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Skeletons In The Closet - BOB KULICK

Every hard rock fan knows the name Bob Kulick, often by way of his younger brother, Bruce. Both were, at various stages, part of KISS, the latter coming through recommendation by his elder sibling. Bob contributed guitars to three of the studio tracks on side four of KISS's "Alive II", plus "Unmasked", the four newer ...

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Soul Pretender - PRIMITIVE RACE

Originally staked as an industrial supergroup mirroring the essence of REVOLTING COCKS, FRONT 242 and NITZER EBB, the PRIMITIVE RACE cotillion, and sound, has been shaken up—drastically. Founded by LORDS OF ACID/REVOLTING COCKS bassist Chris Kniker, PRIMITIVE RACE was fortified in 2013 by Erie Loch (LUXT, BLOWNLOAD, EXAGEIST), Raymond Watts (KMFDM, PIG), Mark Gemini Thwaite ...

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Pro-Shot Video Of IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Performing At WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION performing on August 5 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Harris told Mammoth Metal TV last year that the sophomore BRITISH LION disc would sound slightly different from the band's 2012 self-titled debut. "The ...

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DECAPITATED Issues Statement In Response To Rape Charges

The four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED have issued a statement in response to their having been formally charged with rape in Spokane County, Washington. The four had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The group says: "We'd like to emphasize; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as ...

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ENSLAVED Releases Video For 'The River's Mouth'

"The River's Mouth", the new video from Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "E", which will be released on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again ...

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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Release 'Reign Of Fire' Single In December

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG will release a new seven-inch vinyl EP, "Reign Of Fire", on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing handdrawn old-school metal artwork by Lee Murphy. Says BLITZKRIEG guitarist Ken Johnson: "We are very excited about the 'Reign Of Fire' EP ...

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TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN Feat. AEROSMITH Guitarist's Son: Self-Titled Album Due In November

Snakefarm Records has announced the signing of TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN to a worldwide deal. Housed within the global infrastructure of Spinefarm Records (a UMG label), the Snakefarm brand will provide a supportive home for international artists, both established and new, from the increasingly buoyant roots rock world — music based on authenticity and ...

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Watch ENSLAVED's Video For New Song 'Storm Son'

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. To provide a first taste of ...

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Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer THUNDERSTICK Is Back With New Album, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

After playing with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moving to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND Joined By JAG PANZER Guitarist JOEY TAFOLLA

The GRAHAM BONNET BAND has announced the addion of Joey Tafolla as the group's new guitarist. Effective immediately, Joey will be joining the band for all upcoming tour dates and the recording of a new GRAHAM BONNET BAND album, the follow-up to last year's acclaimed "The Book" release. Graham comments: "It's great to have Joey ...

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Live in Birmingham 2016 - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Billed as a "return to rock", and under the name RAINBOW, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore tantalized his fans with three highly anticipated sold-out shows last summer. Admittedly financially motivated, Blackmore assembled a live band that featured current and past members of his folk/medieval outfit BLACKMORE'S NIGHT. The first two German performances were filmed with the ...

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