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TOOL Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour

TOOL, has added an extensive spring tour for North America. The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold-out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back performances at Auckland's Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as "an immersive art-rock ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Asphyxiation' Lyric Video

"Asphyxiation", the new lyric video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is taken from ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces '50 Heavy Metal Years Tour' 2020

One of heavy metal's all-time greats, JUDAS PRIEST will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the U.S. in the fall. The "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" will also feature SABATON as openers and is being fueled by the highest-charting album of PRIEST's career, "Firepower", which peaked at No. 5 ...

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GOTTHARD: 'Bad News' Lyric Video

Swiss rockers GOTTHARD will release their 13th studio album, "#13", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Bad News", can be seen below. "Bad News" is not only the opening track of the new album, it's also exactly what fans and critics alike have grown to ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And BELIEVE Launch BLOOD BLAST DISTRIBUTION

Believe and Nuclear Blast have announced Blood Blast Distribution, the first worldwide digital distribution offer dedicated to extreme music. Blood Blast provides strong and fast distribution to over 200 digital streaming and download platforms and will help bands and artists at all levels make their music available to their audiences on a global basis while ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Cerecloth' Album In May

It has been a long eight years between releases for Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR, but despite the wait, the band hasn't been resting on their laurels. Like any slumbering beast, NAGLFAR has returned from its respite ferocious and hungry, with its seventh full-length album, "Cerecloth", due on May 8. Recorded and mixed by ...

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CARCASS To Release New Album In August

CARCASS will release its new album on August 7. The British extreme metal pioneers revealed the projected arrival date for the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" in a Facebook post earlier today. The group wrote: "New album? August 7th." No further details about the LP have yet been made available. Last December, CARCASS released a ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Endorses ELIZABETH WARREN For President

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president, four days after the Massachusetts senator gave a fiery debate performance in Las Vegas. Earlier today, Skolnick took to his Twitter to declare: "I'm voting for #ElizabethWarren in the New York primary." This past Tuesday (February 18), Alex tweeted out a photo of him with ...

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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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BRIAN TATLER Doesn't Know Why Original DIAMOND HEAD Singer SEAN HARRIS Hasn't Released Any New Music In Nearly 30 Years

Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diversity of sounds found on their latest studio album, last year's "The Coffin ...

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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS Wishes Interviewers Would Ask Her Less Questions About Her Gender And More About Her Music

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to the band's February 6 show at O2 Institute in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DELAIN shifting from moon-based themes to the ...

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EXHORDER Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist VINNIE LABELLA

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The remaining members of the group have issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their "touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond." "EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We wish the ...

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SCORPIONS And WHITESNAKE Cancel Brisbane Concert Following KLAUS MEINE's Emergency Surgery

SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced the cancelation of their February 24 concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The show was called off just hours after SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine revealed that he had undergone surgery to remove kidney stones. Here is the full statement from the venue announcing the Brisbane concert cancelation: ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Talks Balancing Full-Time Job As A Nurse With Her Various Musical Projects

"Let's Discuss With Lance Hall"recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to partake in various Frontiers Music Srl-backed musical projects, including THE DARK ELEMENT and now ALLEN/OLZON, her new ...

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KING DIAMOND Mourns Loss Of 4-Year-Old Fan

King Diamond is mourning the loss of one of his youngest fans. The Danish heavy metal singer took to his Facebook page on Friday (February 21) to post a photo of him posing backstage with several of his hardcore devotees sporting King Diamond-style makeup, including four-year-old Larissa and her parents Jeanne and Stone. He wrote ...

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