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KREATOR's FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Says He Was 'Pretty Nervous' Before Playing With The Band For The First Time

Frédéric Leclercq spoke to the "Thunder Underground" podcast about what it was like for him to join German thrash metal veterans KREATOR in 2019 following the departure of the band's longtime bassist Christian "Speesy" Giesler. "I was pretty nervous, to be honest, when I went to the rehearsal room for the first time," Leclercq admitted ...

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COREY TAYLOR Releases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, ...

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Watch AC/DC's Music Video For 'Realize'

The official music video for AC/DC's song "Realize" can be seen below. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which came out in November. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and ...

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Here Is The Official Trailer For AC/DC's 'Realize' Video

The official music video for AC/DC's song "Realize" will make its online debut this Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. A trailer for the clip is available below. "Realize" is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which came out in November. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock ...

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Listen To New SIRENIA Single 'We Come To Ruins'

SIRENIA will release its tenth studio album, "Riddles, Ruins & Revelations", on February 12 via Napalm Records. On this magical output, the French-Norwegian quartet combines a heavy symphonic sound with modern influences, The follow-up to 2018's "Arcane Astral Aeons" sees SIRENIA offering an exciting new twist to its songs, spicing them with electronic vibes, but ...

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The Inheritance Of Beauty - WINTERAGE

Even as this year begins to look like an even shittier version of 2020, there are always opportunities to be transported away to more glittering, grandiose and welcoming realms. Aspiring purveyors of a very Italian strain of symphonic power metal, WINTERAGE may yet lack the incisive compositional flair to propel them to the top of ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a teaser for the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". The full clip, which features a guest appearance by STEEL PANTHER, will make its online debut on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Taylor recently made history as he ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Crystal Planet' Comic Book Series

Incendium and Heavy Metal magazine have announced the launch of "Crystal Planet", created by Joe Satriani and Ned Evett, under all-new music-focused Opus imprint. A vivid space odyssey where Satchel Walker, a man out of time, finds himself caught between desperate factions as they battle for resources in the perilous orbit of a dying star. ...

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AC/DC's 'Realize' Music Video To Premiere This Wednesday

The official music video for AC/DC's song "Realize" will make its online debut this Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which came out in November. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Criticizes Twitter For 'Censoring' DONALD TRUMP: 'Freedom Of Speech Is Gonna Be Gone'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands ...

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JON SCHAFFER's ICED EARTH Bandmates: 'We Absolutely Do Not Condone Nor Do We Support Riots Or Acts Of Violence'

Jon Schaffer's ICED EARTH bandmates have distanced themselves from the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday (January 6). The ICED EARTH guitarist and founder is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill that day. Earlier today, singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent ...

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KORPIKLAANI Drops 'Niemi' Music Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Jylhä", on February 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Niemi", can be seen below. "Niemi" is a fast-paced and catchy neckbreaker which is reminiscent of KORPIKLAANI's heavier past, and it is accompanied by a good old-fashioned performance ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND's New Studio Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DEEP PURPLE's DON AIREY

Graham Bonnet has announced that he is currently recording a new studio album with bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass), Conrad Pesinato (guitar) and Mark Zonder (drums). In addition to the core band, some special guests will be lending their talents to the album, including legendary keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW). The names of more guests ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says U.S. Was 'Hijacked' By 'Thugs And Criminals': 'They're Messing With The Wrong People Here'

German daily newspaper Die Welt has uploaded a video interview it conducted with ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer last November at a Washington, D.C. demonstration supporting President Donald Trump and protesting the 2020 presidential election results. The chat was recorded less than two months before Schaffer became a "person of interest" ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Postponed Over COVID-19 Concerns

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. They will now tentatively take place on March 21, 2021. A combination of health and travel concerns is what ultimately led to the decision to postpone this year's Grammys, with the show's planned location ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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ERIC ADAMS: How MANOWAR Was Born (Audio)

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio recently launched a new podcast and blog called "Words Of Power". The fifth and sixth episodes, which can be streamed below, see Joey talking to MANOWAR singer Eric Adams. Speaking about how he first joined MANOWAR back in 1980, Eric said: "Joey came to my house and said, 'I've got this ...

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