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SOUNDGARDEN: 'King Animal' Track Listing, Final Cover Artwork Unveiled

Reformed Seattle grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN will release "King Animal", the band's first new studio album in over 15 years, via Tom Whalley's new record label, a partnership between his Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records, on November 13. The album's first single, "Been Away Too Long", will be available via digital retailers on September 27. ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: New 'King Animal' Trailer Available

A new trailer for "King Animal", SOUNDGARDEN's first all-new album in 16 years, can be seen below. The CD is due on November 13 via the Universal Republic label. According to The Pulse Of Radio, a new SOUNDGARDEN song called "Been Away Too Long" will be shipped to rock radio stations next Wednesday (September 19). ...

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HELLENNIUM Taps KING DIAMOND Guitarist For New Album Recordings

Uddevalla, Sweden-based metallers HELLENNIUM have tapped Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) to produce their second album at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. La Rocque previously worked with HELLENNIUM on their self-titled debut CD, which came out in May via Gothenburg, Sweden's Rambo Music, a division of Gain Music Entertainment (which is distributed and ...

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BLACK Featuring Members Of BLACK SABBATH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL: First Music Being Mixed

BLACK, the new project featuring vocalist Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), bassist Magnus Rosén (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and drummer Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM, TONY MARTIN), is mixing its first two songs at La Rocque's Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden. In an interview with Metal-Rules.com conducted earlier this summer, Andy stated about ...

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BRUCE KULICK Talks KISS On 'Decibel Geek' Podcast (Audio)

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick was interviewed for the latest episode of the "Decibel Geek" podcast. Kulick looks back on his nearly 40-year career in the music industry and offers his thoughts on KISS' upcoming "Monster" book and album, memories of the circumstances that led to the 1996 original-lineup reunion ...

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MEGADETH's 'Countdown' Expanded 20th-Anniversary Reissue Rocks Times Square

A photo of the upcoming expanded, commemorative 20th-anniversary reissue edition of MEGADETH's "Countdown To Extinction" album being advertised on the world's largest digital display system located in New York's Times Square via the 126-foot-wide, 47-foot-tall Reuters sign can be seen below. The 7,400-square-foot digital billboard, which soars 23 stories into the sky above Times Square, ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Burning Palm' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Burning Palm" from from Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's fifth-full length and first album in over five years, "Book Burner", which was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios. Due on October 22 via Relapse Records, "Book ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Vs. CHARLIE BENANTE At 'Metal Masters 4': Fan-Filmed Video Footage

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike returned last Friday (September 7) with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. "Metal Masters 4" brought back some of the classic "masters" while adding a few new members to the list. Friday night's main band comprised of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Kerry King ...

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ABSU: 'Hall Of The Masters' Video Released

Mythological occult metal discoverers ABSU have released their new video, for the anthem "Hall Of The Masters", courtesy of this year's Adult Swim Singles Program. Once again, the band has showcased their signature style of occult black/thrash mythology to dark, new, calculating territories. The audio was recorded earlier this year at Nomad Recording Studios in ...

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Report: SOUNDGARDEN Single Coming Next Week

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a new SOUNDGARDEN song called "Been Away Too Long" will be shipped to rock radio stations next Wednesday (September 19). The track will be the first official single from "King Animal", the Seattle grunge legends' first all-new album in 16 years. In related news, Hits Daily Double has reported ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist Wishes PAPA ROACH Singer Well

SHINEDOWN has been co-headlining the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour with GODSMACK since the middle of August, with dates booked through the end of September, but one of the other acts they had on the trek with them is missing. PAPA ROACH had to drop off after just a few shows so that singer Jacoby ...

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GARY HOLT, FRANK BELLO, BILLY SHEEHAN Talk 'Metal Masters 4' In New Video Interview

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike returned last Friday (September 7) with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. "Metal Masters 4" brought back some of the classic "masters" while adding a few new members to the list. Friday night's main band comprised of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Kerry King ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On Playing SLAYER And EXODUS Songs: 'It's Like Being On Another Planet'

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike returned last Friday (September 7) with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. "Metal Masters 4" brought back some of the classic "masters" while adding a few new members to the list. Friday night's main band comprised of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Kerry King ...

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Report: SOUNDGARDEN To Sign With UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

According to HITS' industry insider I.B. Bad, reformed grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN is in the process of signing with Universal Music Group in a worldwide deal put together by Max Hole, chief operating officer of UMGI (international division of Universal Music Group), and Lucian Grainge, UMG's chairman and chief executive officer. In the U.S., the first ...

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GEOFF TATE To Release 'Kings & Thieves' In November

Geoff Tate, the legendary QUEENSRŸCHE frontman and one of the most acclaimed vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, will release his second solo album, "Kings & Thieves", on November 6 via InsideOut Music. "My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album," says Tate. "I wanted it to ...

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GOD SEED: Debut Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed

GOD SEED, the Norwegian band featuring former GORGOROTH members King (bass; real name: Tom Cato Visnes) and Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal), will release its debut album, "I Begin", on October 30 in Europe and October 23 in North America via Indie Recordings. The CD was written, arranged and recorded between the fall of ...

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ABSU: Video Footage Of 'Slaughter By The Water' Performance

Video footage of ABSU's performance at the third annual Slaughter By The Water festival, which took place on August 25 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, California, can be seen below (courtesy of Capital Chaos TV). ABSU's latest album, "Abzu", came out last October via Candlelight Records. The CD was part two of ...

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MEGADETH's 'Countdown To Extinction' Album Remastered And Expanded For 20th-Anniversary Edition

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has personally overseen a new 20th-anniversary edition of the band's most popular album, 1992's double platinum-certified "Countdown To Extinction", to be released November 6 by Capitol/EMI. After wrapping up their "TH1RT3EN World Tour" this fall, MEGADETH will perform the acclaimed album in its entirety on their "Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour" ...

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KING DIAMOND's 'Parallel Universe' Photo Unveiled

During a recent appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, legendary Danish/American/Swedish King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) (real name: Kim Bendix Petersen) spoke about the strange photo that was taken of KING DIAMOND during the band's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. "[We have this] picture from ...

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KERRY KING Says New SLAYER-Inspired ESPN Promo Is 'Awesome'

Prior to last Friday's (September 7) "Metal Masters 4" clinic in New York City, Artisan News spoke to SLAYER guitarist Kerry King about the latest in ESPN's long-running line of "This Is SportsCenter" ads, which "take a whimsical and bizarre angle on the legendary show's behind-the-scenes productions." Their new commercial, which purports to reveal that ...

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Guitarist CHRIS POLAND On MEGADETH: 'We Were Like Brothers, And We Fought Like Brothers'

Brian Gold, a DJ at XtremeMetalRadio.Net, recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. XtremeMetalRadio.Net: The timing that Gar [Samuelson, drums] brought to MEGADETH along with his style of drumming was special. They talked about it on VH1's MEGADETH "Behind The Music" special. ...

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