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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Praises EERIE VON's 'Misery Obscura' Photo Book

METALLICA's Kirk "Von" Hammett has stepped out in advance of the November release of Eerie Von's forthcoming MISFITS / SAMHAIN / DANZIG photo book, "Misery Obscura: The Photography Of Eerie Von (1981–2009)", to sing the book's praises: "'Misery Obscura' has an amazing fly-on-the-wall feel that is mesmerizing but unequivocal," says Hammett. "Eerie puts me right ...

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New Song Premiere: CROWBAR's 'Falling While Rising'

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. The first song from "The Serpent Only Lies", titled "Falling While Rising", can be streamed below. "'Falling ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says New METALLICA Song Is 'Great', Hints At Possible Collaboration

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has praised the group's new song and has hinted at reconnecting with his former bandmates on a future project. METALLICA earlier in the month released the track "Hardwired", the first single from the group's upcoming tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which will be made available on November 18 via Blackened Recordings. ...

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CROWBAR To Release 'The Serpent Only Lies' Album In October

New Orleans sludge masters CROWBAR will release their eleventh album, "The Serpent Only Lies", on October 28. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM. Said CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein: "I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old CROWBAR ...

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CROWBAR's Next Album To Arrive At The End Of September

On July 25, Metal Wani's Jackie Mtz conducted an interview with CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein at the Mesa, Arizona stop of the band's "One Foot In The Grave" tour with CARCASS. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of CROWBAR's follow-up to 2014's "Symmetry ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: I'm Still Blown Away LOU REED Wanted To Collaborate With Us

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, saying that he is "still blown away" Reed wanted to work with METALLICA. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort ...

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METALLICA Members Discuss Early 'Awkward' Years In Trailer For New Band Documentary

James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich take a look back at METALLICA's formative period in a four-part Spotify series titled "Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years". The documentary, a first for Spotify, debuts August 18, with all four parts receiving their premiere simultaneously. "Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years" is divided into chapters titled ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize ...

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CROWBAR Rejoined By Bassist TODD 'SEXY T' STRANGE

New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR have been rejoined by their founding bassist Todd "Sexy T" Strange. Strange makes his return to the group sixteen years after his initial departure from CROWBAR. CROWBAR posted an image of Strange on the band's official Facebook page, along with the caption: "Welcome back, my friend." The group announced ...

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CROWBAR Parts Ways With Bassist JEFF GOLDEN

New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR have parted ways with their bassist of less than three years, Jeff Golden. CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein explained: "Being in a band is like being in a relationship and things don't always work out. "We want to thank Jeff for his dedication and loyalty and we sincerely wish him ...

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