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ANDREAS 'VINTERSORG' HEDLUND Steps Down As Lead Vocalist Of BORKNAGAR

Due to personal reasons, Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund has decided to exit the Norwegian epic black metal band BORKNAGAR. As a result, I.C.S Vortex will take over as the group's lead vocalist, and will, together with Lars Nedland, carry on BORKNAGAR's legacy of vocal brilliance. According to BORKNAGAR, Hedlund's decision to leave "is based on mutual ...

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Ex-WHITE LION Vocalist MIKE TRAMP: 'With Each Album, I Got Further And Further Away From The Music World I'd Once Been A Part Of'

Former WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp recently spoke with United Rock Nations about his new album, "Stray From The Flock". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Stray From The Flock": Mike: "This is such a different world today than it was back in 1988, when ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Guest On Debut Album From OVER IT ALL Feat. LAMB OF GOD, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, SWORN ENEMY Members

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has recorded a guest solo for the upcoming debut album from OVER IT ALL. OVER IT ALL consists of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, ANIMALS AS LEADERS guitarist Javier Reyes, SWORN ENEMY guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci, 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is About To Begin Recording New Album

IN THIS MOMENT is preparing to enter The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko to begin recording its new album. On Sunday, a short video of guitarist Chris Howorth and singer Maria Brink driving in a car was posted to the IN THIS MOMENT Instagram account, along with the caption: ...

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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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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Undergoes Emergency Gallbladder Removal Surgery

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery on Saturday, February 9. The operation apparently took place at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California under the watchful eye of James G. Minnis, MD. The rocker, who is scheduled to kick off his "Journey Through Time" tour later this month, wrote on Twitter earlier ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Is 'Doing Much Better,' Says Son JACK

Ozzy Osbourne is doing "much better," three days after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. On Monday (February 4), Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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CYHRA's Second Album Is 'Almost Done'

At last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, CYHRA vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) spoke to Heavy New York about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album. "It's almost done," he said. "We have recorded it. We have mixed it once. We're remixing it right now, actually, because we wanted to tweak ...

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GUS G.: Short Documentary On Guitar Art Release

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, is gearing up to unveil a career first, a series of art pieces he has crafted from guitar performance. A new medium in art that utilizes time, space, ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First U.S. Show Announced

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will make its U.S. live debut on May 28 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A European tour will follow in June. DEADLAND ...

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Watch ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Unveil His Action Figure

An eight-inch action figure of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has just been made available from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). A short video clip of Scott unveiling the action figure can be seen below. Scott previously said that the figure would include his "infamous 'Walking Dead' appearance" zombie head. "Paying close attention to detail recreating ...

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Covered In Blood - ARCH ENEMY

Let's get the disclaimer out of the way now: cover albums are never essential. They can be fun diversions to tide fans over until the release of a proper record, and a good insight into the musical tastes of the bands delivering the record. Anyone visiting this site would not be shocked that their favorite ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'A Lot Of People Probably Thought I Fell Off The Map When I Moved To Japan'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the U.S. market has not warmed to his solo career, which now includes 14 studio albums: Marty: "I don't know how ...

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Listen To Snippet Of New HELLYEAH Song

HELLYEAH has released what appears to be a snippet of a brand new song from the band's upcoming album. The LP will mark the group's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away in June 2018. Vinnie Paul died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. His ...

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GUS G. Releases Music Video For 'Don't Tread On Me'

"Don't Tread On Me", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released in April 2018 ...

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