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JOHN SYKES Says His New Solo Record Is 'A Good, Solid Album': 'It's Not Just A Couple Of Tracks And A Load Of Fillers'

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) will release his first album in 19 years later this year via Golden Robot Records. The as-yet-untitled disc (its previously announced title of "Sy-Ops" has now apparently been scrapped) is expected to include such tracks as "Dawning Of A Brand ...

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ERNIE C Defends His Production On BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album: I Wanted 'To Dry The Sound Up A Little Bit'

Ernie "C" Cunnigan has defended his production on BLACK SABBATH's "Forbidden" album, saying that he wanted to "dry" the band's sound up a little bit and make it "more personal." The 1995 LP, which features guitarist Tony Iommi alongside singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, is often regarded as the SABBATH's ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Calls It Quits

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, the project featuring GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has called it quits. The group, which also featured Brian Carpenter on bass and Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone on vocals, released its second album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", last July via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The news of THE APOCALYPSE BLUES ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Release 'A Million Volt Scream' Album

Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE have signed a deal with Mighty Music. The band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", will be released later in the year. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion Showcase". Two and a half decades and half a dozen albums later, ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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VENOM INC. Announces Spring 2019 North American Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will embark on a North American tour in April. In addition to performing tracks from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", the band will also perform several VENOM classics. "It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate ...

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LORDS OF BLACK Recruit DREAM CHILD Singer DIEGO VALDEZ

Spanish metallers LORDS OF BLACK have recruited Diego Valdez (HELKER, DREAM CHILD) as their new singer. Diego joins the band as the replacement for Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW), who exited LORDS OF BLACK last month. A teaser video of Diego singing the LORDS OF BLACK song "When A Hero Takes A Fall" can be seen below. ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Debut Music Video For 'Dead And Gone' Theme Song From Horror Series 'Welcome To Daisyland'

Australian-American rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES recently revealed music from their latest album, "Burn It Down", would feature exclusively as the soundtrack for the upcoming horror anthology TV series "Welcome To Daisyland", which is scheduled to premiere this Valentine's Day, February 14, across numerous platforms. In conjunction with the premiere of "Welcome To Daisyland", THE ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bench Unveiled In Birmingham: Photos, Video

BLACK SABBATH was honored with a "heavy metal" bench earlier today (Saturday, February 9) in Birmingham, England. SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi attended the commemorative event organized by Westside Business Improvement District. The handmade, stainless steel bench was forged in the city by Gateway Steel Fabrications and features images of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler ...

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TONY IOMMI Wishes OZZY OSBOURNE Speedy Recovery

Tony Iommi has wished Ozzy Osbourne a "speedy recovery" after the BLACK SABBATH singer was hospitalized because of flu complications. Earlier this week, Ozzy was admitted to the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said that doctors believe "this is the best way to get him on a ...

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CARMINE APPICE Says VINNIE VINCENT 'Looked Like He Was Scared' When He Played At Pre-'Kiss Kruise' Party

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice spoke to WSOU about the recent cancelation of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's comeback concerts. The shows, which were supposed to take place February 8 and February 9 in Nashville, were set to feature Vincent alongside Appice and bassist Tony Franklin (DAVID GILMOUR, JIMMY PAGE, THE FIRM). "Something happened between Vinnie ...

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