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BAD WOLVES Drummer: 'We Decided Pretty Early On That We Weren't Going To Be Some 'Purist' Metal Band'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with BAD WOLVES bassist Kyle Konkiel and drummer John Boecklin. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Boecklin envisioned BAD WOLVES being able to tour Europe so early into their career: John: "Sure, but it really wasn't like ...

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SABATON: Lyric Video For New Song '82nd All The Way'

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released the official lyric video for the song "82nd All The Way". The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "The Great War", which came out on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record is a concept effort covering stories from the First World ...

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Video Premiere: DESTRUCTION's 'Betrayal'

"Betrayal", the new video from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", which will be released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform At Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's July 13 performance at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's ...

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Watch KISS Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's July 11 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. According to Billboard, the first North American leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour grossed $58.7 million and sold 518,395 tickets. The trek kicked off on January 31 in Vancouver and played an ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Huntington, New York

Scarygroove TV has uploaded video footage of Ace Frehley's July 2 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Check out the clips below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Couldn't Do Full 'End Of The Road' Tour With ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS: 'They're Completely Undependable'

Gene Simmons says that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley have both been invited to appear on KISS's "End of the Road" tour. The trek, which kicked off in January, features the band's current lineup, consisting of Simmons, guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer. As recently as this week, Ace said that ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Athens

Rockway.gr has uploaded video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 2 concert at Gazi Music Hall in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will ...

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PRONG To Release New EP In The Fall

PRONG is spending July in the studio with producer Chris Collier ("No Absolutes", "Zero Days") recording two tracks for a new EP, to be released in the fall. The songs will be mixed by Terry Date ("Cleansing", "Rude Awakening"). In August, the "Cleansing" 25th-anniversary tour lands in Europe, where PRONG will hit festivals as well ...

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FLAW To Release 'Vol IV: Because Of The Brave' Album This Month

Louisville's FLAW will release its new album, "Vol IV: Because Of The Brave", on July 19 via Pavement Entertainment. Amid the rocking hooks, the band offers songs with a mixture of personal, patriotic, and heartfelt lyrics. With Chris Volz at the helm, FLAW's story began with the independent release of home-grown albums "American Arrogance" (1996), ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Wilkes-Barre

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's June 29 concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot ...

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Video Premiere: TARJA's 'Railroads'

The official music video for "Railroads", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The heavy-yet-melodic track draws inspiration from the book "Aleph" by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. In ...

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BLACK SABBATH Exhibition Opens In Birmingham (Video)

A major exhibition dedicated to BLACK SABBATH and the band's legacy has just opened at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. The "Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50" exhibition, which will run to September 29, celebrates BLACK SABBATH from the perspective of the group's fans and includes key costumes loaned by ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He Recently Spoke With PAUL STANLEY

Ace Frehley says that he has had no contact with Gene Simmons since his social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched in January, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Pratteln

Fan-filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's June 23 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will be playing some of the new ...

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Concept Unification - PINKISH BLACK

There was a time when two-piece bands were a novelty. At this point, you can barely sneeze without hitting at least one act that has ditched guitars or bass in favor of an arsenal of FX pedals and analogue synths. And yet, even in an increasingly crowded marketplace, PINKISH BLACK continue to make music that ...

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Above The Sky - MAJESTICA

As much as we should avoid judging books by their covers, it seems reasonable to note that "Above The Sky" gives every indication that it will be a preposterous and overblown power metal record, quite possibly with a few progressive touches thrown in. The artwork, the band name, a lingering sense that someone involved has ...

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Listen To TARJA's New Single, 'Railroads'

"Railroads", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be streamed below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The heavy-yet-melodic track draws inspiration from the book "Aleph" by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. In it, the writer travels on ...

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