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Renowned Artist Manager And Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Launches 'A New Level' Podcast

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is recognized internationally as the renowned current bassist for metal legend Ozzy Osbourne (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIE, DANZIG, PRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko's significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Making Of 'Gravity' Album Part 3 (Video)

The third in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Gravity", the sixth studio album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The disc is being made available today (Friday, June 29). "Gravity" was issued through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new label home, Search And Destroy, the ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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WILL HAVEN: 'Hewed With The Brand' Video Released

"Hewed With The Brand", the new Brian Cox/Flarelight Films-directed video from noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Muerte", which was released on March 23 via Minus Head Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin comments: "We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing ...

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Watch NANCY WILSON And NUNO BETTENCOURT Perform HEART's 'Barracuda' At 'Soundcheck Live'

HEART's Nancy Wilson made an unannounced appearance at this past Saturday's (May 26) weekly "Soundcheck Live" event at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group, joined event curator Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), bassist Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD, TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X) ...

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GRUESOME: 'Fatal Illusions' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Fatal Illusions". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: "'Fatal Illusions' is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus ...

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GRUESOME: 'Inhumane' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Inhumane". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. The clip was directed by Jeffrey Sisson (EXHUMED, ORIGIN) and can be seen below. Said GRUESOME's Matt Harvey: ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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Video Premiere: MISS MAY I's 'Under Fire'

The official video for "Under Fire" from MISS MAY I can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Shadows Inside", which was released last June via SharpTone Records. The disc was co-produced by Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, EMMURE, CROWN THE EMPIRE) and Nick Sampson (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BORN OF OSIRIS). ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says 'Crossroads' Movie Changed Her Life: 'All I Did From That Moment Forward Was Play The Guitar'

Guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what motivates her: Nita: "I guess sheer force of will and stubbornness. I've never met a girl in my life that wasn't pretty stubborn ...

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Thread - RED SUN RISING

Following a couple of independent albums, Akron, Ohio's RED SUN RISING made tidal waves in mainstream waters with 2015's "Polyester Zeal". Standout cuts like "The Otherside" and "Emotionless" were number-one-ranking singles. Would the band be able to meet its own high-water marks? The Billboard chart-busting, rock sensation returns with follow-up "Thread", a release that should ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES: 'The Safety Of Disbelief' Lyric/Performance Video

The official lyric/performance video for the song "The Safety Of Disbelief" from LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW), the band fronted by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, can be seen below. The trck is taken from LIGHT THE TORCH's debut album, "Revival", which was released today (March 30) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE To Release 'Imagine Your Reality' Solo Album In May; ROBIN ZANDER To Guest

Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, "Imagine Your Reality", on May 25 via Cargo Records UK. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock award-nominated band CASABLANCA. "Imagine Your ...

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