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FIREWIND To Enter Studio This Summer

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., have signed a worldwide deal with the German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between FIREWIND and AFM already started with the band's last album, "Immortals", which AFM released in the North American territory. Subsequently, Gus ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX And THE FACELESS To Headline This Year's 'Summer Slaughter Tour'

"The Summer Slaughter Tour" 2019 will see the tour's first-ever triple co-headline bill, featuring CATTLE DECAPITATION, CARNIFEX and THE FACELESS all sharing the main event and performing full headline sets. RIVERS OF NIHIL, NEKROGOBLIKON, LORNA SHORE, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and the "Headbang For The Highway" winners will join as support. Tour dates: Jul. 20 - ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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BAD RELIGION Announces Summer 2019 North American Tour

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band BAD RELIGION has announced a North American headlining tour in support of its latest album, "Age Of Unreason". One leg of the trek will also feature THE LAWRENCE ARMS, while another will include DAVE HAUSE + THE MERMAID. Also announced were two New York City shows with reunited Boston ...

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BENEDICTION To Part Ways With Vocalist DAVE HUNT

BENEDICTION has announced that after much agonizing and deliberation, it has been mutually agreed that vocalist Dave Hunt will leave the band after the shows in Germany and the Czech Republic this coming July. Dave's schedule has become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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PAUL STANLEY: Hear Excerpt From 'Backstage Pass' Audiobook

An excerpt from the audiobook version of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", is available below. The audiobook was narrated by Sean Pratt, who has been an audiobook narrator for more than two decades years, having recorded over a thousand audiobooks in almost every genre. "Backstage Pass" was released on April 30, 2019 ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' September 2019 U.S. Tour

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the "Unleashed In The West" 2019 headline tour. The U.S. trek, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starts on September 5 in Denver and wraps on September 28 in Atlanta. The FOZZY members will take ...

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SABATON: Making Of 'Bismarck' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Bismarck", the new video from Swedish metallers SABATON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming. SABATON said in a statement: "The most requested topic for a SABATON song ever! "The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted ...

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LAST IN LINE Bassist Slams 'Media' And 'Haters' For Not Giving Up After Release Of MUELLER Report

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has slammed the "media" and "haters" for not "giving up" less than a week after special counsel Robert Mueller released a report on his investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Soussan tweeted: "Despite 14 anti Trump lawyers with nothing found, media ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Is 'Excited' About Upcoming Performance With DOKKEN At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, THE END MACHINE, KXM) recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 5:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released self-titled debut album ...

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DANKO JONES: 'Lipstick City' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Lipstick City" from the acclaimed Canadian hard rock group DANKO JONES. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "A Rock Supreme", which will be released on April 26 via M-Theory Audio (U.S.), Rise Above (U.K.), Indica (Canada, AU, NZ) and AFM (rest of the world). The ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI 'Absolutely Contributed' To Songwriting On New DREAM THEATER Album

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Review recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about the band's new studio album, "Distance Over Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thought DREAM THEATER would be able to sustain ...

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P.O.D. Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates With NONPOINT

Coming off an extremely successful European tour, rock veterans P.O.D. will bring their acclaimed live show back to America. The tour supporting their most recent release, "Circles", will run from May 10 to June 9 all over the country. NONPOINT, ISLANDER, NINE SHRINES and HYRO THE HERO will provide support on various dates. Singer Sonny ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Ted Nugent has announced 13 new U.S. shows, which are set to take place between the middle of July and end of August. The trek will once again feature Greg Smith (BILLY JOEL, ALICE COOPER, RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW) on bass, Jason Hartless (JOE LYNN TURNER, MITCH RYDER) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself ...

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