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CRISTINA SCABBIA Says LACUNA COIL 'Made A Big Mistake' With The Imagery For 2009's 'Shallow Life'

Metal Wani's Matthew Powers recently conducted an interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LACUNA COIL's 2016 album "Delirium": Cristina: "I think that everything went amazingly, because our old-school fans are happy; we got a ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW Explains Name Change To LIGHT THE TORCH

DEVIL YOU KNOW, the band fronted by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, has changed its name to LIGHT THE TORCH. The group says: "After member issues and legalities continued for a year with no end in sight, we collectively felt it was time to put DEVIL YOU KNOW to rest. Every effort was made ...

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ALICE COOPER's Surprise Performance At Gothenburg Club (Video)

Alice Cooper made a surprise appearance with members of his touring band last night (Tuesday, July 25) at the Sticky Fingers club in Gothenburg, Sweden. The legendary rocker joined Nita Strauss (guitar), Ryan Roxie (guitar), Tommy Henriksen (guitar), Chuck Garric (bass) and Glen Sobel (drums) on stage to perform four songs: "No More Mr. Nice ...

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NIKKI SIXX Undergoes Surgery To Repair Torn Rotator Cuff

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx underwent surgery on Tuesday (July 25) to repair a torn rotator cuff. He posted a couple of post-operation photos and the following message on Facebook: "Rotator and torn bicep fixed. Doctor did a great job." This is the second major surgery of 2017 for Sixx, who previously underwent ...

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OTHERWISE To Release 'Sleeping Lions' Album In September

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE are will release their third full-length album, "Sleeping Lions", on September 22 via Century Media. You'd be hard pressed to find a more fitting album title than "Sleeping Lions" for latest studio release from OTHERWISE. The album hits like a revelation, jolting the listener upright and transporting them from a dreamy ...

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Listen To SOIL's Cover Version Of SOUNDGARDEN's 'Rusty Cage'

Chicago-based heavy rock outfit SOIL will release "Scream: The Essentials" on September 15 via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. Celebrating the band's twenty-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes. With the recent passing of Chris Cornell (an early influence on SOIL), ...

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STONE SOUR Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour With STEEL PANTHER

STONE SOUR has announced details of its highly anticipated fall headline tour which begins September 24 at Omaha, Nebraska's Sokol Auditorium and then travels through mid-October. Support comes from special guests STEEL PANTHER, BEARTOOTH, MAN WITH A MISSION and CHERRY BOMBS on select dates. The tour will also include stops at a number of upcoming ...

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What Drives COREY TAYLOR?

Festival promoters Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) recently sat down with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR to see what drives him. He said (see video below): "What fucking doesn't drive me, to be honest. It's a lot of things, obviously. It's my passion for what I do. It's my love for music and the ...

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SOIL To Release 'Scream: The Essentials' In September

Chicago-based heavy rock outfit SOIL will release "Scream: The Essentials" on September 15 via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. Celebrating the band's twenty-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes. A brand-new track, "Gimme Some Lovin'", will be featured on the compilation ...

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VALOR & VENGEANCE Releases 'Sinking Further' Video

Southern California's VALOR & VENGEANCE has released the Adrienne Beacco-directed music video for the song "Sinking Further". The track is taken from the band's debut EP, "Angels And Kings", which will be released independently in the fall. Formed in Huntington Beach in September 2009 by bassist Paul Perry, VALOR & VENGEANCE "[brings] new media culture ...

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ALICE COOPER Reunites Original Band For 2017 U.K. Tour

On May 14, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with ...

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Slime and Punishment - MUNICIPAL WASTE

Wait, is that Judge Death trying to bust out of iso? God help Dredd and Mega-City One, if that's the case. If it seems like I'm taking this review as seriously as a dirty fantasy knock with Judge Anderson, well, come on, you know why. MUNICIPAL WASTE has hardly taken itself seriously, even if the ...

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War Bear - MOONBOW

David McElfresh is one of the most talented cats you've never heard of, unless you follow Hank Williams, III or Davey Mac's country-peppered rock 'n' metal hybrid, MOONBOW. If the latter's the case, then you already know the songwriting potency of this multi-instrumentalist prodigy. Depending on how much he embraces his time as the shaggy ...

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ORIGIN: Lyric Video For New Song 'Cascading Failures'

The official lyric video for the song "Cascading Failures" from U.S. extreme metallers ORIGIN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Unparalleled Universe", which will be released on June 30 via Agonia Records in Europe and Nuclear Blast Records in North America. For 20 years, ORIGIN has engaged a ...

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ALICE COOPER To Release 'Paranoiac Personality' Single Next Week

Fans of rock icon Alice Cooper know there are some aspects to his live shows that they can expect, including a hard-rocking performance of horror theatrics; however, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine at his Nashville concert on May 14, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1975. The stage went dark, and ...

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