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ICED EARTH Mainman Doesn't Believe HILLARY CLINTON Won Popular Vote, Says He Is 'Cautiously Optimistic' About DONALD TRUMP

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has weighed in on underdog Donald Trump's stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, saying that while he doesn't fully trust the real estate mogul, he is "cautiously optimistic about where things are going." Trump shocked the political establishment and the world by becoming the 45th president ...

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ICED EARTH To Release 'Incorruptible' Album In May; Listen To New Song 'The Great Heathen Army'

Metal Wani's Fernando Bonenfant conducted an interview with ICED EARTH founder, chief songwriter, and guitarist Jon Schaffer before the band's December 6 concert at Electric Brixton in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ICED EARTH's upcoming studio album, originally titled "The Judas Goat": Schaffer: ...

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DEEP PURPLE: First Taste Of 'inFinite' Album

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE have released a 30-second trailer for their upcoming studio album, "inFinite", due in early 2017 via earMUSIC. The album's first single will be made available on January 20. The follow-up to 2013's "Now What?!", "inFinite" was tracked in February at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee and was once again helmed by ...

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DEEP PURPLE Announces 'The Long Goodbye Tour'

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE have announced the "The Long Goodbye Tour", set to take place at the end of 2017. This will be the chance to see the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, one of the most iconic bands ever, in support of their brand new studio album, "inFinite", which is released by ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Release 'Infinite' Studio Album In 2017

DEEP PURPLE has set "Infinite" as the title of its new studio album, tentatively due in early spring via earMUSIC. A short teaser clip is available below. The follow-up to 2013's "Now What?!", which was tracked in February at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee, was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked ...

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VINCE NEIL Featured In Promotional Clips For 'The New Celebrity Apprentice'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil is among the celebrities competing on NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice", which shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor, successful businessman and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger takes control of the boardroom. "The New Celebrity Apprentice" will premiere on January 2 and will air weekly ...

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SLAYER: First Look At 'Repentless' Comic Series

Legendary heavy metal band SLAYER has teamed up with "Metalocalypse" writer Jon Schnepp and "Twilight Zone" artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, "Slayer: Repentless", with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell ("The Goon", "Hillbilly"), is scheduled for release ...

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MAX CAVALERA 'Rediscovered' SEPULTURA's 'Roots' Album While Preparing For 'Return To Roots' Tour

Former SEPULTURA member Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) spoke to Peavey about the "Return To Roots" North American tour during which he and his brother Igor are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. Speaking about the making of "Roots", Max said (see video below): "'Roots' ...

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SLAYER Comic Series Will Stay True To Band's Reputation As Godfathers Of Thrash Metal

PREVIEWSworld.com recently conducted an interview with writer Jon Schnepp ("Metalocalypse"), who penned the three-issue Slayer: Repentless comic series that was inspired by the band's "Repentless" music videos. Asked how he got involved with Slayer: Repentless, Schnepp said: "A few years back, while I was directing and producing the cult hit Adult Swim animated ...

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GWAR Performs On 'The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show' (Audio)

For the first time ever, GWAR invaded the Howard Stern compound on Monday, October 31 to perform on "The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show". The band played two songs, the "Battle Maximus" track "Madness At The Core Of Time" and a special surprise that Stern fans will immediately recognize: a cover of "Silver Nickels And Golden ...

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GWAR To Perform On 'The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show'

For the first time ever, GWAR will invade the Howard Stern compound to perform on "The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show" this coming Monday, October 31. The band is set to play two songs, including a GWAR favorite and a special surprise that Stern fans will immediately recognize. "The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show" is hosted by ...

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Make Some Noise - THE DEAD DAISIES

Rock supergroup THE DEAD DAISIES, in the span four years, sure has had a ton going on! What MINK's David Lowy and Jon Stevens of INXS/NOISEWORKS had in mind when putting this group together surely couldn't have included a revolving-door policy. It rings more like an open-door policy as the collective has gone through enough ...

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LOVE/HATE: Collection Of Early Demos To Be Released

AorBlvd Records has announced the release of LOVE/HATE's "Before The Blackout". A collection of demos recorded between 1986 and 1987, the CD features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock, Kerrang!), looking back at the band's formation and recording history that goes further back into the early 1980s, starting off as DATA CLAN ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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GHOST: Identity Of New Female Bassist Finally Confirmed?

Swedish occult rockers GHOST are believed to have enlisted Megan Thomas from the New York-based all-female LED ZEPPELIN tribute band LEZ ZEPPELIN to play bass on their "Popestar" North American tour, which kicked off September 16 at Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York. As with all the members of the band, the new member's ...

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