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HEATHEN In Pre-Production For First Album In A Decade

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN are in the studio working on a new album. A one-minute video in which vocalist David White and guitarist Kragen Lum reveal that they are in pre-production for the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos" LP can be seen below. HEATHEN is often credited — alongside EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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Video: Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Covers BLACK SABBATH Classic With VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), played a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Black Sabbath" during its June 21 concert at the Underworld in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. VLTIMAS's debut album, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'We're Still On The Path Upward'

France's Loud TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the band's forthcoming "Dominion" studio album sound "vital": Oscar: "It's one of those things where you have time finally to perfect everything. ...

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Watch DISTURBED Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of DISTURBED's entire June 16 concert at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. DISTURBED is currently in the midst of an international tour, though they did recently come home for show-stealing performances in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma). Upcoming dates include shows in Israel, ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: Video Of London Concert

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), performed on June 21 at the Underworld in London, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", was released on March 29 via Season Of ...

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ALICE COOPER On Touring With HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: 'I Want That Audience'

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming tour with HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: Alice: "We realized one thing, even when we went out ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Outpouring Of Support After DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis: 'It's Really Wonderful To See'

David Ellefson says that he is thrilled with the overwhelming amount of support his MEGADETH bandmate Dave Mustaine has received after announcing earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. "It's terrific," the MEGADETH bassist told the "Music Mania" podcast (hear audio below). "It's really wonderful to see. And it's good to ...

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Watch DISTURBED Perform In Warsaw

Fan-filmed video footage of DISTURBED's June 20 concert in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. DISTURBED is currently in the midst of an international tour, though they did recently come home for show-stealing performances in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma). Upcoming dates include shows in Israel, Greece and Hungary. DISTURBED's ...

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Above The Sky - MAJESTICA

As much as we should avoid judging books by their covers, it seems reasonable to note that "Above The Sky" gives every indication that it will be a preposterous and overblown power metal record, quite possibly with a few progressive touches thrown in. The artwork, the band name, a lingering sense that someone involved has ...

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Watch HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES were the musical guest on last night's (Wednesday, June 19) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed two songs, David Bowie's "Heroes" and their own "I Want My Now", on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE Perform In Milan

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's June 19 performance at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy can be seen below. WHITESNAKE is touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joins Cast Of 'Trolls World Tour'

Ozzy Osbourne will lend his voice to the animated motion picture "Trolls World Tour", due for release in April 2020. The sequel to DreamWorks Animation's 2016 hit musical-comedy "Trolls", will see the legendary heavy metal singer voicing the movie's villain, King Thrash, leader of the rock trolls. "Trolls World Tour" will continue to where the ...

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LIVING COLOUR Singer Is Collaborating With ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist On 'Bluesy' And 'Funky' Album

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando is collaborating with LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover on a new project. The as-yet-unnamed band is currently recording its debut album for a tentative early 2020 release. In a recent interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, Orlando described the project's musical direction as "just straight-up rock. It's heavy ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Guests On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell took part in an interview and live performance on last night's (Monday, June 17) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Perry recently released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously ...

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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis: 'At This Point, We're Optimistic About The Treatments'

Earlier today (Monday, June 17), MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to "The Classic Metal Show" in what was quite possibly his first interview since the band's leader, Dave Mustaine, announced his throat cancer diagnosis. You can now listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On Mustaine's revelation that he has ...

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