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LOVE/HATE: Collection Of Early Demos To Be Released

AorBlvd Records has announced the release of LOVE/HATE's "Before The Blackout". A collection of demos recorded between 1986 and 1987, the CD features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock, Kerrang!), looking back at the band's formation and recording history that goes further back into the early 1980s, starting off as DATA CLAN ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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GHOST: Identity Of New Female Bassist Finally Confirmed?

Swedish occult rockers GHOST are believed to have enlisted Megan Thomas from the New York-based all-female LED ZEPPELIN tribute band LEZ ZEPPELIN to play bass on their "Popestar" North American tour, which kicked off September 16 at Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York. As with all the members of the band, the new member's ...

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METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, AEROSMITH, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'From The Riser' Book

David Phillips has launched his latest book, "From The Riser: A Drummer's Perspective II", a follow-up to the critically acclaimed "A Drummer's Perspective". The beautifully designed "From The Riser" is a photographic celebration of many of today's greatest drummers and percussionists. It unashamedly captures the energy, emotion and elegance of the world's best, playing with ...

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DEEP PURPLE's New Album Tentatively Due In February

DEEP PURPLE's new studio album is tentatively due in February 2017, singer Ian Gillan has revealed in a new interview with Antihero magazine. The follow-up to 2013's "Now What?!", which was tracked earlier this year at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee, was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with ...

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Video Premiere: GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's 'Blood Moon'

"Blood Moon", the new video from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, can be seen below. The track is taken from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Broken Lines", which will be released on September 23 via Party Smasher Inc./ Cooking ...

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Video Premiere: ETHS' 'Nihil Sine Causa'

"Nihil Sine Causa", the new video from French modern metallers ETHS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, which was released on April 22 via Season Of Mist. Commented ETHS guitarist Stéphane "Staif" Bihl: "We are really glad to present you the first clip from our new album 'Ankaa' ...

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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA: 'Blood Moon' Video Teaser

A teaser for "Blood Moon", the new video from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, is available below. The track is taken from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Broken Lines", which will be released on September 23 via Party Smasher ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer: I Was The First Guy Saying, 'Yeah, DAVE LOMBARDO Should Be Back In The Band'

Acclaimed metal drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, ICED EARTH) recently spoke to the WSOU 89.5 radio station about being asked to play with SLAYER on Australia's Soundwave festival dates in early 2013 after Dave Lombardo was effectively fired from the band over a contract dispute. Speaking about the fan reaction to his performance — ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: Third 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Clip

The third webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Released on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist TROY SEELE Quits

Guitarist Troy Seele has announced his departure from ICED EARTH due to family responsibilities. He says: "After close to ten years as a guitarist in ICED EARTH, the time has come for me to step away. "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past, I ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: Second 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Clip

The second webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Released on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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Video: DOKKEN Performs At ST. CLAIR RIVERFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 30 performance at the St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, Michigan can be seen below. The current lineup of DOKKEN features singer Don Dokken alongside fellow member of the band's classic lineup, drummer Mick Brown, and longtime guitarist Jon Levin, plus DOKKEN's latest addition, bassist Chris McCarvil. As previously ...

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DOKKEN Leader On Classic Lineup Reunion: 'Money Is Not An Issue'

DOKKEN leader Don Dokken was interviewed on the August 8 edition of the SiriusXM satellite radio show "Eddie Trunk Live". A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On money being the main motivating factor in the classic DOKKEN lineup reuniting for a handful of shows in Japan this fall: Don: "I'm ...

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MESHIAAK Feat. Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer JON DETTE: 'Alliance Of Thieves' Making-Of Footage

The first webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Alliance Of Thieves", the debut album from MESHIAAK, can be seen below. Due on August 19 via Mascot, the CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland, California. Based in Melbourne, Australia, MESHIAAK features veteran extreme metal drummer Jon Dette, who has ...

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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Feat. ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members: 'Crucifixion' Video

"Crucifixion", the new Oleg Rooz-directed video from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, can be seen below. The track is taken from GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA's debut album, "Broken Lines", which will be released on September 23 via Party Smasher Inc./ ...

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ANTHRAX To Perform On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

As part of their 35th anniversary celebration, thrash legends ANTHRAX are confirmed to guest on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Wednesday, August 24 performing their new single, "Monster At The End". This will be ANTHRAX's "Late Night" debut. "Late Night With Seth Meyers" airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. /11:35 p.m. CT. Taken from ...

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Classic Lineup Of DOKKEN Announces Only U.S. Reunion Show

The classic lineup of DOKKEN will play its only U.S. reunion show on September 30 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock 'N' Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The concert will be a warm-up gig for the band's six-show Japanese run dubbed "Unleashed In The East". Singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff ...

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