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FIFTH ANGEL Rejoined By Guitarist ED ARCHER

FIFTH ANGEL recently put the finishing touches on its first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", which will be released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. But before their fans can put their hands on the new record, there's more news to announce from the FIFTH ANGEL camp. Guitarist Ed Archer, ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Vinnie Paul Abbott's cause of death has been revealed. The 54-year-old PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer died of dilated cardiomyopathy — an enlarged heart — as well as severe coronary artery disease, a heart condition. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told TMZ he died of natural causes. Dilated cardiomyopathy results in is a chronic ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: 'The Third Secret' Album Details Revealed

FIFTH ANGEL's first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", will be released on October 26 via Nuclear Blast. The album features the incredible talents of guitarist and lead vocalist Kendall Bechtel, bassist John Macko and drummer and backing vocalist Ken Mary. Macko says: "When we began this process, we always were mindful ...

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DISTURBED Drummer Was 'Crushed' By VINNIE PAUL's Death

DISTURBED's Mike Wengren has paid tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott, saying that he was "personally crushed" when he heard the news of the former PANTERA drummer's passing. Speaking to Cindy Scull of the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle, Wengren said (hear audio below): "[Vinnie] was living both in Dallas and [Las] Vegas ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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Visiting VINNIE PAUL And DIMEBAG's Final Resting Place (Video)

A husband-and-wife duo of PANTERA fans recently visited Vinnie Paul Abbott's final resting place and posted a 10-minute video of the experience. Check it out below. The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30 next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in ...

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TÝR Recruits Former NEVERMORE Guitarist ATTILA VÖRÖS

Faroese folk metallers TÝR have recruited former NEVERMORE and SATYRICON guitarist Attila Vörös as the replacement for the recently departed Terji Skibenæs. Said Vörös in a statement: "After the end of a very successful world tour off SATYRICON's latest record, 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep', the time has come for me to call it for a ...

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Longtime TÝR Guitarist TERJI SKIBENÆS Exits Band

Terji Skibenæs, longtime guitarist of Faroese folk metal band TÝR, has announced his departure from the group. He said in a statement: "This is it. I am now officially leaving the band TÝR after 17 years. "After months of thinking this through carefully, I've finally come to the decision that it's time for me to ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Play Snippet Of PANTERA's 'Cowboys From Hell'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX performing a snippet of PANTERA's "Cowboys From Hell" during its July 31 concert at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania can be seen below. During an appearance on Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM tribute show to Vinnie Paul Abbott in late June, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante said that he met ...

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NEW YEARS DAY: 'Disgust Me' Video Released

NEW YEARS DAY's video for the song "Disgust Me" can be seen below. The track is the sole new original piece of music on the band's latest EP, "Diary Of A Creep", which was released in January via RED/Century Media. "Diary Of A Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by ...

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Surviving HELLYEAH Members Shoot Down New Drummer Claim

The surviving members of HELLYEAH have declared as false rumors that they have recruited Daniel Davison as the replacement for their late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. After someone edited the band's Wikipedia page to say that the former EVERY TIME I DIE and NORMA JEAN drummer has joined HELLYEAH following Vinnie Paul's death last month, ...

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VINNIE PAUL: New Video Footage Of Final Resting Place

Brand new fan-filmed video footage of Vinnie Paul Abbott's final resting place has been uploaded to YouTube and can now be seen below. The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30 next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He ...

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EXHORDER Frontman: 'It Seems Like Every Time We Come Back After A Long Hiatus, The Interest In The Band Is Higher'

Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock conducted an interview with frontman Kyle Thomas and guitarist Vinnie LaBella of legendary American metallers EXHORDER prior to their July 14 concert at Reggies in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led to EXHORDER ...

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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Massive Mistake'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Lafon", former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about the experience of working on the band's 1997 album "Generation Swine" before he was replaced by a returning Vince Neil. "As enjoyable and amazing of an experience the first record was [referring to 1994's self-titled album], that's ...

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Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Dedicate PANTERA's 'Slaughtered' To VINNIE PAUL At Denmark's ROSKILDE Festival

Philip Anselmo dedicated a cover of the PANTERA classic "Slaughtered" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during Saturday night's (July 7) SCOUR concert at the Roskilde festival in Roskilde, Denmark. Anselmo simply stated, "Listen to me very closely: This is for Vince," before launching into the song from PANTERA's 1994 album "Far Beyond Driven", widely considered the ...

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