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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Setlists For 2020 U.S. Festival Appearances: 'All 10 Of These Shows Will Be Different'

METALLICA announced earlier today that it will play two-night headlining slots at five music festivals in 2020. At each of the five Danny Wimmer Presents-produced events — Charlotte, North Carolina's Epicenter, Daytona Beach, Florida's Welcome To Rockville, Columbus, Ohio's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louisville, Kentucky's Louder Than Life and Sacramento, California's Aftershock — ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: Behind The 'Walk The Sky' Creative Process (Video)

ALTER BRIDGE has released a five-minute video showing the creative process behind the band's upcoming album, "Walk The Sky". "Walk The Sky" will be released on October 18 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" is a "complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of ...

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NOTHING MORE Will Be '100 Percent Focused On The Next Record' In 2020

Travis of North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF recently conducted an interview with NOTHING MORE guitarist Mark Vollelunga and bassist Daniel Oliver. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the oftentimes "intense" nature of NOTHING MORE's live shows: Mark: "We put a ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces 'Thrash Alliance' 2020 European Tour With LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH. DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier comments: "Yeah, the 'Thrash Alliance' is back with a BANG! We are delighted ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release 'Ballistic, Sadistic' Album In January; 'I Am Warfare' Single Now Available

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The disc's belligerent and pugnacious first single, "I Am Warfare", can be streamed below. Cited by bands in the likes of MEGADETH, PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, TRIVIUM and many, ...

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Listen To New OTHERWISE Song 'Picking At Bones'

OTHERWISE's new song "Picking At Bones" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Defy", which will be released on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And SHERI MOON ZOMBIE To Take Part In Q&A Following '3 From Hell' Screening In Universal City

Rob Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, will take part in a question-and-answer session at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, California on October 14, immediately following the encore screening of his movie "3 From Hell". The sequel to Zombie's 2005 film "The Devil's Rejects", "3 From Hell" brings back Sid ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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LORDI To Release 'Killection' Album In January

Finnish hard rock/heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their new album, "Killection", on January 31, 2020 via AFM Records. Once more Mr. Lordi, the master of the masquerade, presents us with one of his ideas, absurd and genius at the same time, and comes up with a concept that has never been done before in ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says Next Generation Is 'F**ked' Because Of Social Media: 'They Have No Idea How Real Life Is'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of Italian alternative metallers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether their forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album is "angrier" than 2016's "Delirium": Cristina: "Of course it's the next step, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Performing With Symphony: CLIFF BURTON 'Was Definitely The Gateway To A Lot Of That Classical Stuff'

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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YES To Perform Entire 'Relayer' Album On U.K. Tour

YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, has announced an eight-date U.K. tour for May and June of 2020. "The Album Series 2020 Tour" will feature YES's 1974 "Relayer" album performed in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favorites. An extensive European tour will be announced soon. This ...

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GODSMACK Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Under Your Scars' On SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded (Video)

Video footage of GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rombola performing an acoustic version of the song "Under Your Scars" on SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded can be seen below. "Under Your Scars" is taken from GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", which came out last year. The disc was recorded at GODSMACK's headquarters (GSHQ) in ...

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