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DREAM THEATER Announces Early 2020 European Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the European leg of their "Evening With" touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band's latest record, "Distance Over Time", and their acclaimed milestone achievement, "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory". The "Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory" takes place ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams Bands Who Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'I Think It's Too Easy To Fall Back On Technology'

Sebastian Bach recently spoke to the 94.3 The Shark radio station about his insistence on celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut album on his current tour by performing the entire LP completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "I'm extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, ...

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HAMMERFALL's JOACIM CANS: 'No One Expected An Album Like 'Glory To The Brave' In 1997'

Power metal was considered outdated when HAMMERFALL released its "Glory To The Brave" debut in 1997. Save for BLIND GUARDIAN, very few power metal acts actually increased in popularity throughout the decade, with the style's pioneering band, HELLOWEEN, struggling to regain footing after lineup changes, and alternative and grunge music taking precedence, effectively pushing out ...

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THY ART IS MURDER Frontman On Social Media: 'People Are Idolizing These Fake People Because They're Rich Or Wealthy'

Metalshop TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist CJ McMahon of Australian deathcore masters THY ART IS MURDER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was easier or more difficult to write their latest studio album, "Human Target", in comparison to ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: First Teaser For Second Album

A teaser for what appears to be the new single from LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), is available below. Tägtgren recently confirmed that he produced and mixed LINDEMANN's second album. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" is tentatively ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's 2019 'Christmas Eve And Other Stories' Tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, today announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve And Other Stories". TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded on to ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF Resurrects THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH's 'Open Your Eyes' With Help From STOOGES' JAMES WILLIAMSON

Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch", along with numerous feature film appearances ("Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2", "Kung Fury", "Click", "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", "Dodgeball" and Marvel's original "Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield", among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in ...

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SEAN KILLIAN Says He Would 'Love' To Write A New VIO-LENCE Album

It has been 26 years since San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE released a full-length album, but in the wake of their recent reunion, the members of the band have started talking about the possibility of hitting the studio. The group has been playing comeback shows throughout 2019, with singer Sean Killian returning to the ...

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BONDED Feat. Former SODOM Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via CENTURY MEDIA

German thrash metallers BONDED have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Formed by scene veterans Bernd "Bernemann" Kost (guitar) and Markus "Makka" Freiwald (drums) in 2018 after their exit as longtime members of SODOM, musical partners Marc Hauschild (bass) and DESTROY THEM/ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS member Chris Tsitsis (guitar) were quickly added to the ranks ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL Will Enter Studio In 2020: 'It's Sounding Very Melancholic'

Tinnitus Metal Radio conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Headbanger's Ball Fest in Izegem, Belgium. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's 2018 "Lisboa Under The Spell" live CD/DVD release: Fernando: "'Lisboa Under The Spell' was ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG To Release 'Ritual' Album In November

TYGERS OF PAN TANG will release their new album, "Ritual", on November 22 via Mighty Music. This will be the band's second effort with the label and also the second recording by the current TYGERS lineup. The LP was recorded at ex-TYGERS guitarist Fred Purser's studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne and mixing and additional production ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Unveils New Facelift

Sharon Osbourne has unveiled her new facelift and shared details of the 13-hour procedure. "It was five weeks [ago] today that I had my operation," Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager said on her daytime talk show "The Talk" on Monday (see video below). "And I had my neck done, my jowls. They kind of pulled ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Slams Former Label SPV: 'They Didn't Care About People And Now People Don't Care About Them'

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund has slammed the band's former record company, Germany's SPV, calling them a "shit" label, while falsely claiming they are no longer around, when in fact, the label still maintains headquarters in Hanover and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. EVERGREY released two studio albums on SPV, 2008's "Torn" and 2011's "Glorious Collision". ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON On Name Of His New Band SATANS TAINT: 'It's Hard To Be Original'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson about his new band, SATANS TAINT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SATANS TAINT's second studio album, "Destruction Ritual": Bobby: "I just think that it had to be just my determination to ...

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SLIPKNOT's JIM ROOT: 'Knotfest Roadshow' Gear Rundown (Video)

Stay Metal Ray has uploaded a video interview with Jim Root in which the SLIPKNOT guitarist goes over the gear he used for the band's summer 2019 "Knotfest Roadshow" tour. Check it out below. "Knotfest Roadshow" kicked off on July 26 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheater and continued through September 8 where it ...

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