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MOLLY HATCHET To Release 'Battleground' Live Album

It's no secret that a lot of fans measure the artistic value of a rock band mainly by the quality of a group's live performance. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS without their legendary concerts? Unthinkable! LYNYRD SKYNYRD as just another anemic studio project? Impossible to imagine! The same goes for MOLLY HATCHET as another legendary force among ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Says New OVERKILL Album 'The Wings Of War' Has A 'Certain Kind Of Committed Brutality'

Metal Exhumator conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash veterans OVERKILL prior to the band's September 15 concert at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what OVERKILL's "next steps" are after the release of this year's ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON On Name Of His New Band SATANS TAINT: 'It's Hard To Be Original'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson about his new band, SATANS TAINT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SATANS TAINT's second studio album, "Destruction Ritual": Bobby: "I just think that it had to be just my determination to ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of Lita Ford's August 28 performance at Univest Performance Center in Quakertown, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Earlier this year, Lita told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Perform At Italy's ROCK THE CASTLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's July 6 performance at the Rock The Castle festival at Castello Scaligero in Villafranca Di Verona (VR), Italy can be seen below. Bach recently issued an "open invitation" to the other members of SKID ROW's classic lineup to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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ADEMA Teases New Singer, Fall Tour

California rock band ADEMA will reportedly hit the road this fall as the support act for POWERMAN 5000 on "The Days Of Disorder" tour. Also appearing on the bill is (HED)P.E. Based on various teasers posted on ADEMA's social media, it appears that the band's current lineup no longer includes original vocalist Mark Chavez, who ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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Winter Ethereal - ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely reminder that John Arch has one of the greatest voices in metal history. As an ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON's SATANS TAINT: 'Destruction Ritual' Album Due This Summer

SATANS TAINT, the band featuring former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will release its new album, "Destruction Ritual", this summer via Megaforce Records. In addition to Gustafson's signature sound and razor-sharp riffs, "Destruction Ritual" features various friends and musicians with whom Gustafson has worked and whose work he has admired. The new release includes contributions from ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On OVERKILL's 'Realism': 'There's A Purity To What We Do'

Prior to OVERKILL's April 30 performance in Detroit, Michigan, vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how American and European metal crowds differ: Bobby: "There's obviously differences in culture, but the world's become much smaller ...

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