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Unbreakable - NEW YEARS DAY

It would be easy to be cynical about NEW YEARS DAY. From a metalhead's perspective, music this overtly commercial and expensive sounding can often seem soulless and contrived, like some ageing label executive's idea of what metal fans want to hear. "Unbreakable" certainly fits that template to a great degree. The whole thing sounds absolutely ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Quality Front-Row Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's May 8 concert at Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user R. Albert). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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Listen To New BABYMETAL Single 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has just released a new single, "Elevator Girl". The track, which can be streamed below, will appear on BABYMETAL's next album, due later this year. BABYMETAL's upcoming disc will be the follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance". Right after the release of this second disc, they performed at London's prominent venue ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Begins Recording Eighth Album

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has entered the studio to begin recording its eighth album, due later in the year. The new disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio. Earlier ...

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D-A-D: 'A Prayer For The Loud' Album Details Revealed

Danish rockers D-A-D will release their first album in eight years, "A Prayer For The Loud" on May 31 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2011's "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK" harks back to the core of what D-A-D does better than most: four guys who play thrilling rock music with ferocious energy, catchy songs and an infectious commitment. ...

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Video Premiere: NEW YEARS DAY's 'Shut Up'

NEW YEARS DAY's "American Psycho"-inspired music video for "Shut Up" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Galileo Mondol (Raging Nation Films) and stars Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and the original ax from "American Psycho",. "When we recorded the song 'Shut Up', I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, ...

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AMON AMARTH's OLAVI MIKKONEN Says Band 'Wanted To Create More Dynamics' On 'Berserker' Album

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for AMON AMARTH's upcoming studio album, "Berserker": Olavi: "Since [2016's] 'Jomsviking' was a ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Drummer Says 'It's Pretty Surreal' To Have More Rock Radio No. 1 Hits Than VAN HALEN

THREE DAYS GRACE drummer Neil Sanderson was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THREE DAYS GRACE's ability to tour with a wide-ranging group of artists: Neil: "I think in 2019, people are ...

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Listen To DUFF MCKAGAN's New Solo Song 'Don't Look Behind You'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist and New York Times best-selling author Duff McKagan has released "Don't Look Behind You", a new track from his much-anticipated solo album, "Tenderness". "Don't Look Behind You" follows the recent release of "Chip Away" and "Tenderness". The full track listing for "Tenderness" is as follows: 01. Tenderness 02. It's Not Too ...

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ROB HALFORD Says GLENN TIPTON Has Started 'Making Riffs' For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Firepower" album. The guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" album, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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ICE AGE Releases 'Instant Justice' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Instant Justice". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out in 2017 via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the ...

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SANTA CRUZ Returns With New Song 'Changing Of Seasons'

SANTA CRUZ has returned with a new single, "Changing Of Seasons". The song — which was co-written and produced by Kane Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) — is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. A lyric video designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions can ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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