Alan White, ...

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VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Releases 'Rat Hole' Video

"Rat Hole", the new video from VIXEN frontwoman Janet Gardner, can be seen below. The track, which was inspired by Gardner's frustration with health care insurance companies, is taken from her self-titled debut solo album, released last week via Pavement Entertainment. "Janet Gardner" is a collaboration between the singer, who works days as a part-time ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Afterlife' Video

The official video for the song "Afterlife" from SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The track is taken from SWEET ...

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