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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It Was Awful'

HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's First Band Recruits His Son, KORN And P.O.D. Members To Re-Record Old Material

Chester Bennington's former bandmates in his first group, the Phoenix, Arizona-based post-grunge act GREY DAZE, have announced plans to re-record their old material with the help of the late LINKIN PARK frontman's friends and family. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester's 22-year-old son Jaime Bennington, KORN's Brian "Head" Welch ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Disappointed And Disheartened' By VINNIE PAUL's Exclusion From GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale says that she is "disappointed and disheartened" that Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH), Oli Herbert (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Kyle Pavone (WE CAME AS ROMANS) "were not acknowledged" in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. This year, The Recording Academy recognized Mac Miller, who passed away last ...

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EXHORDER Begins Recording First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have entered OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux to begin recording their first album in nearly three decades. The as-yet-untitled disc will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced a 27-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Family Tree", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Charlotte, North Carolina before routing throughout the south and midwest, the trek will be supported by TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and include festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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SAMAEL Releases Music Video For 'Samael' Song

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have released a music video for the song "Samael". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hegemony", which was released in October 2017 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "The video was shot last summer in Poland and Switzerland. It was filmed and edited by Sergey Ulyanov already ...

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QUEEN's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' DVD And Blu-Ray Will Include Full LIVE AID Recreation As Bonus Footage

QUEEN's biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody", is coming to digital platforms later this month, with the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray/DVD release set for February. According to 20th Century Fox, "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be available on digital HD on January 22, with the physical release scheduled for February 12. All of the releases will feature the full Live ...

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DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Will Record 'Straight-Up, Straight-Ahead' And 'Classic-Sounding' New Album in February

During a recent appearance on "The Classic Metal Show" podcast, DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken said that the band plans to finish recording their new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones" — in February, and that it won't be released through recent label partner Frontiers Music Srl. "The whole month of February, I ...

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CONCEPTION Feat. Former KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: Listen To Entire 'My Dark Symphony' EP

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, have released a new EP, "My Dark Symphony". The EP features six tracks, including two from the recently released three-song single called "Re:Conception". "My Dark Symphony" track listing: 01. Re:Conception 02. Grand Again 03. Into The Wild 04. Quite Alright ...

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LAST UNION's Video For 'Taken' Feat. DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE

Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION has released a music video for the song "Taken". The track, which features a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, is taken from the group's debut album, "Twelve", which will be released on December 21 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. "Twelve", which also features Mike LePond ...

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ONSLAUGHT Begins Recording New Album

British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The first teaser video can be seen below. ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett recently spoke to The Metal Crypt about the band's latest additions, drummer James Perry and guitarist Wayne Dorman. He said: "James has been waiting in the wings to ...

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Post-Apocalypto - TENACIOUS D

TENACIOUS D has returned with its absurdist humor and tunes. The accolades bestowed upon the musical jokesters have been impressive and noteworthy. But while the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy metal and hard rock duo started off strong, the duo certainly fumbled the ball and stumbled into the sidelines. The considerable talent at hand lends ...

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EXHORDER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar and Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN) on drums. Comments Thomas: "The excitement level of ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer JEFFREY NOTHING Releases 'Dead Space / Dead Inside' Video

Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), formerly the haunting voice and co-founder behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal and industrial collective MUSHROOMHEAD, has resurfaced with his solo project JEFFREY NOTHING (also known as NOTHING). Newly released is a brand new single and video, "Dead Space / Dead Inside". The track is available ...

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