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LIVING COLOUR Singer Is Collaborating With ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist On 'Bluesy' And 'Funky' Album

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando is collaborating with LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover on a new project. The as-yet-unnamed band is currently recording its debut album for a tentative early 2020 release. In a recent interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, Orlando described the project's musical direction as "just straight-up rock. It's heavy ...

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Irish Councillor Calls For BEHEMOTH To Be Banned From Performing In Limerick: 'Satanism Is Associated With Evil'

A councillor in Limerick, Ireland is calling on the Minister For Justice to block Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH from performing in the country next week. BEHEMOTH is scheduled to play at King John's Castle on June 17, the band's first visit to Ireland since performing at Dublin's Vicar Street in February. Fianna Fáil councillor and ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'The Evening Hate'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA gold-certified rock band RED has released a digital single, "The Evening Hate", via its newly formed Red Entertainment label with distribution for the first time from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally. The song's accompanying music video and short film, written, directed and produced by RED and starring the band, ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Slams 'ROGER WATERS And The Rest Of His Nazi Comrades' For Boycotting Israel

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN's DIESEL MACHINE: Lyric Video For First Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released the official lyric video for "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY On Late TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Mastermind PAUL O'NEILL: 'His Vision' Was 'So Magical'

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SPIRITS OF FIRE) recently appeared on "The Metal Command" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of SPIRITS OF FIRE, his project with Tim "Ripper" Owens, Mark Zonder and Steve Di Giorgio: Chris: "I love playing with ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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Video: New VIXEN Lineup Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past January, VIXEN recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis had already performed with VIXEN, having fronted the group in March 2018 in Durant, ...

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THE CULT Kicks Off 'A Sonic Temple' Tour In Houston (Video)

THE CULT kicked off a North American tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Sonic Temple" album Thursday night (May 2) in Houston, Texas. The British group that's led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy played a setlist culled from THE CULT's 10 studio albums, with the centerpiece being a super ...

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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'My Sobriety Is The Most Important Thing In My Life'

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Reviews recently conducted an interview with CREED frontman Scott Stapp. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the title of his upcoming solo album, "The Space Between The Shadows": Scott: "For me, the 'space between the shadows,' I ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY Is A 'Black Sheep Of Rock N' Roll'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire" The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "Warpaint": Josh: "This is BUCKCHERRY 3.0, for sure. The 'Warpaint' record is ...

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Former VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER: 'Your Place In The Sun' Preorder Bundle To Include Note Sealed With Lipstick Kiss

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner will release a new solo album, "Your Place In The Sun", on May 31 via Pavement Entertainment. Like her 2017 debut self-titled solo album, the new disc is a collaboration with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. "Your Place In The ...

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