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BAD WOLVES Drummer: 'We Decided Pretty Early On That We Weren't Going To Be Some 'Purist' Metal Band'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with BAD WOLVES bassist Kyle Konkiel and drummer John Boecklin. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Boecklin envisioned BAD WOLVES being able to tour Europe so early into their career: John: "Sure, but it really wasn't like ...

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IGGY POP To Release 'Free' Album In September

Iggy Pop will release his new album, "Free", on September 6 via Loma Vista. It is the first new Iggy Pop LP since 2016's "Post Pop Depression". While it follows the highest-charting album of Iggy's career, "Free" has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor — or with any other Iggy Pop album. "Free", ...

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EXHORDER To Release 'Mourn The Southern Skies' Album In September; 'My Time' Single Now Available

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER will release their first album in 27 years, "Mourn The Southern Skies", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band now features founding members Vinnie La Bella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ...

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HELLYEAH: Making Of 'Welcome Home' Album Part 1 (Video)

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", can be seen below. The disc will be released on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul ...

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CONCEPTION Announces First European Tour In More Than Two Decades

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, have announced a European headlining tour for spring 2020. It will be the band's first run of European shows since 1997. Guitarist Tore Østby states: "With the overwhelming response we've received from fans, and with these last shows under our ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Oh My God'

The official music video for the song "Oh My God" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by William "Wombat" Felch and second DP Sebastien Paquet. "Oh My God" is taken fromHELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc contains the ...

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Video: STEVEN ADLER's ADLER'S APPETITE Performs In Houston

Fan-filmed video footage of ADLER'S APPETITE's June 20 performance at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "txsurfer4u"). ADLER'S APPETITE's current lineup includes former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler alongside Ariel Kamin, the singer of Argentinian GN'R tribute band SON OF A GUN, plus guitarists Michael Thomas and ...

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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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Old Star - DARKTHRONE

The progression of extreme metal legends DARKTHRONE from black metal genre pioneer to ambassadors of pure heavy metal expression has been fun to experience. While some of their contemporaries continue to put out competent-yet-watered-down rehashes of works that defined the genre and others self-destructed under the weight of their own psychological excesses, Fenriz and Nocturno ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Welcome Home'

HELLYEAH's official music video for "Welcome Home", the title track of its sixth studio album, can be seen below. The clip was directed by William "Wombat" Felch and Sebastien Paquet. "Welcome Home" will be released on September 27. The disc contains the final recordings by late HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died in June ...

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SAMHAIN's LONDON MAY Stars In 'Brutal Realty, Inc.' Black Metal Short

"Brutal Realty, Inc." is an absurd black metal satire film from award-winning director Erik Boccio ("Blood Bath", "Wiretap Scars"). Set for release this summer and starring actor/musician London May of Glenn Danzig's SAMHAIN, the 15-minute short also features Sarah Burns from HBO's "Barry" and a decimating musical score composed by Sanford Parker (BURIED AT SEA, ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'King Of Fools' Music Video

The official music video for the song "King Of Fools" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER — can be seen below. The track is taken from HEAVY AS TEXAS's self-titled album, which was released ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Biloxi, Mississippi

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's May 11 concert at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Wanted Man 02. Dangerous But Worth The Risk 03. You Think You're Tough 04. Walkin' The Dog (Rufus Thomas cover) 05. Way Cool Jr. 06. I'm Insane 07. In ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Welcome Home' Album In September

HELLYEAH will release its sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", on Friday, September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The official music video for the disc's title track will be made available on Friday, May 17. HELLYEAH played an emotional sold-out concert on Saturday, May 11 celebrating the life of its late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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It's Official: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH has officially recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Earlier today, HELLYEAH released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect ...

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