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ADEMA Will Release New Music To Coincide With 2020 Tour

This past summer, hard rock band ADEMA officially recruited longtime friend Ryan Shuck (JULIEN-K, ORGY) to take on vocals for the band's most recent tour. He joined the group as the replacement for original vocalist Mark Chavez, who returned to ADEMA in 2017 after previously exiting the group twice. Speaking with RadioactiveMike Z, host of ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Brings Early Christmas For Three Lucky Kids

This past weekend, Sully Erna of the multi-platinum hard rock band GODSMACK announced, on behalf of The Scars Foundation, a $12,500 donation to the Inner-City Youth Boxing Program at Thrive Boxing & Fitness in Londonderry, New Hampshire. "The Scars Foundation was established to raise money and bring awareness on a global level to mental health ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Performs Previously Unreleased Song 'Hey, Can You Hear Me Now? (Video)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA performed a previously unreleased song called "Hey, Can You Hear Me Now?" during its concert on Saturday, December 21 in Newark, New Jersey. The track was originally written by founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill more than three decades ago and was recently uncovered on a cassette tape left behind by the TSO visionary, who passed ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Is Working On 'Liar' Memoir

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland is working on a memoir with the help of Thom Hazaert, who recently co-authored MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's "More Life With Deth". The book is titled "Liar: Truth, Highs, And Consequences", and will tentatively be released sometime in 2020, in partnership with Combat Records and Ellefson Books. It will also ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Like GHOST

In a brand new interview with Argentina's TMPlay, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked which other artists he likes to listen to. He responded: "The band I've kind of had a real affinity for in the last couple of years is GHOST. I realize they had many records out early on ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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MATTHEW NELSON Says Video Masters Of Unreleased NELSON Concert Were Destroyed In UNIVERSAL Warehouse Fire

NELSON bassist/vocalist Matthew Nelson recently spoke with Trav of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Christmas With The Nelsons" tour: Matthew: "We have a long tradition of entertainment in the family, and for anybody that ...

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SKILLET Hits Billion Mark In 2019 Global Streams

12-times-platinum rock band SKILLET is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts with its latest hit record, "Victorious" (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single "Legendary", as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again, they have also amassed one billion global streams over the past year alone. As we close out ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Munich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on August 23 at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Feat. COAL CHAMBER's MEEGS RASCÓN: New Album Due In Early 2020

GEMINI SYNDROME has completed recording its third album with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD). It will mark the group's first full-length release to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER). GEMINI SYNDROME's new album will complete the three-part trilogy which began with the band's debut album, 2013's "Lux", and continued on with 2015's ...

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NIGHTWISH Is Still Mixing New Album

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a spring 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. "As we speak, Tuomas [Holopainen, keyboardist and main songwriter] is at a studio in Helsinki, Finnvox Studios, mixing the album, still for a couple of days until we all head off somewhere for holidays," ...

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PERIPHERY's MARK HOLCOMB To Sit Out U.S. Tour

PERIPHERY's Mark Holcomb will sit out the band's upcoming U.S. tour with PLINI and COVET. The guitarist was previously absent from group' recent tour of the U.K. and the Netherlands due to an undisclosed "family matter." PERIPHERY announced Holcomb's continued unavailability in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "Regarding the HAIL STAN ...

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AARON STAINTHORPE Says He Considered Asking MY DYING BRIDE To Get Another Vocalist In Wake Of Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis

Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe of U.K. doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE says he considered asking guitarist Andrew Craighan to get a temporary replacement for him in the aftermath of his young daughter's cancer scare just so the band could finish its 13th studio album. In September 2018, Stainthorpe revealed that his daughter's cancer diagnosis led ...

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ROB HALFORD, JOE BONAMASSA, EXTREME, NITA STRAUSS Perform At ALICE COOPER's 18th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' (Video)

Renowned as one of Phoenix's signature holiday events, Alice Cooper's 18th annual "Christmas Pudding" fundraiser brought together Michael Bruce, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from the original ALICE COOPER band, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Cooper's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and EXTREME's Gary Cherone and Nuno ...

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KVELERTAK: Making Of 'Splid' Album Part One (Video)

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK will release their new album, "Splid", on February 14, 2020 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. The first in a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Splid" ...

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RAGE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chasing The Twilight Zone'

The official lyric video for the song "Chasing The Twilight Zone" from German metal veterans RAGE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage", which will be released on January 10, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, shirt bundle (Steamhammer shop) ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever KNOTFEST UK

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band SLIPKNOT, will once again make history in 2020 with the first-ever Knotfest UK. The event will take place at legendary venue The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22. Members of SLIPKNOT's official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first ...

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