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SLAYER Plays Last-Ever Show In Europe

SLAYER played its last-ever concert in Europe earlier tonight (Saturday, August 3) at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Support at the show came from ANTHRAX and ALIEN WEAPONRY. Just after the gig, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante took to his Instagram to post photos of SLAYER's Tom Araya and Kerry King saying goodbye to the fans from ...

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Video Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

"Amok", the new video from the Los Angeles instrumental power trio ZINNGESCHREI, can be seen below. The song is taken from "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", Metal Assault Records' very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased ...

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PESTILENCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE have signed a deal with Agonia Records, via the band's imprint Hadeon Records. A new album, titled "Exitivm", will be released in the coming months. Guitarist Patrick Mameli said: "PESTILENCE and Hadeon Records are very excited to be joining forces with Agonia Records in an exclusive, worldwide agreement to ...

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DON DOKKEN And GEORGE LYNCH Don't Rule Out More DOKKEN Reunion Shows: 'It's Based On Opportunity'

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, July 30) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, George Lynch and Don Dokken spoke about the possibility of further shows featuring the renuted classic lineup of DOKKEN. "It's based on opportunity that anybody would take, because it's a good opportunity," ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Was 'Pissed' That RHINO Remastered Debut Album For 'Deluxe' Digital Reissue

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, 30 years later, he'd change anything about the album: Snake: "I think there's ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform At Iowa Speedway

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 19 concert at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "John W Elkin" and "D C"). As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Iowa. He has since been replaced ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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TED NUGENT Says It's A 'Lie' That PRESIDENT TRUMP Is A Racist: He 'Doesn't Exclude Anyone'

Ted Nugent has defended Donald Trump after the U.S. president was accused of making racist remarks about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The dispute began after Trump tweeted that four outspoken liberal congresswomen of color — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage last night (Saturday, July 13) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — ...

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