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Ballistic, Sadistic - ANNIHILATOR

Let's face it, ANNIHILATOR is Jeff Waters. The mainman, founding member, guitarist and vocalist of the Western Canadian thrashers has had a revolving door of members, and he has trudged through trends as well as the trials and tribulations that any long-running band endures. The band's apex had arguably come at its onset a whopping ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer JESSE LEACH Collaborates With Girlfriend On Dubstep/EDM Song

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has collaborated with his girlfriend, Philia Porphyra, on a dubstep/EDM/industrial song called "Luminescent Dreams". Check it out below. She stated about the track: "[Jesse] and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met. It feels so good to finally say that we've created our first song ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Singer RONNIE ATKINS Announces He Is Cancer-Free

PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins says that he is cancer-free. The Danish musician broke the news of his lung cancer diagnosis in October via the band's Facebook page. He wrote in an open letter to the PRETTY MAIDS fans that his illness "came totally unexpected without any typical symptoms." Earlier today, Atkins released the following ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Release 'Outlaws' Album In March

Australian hard rock legends ROSE TATTOO will release "Outlaws", a re-recording of the iconic "Rock N Roll Outlaw" LP, on March 6. In addition to classics like "Nice Boys (Don't Play Rock 'N' Roll)", "Rock N' Roll Outlaw", "One Of The Boys" and "Bad Boy For Love", which have etched their way into the music ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Allentown

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's February 4 concert at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. Tears Are Falling 08. War Machine ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On ELOY CASAGRANDE: 'He's One Of The Most Talented Drummers I've Ever Seen'

Australia's Everblack Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "creative roll" SEPULTURA has been on for their last three albums: Derrick: "It's definitely a challenge, but we really ...

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Former TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH Launches RESIST & BITE

Former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch has launched a new project called RESIST & BITE. Joining him in the group are ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell. Skeoch stated: "[I'm] very excited about this band. Been working with the band now about a [year]. And our ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Makes First Post-Rehab Public Appearance At Classic Car Exhibition: Video, Photos

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield made his first major public appearance since entering rehab last night (Thursday, January 30), when an exhibit featuring 10 of his classic custom cars opened with a ticketed reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Hetfield took part in a chat and helped auction two of his ESP guitars ...

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KATATONIA To Release 'City Burials' Album In April

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their new album, "City Burials", on April 24 via Peaceville Records. The disc's first single, "Lacquer", can be streamed below. Guitarist Anders Nyström commented: "In days and nights of black and silver, the dead-end king will come. From pieces of broken mirrors there will be ...

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ABSU Calls It Quits

Black metallers ABSU have split up. Longtime drummer and vocalist Russ Givens, who goes by the stage name Proscriptor McGovern, broke the news of the band's breakup in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve ABSU after three decades of existence. Collectively and ...

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Ether - MARK MORTON

Mark Morton stepped out from behind his post as LAMB OF GOD's guitarist last year with his debut solo record, "Anesthetic". There were not any songs that could be considered groundbreaking, but the record showcased Morton's chameleon-like ability to adapt his songwriting to the capabilities and talents of diverse vocal performers like Chester Bennington (LINKIN ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Says 'It Didn't Make Sense' To Continue His Now-Defunct 'Experiment' DEVICE

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "The Sickness": David: "This entire touring cycle — this section of the touring ...

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C'est La Vie - NOVELISTS FR

Call it djent, call it tech-metal, call it whatever the hell you want at this point: there's still a huge amount of this stuff around, isn't there? And whether you can't get enough of it or feel that this proudly state-of-the-art subgenre has long since run out of gas, NOVELISTS FR seem to have found ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Weighs In On MOTÖRHEAD And THIN LIZZY's Exclusion From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has expressed his disappointment over the fact that MOTÖRHEAD has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Eligible since 2002, the Lemmy-fronted outfit was on the ballot for the class of 2020 but failed to receive enough votes. During a career-spanning interview on Dean Delray's "Let ...

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JOHN BAIZLEY Says New BARONESS Album 'Gold & Grey' Is 'All Soul, Atmosphere And Chaos'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with frontman John Baizley of Savannah, Georgia rockers BARONESS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BARONESS's songwriting approach to their latest studio album, "Gold & Grey": John: "The way that we ended up working on that record was based ...

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