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DREAM THEATER Vocalist Hopes To Release New Solo Album In 2020

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie recently appeared on the "Hyde Archives" program on the St. Albans, West Virginia radio station Rock 105. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's longevity: James: "We've had a great ride, and we're still going strong. We've been fortunate ...

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THE DARKNESS: 'Easter Is Cancelled' Artwork Banned By Certain Platforms For Its Religious Connotations

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released the title track of their forthcoming quasi-sci-fi concept album "Easter Is Cancelled", due out on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl. "Easter Is Cancelled" gives a taste of what to expect from the band's most diverse album yet. The song features almighty guitar solos and riffs, delicate acoustic touches, highflying ...

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Listen To New QUIET RIOT Song 'Heartbreak City'

"Heartbreak City", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is the most ...

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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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In Cauda Venenum - OPETH

If you have attended a live performance from OPETH within the last decade, you have experienced a moment that occurs during every one of their concerts. After several songs in a row from the later era of the band — a stretch that typically may also include one of the many ballads from 2003's "Damnation" ...

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Watch KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Perform With KARKAOS In Montreal

Quebec metal band KARKAOS played the second show with its new lead singer, KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander, on September 21 in Montreal. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. When her addition to KARKAOS was first announced in August, Lander said in a statement: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for ...

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GHOST: 'Prequelle Exalted' Unboxing Video

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST is known for special, limited-edition items that have been tied to its various album releases — an 8-track edition of "Ceremony & Devotion", and for "Prequelle", a seven-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album's first single "Rats", offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the ...

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THE CULT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

As THE CULT celebrates the 30th anniversary of its seminal "Sonic Temple" album, the British group — led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy — has announced additional dates through the end of 2019. The new U.S. shows in December follow the band's U.K. dates and support the September 13 release of "The ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Unveils 'It'-Inspired Music Video For 'It Is The End'

Bridging the gap between horror and metal, ICE NINE KILLS focused its 2018 Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping release "The Silver Scream" on classic films from the genre, while even enlisting some notable guest vocal performances from the likes of "Stranger Things"' Chelsea Talmadge and Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, who famously directed the ...

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Video Premiere: SHINEDOWN's 'Attention Attention'

SHINEDOWN has released the official Bill Yukich-directed music video for the title track of its latest album, "Attention Attention". "Attention Attention" debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart back in May 2018. The follow-up to 2015's "Threat To Survival" marked SHINEDOWN's first full-length effort to be produced entirely by bassist Eric Bass. ...

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TRIUMPH: Official Documentary, 'Lay It On The Line', Due In 2020

Banger Films, in association with Revolver Films and Bell Media's streaming service Crave, is currently in production on "Triumph: Lay It On The Line", the first-ever feature documentary about the dramatic career of the legendary Canadian power trio. And now, the producers are inviting a limited number of fans to be part of the action. ...

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