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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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THE SKULL Feat. Former TROUBLE Members: 'Ravenswood' Video

"Ravenswood", the new video from THE SKULL, the band featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends TROUBLE, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE SKULL's sophomore album, "The Endless Road Turns Dark", which will be released on September 7 via Tee Pee Records. The LP was recorded ...

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DEATH RAY VISION Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'Negative Mental Attitude' Album To Be Recorded In September

Nearly five years after the release of "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'", Massachusetts old-school hardcore band DEATH RAY VISION — which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio — has finalized the songwriting process for its sophomore effort, "Negative Mental Attitude". Recording will begin in September at Mad Oak Studio, where the ...

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SKINDRED Announces 'That's My Jam' U.S. Tour

Welsh "ragga metal" band SKINDRED has announced its return to North America in support of its new album, "Big Tings", which features the active rock radio smash "That's My Jam". The trek kicks off September 26 in Jacksonville, Florida and runs through October 12 in Tempe, Arizona. Support on the tour will come from SUMO ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Says His Upcoming 'More Life With Deth' Book Will Include 'Largely Untold' Stories From 1980s

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "More Life With Deth", the follow-up to his memoir "My Life With Deth", in November via Ellefson Music Press. The book was co-written by his business partner, radio personality and music journalist Thom Hazaert, and features contributions from Alice Cooper, Brian "Head" Welch (KORN), Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH) and many ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: New Trailer For 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'

A new trailer for ALTER BRIDGE's "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" can be seen below. After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren't many items left on a band's bucket list. For ALTER BRIDGE, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in ...

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NILE's GEORGE KOLLIAS On Extreme Metal Drumming: 'It's A Really Demanding Style Of Music. I Enjoy It, Although I Suffer'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with drummer George Kollias of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE prior to their February 12 concert at MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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Tormentor - THE AGONY SCENE

In the mid 2000s, one of the most respected bands in the metal underground was Tulsa's THE AGONY SCENE. Though it bounced from Solid State Records to Roadrunner to Century Media within a four-year span, THE AGONY SCENE was widely considered one of the top quality dark metalcore bands around. Its momentary breakup in 2008 ...

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DEVILSTAR Taps TESTAMENT Bassist, ANGEL Singer For Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Dazed And Confused'

DEVILSTAR, billed as the world's first interactive band, earlier this summer released its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Now producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have revealed the DEVILSTAR recording lineup for the all-star hard rock and heavy ...

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Former EYEHATEGOD Guitarist BRIAN PATTON Explains His Departure

Fresh of a three-week European headlining tour, EYEHATEGOD will return to North American stages this week for the second leg of their tour supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Scheduled to begin on July 18, the journey will wind its way through more than two dozen cities and includes a handful of headlining ...

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How Would A Successful Artist Manager Handle AS I LAY DYING's Comeback After TIM LAMBESIS's Release From Prison?

OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (pictured), who is also a successful artist manager, was asked during a recent appearance on "Jon's Untitled Podcast" how he would have handled — from a band-manager perspective — AS I LAY DYING's comeback after the band's lead vocalist, Tim Lambesis, served two years in prison for soliciting the ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: New Song 'Nobody Rides For Free' Available

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The third single from the disc, "Nobody Rides For Free", can be streamed below. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with ...

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No New NILE Album Before 2019

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have written six songs so far for the follow-up to 2015's "What Should Not Be Unearthed" album. The upcoming effort, which is tentatively due in 2019, will mark NILE's first release with new guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland, who replaced Dallas Toler-Wade last year. Speaking to Metal Mad TV at ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces New Singer, NICK COURTNEY

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of vocalist Nick Courtney to the group's ranks. Courtney joins the veteran band for the upcoming 46-date "Digital Dictator 30th-Anniversary Tour" of North America and Canada, which will take place from August 31 to October 20. Due to the massive size of the U.S. ...

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