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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: 'Venom' Studio Footage Part One

U.K. metal titans BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their fifth studio album, "Venom", on August 14 via RCA. The CD marks the band's first release since the departure of longtime bassist Jason James and addition of Jamie Mathias. Jamie, who has been playing and touring in bands for the last ten years, fronted the ...

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Video: New SAIGON KICK Lineup Performs In Orlando

Video footage of SAIGON KICK's new touring lineup — featuring drummer Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton) and bassist Jason Rosner — performing on May 30 at The Social in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. Bassist Chris McLernon announced his departure from SAIGON KICK on May 16, only ...

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'Led Zeppelin Gear' Book Due In October

"Led Zeppelin Gear: All The Gear From Led Zeppelin And The Solo Careers" is a 600-plus-page monster of a tome, filled with the instrumentation, amplification, effects and accessories that each member of LED ZEPPELIN used throughout their lifetime. Author Jeff Strawman has written the book in a chronological format, beginning with the emergence of the ...

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POISON IDEA Taking Hiatus To Address 'Health Issues' And 'Personal Matters'

Upon returning from its successful European tour which lasted several weeks, long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA has announced that it will be taking a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time to "address some health issues and personal matters." As a result, all previously announced POISON IDEA have been canceled. Additional ...

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BATTLECROSS To Release 'Rise To Power' Album In August

Michigan thrashers BATTLECROSS will release their new album, "Rise To Power", on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Jason Suecof and mixed/mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (SABATON, SACRED STEEL). A brand new BATTLECROSS song, "Not Your Slave", can be ...

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Bassist CHRIS MCLERNON Quits SAIGON KICK

Bassist Chris McLernon has left acclaimed 1990s rockers SAIGON KICK, only three days after the group parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says McLernon in a statement: "I'm leaving my post on stage right. It's been a humbling honor to see you all, and I can't ever express sufficient gratitude for your undying dedication and ...

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SAIGON KICK Parts Ways With Drummer PHIL VARONE

Reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK has parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says Varone in a statement: "I have officially left SAIGON KICK effective immediately. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out to the shows over the last couple of years, it was fun to play for you. I ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO's SOTO Band: 'Break' Video Released

Jeff Scott Soto — one of today's premier rock frontmen and vocalists — and a union of hotshot young musicians bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they are SOTO, and their debut album, "Inside The Vertigo", was released on ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Drummer Sidelined By Dental Injury

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALL THAT REMAINS drummer Jason Costa has to take a short break from the band after suffering a dental injury onstage. WHITECHAPEL drummer Ben Harclerode will play in his stead while Costa recovers. Says Costa: "A few days ago at a show in Virginia, a part of a stick ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Recalls Day RONNIE MONTROSE Committed Suicide

Sammy Hagar says that he "doesn't regret anything" about his relationship with late MONTROSE legend Ronnie Montrose, explaining that he tried desperately to be friends with the guitarist before Ronnie took his own life on March 3, 2012. Sammy and Ronnie co-founded MONTROSE in the early 1970s, releasing a self-titled album in 1973 and "Paper ...

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STAIND, Ex-THREE DAYS GRACE Members Form New Group SAINT ASONIA

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SAINT ASONIA is the name of a new rock "supergroup" led by former THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier, with the rest of the group reportedly consisting of STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, ex-FINGER ELEVEN drummer Rich Beddoe and journeyman bassist Corey Lowery. While that lineup has not been officially ...

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TEENAGE TIME KILLERS Feat. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Members: 'Barrio' Song Available For Streaming

Following months of speculation, anticipation and outright misinformation, a July 31 release date has been set for TEENAGE TIME KILLERS' "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" on Rise Records. Pre-orders being taken now via iTunes include the instant grat track "Hung Out To Dry", which you can preview below. The long-gestating brainchild of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY founder/drummer ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: 'I Treat This Band Like I Would My Family'

Bassist/vocalist Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE was interviewed on a recent episode of "Radioactive Metal". You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked what former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen brought to DEICIDE since Jack joined the band in 2005, Benton said: "When those two morons left ...

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