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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Royalties Are His 'Biggest Source Of Income'

British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, who recorded the band's "Am I Evil" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs: "Helpless" ("Garage ...

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Video Premiere: MAYHEM's 'Falsified And Hated'

The official music video for the song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Daemon", which was released on October 25 via Century Media. Guitarist Teloch comments: "This is the first official music video we have released, so indeed some ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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'This Is Spinal Tap' Creators and UNIVERSAL MUSIC Settle Copyright Dispute

Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the creators of the iconic mockumentary film "This Is Spinal Tap", have resolved their dispute with Universal Music Group regarding the film's soundtrack recordings. Under the agreement, "Spinal Tap"'s recordings will continue to be distributed through UMG and eventually the rights will be given to the ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Blizzard Of Ozz' Explored On 'The Opus' Podcast

Consequence Of Sound and Sony Music Entertainment have partnered together for another season of "The Opus", a podcast that explores legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. The fifth season has officially entered the world of Darkness with the Prince himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Host Andy Bothwell, a.k.a. Astronautalis, along with a number of musicians, artists, authors, ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: Listen To New Song 'When The Heartache Has Gone'

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), has released a new song called "When The Heartache Has Gone". The track, which is available digitally, is taken from the band's forthcoming third full-length studio album, due in early 2020 ...

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MAYHEM And ABBATH To Headline Ninth Annual 'Decibel Magazine Tour'

Norwegian black metal royalty MAYHEM and ABBATH unite for metal media leader's latest North American live campaign this March/April. The "Decibel Magazine Tour" celebrates its ninth annual run with the ambitious pairing of legendary Norwegian black metal progenitors MAYHEM with their countrymates of black 'n' roll heroes ABBATH. Two more support acts, very much in ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: February 2020 European Tour Announced

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), will embark on a European tour in February. So far, the following shows have been announced: Feb. 04 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall Feb. 06 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium Feb. 08 ...

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KEN SUSI Says UNEARTH Is One Of Only Metalcore Bands Who Have Stuck To Their Roots

The metalcore boom of the early-to-mid-2000s signaled a changing of the guard in metal that pushed out nu-metal and introduced an era of Gothenburg melodic death metal-inspired riffing and hardcore "breakdowns." Ground zero for the scene was Massachusetts, with the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH each generating significant airtime on the rebooted ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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