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RUDY SARZO, MONTE PITTMAN, PHIL DEMMEL, MATT STARR Celebrate RANDY RHOADS's 60th Birthday

Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD), Roy Z (HALFORD), Chas West (BONHAM), Brent Woods (SEBASTIAN BACH), Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG), Monte Pittman (PRONG, MADONNA) and Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) are among the musicians who took part in a jam to celebrate would have been iconic OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist ...

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THE KENNEDY VEIL Announces New Vocalist, Prepares To Enter Studio

Sacramento, California's modern death metal extremists THE KENNEDY VEIL have welcomed a brand new vocalist to their ranks. Monte Barnard, best known for his time spent as the high-energy frontman for tech-death shredders ALTERBEAST, as well as his live stints with Aussie deathcore titans THY ART IS MURDER, will take the reigns as the new ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Entire 'Creatures' Album Streaming

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The entire CD can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching Over ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Third Album Due In September

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the album, titled "The Soulless", can be streamed below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching ...

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OPETH: Second 'Sorceress' Album Teaser

The second teaser for "Sorceress", the forthcoming album from Swedish progressive rockers OPETH, is available below. The CD is being helmed by English producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with ROYAL BLOOD, KILLING JOKE and GHOST, among others. "Sorceress" will be made available this fall via Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Always an unstoppable force for ...

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OPETH: First 'Sorceress' Studio Teaser

The first teaser for "Sorceress", the forthcoming album from Swedish progressive rockers OPETH, is available below. The CD is being helmed by English producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with ROYAL BLOOD, KILLING JOKE and GHOST, among others. "Sorceress" will be made available this fall via Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Always an unstoppable force for ...

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Video: BUTCHER BABIES, Ex-DIVINE HERESY, HELLYEAH Members Perform PANTERA, METALLICA Covers At 'Ultimate Jam Night'

The "Ultimate Jam Night" debuted its residency at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, March 29. Among the participating musicians were Tommy Vext (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, DIVINE HERESY), Ira Black (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, LIZZY BORDEN), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Jerry Montano (DEATH DIVISION, HELLYEAH, DANZIG) and Dio Britto (WESTFIELD MASSACRE) who performed ...

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PEPPER KEENAN-Fronted Version Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Nuclear Blast Entertainment has announced the signing of the four-piece version of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — featuring Pepper Keenan on guitar and vocals — to a worldwide deal. The band will enter the studio late this winter/early spring with longtime producer John Custer. Custer has recorded such C.O.C. classics as "Deliverance", "Wiseblood", "America's Volume Dealer" ...

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SCORPION CHILD To Release 'She Sings, I Kill' Single In November

Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD will release a brand-new single on seven-inch vinyl and digital download on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The single will contain the new track "She Sings, I Kill", as well as another new song, "(Enter The) Twilight Coven", which will be a B-side that is exclusive to this ...

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