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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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Evolution - KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

Standard bearers for hard work and determination, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have taken a decade to finally reach a level of success and acclaim that their early potential hinted at. Their first efforts for Napalm Records, "Prevail I" and "II", emerged in 2017 and 2018 and showcased a greatly improved band with fistfuls of great ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Says No Movie Is Too Sacred For A Remake

Rob Zombie was interviewed by Muse TV on the red carpet of Monday night's (September 16) premiere of his new thriller, "3 From Hell", at Vista Theatre in Los Angeles. Asked if there are any movies that are so sacred that he would never want to see them remade, Rob said (see video below): "No. ...

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Video Premiere: THE DARKNESS's 'Heart Explodes'

The official music video for "Heart Explodes", a brand new song from British rockers THE DARKNESS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", which will be released on October 4 through Cooking Vinyl. "Heart Explodes" is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds THE DARKNESS baring all ...

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Dawn Of Infinite Fire - ASAGRAUM

It says a lot about the strength of frontwoman Obscura's vision that ASAGRAUM are currently being talked about as major black metal contenders. As much as I'm sure the band don't need a white, middle-aged man to congratulate them for making fantastic music and possessing vaginas at the same time, it would be disingenuous to ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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SLAYER Announces 'The Repentless Killogy' Motion Picture And LP/CD

After much speculation instigated by two video trailers released earlier this summer, SLAYERTom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph — in conjunction with Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, announces "Slayer: The Repentless Killogy" motion picture and companion LP/CD, "The Repentless Killogy, Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA". Coming ...

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TOOL's JUSTIN CHANCELLOR Featured In ERNIE Ball's New 'Striking A Chord' Podcast Series

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of their new podcast series, "Striking A Chord". The first episode features bassist Justin Chancellor of TOOL. "Striking A Chord" is a new bi-monthly, audio-only podcast interview series hosted by Ernie Ball brand ambassador Evan Ball that features artists ...

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METALLICA Plays Second Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Sunday, September 8), METALLICA played the second of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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METALLICA Plays First Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Friday, September 6), METALLICA played the first of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Up North'

Norwegian avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their eleventh studio album, "True North", on September 27. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Up North", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media, can be seen below. Øystein G. Brun comments: "'Up North' being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu ...

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