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AMORPHIS To Perform Entire 'Tales From The Thousand Lakes' Album On Fall 2020 North American Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will hit the road this summer and fall in celebration of their legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes". Each night, the classic album will be played in its entirety. The 38-date trek will launch on September 11 with three shows at the Kingsland in Brooklyn before making stops ...

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JEFF PILSON Reflects On 1988 'Monsters Of Rock' Tour: 'I Wish DOKKEN Would Have Been More Up To The Task At The Time'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) recently spoke with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FOREIGNER's Mick Jones: Jeff: "He may not do every show [of the band's 2020 tour], but he's doing the whole ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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KORN's MUNKY: 'We Don't Really Look To The Past Too Much'

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently spoke with Ethan of the Topeka, Kansas radio station V100. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "The Nothing": Munky: "It's always a tricky thing when you put out a new album, because you want the ...

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EXTREME's Long-Awaited New Album Is 'Pretty Much Done'

During an appearance on this past Tuesday's (February 25) episode of "Trunk Nation: L.A. Invasion" on SiriusXM, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on its first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock". "It's done in a sense where it's done," he said about the new LP. "As ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of '30/30-150' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "30/30-150". The original track appeared on the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "30/30-150" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Late in 2004 after cutting some tracks at Catamount Studios ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Slams BERNIE SANDERS As A 'Hypocrite'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as a "hypocrite" after the Democratic presidential candidate rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care and pre-kindergarten available to all American families, with no tuition or fees. On Tuesday (February 25), Dolmayan shared a photo of Sanders ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Announces ZIVEL State-Of-The-Art Performance And Recovery Suite

Zivel, the all-in-one performance and recovery suite of author, documentarian, and musician Brian "Head" Welch of KORN, has officially opened its first facilities in Bakersfield, California and Nashville, Tennessee. Welch, the founding guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning band KORN, and the star of the acclaimed documentary "Loud Krazy Love", co-founded Zivel in the interest of ...

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Video Premiere: JINJER's 'Retrospection'

After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their new album "Macro", Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with the official music video for their standout track "Retrospection" — a song that touches the sensitive subject of family. The band states: ...

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F8 - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Nothing engenders vitriol and scorn quite like success. By this point, everybody has pretty much decided whether they like FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH or not. One of the virtues of having such a recognizable sound is that there isn't much scope for sitting on the fence here: whether you regard the Las Vegas arena regulars ...

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Verotika - Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig's long-awaited directorial film debut, "Verotika", is finally being unleashed via Video On Demand and an upcoming three-disc set consisting of the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, and the movie's soundtrack on CD. The horror anthology is a collection of three stories adapted from his self-published comic book series of the same title, ...

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Fearmonger - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

Assuming that you enjoy listening to music that sounds like an army of heavily armed robots bursting into your living room and bludgeoning you to death, BENEATH THE MASSACRE more than warrant their status as figureheads for extreme metal’s boundary-pushing wing. In particular, many fans of all-out brutality will have fond memories of hearing 2007's ...

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MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And VENOM ReAction Figures Coming From Super7

Super7 showed off prototypes and production samples for upcoming heavy metal ReAction figures for the first time at this year's Toy Fair in New York. The prototypes include MEGADETH's mascot Vic Rattlehead, the demon from the cover of VENOM's "Black Metal" album the person who is featured on the cover of ANTHRAX's "Among The Living". ...

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URIAH HEEP Announces 50th-Anniversary U.K. Tour

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a fall tour of the U.K. The six-date trek will kick off at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on November 1 and conclude at Cardiff's St. David's Hall on November 7. Guitarist Mick Box comments: "Who would have imagined back in 1970 that URIAH ...

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JOHN BUSH On Upcoming ARMORED SAINT Album: 'We've Written Songs That Take It To A Whole Other Level'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush spoke to the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, tentatively due in late 2020 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" is being tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera at the helm. "We're ...

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