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MICHAEL SWEET Once Again Defends KISS Against DEE SNIDER's Criticism: 'It's Really None Of His Business' What They Do

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has once again defended KISS after Dee Snider criticized Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for having current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas. In a recent interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, the TWISTED SISTER frontman ...

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VENOM INC. Begins Recording New Album

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has entered the studio to record its new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Avé" will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between England, Portugal and America and it will ...

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DELAIN's CHARLOTTE WESSELS Wishes Interviewers Would Ask Her Less Questions About Her Gender And More About Her Music

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with frontwoman Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN prior to the band's February 6 show at O2 Institute in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DELAIN shifting from moon-based themes to the ...

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Listen To CHESTER BENNINGTON Sing On New Single From His Pre-LINKIN PARK Band GREY DAZE

GREY DAZE, the '90s-era band helmed by Chester Bennington and featuring drummer Sean Dowdell, bass player Mace Beyers and guitarist Cristin Davis, give fans an early listen to their as-yet-untitled Loma Vista Recordings debut album with the release of the single "What's In the Eye". Before he sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions throughout ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases 'The Violence' SIKDOPE Remix

"The Violence", the latest anthem from British metal outfit ASKING ALEXANDRIA, has been given the remix treatment by one of EDM's hottest producers — Polish beatsmith Sikdope. Watch the accompanying visualizer below. Sikdope has built a reputation as a chameleon in the studio — from vicious bass-house to radio-ready progressive cuts and futuristic trap sensibilities ...

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Watch REFUSED's Music Video For New Single 'REV001'

Putting lead singer Dennis Lyxzén's famous stage presence front and center, Swedish rockers REFUSED have released their new single, "REV001". In the music video, directed by the band's own Kristofer Steen, Lyxzén dances his way towards revolution, battling neo-facists in a bright cabaret of clarity and full of panache. "REV001" appears on REFUSED's upcoming album, ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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Former TNT Singer TONY MILLS Diagnosed With Cancer, Says His Latest Album Will Be His 'Last Written Work As An Artist'

Former TNT vocalist Tony Mills has been diagnosed with cancer. The British-born singer appeared on three studio albums from TNT — 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's "Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms" — before exiting and being replaced by a returning Tony Harnell. Mills, who suffered a heart attack more than eight years ago, ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I'm Committed To Christ'

Michael Sweet, singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the openly Christian hard rock band STRYPER, says that he is tired of "being judged" by people who question his commitment to God. Even though STRYPER's third album, 1986's "To Hell With The Devil", made him and his bandmates the first contemporary Christian act to score a ...

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Video Premiere: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's 'Trust Fund Baby'

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE have premiered the official music video for "Trust Fund Baby", the lead track off their upcoming debut album of original material, "Space Between", set for release on May 10 through BMG. The album, written by Hagar, unfolds like a novel with each song exploring a different chapter in a saga ...

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Video Premiere: BEAST IN BLACK's 'From Hell With Love'

The official music video for "From Hell With Love", the title track of the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc was released on February 8 via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The ...

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From Hell With Love - BEAST IN BLACK

Anton Kabanen is a power metal and manga-eating junkie, his ear ever on the hunt for the most will-breaking melody this side of ABBA. Having parted from his former band, BATTLE BEAST, in 2015 after a decade-long run, he immediately formed his powerhouse group, BEAST IN BLACK. Both bands being named after the manga and ...

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BEAST IN BLACK: Second Trailer For 'From Hell With Love' Album

The second trailer for "From Hell With Love", the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc is scheduled for a February 8 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The follow-up to 2017's ...

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Former OPETH Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Release Solo Album

Per Wiberg, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has played with such bands as OPETH, CANDLEMASS, KAMCHATKA and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, will release his debut solo album, "Head Without Eyes", on April 19, 2019 via Despotz Records. Says Wiberg: "This album has been in the making for quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that ...

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SEVENDUST Frontman: 'How Can You Continue To Write Good Songs When All You Do Is Continue To Tour?'

"Midwest Beatdown" recently conducted an interview with SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SEVENDUST's latest studio album, "All I See Is War": Lajon: "What a pleasure it was doing this album and actually being able to record ...

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