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SIGH's New Album 'Heir To Despair' To Feature Guest Appearance By PHILIP ANSELMO

Japanese avant garde metal veterans SIGH will release their 11th studio album, "Heir To Despair", on November 16 via Candlelight Records. While the previous album, "Graveward" (2015), was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir To Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like BRAINTICKET, EMBRYO, AGITATION FREE, BETWEEN, ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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WOLF HOFFMANN Has 'Lots Of Thoughts' About UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Performing Only ACCEPT Songs On Tour

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann says that he has "lots of thoughts" about Udo Dirkschneider's decision to embark on one final tour during which the singer is performing nothing but ACCEPT songs. The DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, which was launched in early 2016, was originally supposed to conclude with the band's North American run in January/February 2017, has ...

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AMON AMARTH Reveals Details Of New Documentary And Live Albums, 'The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm'

On November 16, AMON AMARTH will release its new documentary and supporting live album(s), "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm" — which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their ...

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ACCEPT's MARK TORNILLO On Taking Over For UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER In 2009: 'It Could Have Gone South In A Big Hurry'

Sakis Nikas of Rockpages conducted an interview with ACCEPT frontman Mark Tornillo at this year's Rockwave festival, which took place in July in Athens, Greece. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing songs live from their 2017 "The Rise Of Chaos" studio album: Mark: ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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KINGDOM COME: More Dates Announced For 30th-Anniversary Tour

A revamped version of KINGDOM COME — comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, along with singer Keith St. John (formerly of MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB) — will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album by embarking on a U.S. tour ...

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IAN GILLAN And THE JAVELINS Share Stories From 1960s (Video)

Ian Gillan has reunited with his pre-DEEP PURPLE band THE JAVELINS to record the group's debut album. "Ian Gillan And The Javelins" was released August 31 as a CD digipak, a vinyl LP and a digital download. The 16-track collection features covers of American blues, rock 'n' roll, soul and country tunes, including renditions of ...

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SLASH Teams Up With UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD For 2018's 'Halloween Horror Nights'

It's alive! Inspired by Universal's original cinematic Monsters and the studio that invented the horror film, Universal Studios Hollywood unearths an all-new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze based on the original "Universal Monsters"… with a terrifying contemporary twist on these classic horror icons. The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by ...

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TERROR: 'Total Retaliation' Album Due In September; New Song 'Mental Demolition' Available

Influential hardcore veterans TERROR will release their seventh full-length album, "Total Retaliation", on September 28 via Pure Noise Records. The band gives fans a taste of the new record today, with the debut of their first single, "Mental Demolition". Also announced today, TERROR will unleash "Total Retaliation" on fans across North America on their forthcoming ...

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ARSIS To Join Forces With DECREPIT BIRTH, INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA For 'Bloodletting North America' Tour

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS and brutal-tech death merchants DECREPIT BIRTH have been announced as the co-headliners of this year's "Bloodletting North America" tour. Joining them are INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION. Unique Leader Records, whose owner, Erik Lindmark, founded the tour, commented: "We are very excited to bring you the 12th year of ...

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