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CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX And THE FACELESS To Headline This Year's 'Summer Slaughter Tour'

"The Summer Slaughter Tour" 2019 will see the tour's first-ever triple co-headline bill, featuring CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX and THE FACELESS all sharing the main event and performing full headline sets. RIVERS OF NIHIL, NEKROGOBLIKON, LORNA SHORE, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and the "Headbang For The Highway" winners will join as support. Tour dates: Jul. 20 - ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

Grammy-winning rock 'n' roll band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced a three-week fall North American leg of its "March Of The Peaceful Army" tour, set to kick off in Kansas City on Saturday, September 21. The tour will include first-time visits to Kansas City and Irvine, and the band performing a blend of fan-favorites and ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Frontman HOWARD JONES On Listening To Hip-Hop: 'It's A Way To Get Away From Heavier Music For A Little While'

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH and vocalist Howard Jones recently spoke with Metal Nexus. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he enjoys performing more when venues are sold out: Howard: "I don't really think that way. It doesn't matter ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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GLENN HUGHES Postpones U.K. Tour Due To Illness

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK SABBATH) has been forced to postpone his previously announced U.K. tour, which was due to start May 14 and run through May 24. According to a statement posted on Hughes's social media, "he needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On His Upcoming Solo Album: It's 'Something That I've Wanted To Do For A Long Time'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery will enter the studio in June to begin recording his first solo album. Helming the disc will be Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected. Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo ...

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ABBATH To Tour Europe With VLTIMAS And 1349

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will embark on a European tour in January 2020. Support on the trek will come from VLTIMAS and 1349. The "Outstrider" European rampage will kick off at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany on January 24 and hit 11 more countries until a ...

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A Letter of Red - SABBATH ASSEMBLY

The 2013 dissolution of THE DEVIL'S BLOOD left a large void in heavy music. The Dutch collective's bewitching brew of psychedelic occult rock scratched the itches of those looking for haunting Satanic overtones and the warmth of classic psychedelic rock, their work resembling an overtly devil-worshiping spin on vintage JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. There are other bands ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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BUCKCHERRY Filming 'Right Now' Music Video

BUCKCHERRY is filming a music video for its song "Right Now" today (Monday, May 6) at the Affliction Clothing headquarters in Seal Beach, California. According to singer Josh Todd, the clip, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will feature "some great fighters." "Right Now" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's latest album, "Warpaint", ...

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New GHOST Collectible Figures Coming Soon

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new range of GHOST figures, available for pre-order now at this location. Each of the new GHOST figures — Papa Emeritus II, Cardinal Copia in a red cassock and Cardinal Copia in a black tuxedo — is incredibly ...

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PAUL STANLEY: Hear Excerpt From 'Backstage Pass' Audiobook

An excerpt from the audiobook version of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", is available below. The audiobook was narrated by Sean Pratt, who has been an audiobook narrator for more than two decades years, having recorded over a thousand audiobooks in almost every genre. "Backstage Pass" was released on April 30, 2019 ...

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Video Premiere: SABATON's 'Fields Of Verdun'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official music video for the song "Fields Of Verdun". The track is the first single from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which is due on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the ...

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ABBATH: 'Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Calm In Ire (Of Hurricane)", a new song from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), can be seen below. The track is taken from ABBATH's second album, "Outstrider", which will be released on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded ...

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Video Premiere: NEW YEARS DAY's 'Shut Up'

NEW YEARS DAY's "American Psycho"-inspired music video for "Shut Up" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Galileo Mondol (Raging Nation Films) and stars Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and the original ax from "American Psycho",. "When we recorded the song 'Shut Up', I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire" The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' September 2019 U.S. Tour

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the "Unleashed In The West" 2019 headline tour. The U.S. trek, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starts on September 5 in Denver and wraps on September 28 in Atlanta. The FOZZY members will take ...

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