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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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SHINEDOWN Is Nine Songs Into Writing Process For Next Album

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has revealed to Two Doods Reviews that the band is "nine songs into the writing process" for its seventh studio album. "We're in the demo process at the moment — we're just writing," he clarified (see video below). Last month, Smith told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that he and bassist/producer ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'JOHN BONHAM Told Me I Was One Of His Influences'

In a new interview with the "Aftershocks" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if it's important for him to keep the legacy of John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) alive through his recordings and live performances. He responded (see video below): "Well, for me, it's different, because I was around before him. [LED ZEPPELIN] opened up ...

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DAVID CROSBY Says He Made A Mistake With His EDDIE VAN HALEN Tweet: 'I Didn't Even Remember He Had Just Died'

***October 13 Update***: David Crosby says that he had forgotten about the passing of Eddie Van Halen when he seemingly minimized the talents of the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist. Responding to the backlash he received after he responded "Meh ...." to a Twitter follower who asked him for his opinion of Eddie, David tweeted earlier ...

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Listen To WARRIOR SOUL's Cover Of ALICE COOPER's 'Elected'

WARRIOR SOUL will release a covers album called "Cocaine And Other Good Stuff" on November 13 via Livewire/Cargo Records. The LP is preceded by a single, "Elected", available now. "Cocaine And Other Good Stuff" is an incendiary compilation of songs that everyone in the band, both current and previous members, had some input choosing, and ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR Improv Over JOE SATRIANI's 'Up In Flames'

Video of Sammy Hagar playing "improv" guitar over his CHICKENFOOT bandmate Joe Satriani's "Up In Flames" can be seen below. Hagar said: "Joe having me play guitar amongst some of the greatest guitarist on earth is like me asking Joe to sing on one of my records with Robert Plant, Stephen Tyler [sic], Axl Rose.... ...

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Former TRIVIUM Bassist BRENT YOUNG Dies

Former TRIVIUM bassist Brent Young, who played on the band's debut album, 2003's "Ember To Inferno", has died. The news of his passing was confirmed by TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy who wrote on Instagram: "We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of TRIVIUM, Brent Young. "Having had ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Doing Another Record Right Now'

Ozzy Osbourne says that he "just started to work" on a new album with producer Andrew Watt. The legendary BLACK SABBATH singer's next effort will be the follow-up to "Ordinary Man", which he recorded with Watt late last year while recovering from surgery and related illnesses. Released in February, the LP featured Andrew on guitars, ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'Hours' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's first single, "Hours", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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BRENT SMITH Says His SHINEDOWN Bandmates Are 'Very Supportive' Of SMITH & MYERS: 'This Is A Different Project'

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about SMITH & MYERS, his collaboration with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. Last month, the duo released dual singles from its forthcoming full-length album, "Smith & Myers Volume 1", due out October 9 via Atlantic Records. "It just isn't ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Raise The Cain' Single On Wednesday

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen will release a new solo single, "Raise The Cain", on Wednesday, September 23. The track, which can be previewed below, features an as-yet-undisclosed "very special guest" on drums. Kotzen's 22nd solo album, "50 For 50", came out in February via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the ...

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HEATHEN Releases 'Sun In My Hand' Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song "Sun In My Hand". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", which came out on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. HEATHEN comments: "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN ...

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SHINEDOWN's Next Studio Album Won't Be As 'Layered': 'We Really Want To Focus On Being A Four-Piece Band'

In a new interview with "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith confirmed that he and bassist/producer Eric Bass are in the "beginning stages" of putting together the band's seventh studio album. Brent stated about their approach to the songwriting process this time around (hear audio below): "We ...

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Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Sing Along To RATT's 'Sweet Cheater'

Sebastian Bach has uploaded a video of him singing along to the RATT song "Sweet Cheater", which originally appeared on the band's self-titled 1983 EP. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the video, the former SKID ROW frontman wrote: "literally bouncing off the walls of my house let's put on some ratt n' ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Launches AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in 2015 when MARY'S BLOOD opened for DRAGONFORCE in Hong Kong. They got along ...

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TONY MARTIN Reunites With His Pre-BLACK SABBATH Band THE ALLIANCE

Tony Martin's pre-BLACK SABBATH band THE ALLIANCE will reunite after more than three decades to record some of its early, mostly previously unreleased material. Martin recently shared a photo of the reunited band on Facebook and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Its really exciting to be doing this .. We have discovered potentially 35 ...

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Listen To New LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES Single 'YOTM'

Columbus, Ohio metalcore band LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES has dropped a new single, "YOTM". The track propels you through each verse while highlighting the group's ability to seamlessly bring listeners to a melodic and catchy chorus. "Over the last few years, you might've seen MOTHS posting around YOTM," says frontman Chris Roetter. "We've been no ...

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