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NITA STRAUSS's Second Solo Album 'Is Very Much On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that her second solo album "is very much on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released last year via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an update ...

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Video Premiere: BAD WOLVES' 'Killing Me Slowly'

BAD WOLVES have released their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N.", via Eleven Seven Music. The LP was produced by vocalist Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin. "After the success of 'Zombie', a tragedy that transmitted it into a beautiful thing, having an entire community get behind the song is something that we can't ever replicate, nor do ...

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I'm Alive - CIRITH UNGOL

They may be far from household names, but CIRITH UNGOL are one of those bands that inspire devotion among true aficionados of the metallic arts. Formed in Ventura, California, in 1971, they reached a peak of efficacy in the early '80s, releasing two albums — "Frost and Fire" and "King of the Dead" — that ...

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OTHERWISE Releases Music Video For 'Lifted'

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have released a music video for their new song "Lifted". The Chisel Pixel Productions-directed clip was shot last month in Los Angeles. Regarding the shoot, OTHERWISE's Adrian Patrick said: "Making the video for 'Lifted' was perhaps the most fun we've ever had filming! The locale was absolutely stunning (thanks to Patten ...

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM Announces 2020 'Disraeli Gears' Tour

THE MUSIC OF CREAM, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMKofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son), Malcolm Bruce (Jack Bruce's son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) — has announced an exciting new tour for 2020. Honoring the legendary band's landmark album "Disraeli Gears", the 40-date North American outing will feature "Disraeli Gears" performed ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his "Guitar Universe" camp. Scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in in Irvine, California, next year's edition of the camp will feature Petrucci alongside Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others. "'Guitar Universe' ...

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Listen To New OTHERWISE Song 'Picking At Bones'

OTHERWISE's new song "Picking At Bones" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Defy", which will be released on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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TOBIAS FORGE On Why 'Nameless Ghouls' Won't Play On GHOST's Next Album: 'If I'm Not Asking Everyone, Then I Don't Want To Ask Anyone'

GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether to expect additional GHOST songs featuring vocals by Papa Nihil, who is credited on the group's two newly released tracks ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Dies

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker has died. He was 80 years old. After previously announcing that he was critically ill and asking fans to "please keep him in your prayers," his family said Ginger "passed away peacefully" on Sunday morning (October 6) at a hospital in the United Kingdom. "He was in no pain and ...

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METALLICA Wins Chilean Trademark Fight

According to Bloomberg Law, METALLICA has won a legal battle with Chilean businessman Horacio Mardones over the graphically and phonetically identical trademark for clothing and footwear registered by him 20 years ago. Chile's Supreme Court honored the group's request to annul Mardones's trademark. The band in 2012 lost an attempt to ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Releases Music Video For 'Just Tell Me Something' Feat. ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP

ALL THAT REMAINS' music video for the song "Just Tell Me Something" can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by ASKING ALEXANDRIA frontman Danny Worsnop, is taken from ALL THAT REMAINS' latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which came out last November. Asked how the collaboration with Worsnop came about, ...

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