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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA: 'Blood Moon' Video Teaser

A teaser for "Blood Moon", the new video from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, is available below. The track is taken from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Broken Lines", which will be released on September 23 via Party Smasher ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer: I Was The First Guy Saying, 'Yeah, DAVE LOMBARDO Should Be Back In The Band'

Acclaimed metal drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, ICED EARTH) recently spoke to the WSOU 89.5 radio station about being asked to play with SLAYER on Australia's Soundwave festival dates in early 2013 after Dave Lombardo was effectively fired from the band over a contract dispute. Speaking about the fan reaction to his performance — ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: Third 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Clip

The third webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Released on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: Second 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Clip

The second webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Released on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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Video: DOKKEN Performs At ST. CLAIR RIVERFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 30 performance at the St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, Michigan can be seen below. The current lineup of DOKKEN features singer Don Dokken alongside fellow member of the band's classic lineup, drummer Mick Brown, and longtime guitarist Jon Levin, plus DOKKEN's latest addition, bassist Chris McCarvil. As previously ...

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DOKKEN Leader On Classic Lineup Reunion: 'Money Is Not An Issue'

DOKKEN leader Don Dokken was interviewed on the August 8 edition of the SiriusXM satellite radio show "Eddie Trunk Live". A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On money being the main motivating factor in the classic DOKKEN lineup reuniting for a handful of shows in Japan this fall: Don: "I'm ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Footage

The first webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Due on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Feat. ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members: 'Crucifixion' Video

"Crucifixion", the new Oleg Rooz-directed video from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, can be seen below. The track is taken from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Broken Lines", which will be released on September 23 via Party Smasher Inc./ ...

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ANTHRAX To Perform On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

As part of their 35th anniversary celebration, thrash legends ANTHRAX are confirmed to guest on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Wednesday, August 24 performing their new single, "Monster At The End". This will be ANTHRAX's "Late Night" debut. "Late Night With Seth Meyers" airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. /11:35 p.m. CT. Taken from ...

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Classic Lineup Of DOKKEN Announces Only U.S. Reunion Show

The classic lineup of DOKKEN will play its only U.S. reunion show on September 30 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock 'N' Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The concert will be a warm-up gig for the band's six-show Japanese run dubbed "Unleashed In The East". Singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We've Always Made Great Records'

Romania's Rock FM recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing so many songs off IRON MAIDEN's latest album, "The Book Of Souls", in the current setlist: Nicko: "We've always made great records, and I always ...

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JON OLIVA Recovering From Stroke

Jon Oliva, the American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer who is best known as the founder of and keyboardist and lead vocalist for SAVATAGE, has revealed that he suffered a stroke back in April. He writes on his Facebook page: "It was not as serious as it could have been, but it did leave me with ...

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STEVEN TYLER's 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' Tops BILLBOARD's Country Albums Chart

According to Billboard.com, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", has entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of 17,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based Billboard 200, it starts at No. 19, with 18,000 equivalent album units. "We're All ...

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ICED EARTH: Video Footage Of BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's July 16 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. ICED EARTH will headline the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from ENSIFERUM, KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH. ICED EARTH took a break from touring in 2015, primarily ...

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SLAYER Comic Books Coming Later This Year

SLAYER and its record label, Nuclear Blast, have teamed with comic-book publisher Dark Horse for a three-part title based on the band's revenge-themed music videos "Repentless" and "You Against You", both of which share a story arc devised by director BJ McDonnell ("Hatchet III"). The first issue, "Slayer: Repentless, Vol. 1", will come out later ...

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ANTHRAX Members Look Back On 35-Year Career

Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band ANTHRAX was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music. Says co-founder Scott Ian: "Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am ...

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