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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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Video Premiere: SONATA ARCTICA's 'Cold'

The official music video for the song "Cold" from Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "Talviyö" (which means "Winter Night"), which will be released on September 6 via Nuclear Blast. "We were talking about having an album cover made from a ...

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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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STATIC-X's TONY CAMPOS On WAYNE STATIC's Death: 'I Felt Like He Never Got The Proper Send-Off'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos spoke to Keen Eye 4 Concerts about the band's massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. Asked how Static's passing affected him and his bandmates on a personal ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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VENOM INC. Frontman Undergoes Long-Overdue Hip Surgery

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. singer and bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan underwent hip surgery last week (Thursday, August 15) at a hospital in London. The frontman had postponed the procedure for the last three years due to the ongoing obligation with VENOM INC., causing him to be in constant pain, on and off ...

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Video Premiere: TRANSPORT LEAGUE's 'Dawn Of Lucifer'

"Dawn Of Lucifer", the new video from Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", which will be released on August 30 via Mighty Music. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion ...

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TOM KEIFER On CINDERELLA: 'It's Not Where I Wanna Be Anymore'

Tom Keifer has once again shot down the possibility of a CINDERELLA reunion, saying that "it's not where I wanna be anymore." Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio album since 1994's "Still Climbing", the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few years while Keifer ...

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Would GEDDY LEE Redo Any Songs From RUSH Back Catalog?

During a June 10 question-and-answer session at Manchester, England's Dancehouse Theatre, Geddy Lee was asked if there are any songs in the RUSH back catalog that he wishes he could go back and redo. The bassist/vocalist responded: "Oh, God. Probably the longer I looked, the more I would find. It's funny what happens in time ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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PESTILENCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE have signed a deal with Agonia Records, via the band's imprint Hadeon Records. A new album, titled "Exitivm", will be released in the coming months. Guitarist Patrick Mameli said: "PESTILENCE and Hadeon Records are very excited to be joining forces with Agonia Records in an exclusive, worldwide agreement to ...

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STATIC-X And DEVILDRIVER Announce Fall 2019 Leg Of Co-Headline North American 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' Tour

STATIC-X and DEVILDRIVER are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. With several sold-out shows from the first ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Release 'Vinyl Collection' With Bonus Rarities

When Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward formed BLACK SABBATH in 1968, the quartet conjured a primal sound that was heavier, louder and more menacing than anything that had come before. The band recorded a series of metal masterpieces in the '70s that became the blueprint for heavy music and influenced generations ...

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Watch CANDLEMASS Perform At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of CANDLEMASS's July 13 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. CANDLEMASS's 12th album, "The Door To Doom", was released in February via Napalm Records. The disc includes the song "Astorolus - The Great Octopus", which features a guest guitar solo by none other than ...

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Why Didn't OZZY OSBOURNE Join His BLACK SABBATH Bandmates At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'? SHARON OSBOURNE Explains

Sharon Osbourne says that she refused to let Ozzy attend the "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" event this past spring because she was "pissed off" over The Recording Academy's treatment of BLACK SABBATH. The pioneering British heavy metal band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 11 awards ceremony and live tribute ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Rattlehead' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On His Continued Estrangement From SKID ROW: 'It Hurts That We're Not Together'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Rhino's recent 30th anniversary "deluxe" digital reissue of "Skid Row": Sebastian: "At one time, the ...

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