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OVERKILL Singer On Lineup Changes: 'New Blood Is A Good Thing'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the high turnover of his bandmates and how it has affected the group's sound over the years. "Not every member has brought something, let's say, groundbreaking to it, but new blood is a good thing," Bobby said. "But some members change the chemistry. Case ...

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SODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Down On Your Knees'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The official lyric video for the song "Down On Your Knees", taken from "Out Of The ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Sick Of Every Other Commercial Having Interracial Couples': 'This Is Not Reality'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he is "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." Earlier today, Kottak tweeted: "You know I am sick of every other commercial having inter racial couples...this is not reality. It is Hollywood shoving it down our throat. I ...

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FILTER Postpones 'Title Of Record' 20th-Anniversary Tour

FILTER has postponed its previously announced tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-selling, sophomore album "Title Of Record". The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 19 and run through November 27. The band broke the news of the postponement in a social media post earlier today. FILTER wrote: "Due to scheduling ...

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Two FRANK ZAPPA Books Set For Release This Fall

The Zappa Trust has announced the release of two books honoring legendary musician and composer Frank Zappa's legacy: "Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment" by Mick Ekers with foreword by Dweezil Zappa; and "The Hot Rats Book", in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Praises Teenage Climate Activist GRETA THUNBERG: You Are 'Our Modern-Day JOAN OF ARC'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale has praised Greta Thunberg as "our modern-day Joan of Arc," saying that the teenage climate activist is "sitting at a round table of young women who have inspired and shaped humanity." The Swedish teenager has gained international media attention in recent months for her outspoken activism on climate change, including delivering an ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Doubles Down On His Claim That Climate Change Is 'Political B.S.'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has doubled down on his claim that the issue of climate change is nothing but "political B.S." Kottak raised eyebrows last week when he questioned whether climate change is real, writing in a series of since-deleted tweets: "So call India and China and call them out...Democrats ...

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REFUSED Announces Early 2020 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED has announced its North American tour plans for this winter. The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, D.C. and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting REFUSED on these dates will be METZ, who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and YOUTH CODE. VIP ticket, ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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THE AGONIST's VICKY PSARAKIS On 'Orphans' Album: 'We Didn't Overthink; We Just Stayed True To Ourselves'

A&P Reacts recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Vicky Psarakis of Montreal, Quebec, Canada extreme metallers THE AGONIST. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspired the title of the band's latest album, "Orphans": Vicky: "Honestly, the main reason behind it, how ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform Band's Classic Songs At One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will join forces to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.'s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson's "Sleeping Giants" ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases 'Why?' Animated Music Video

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has released an animated music video for the song "Why?", directed by D.C. Turner. Check it out below. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD ...

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