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Former PANTERA Tour Manager: DIMEBAG Was 'A Magical Person'

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with former PANTERA tour manager Guy Sykes during this year's Soundwave Festival in Australia. Sykes, who was working at the event with headliners LIMP BIZKIT, shared his insights on the music business and talked about what late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was really ...

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PANTERA: 'Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition)' Due In May

February 25 marked the 20-year anniversary for PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power", a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal's most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features ...

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ROB HALFORD, GLENN DANZIG, JERRY CANTRELL Perform With METALLICA At Third 30th-Anniversary Show

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, MISFITS, SAMHAIN), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Pepper Keenan (DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Gary Rossington (LYNYRD SKYNYRD), Nick "Animal" Culmer (ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE) and former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted joined METALLICA on stage last night (Friday, December 9) for the third of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in ...

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DEATHSTARS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Metal' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Metal", the new video from the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS, can be seen below. The song is one of two new tracks featured on the group's best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits On Earth", which was released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast. Both new ...

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DEATHSTARS: 'Metal' Video Released

"Metal", the new video from the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS, can be seen below. The song is one of two new tracks featured on the group's upcoming best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits On Earth", which will be released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast. Both new songs showcase the musical ...

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DEATHSTARS Announces New Drummer

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS has announced the addition of drummer Vice (a.k.a. Oscar Leander of CRESCENDOLLS) to the group's ranks. Commented Vice: "I'm really excited to be a part of DEATHSTARS and I really feel that my drumming complements DEATHSTARS music in a perfect way." Added DEATHSTARS guitarist, songwriter and producer Emil "Nightmare ...

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DEATHSTARS Releases New Song Via iTunes

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS will release a new single, "Metal", on October 14 via iTunes. "Metal" is one of two new songs which will be featured on the group's upcoming best-of compilation, "The Greatest Hits On Earth", which will be released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast. Both new songs ...

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BLITZKRIEG Frontman On How His Band Inspired METALLICA

Vocalist Brian Ross of NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG spoke to the Sunday Sun about his band's influence on METALLICA. BLITZKRIEG's self-titled song "Blitzkrieg" was covered by METALLICA on the "Creeping Death" EP. METALLICA's drummer, Lars Ulrich, commented that BLITZKRIEG was one of his band's main musical inspirations, along with DIAMOND HEAD. Brian, lead singer ...

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Germany's Next Death Metal - DEBAUCHERY

Move over TORTURE KILLER, Germany's DEBAUCHERY is the ultimate SIX FEET UNDER tribute band. Actually, TORTURE KILLER is a better band and at least got it over with and enlisted Chris Barnes for 2006's "Swarm!" So OK, there is more of a pronounced "death 'n roll" delivery in the case of DEBAUCHERY, but the foundation ...

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THE GATHERING: New Video Interview Posted Online

On June 5, Chile's Blitzkrieg metal magazine conducted an interview with drummer Hans Rutten of Dutch/Norwegian rockers THE GATHERING before the band's concert in Enschede, The Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below. THE GATHERING's new video, "Heroes For Ghosts", was shot in Norway by the band's "dear friend" Marcus Moonen. "Heroes ...

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New VADER Drummer's Live Debut (Video)

Due to "family matters," drummer Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz recently decided to leave Polish death metal veterans VADER. Despite this, he committed to laying down tracks for the band's new album, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich", and taking part in the group's previously announced concerts in May, June and July. Jaroszewicz's replacement in VADER is the ...

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MAYAN: Interview, Performance Footage Available

Blitzkrieg conducted an interview with keyboardist Jack Driessen of MAYAN, the new band led by EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen, on May 21 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of MAYAN's May 14 concert at Escape in Veenendaal, the Netherlands. "Quarterpast", the debut album from ...

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SKYCLAD Frontman To Release Debut Solo Album

Global Music has set a July 4 release date for "Flying In The Face Of Logic", the first solo album from singer/songwriter Kevin Ridley; producer/vocalist with folk-metal pioneers SKYCLAD. The CD contains 14 original tracks, mainly inspired by the singer's native Northeast (England) so fittingly, it features several northern session players notably Northumbrian pipes player ...

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CRIMSON GLORY Issues European Tour Recap; New Album In The Works

Reactivated Florida-based melodic metallers CRIMSON GLORY have released a statement following the overwhelming success of their recent 25th-anniversary European tour: "We are incredibly proud and pleased with how well our shows were received in Europe! The fans were amazing and really impressed us with how sincere and genuine they were. We truly have the most ...

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TR: New Video Interview With HERI JOENSEN

Blitzkrieg recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen of Faroese Viking metallers TR in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. You can now watch the chat below. TR's sixth full-length album, "The Lay Of Thrym", will be released in Europe on May 27 and in the U.S. on June 7 via Napalm Records. It will ...

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CRIMSON GLORY In Zoetermeer: Interview, Performance Footage Available

Chile's Blitzkrieg conducted an interview with guitarist Jon Drenning and vocalist Todd La Torre of reactivated Florida melodic metallers CRIMSON GLORY before the band's April 28, 2011 concert in Zoetermeer, Holland. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the Zoetermeer show. Support on CRIMSON GLORY's 25th anniversary tour is ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist Interviewed In Amsterdam (Video)

Chile's Blitzkrieg magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Jeff Loomis of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE when the band performed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on March 18, 2011 as part of the "Power Of Metal" European tour with SYMPHONY X, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, MERCENARY and THAUROROD. You can now watch the chat below. NEVERMORE's setlist for the Amsterdam ...

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METALLICA's 'Garage Inc.' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

METALLICA's collection of covers, "Garage Inc." will be reissued on vinyl on March 1 via Warner Bros. A standard three-LP pressing will be made available along with a six-LP, 180-gram vinyl deluxe pressing. Included are METALLICA's previously recorded cover songs, all of the band's B-side covers released up to 1998, and the entire "The $5.98 ...

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DEBAUCHERY To Release 'Germany's Next Death Metal' In March

Germany's "death 'n' roll" band DEBAUCHERY has set "Germany's Next Death Metal" as the title of its new album, due on March 25 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Unbroken 02. Zombie Blitzkrieg 03. Warmachines At War 04. Animal Holocaust 05. Bloodslaughter Onslaught 06. Germany's Next Death ...

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BLITZKRIEG Begins Work On New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have began pre-production/writing for a new album, to be released in 2011. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Theatre Of The Damned" will mark the band's 30th anniversary. "Theatre Of The Damned" was released on August 10, 2007 via Germany's Armageddon Music. The CD was recorded at ...

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METALLICA: More Pro-Shot Footage From Brisbane Posted Online

Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's October 19, 2010 concert at Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia — including clips of the pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam as well as the actual performance — can be viewed below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. That Was Just Your Life 02. The Four Horsemen 03. Ride The Lightning ...

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SEX PISTOLS Interviewed At JOHNNY RAMONE Tribute Event

SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones was interviewed by Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" at the sixth annual Johnny Ramone tribute on July 25, 2010 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Watch the chat below. The annual Johnny Ramone tribute is attended by thousands of fans, many of whom ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Interviewed At JOHNNY RAMONE Tribute Event

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was one of the special guests at the sixth annual Johnny Ramone tribute on July 25, 2010 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Hammett introduced a screening of Johnny's favorite film, James Whale's 1935 horror classic "The Bride of Frankenstein", now celebrating its 75th anniversary. A guitar legend in ...

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