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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's 'Loud Krazy Love' Film To Premiere On SHOWTIME This Month

A new trailer for "Loud Krazy Love", an unconventional new documentary chronicling the chaotic and unexpectedly uplifting life story of Brian "Head" Welch, best known as guitarist and co-founder of KORN, can be seen below. The 86-minute film directed by first-time feature filmmakers Trey Hill and Scott Mayo will premiere Friday, December 14 at 10 ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman: 'A Lot Of People Now Call Us 'The PANTERA Of Death Metal' Because Of The Grooves'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their November 9 concert at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the evolution of KATAKLYSM's sound from an extreme death metal ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Recordings For Second Album Begin

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Element" will tentatively arrive in the fall of 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Olzon says: "I'm so excited that me ...

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DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Will Record 'Straight-Up, Straight-Ahead' And 'Classic-Sounding' New Album in February

During a recent appearance on "The Classic Metal Show" podcast, DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken said that the band plans to finish recording their new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones" — in February, and that it won't be released through recent label partner Frontiers Music Srl. "The whole month of February, I ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members Featured On 'Stay Tuned' Charity Album

"Stay Tuned" is the passion project of Austrian multi-instrumentalist Bernhard Welz. Not unlike other musicians, Welz often gathers his musical friends around to play and sing along to the songs he wrote, produced and arranged. The difference between him and others is however, that his friends include some of the greatest rock and roll legends ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sing DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' At Bethlehem Stop Of 'Generation Axe' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Burn" on November 27 at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stop of the "Generation Axe" tour can be seen below. Vai recently told the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW that the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours in ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic' In February

METALLICA, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl release of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic". The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES: 'There's Nothing Worse To Me Than A Musician Getting Up On A Soapbox And Starting To Lecture People'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the Salisbury, Maryland radio station Classic Rewind 949 JackFM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what keeps the band motivated: Jack: "I'm a musician. It's in my blood. This is what I do as a career. Brad ...

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JASON BONHAM Says He Listens To LED ZEPPELIN Bootlegs To Study His Father's Live Performances

Drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, THE CIRCLE, BONHAM, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station 97.5 KMOD's "DOMKcast" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how faithfully he performs his father's drum parts faithfully during LED ZEPPELIN ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I'm Truly Living The Dream'

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ZAKK SABBATH) recently spoke with Deathwish Coffee's "Fueled By Death Cast" podcast. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Deathwish Coffee). On returning to Ozzy's band: Zakk: "It's business as usual. I always said back in ...

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THE DUSKFALL To Release 'The Everlasting Shadows' Album Next Year

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers THE DUSKFALL will release their long-awaited sixth album, "The Everlasting Shadows", in 2019. The band is currently mixing and mastering the disc, with plans to reveal a teaser in the coming months. THE DUSKFALL singer Mikael Sandorf says "The Everlasting Shadows" contains some of the group finest material to date. ...

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GENERATION AXE: Live Album Feat. VAI, MALMSTEEN, WYLDE, BETTENCOURT, ABASI Available Via PLEDGE MUSIC

In the spring of 2016, guitar heroes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) teamed up for a North American tour called "Generation Axe", in which the five musicians shared a backing band and performed together in addition to playing individual sets. ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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ANDERS FRIDÉN: 'We Try To Develop Our Own Style And Take Our Sound As Far As We Can Without Losing The Essence Of IN FLAMES'

Etic's Live conducted an interview with vocalist Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES prior to the band's November 9 concert at Auditorio Citibanamex in Monterrey, Mexico in support of DEEP PURPLE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current plans: ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'All Within My Hands' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the ...

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