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DESTRUCTION Frontman On RALPH SANTOLLA: 'He Was One Of The First Really Skilled Lead Players In Death Metal'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Schmier of German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) . On new second guitarist Damir Eskić: Schmier: "Damir, he's been a friend of the band. We met some years ...

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LIV SIN Joined By SOILWORK's BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID For 'Hope Begins To Fade' Video

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakeable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), the band returns with the powerful and hard-hitting album "Burning Sermons". Channeling their love of classic heavy metal with a bruising modern edge, "Burning Sermons" is a riff-heavy collection, showcasing the band's innate ...

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DESPISED ICON To Release 'Purgatory' Album In November

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their sixth full-length album, "Purgatory", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The video for the first single and title track from the album, directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below. DESPISED ICON comments: "At long last, we finally ...

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Listen To New STEEL PANTHER Song 'Gods Of P**sy'

"Gods Of Pussy", a new song from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Pro-Shot Video Of 'The Gunslinger' Performance From WACKEN OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, performing the song "The Gunslinger" earlier this month at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. "What an insane roller-coaster ride. This clip is a great legacy ...

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LEMMY's Long-Lost Duet With LYNDA KAY Finally Sees Light Of Day

Singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23 featuring the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. The duet, titled "The Mask", is far from Kilmister's well-regarded metal fare. This poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Kay's harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Joins Montreal's KARKAOS

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander has joined the Quebec metal band KARKAOS as its new lead singer. Says Lander: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for me. It feels so incredibly good to be back in the metal game after a number of years away, and I cannot wait to step on the stage once ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's August 16 concert at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan on drums/vocals — and replaced ...

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NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES On Touring With SAMMY HAGAR's THE CIRCLE: 'After That, We Had To Practically Go Into Rehab'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's work ethic: Jack: "Bands like FOREIGNER and us and STYX, all of us, when we get out there, we give 110 percent. None of these ...

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LIV SIN: 'Chapter Of The Witch' Lyric Video Released

Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), has released its new single and lyric video, "Chapter Of The Witch". For the lyric video, the band has teamed up with Brutal Planet. Regarding the track, Liv says, "'Chapter Of The Witch' symbolizes that hopefully we will soon be entering ...

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Video Premiere: STEEL PANTHER's 'Always Gonna Be A Ho'

"Always Gonna Be A Ho", the new video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a ...

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