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MARTY FRIEDMAN On 'Dragon's Kiss' Solo Debut: 'There's A Lot Of Things I Would Do Differently Now'

Former MEGADETH lead guitarist Marty Friedman has recently added songs from his debut solo album, "Dragon's Kiss", to his live repertoire. Released in 1988 via Shrapnel, "Dragon's Kiss" followed up Friedman and Jason Becker's legendary CACOPHONY album, "Speed Metal Symphony", which quickly put the two players on the guitar playing map. Friedman and Becker would ...

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SERENITY Releases Music Video For 'Set The World On Fire'

SERENITY has released the official music video for its new single, "Set The World On Fire". The clip, which takes the listener to the age of the Holy Roman Empire of The Last Knight, Maximilian I, can be seen below. "Set The World On Fire" follows in the Emperor's footsteps, building a memorial with a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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FAITH NO MORE Confirms More European Festival Appearances

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed two more European festival appearances for next summer. The band will perform at Helsinki, Finland's Tuska on June 28 and at Madrid, Spain's Mad Cool in early July. So far, the following shows have been announced: June 13 - Punchestown, Ireland @ Sunstroke Festival June 20 - Clisson, France @ ...

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IHSAHN To Release First Of Two New EPs In February

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release "Telemark", the first of two new five-song EPs, on February 14 via Candlelight. The effort will represent the heavier side of Ihsahn's music, while the companion EP — to be released at a later date — will show his more progressive side. "Having released full-length records nearly every second year ...

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The Enemy: Reality - WOLFBRIGADE

Legendary Swedish D-beat stalwarts WOLFBRIGADE — the artists formerly known as WOLFPACK — have been hacking away at the chopping block for nearly a quarter century now, aside from a couple of periods of hiatus. Much like many long-running acts, the Swedes have undergone several lineup changes. But WOLFBRIGADE has gelled around a consistent vision ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Undergoes Hand Surgery

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil underwent hand surgery earlier today (Wednesday, November 27) in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Neil shared an Instagram photo of him wearing a hospital gown and a hair cap, along with the following caption: "Hand Surgery Today!! #vikingdisease #Dupuytrenscontracture #nashville" Based on Vince's hashtags, it appears that he was being ...

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A DAY TO REMEMBER Guitarist Explains New Album Delay

DJ Valentino of WSOU recently conducted an interview with A DAY TO REMEMBER guitarist Kevin Skaff. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay in releasing A DAY TO REMEMBER's new album, "You're Welcome", which was originally expected in November: ...

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ALICE COOPER On Forthcoming Album: 'It Will Definitely Have A Lot Of Different Flavors In It That We Don't Normally Go To'

Rock legend Alice Cooper recently spoke with Kyle Meredith of Consequence Of Sound. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released "Breadcrumbs" EP: Alice: "It's about Detroit. It's all Detroit players. All the songs are from Detroit players or about ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Cover Of BATHORY's 'Massacre'

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) — will release its long-anticipated "Black" EP (the third in a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On THE CIRCLE's 'Space Between': 'I Got Hung Up On Trying To Make The Best Record I'd Ever Made In My Life'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, MONTROSE, CHICKENFOOT) extensively discussed "Space Between", the debut album by his current group THE CIRCLE. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial hesitation to make an album with THE CIRCLE: Sammy: "I ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Psycho Ward' Music Video

"Psycho Ward", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The thought-provoking track centered on domestic violence is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Psycho Ward' takes ...

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OPETH Releases Animated Video For 'Universal Truth'

Swedish prog-metal/rock band OPETH has released a dark and eerie new animated video short for the English-language track "Universal Truth", from its recently released album "In Cauda Venenum". The video for the Swedish version of the song, "Ingen Sanning Är Allas", was made available earlier in the week. The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short ...

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FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER Releases Music Video For Solo Song 'Wait'

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder released his first solo album, "What The Water Wants", on October 18 via InsideOut Music. The disc includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (FATES WARNING touring member) and Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (IGNITE, CRESCENT SHIELD). The ...

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NEVERMORE: 'The Guitar Anthology' Now Available

"Nevermore: The Guitar Anthology" features guitar tab and notation for 10 songs from the NEVERMORE catalog. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN/EXODUS guitarist Kragen Lum and former NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth. Learn how to play the songs exactly as played on the recordings with these 100% accurate transcriptions. ...

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SEPULTURA: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Paris Concert

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's entire November 26 concert at La Maroquinerie in Paris, France. Check it out below. Featured songs: 01:47 - Intro 03:03 - Arise 06:19 - Territory 12:09 - Kairos 16:40 - Phantom Self 23:40 - Choke 28:09 - Resistant Parasites 34:34 - Inner Self 40:38 - ...

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KVELERTAK To Release 'Splid' Album In February

Rise Records has announced the signing of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. The band will release its new album, "Splid", on February 14, 2020. 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 single from the disc, "Bråtebrann", can be ...

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