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DIAMOND HEAD Singer Says Partnership With DAVE MUSTAINE's THRASHVILLE MANAGEMENT 'Didn't Work Out'

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have explained the end of their working relationship with MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine. It was announced in December 2017 that DIAMOND HEAD had inked a management deal with Thrashville Management, the company founded by Dave and his son Justis Mustaine. Several months later, the affiliation came to ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour Is 'Opposite' Of A Cash Grab: 'It's A Cash Giveaway'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently discussed the "Dio Returns" hologram tour 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 preparation that went into ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Release 'Walk The Sky' Album In October; European Tour With SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST Announced

ALTER BRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "Walk The Sky", on October 18 via Napalm Records. The 14-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. "Walk The Sky" is a complete career retrospective drawing ...

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KORN Guitarist Defends His Jam With MIKE HUCKABEE

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has defended his recent jam with Mike Huckabee, saying that the former Arkansas governor "has been nothing but humble and extremely kind" to him and his daughter. Welch and Huckabee made headlines earlier this month when they performed an instrumental version of the KORN classic "Blind" on Huckabee's late-night-style show ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Defends Timeline Inaccuracies In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Biopic: 'We Weren't Making A Documentary'

Brian May has defended the QUEEN biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" against critics who have accused the filmmakers of twisting the band's actual timeline to create convenient drama for the movie. "We weren't making a documentary," May told Guitar World. "It wasn't supposed to be 'This happened, and then this happened.' This was an attempt ...

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The Coffin Train - DIAMOND HEAD

DIAMOND HEAD is legendary. The English band's debut, "Lightning to the Nations", will forever be revered as a seminal, classic heavy metal album. The NWOBHM band's debut has been influential, to say the least, most notably for its profound impact upon a little ol' band named METALLICA. In spite of the quality of the debut, ...

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Ascension / Burn the Night - PALADIN / RIOT CITY

The way the mainstream rock and metal media talk about so-called old-school heavy metal these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the genre was little more than a redundant anachronism, at this point pleasing only middle-aged Germans and Brian Slagel. It certainly doesn't help that the majority of bands peddling traditional metal, power ...

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Watch KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Play 'Blind' With Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee performed an instrumental version of the KORN classic "Blind" earlier this week when Welch appeared on Huckabee's late-night-style show on TBN. Check out video footage of the jam below. The former presidential candidate and father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH On Mental Health Issues: 'It Continues To Be Something I Struggle With'

Cutter's Rockcast" conducted an interview with vocalist Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band's May 16 concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with PARKWAY DRIVE in support. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Completes Work On Sixth Album

ALTER BRIDGE has completed work on its sixth album for a tentative fall release. Bassist Brian Marshall tweeted earlier today that the band had finished recording and mixing the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero". He added: "Album artwork looking sick! Can not wait for you all to hear this." Guitarist Mark Tremonti, who has ...

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BRIAN TATLER On DIAMOND HEAD's Early Sound: 'I Didn't Want To Be In A Punk Band, But I Wanted To Play Fast Songs'

Michael "MettleAngel" Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Belly Of The Beast", the opening track from the band's forthcoming "The Coffin Train" studio album: Brian: "It's ...

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Video Premiere: DIAMOND HEAD's 'The Coffin Train'

"The Coffin Train", the new video from NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on May 24 via Silver Lining Music. "The Coffin Train" clip was produced and animated at All4Band motion and design studio under the direction of ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why God Has Called Me Back To KORN

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band in 2005 after becoming a Christian and returned eight years later, was asked in a new interview with Matt's Movie Reviews if he has seen a growing Christian community on the heavy metal touring circuit. "Definitely people are more spiritual nowadays," he said (hear audio below). ...

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