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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JUSTIN FOLEY Says Touring With IRON MAIDEN Was 'Really Inspiring'

Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's forthcoming studio album, "Atonement": Justin: "The songs are different. [Laughs] I don't ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces Fall 2019 Tour With WE CAME AS ROMANS, AFTER THE BURIAL, TWIZTID

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a major U.S. headline tour. The new dates begin September 29 at Jacksonville, North Carolina's Tarheel and run through late October. Support throughout comes from special guests WE CAME AS ROMANS, AFTER THE BURIAL and TWIZTID. Limited VIP packages for "The Trick 'R Treat Tour" will be available beginning Tuesday, ...

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Watch Unboxing Of MOTÖRHEAD's '1979' Box Set

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG recently announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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RAMONES Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release three classic RAMONES album covers as 500-piece jigsaws this summer. "Rocket To Russia", "Road To Ruin" and "It's Alive" will be released on September 20. The iconic art of some of punk rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the first time. ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's GRAMMY Win

David Ellefson spoke to Sonic Perspectives about MEGADETH's first-ever Grammy win back in 2017 when he and his bandmates took home the trophy for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH's "Dystopia" nod marked the band's twelfth Grammy nomination in the "Metal" category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH To Publish Autobiography

Several online book retailers, including Google, Adlibris, Lehmanns and various Amazon sites, are advertising an upcoming autobiography from IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. Titled "Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler", the 288-page book will be released in May 2020 via Ebury, the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rings Now Available From THE GREAT FROG

The Great Frog, which has been hand-crafting rock jewelry in Carnaby, London since 1972, has announced a collaboration with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. The Great Frog comments: "It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the release of our TGF x Judas Priest collaboration. Inspired by some of the band's most iconic ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Perform In Philadelphia

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's July 30 performance at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The 16-song set included a number of classic IRON MAIDEN cuts, such as "The Trooper", "Fear Of The Dark", "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Run To The Hills", as well as rarely played tracks like ...

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RUSH Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release four classic RUSH album covers as 500-piece jigsaws later this summer. "Fly By Night", "A Farewell To Kings", "Permanent Waves" and "Moving Pictures" will be made available on September 20. The iconic art of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the ...

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SLIPKNOT Plays First Full U.S. Show In Three Years (Video)

SLIPKNOT kicked off its "Knotfest Roadshow" tour last night (Friday, July 26) at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The performance marked SLIPKNOT's first full-length U.S. concert since the band played at the Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky on October 2, 2016. SLIPKNOT's set included two new songs: "Unsainted", which will appear on ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Composes Second Classical Piece

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just finished composing his second classical music piece in conjunction with his wife Lani. Hammett revealed the news at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday (July 24), as part of an event launching "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS On Possible Retirement: 'If We Feel We're Not Cutting It Anymore, Then We'll Discuss It'

During an appearance on today's (Tuesday, July 23) edition of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris reflected on the fact that it's been 19 years since the band released "Brave New World". MAIDEN's first studio LP since the return of longtime lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith was also the band's ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa has announced U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with ...

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SANCTUARY's JOSEPH MICHAEL: 'I'm In No Way A Replica' Of WARREL DANE

SANCTUARY vocalist Joseph Michael has confirmed that the band is continuing work on material for a new full-length album, "Transmutation", tentatively due in 2020. On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On Joining IRON MAIDEN In 1982: 'I Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Tapped to replace Clive Burr in 1982 after touring activities for "Number Of The Beast" concluded, drummer Nicko McBrain brought a degree of finesse and technicality that was largely missing from IRON MAIDEN's early output. Whereas Burr was often lauded for his heavy-handed, punk-oriented style, McBrain was largely the opposite, playing with a degree of ...

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