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EXCITER's DAN BEEHLER: 'We Influenced A Lot Of People'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his band's influence on the death metal and black metal acts of today. He said (hear audio below): "Over the years, it's been pointed out to me, and I've heard it, and bands come up and tell me, ...

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EXCITER Is 'Working On A New Album'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's Metal Mal about the band's plans to release new music. He said (hear audio below): "We're just working on a new album right now. We're gonna be shopping a demo in the next few months, and as soon as ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Drummer BRENT FITZ Mourns Death Of Childhood Friend

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS drummer Brent Fitz is mourning the death of his childhood friend who was killed yesterday (Friday, December 13) in a car crash. Allan Poapst, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, died after being involved in a head-on collision when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center median ...

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Listen To New PRETTY MAIDS Song 'Firesoul Fly'

"Firesoul Fly", a brand new song from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Undress Your Madness", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Undress Your Madness" is PRETTY MAIDS' highly anticipated follow-up to 2016's critically and commercially successful ...

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Video Premiere: PRETTY MAIDS' 'Serpentine'

Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS will release their new album, "Undress Your Madness", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Undress Your Madness" is PRETTY MAIDS' highly anticipated follow-up to 2016's critically and commercially successful release "Kingmaker", a record that continued the "revitalized" path that the band set out upon with the now stone ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says Metal And Horror Are Both 'Really Good At Capturing Dark Emotions'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) program "Q" about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It's Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which is currently on display at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow ...

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Watch EXCITER's New Lineup Perform In Gothenburg

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER performing on May 29 at The Abyss in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. EXCITER's current lineup includes Daniel Dekay, who replaced original guitarist John Ricci last fall. EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson told The Metal Voice that Ricci's exit from the band was "still somewhat of ...

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DAVID WAYNE's Former Band REVEREND Returns With New Lineup

REVEREND, the band which once featured the late frontman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH), has been reactivated with a brand new lineup, featuring Bill Rhynes on guitar, Bobby "Leatherlungs" Lucas (MORBID SIN, SEVEN WITCHES, OVERLORDE, ATTACKER) on vocals, Joe Moore (D.T.A., BLOODFEAST) on drums and Allan Johnson (EXCITER) on bass. After losing Wayne to complications from ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Raven'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On Guitarists Having Their Own Unique Sound: 'When A Player Is Playing, It's Really That Person's Life Coming Out'

During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, former MEGADETH axeman Marty Friedman spoke about the importance of guitarists having their own sound and style that can be easily identified. "I think, especially if you create a lot of music, you have to decide every single thing that ...

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EXCITER Announces New Guitarist DANIEL DEKAY

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Dekay (DIEMONDS, Banger TV) to the group's ranks. A longtime friend of the EXCITER family, Dekay was a natural choice and a perfect fit to keep this thrash machine pounding. Dekay joins forces with original members Dan Beehler (vocals, drums) and Allan Johnson ...

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EXCITER Parts Ways With Guitarist JOHN RICCI Once Again

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci. The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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Is DEVILDRIVER's 'Outlaws 'Til The End' A Country Album?

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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DEVILDRIVER Recruits LAMB OF GOD, FEAR FACTORY Members For Country Covers Album, 'Outlaws 'Til The End'

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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