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MADBALL Frontman On Departure Of BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS: 'We Just Came To A Point Where Something Had To Change'

Germany's Metal-heads.de conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's June 19 concert at Stone im Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what motivates him to keep releasing new music: ...

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TESTAMENT, TRIPTYKON, PIG DESTROYER, YOB, POWER TRIP Confirmed For DECIBEL METAL & BEER FEST: LOS ANGELES

Join a gathering of craft brewing's most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2 as North America's only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Headliners include thrash legends TESTAMENT, ...

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SUNFLOWER DEAD Joined By Former FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS

Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group's third album, "Coma", will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), "Coma" features SUNFLOWER DEAD's current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo ...

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BLITZKRIEG: 'Angels Or Demons' Video Released

"Angels Or Demons", the new video from NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Judge Not!", which was released on April 27 via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's "Back From Hell" was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, ...

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MADBALL Releases 'The Fog' Video Feat. TIM ARMSTRONG

"The Fog", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "For The Cause", which is being released today (Friday, June 15) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How DONALD TRUMP Will Get Re-Elected In 2020

Gene Simmons has laid out a scenario in which President Donald Trump will almost certainly get re-elected in 2020. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments while discussing his new business venture as Chief Evangelist Officer for Invictus MD, a publicly traded cannabis ...

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WHITESNAKE Bassist's FROM THE EARTH Project Releases Debut EP

WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin has a new project of original material, dubbed FROM THE EARTH. The debut release is a six-song EP comprised of what Michael calls "heavy mellow rock music." The EP was recorded at FOO FIGHTERS' 606 Studios in Los Angeles and Water Music in New Jersey with Grammy Award-winning mixer/producer Warren Riker ...

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MADBALL: 'Rev Up' Video Released

"Rev Up", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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OVERKILL Begins Recording New Album: Photos

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "The Grinding Wheel" album. The disc will mark the band's recording debut with drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), who joined OVERKILL last year. OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth told Brian Aberback of Patch.com about ...

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THE SKULL Feat. Former TROUBLE Members: 'The Endless Road Turns Dark' Album Due In September; Watch Lyric Video For Title Track

THE SKULL, the band featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends TROUBLE, will release its sophomore album, "The Endless Road Turns Dark", on September 7 via Tee Pee Records. The LP was recorded in Chicago's Decade Music Studios with engineer Sanford Parker (YOB, TOMBS) and builds on the foundation laid ...

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WILL HAVEN: 'Hewed With The Brand' Video Released

"Hewed With The Brand", the new Brian Cox/Flarelight Films-directed video from noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Muerte", which was released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin comments: "We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: KORN Is Not Using Outside Songwriters For Next Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has shot down as false Internet speculation that the band is using outside writers for material for its next studio album. Rumors of KORN collaborating with different writers began swirling when Davis told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch "have been writing ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Has Finished Mixing 'Most' Of New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD are putting the finishing touches on their new album, due later in the year. "It's done. We've recorded it," guitarist Brian Tatler told Rock Hard magazine at this past weekend's Rock Hard Festival in Germany (see video below). "We've mixed most of it; there's one ...

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MADBALL: Third Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

The third trailer for "For The Cause", the upcoming album from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. Due on June 15 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one song on the album. It was mixed and mastered by ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Due out ...

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CHRIS SLADE Performs AC/DC Classics In France (Video)

Duke TV has uploaded video footage of the April 20 concert by AC/DC drummer Chris Slade's band THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE, which finds him performing selections across his five-decade career. The clip, which was filmed at L'Empreinte in Savigny-le-Temple, France, can be seen below. Slade said in a recent interview with Duke TV that his ...

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