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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Thundersmith'

The official lyric video for "Thundersmith", a brand new song from the Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Evolution", which will be released on September 20 via Napalm Records. The LP sees the band imbued with a new fire ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Spoofs Classic Slasher Films With Adult Film Stars In 'LadyKiller TV'

Horror and erotica make familiar bedfellows in a brand-new series coming this fall from 6ex Films, WG Films and Whore Gore, "LadyKiller TV", a collection of eight erotic horror parodies pulled from iconic slasher films — but made better with the biggest adult film stars. Jeremy Spencer, the former drummer of hard rock outfit FIVE ...

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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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SLAYER Announces 'The Repentless Killogy' Motion Picture And LP/CD

After much speculation instigated by two video trailers released earlier this summer, SLAYERTom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph — in conjunction with Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, announces "Slayer: The Repentless Killogy" motion picture and companion LP/CD, "The Repentless Killogy, Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA". Coming ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON To Be Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, will be honored by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. "Blasko is a true cat lover with a passion for advocating for homeless cats," said Sandra Harrison, Kitten Rescue's executive ...

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HAMMERFALL's JOACIM CANS: 'No One Expected An Album Like 'Glory To The Brave' In 1997'

Power metal was considered outdated when HAMMERFALL released its "Glory To The Brave" debut in 1997. Save for BLIND GUARDIAN, very few power metal acts actually increased in popularity throughout the decade, with the style's pioneering band, HELLOWEEN, struggling to regain footing after lineup changes, and alternative and grunge music taking precedence, effectively pushing out ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG To Release 'Ritual' Album In November

TYGERS OF PAN TANG will release their new album, "Ritual", on November 22 via Mighty Music. This will be the band's second effort with the label and also the second recording by the current TYGERS lineup. The LP was recorded at ex-TYGERS guitarist Fred Purser's studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne and mixing and additional production ...

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DENNER'S INFERNO Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist MICHAEL DENNER: 'In Amber' Album Details Announced

DENNER'S INFERNO, the new band featuring legendary KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE guitar player and composer Michael Denner, will release its debut album, "In Amber", on November 15 through Mighty Music. Denner is a very well-known name in the international rock/metal scene, as a former guitarist in the two most influential Danish rock/metal bands ever: ...

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METALLICA Plays Second Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Sunday, September 8), METALLICA played the second of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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TOTO: '40 Tours Around The Sun' To Be Released This Week

TOTO has been touring the globe over the course of 2018-2019 in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. Along the way, they performed in front of well over a million fans across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and even Indonesia. The band's level of global critical mass reached new heights largely fueled by ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Suquamish, Washington

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's September 7 concert at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Event Center in Suquamish, Washington can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Verdict", which was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow Is Engaged

Chester Bennington's widow has announced her engagement to her "angel on earth." According to TMZ, Talinda Bennington's fiancé is a Los Angeles County firefighter. Talinda broke the news of her engagement in a Twitter message on Friday (September 6). She wrote: "I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel ...

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METALLICA Plays First Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Friday, September 6), METALLICA played the first of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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Listen To New STEEL PANTHER Song 'Gods Of P**sy'

"Gods Of Pussy", a new song from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual ...

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Video Premiere: WHITESNAKE's 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name'

"Trouble Is Your Middle Name", the new music video from WHITESNAKE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released in May via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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