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DIO: Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions Of Four Albums From 1996-2004 To Be Made Available In February

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: "Angry Machines" (1996), "Magica" (2000), "Killing The Dragon" (2002) and "Master Of The Moon" (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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MAYHEM And ABBATH To Headline Ninth Annual 'Decibel Magazine Tour'

Norwegian black metal royalty MAYHEM and ABBATH unite for metal media leader's latest North American live campaign this March/April. The "Decibel Magazine Tour" celebrates its ninth annual run with the ambitious pairing of legendary Norwegian black metal progenitors MAYHEM with their countrymates of black 'n' roll heroes ABBATH. Two more support acts, very much in ...

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GREAT WHITE Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Studio Album

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall has confirmed to Travis of the North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF that the band is planning to release a new studio album in 2020. The effort will mark GREAT WHITE's first collection of new material with singer Mitch Malloy, who joined the band last year following the departure of ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces North American Tour With ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, VITRIOL

This November/December, CATTLE DECAPITATION will headline the North American "Geocidal Tendencies" tour featuring support from ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER and VITRIOL. The extensive trek will kick off just before the release of CATTLE DECAPITATION's long-awaited ninth studio album, "Death Atlas", due out November 29 via Metal Blade Records. Additionally, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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ALICE COOPER Joined By MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, HALESTORM Members For 'School's Out' Performance In Holmdel (Video)

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's Chris "Motionless" Cerulli and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Alice Cooper on stage this past Thursday night (August 15) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the Cooper classic "School's Out". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Slotted as the opening act for the ALICE ...

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MR. BUNGLE To Reunite For First Shows In Nearly 20 Years

MR. BUNGLE will perform "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny", the Eureka-born band's 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of early 2020 shows: February 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), February 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and February 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO On How Legendary Manager DOC MCGHEE Came To Represent SKID ROW

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's musical development: Snake: "With that first record, there's so many ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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Video: DEMOLITION HAMMER Performs At HEAVY MONTREAL

Fan-filmed video footage of reunited cult New York thrashers DEMOLITION HAMMER performing on July 28 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. DEMOLITION HAMMER was active between 1986 and 1994 and released three full-length albums — "Tortured Existence" (1990), "Epidemic Of Violence" (1992) and "Time Bomb" (1994) — all ...

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