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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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CHEVELLE To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

CHEVELLE is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its new album. "We go in in [about] a week to start tracking," frontman Pete Loeffler told Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station at this past weekend's Sonic Temple festival. "So it's been about a year and a half of writing. And ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON's SATANS TAINT: 'Destruction Ritual' Album Due This Summer

SATANS TAINT, the band featuring former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will release its new album, "Destruction Ritual", this summer via Megaforce Records. In addition to Gustafson's signature sound and razor-sharp riffs, "Destruction Ritual" features various friends and musicians with whom Gustafson has worked and whose work he has admired. The new release includes contributions from ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Explains 'Mother' Album Title

Ronni Hunter of the 99.7 The Blitz radio station conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth at this year's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which is being held May 17-19 in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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JOHN ARCH Says Involving Multiple FATES WARNING Members On Debut ARCH/MATHEOS Album Created 'A Little Bit Of Static'

Original FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch recently spoke with Heavy New York about "Winter Ethereal", the second album by ARCH/MATHEOS. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of "Winter Ethereal": John: "[It was done] pretty much in the same fashion as Jim ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Singer PHIL MCCORMACK Dies

Phil McCormack, the frontman for rock band MOLLY HATCHET, has died. No official cause of death has yet been revealed, but the 102.7 WSNR radio station has reported that it "looks like a heart attack." He was 58 years old. MOLLY HATCHET issued a statement on McCormack's passing earlier today, saying: "It is with great ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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SLADE: 'Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box' Due In May

On May 31, BMG will release SLADE's "Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box", a strictly limited-edition box set comprises of 10 rare internationally released seven-inch singles, including an extremely rare seven-inch promo copy in a lift off lid box. "Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box" features five U.K. No. 1s ("Coz I Luv ...

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