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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released "Cadillac Man", the first single and video from their debut album, "Let's Rattle", out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin' and rockin' big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who've sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 ...

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Desolate - OPHIDIAN I

You very well might be picking up your jaw from the floor after hearing any 20-second excerpt from OPHIDIAN I's new album, "Desolate", by virtue of the dizzying, intricate barrage of blasting, soloing and riff-work at hand. The Icelandic band has been touted as a newcomer, but that isn't exactly the case. Formed in 2010 ...

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AC/DC Catalog To Be Administered By SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING

Sony Music Publishing today announced its worldwide deal with Australian music company Alberts. The agreement is to administer the complete song catalogues of iconic rock and roll band AC/DCand powerhouse songwriting and producing team Vanda, Young and Wright. One of the most influential bands of all time, AC/DC is celebrated for timeless hits such as ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Won't Change His Music For Anyone

During a recent YouTube livestream for his 58th birthday, legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was asked if he would ever consider making an album that is reminiscent of his earlier efforts, as requested by some of his biggest fans. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Obviously, I'm very flattered that so many people like what ...

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MINISTRY To Release 'Moral Hygiene' Album In October; 'Good Trouble' Video Available

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY will release their 15th studio album, "Moral Hygiene", on October 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. Containing some of MINISTRY's strongest and most inspired material to date, the 10-track follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" is frontman Al Jourgensen's societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that ...

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Translations: Apocrypha Remixed - ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS

For those still perplexed by Burton C. Bell's decision to quit FEAR FACTORY just as new album "Aggression Continuum" burst into view, part of the explanation is available here. Criminally overlooked upon its original release in 2020, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS' second album "Apocrypha" thoroughly deserves a second crack at the whip, not least because ...

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BADFLOWER To Release 'This Is How The World Ends' Album In September

Gold-certified Los Angeles-bred and Nashville-based BADFLOWER siphons stress, sleeplessness, sex, sadness, mania, pain, and truth into revelatory alternative anthems. Lead singer/guitarist Josh Katz's quivering confessions seep into climactic distortion and, like any good rush, you need more. They deliver this rush on their forthcoming second full-length offering, "This Is How The World Ends", which is ...

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Hear METALLICA's 'Holier Than Thou' Covered By BIFFY CLYRO And OFF!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's self-titled album, the Grammy-winning, 16-times-platinum-certified LP is receiving its definitive re-release on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 CD expanded edition, digital, ...

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METALLICA Shares Rehearsal Recording Of 'Holier Than Thou' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared "Holier Than Thou (Pre-Production Rehearsal)", taken from the "Pre-Production Rehearsals" CD included in the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The track was recorded live during pre-production rehearsals at Bayview Studios ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Singer JOHN LAWTON Dead At 74

Former URIAH HEEP singer John Lawton has died at the age of 74. Lawton was URIAH HEEP's frontman from 1976 to 1979, appearing on three of the band's studio albums: "Firefly" (1977), "Innocent Victim" (1977) and "Fallen Angel" (1978) Earlier today, URIAH HEEP issued the following statement: "It is with deep regret that we share ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Honored As Kentucky Colonel

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began ...

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SIXX:A.M. Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Song

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — is putting the finishing touches on a new song. On Friday (July 2), Ashba took to his Instagram to write: "Just finished cutting guitars on a brand new @sixxam track with @nikkisixxpixx ...

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ALEX LIFESON Says 'There's No Way RUSH Will Ever Exist Again', Believes Band's Final Tour 'Couldn't Have Been Better'

During a June 30 appearance on SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Alex Lifeson discussed the possibility of playing with his longtime RUSH bandmate Geddy Lee again in some capacity. The two haven't performed together since the completion of RUSH's final tour, "R40", which commemorated the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band. ...

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