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Crimson Riders - BOKASSA

There are few things more likely to enhance your profile than a celebrity endorsement. He may still have an uncanny ability to generate controversy, but when Lars Ulrich declared that BOKASSA were his favorite new band, he almost certainly enabled the Norse "stoner-punks" to skip a couple of years and make a far bigger splash ...

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Video Premiere: ALTER BRIDGE's 'Wouldn't You Rather'

ALTER BRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, titled "Walk The Sky", on October 18 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" is a "complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band's previous releases to create something new." The official music video for ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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Tenderness - DUFF MCKAGAN

The immediate mental image most of us draw of Duff McKagan traces back 30 years. The 20-something was draped with a hairspray-stiff mane. A cigarette regularly dangled from his lips. He was — and once again is — a key member of dirty hard rock/heavy metal icons GUNS N' ROSES. He looked the part. He ...

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ALEXISONFIRE Releases 'Complicit' Single

ALEXISONFIRE has released a new track, "Complicit". Produced by the band, longtime friend Karl Bareham (CITY AND COLOUR), and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Jacquire King (TOM WAITS, KINGS OF LEON, MODEST MOUSE), the track comes on the heels of "Familiar Drugs", which marked the band's first new music in almost 10 years. Says vocalist George ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Biloxi, Mississippi

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's May 11 concert at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Wanted Man 02. Dangerous But Worth The Risk 03. You Think You're Tough 04. Walkin' The Dog (Rufus Thomas cover) 05. Way Cool Jr. 06. I'm Insane 07. In ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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Video Premiere: ALEXISONFIRE's 'Familiar Drugs'

ALEXISONFIRE has premiered the official video for "Familiar Drugs". The bandmembers once again teamed up with Michael Maxxis, who directed their personal favorite ALEXISONFIRE video for "The Northern" and CITY AND COLOUR's "Fragile Bird", "Thirst" and "Lover Come Back". "Everything came together really fast," says Wade MacNeil. "Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of ...

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WARRANT Teams Up With SWEENEY RACING For Northeast Run

Take a four-time late model racing championship team and mix it together with a hard-hitting, full-out rock and roll quintet that has rocked generations for decades. Separately, the two generate energy from fans and provide some of the best entertainment around. Blended together, auto racing and rock and roll fit like a hand and glove. ...

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311 To Release 'Voyager' Album In June; First Two Songs, 'Good Feeling' And 'Don't You Worry', Now Available

311 has released the first two tracks — "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" — from its upcoming album, "Voyager" (BMG). Both "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" are available as instant downloads when you pre-order "Voyager" ahead of its June 28 release. In addition, everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win ...

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ROB HALFORD Autobiography Sparks Publisher 'Bidding War'

Rob Halford says that a "bidding war" has broken out for his upcoming autobiography. Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on a book, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns. Speaking to Kirby Ray of the St. Louis radio station Real Rock ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Looks Back On 'Crazy' Tour In Support Of 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 41-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current tour: Erik: "We're calling it the 'Dirty 30' tour in 2019. 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich', our first CD, ...

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