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WOLF Joined By KING DIAMOND Bassist, Ex-HAMMERFALL Drummer

Swedish metallers WOLF will return with a new studio album, titled "Feeding The Machine", on March 13, 2020 via Century Media Records. The long-awaited disc will feature new band members Johan Koleberg (HAMMERFALL, LION'S SHARE) on drums and Pontus Egberg (KING DIAMOND, LION'S SHARE) on bass. "Feeding The Machine" is being produced by WOLF's Simon ...

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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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CREAM's GINGER BAKER Is 'Holding His Own' In Hospital

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "holding his own," less than a week after being admitted to the hospital. Last Wednesday (September 25), Ginger's family revealed that he was "critically ill" and called on fans to "keep him in your prayers tonight." Earlier today (Sunday, September 29), the 80-year-old's family took to social media to ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chemical'

The official lyric video for "Chemical", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently choose to both challenge themselves ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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CLUTCH Announces 2019 U.S. Holiday Tour Dates

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced the details of their December 2019 annual U.S. tour. The trek kicks off December 27 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends with a special New Year's Eve show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Main support on all dates will be THE STEEL WOODS from Nashville, Tennessee. Guitarist, singer ...

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DREAM THEATER Vocalist Hopes To Release New Solo Album In 2020

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie recently appeared on the "Hyde Archives" program on the St. Albans, West Virginia radio station Rock 105. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's longevity: James: "We've had a great ride, and we're still going strong. We've been fortunate ...

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Listen To New QUIET RIOT Song 'Heartbreak City'

"Heartbreak City", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is the most ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Is 'Critically Ill'

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "critically ill" and in the hospital, his family has revealed. "Please keep him in your prayers tonight," the family wrote in a brief statement posted to Baker's official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. Baker, who turned 80 in August, has experienced a number of health issues in recent years. ...

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Announce 2020 European Tour

Having well and truly rocked North America with 25 giant shows across the summer which drew universally ecstatic reviews and played to sold-out audiences totalling close to 400,000 spectators, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT have finally announced that they will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated "Rhapsody" concert experience to European audiences next year. In what ...

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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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