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By Chance - MORA PROKAZA

While most of us enjoy a good chuckle at the expense of scowling black metal purists from time to time, the idea that the genre could ever be restricted by some overarching set of rules has been preposterous for well over two decades now. As a result, something as plainly perverse as MORA PROKAZA's third ...

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Former DEVILDRIVER Drummer JOHN BOECKLIN On DEZ FAFARA: 'He Just Didn't Like Me And I Didn't Like Him'

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, BAD WOLVES drummer John Boecklin reflected on his 2014 exit from DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band led by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara. Speaking about DEVILDRIVER's 2011 European tour with MACHINE HEAD during which he constantly butted ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Album Is 'Finished' And It Is A 'Masterpiece,' Says Collaborator SHOOTER JENNINGS

Marilyn Manson has completed work on his highly anticipated new studio album. The project's status was revealed by collaborator Shooter Jennings, who took to his Instagram to say that the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" was "finished," also calling it a "masterpiece." Manson replied to Shooter's post, writing in the comments "Finished masterpiece album" ...

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Spirituality And Distortion - IGORRR

From shadowy internet semi-sensation to his current status as Metal Blade's most determinedly eccentric act, IGORRR's Gautier Serre has played his cards beautifully so far. Steadily progressing from the unmistakably clinical clatter of a studio-bound fever dream to the more sophisticated, semi-organic and musically rich incarnation that emerges on "Spirituality and Distortion", IGORRR are exactly ...

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NIKKI SIXX And MÖTLEY CRÜE Manager ALLEN KOVAC Join Board Of GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES

The Global Recovery Initiatives (GRI) Foundation today announced that they are adding three new members to their board of directors: international rock icon Nikki Sixx, entertainment industry legend Allen Kovac, iHeart Media VP Alexandra Cameron and Fors Marsh Group's director of social good activities Matt Escoubas. Pam Cytron, CEO of Pando Systems and board chairman ...

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Naiv - THY CATAFALQUE

In much the same way that VOIVOD are a thrash metal band on paper but something vastly more unpredictable in practice, Hungarian eccentrics THY CATAFALQUE have stoically remained rooted in black metal while steadily evolving into something far more adventurous and whacked-out. On "Naiv", Tamás Kátai's wayward project continues to keep a toe or two ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Feat. COAL CHAMBER's MEEGS RASCÓN: New Album Due In Early 2020

GEMINI SYNDROME has completed recording its third album with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD). It will mark the group's first full-length release to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER). GEMINI SYNDROME's new album will complete the three-part trilogy which began with the band's debut album, 2013's "Lux", and continued on with 2015's ...

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DORO PESCH Says Her Biggest Love Is 'The Metalheads, The Fans'

TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether not paying attention to gender has been the secret to her success: Doro: "I always think ...

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Pitfalls - LEPROUS

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death metal, you have to wonder what ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Doubles Down On His Claim That Climate Change Is 'Political B.S.'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has doubled down on his claim that the issue of climate change is nothing but "political B.S." Kottak raised eyebrows last week when he questioned whether climate change is real, writing in a series of since-deleted tweets: "So call India and China and call them out...Democrats ...

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TARJA: Audio Samples Of Entire 'In The Raw' Album

Audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "In The Raw", the forthcoming studio album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be streamed below. The disc will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that ...

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Video Premiere: TARJA's 'Tears In Rain'

The official video for "Tears In Rain", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The clip finds the golden-voiced singer engaging in some roller derby. While training to ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'COAL CHAMBER's Not Coming Back'

DEVILDRIVER's recent co-headlining tour with STATIC-X saw the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the group's 1997 debut. COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other ...

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DEZ FAFARA 'Broke All The Rules' With Upcoming DEVILDRIVER Album

Dez Fafara has confirmed that DEVILDRIVER has completed work on its new album with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The follow-up to 2016's "Trust No One" will be a staggered-release double album, with the first part scheduled to arrive in early 2020. Fafara told Australia's "Everblack" podcast in a ...

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Video Premiere: TARJA's 'Railroads'

The official music video for "Railroads", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be seen below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The heavy-yet-melodic track draws inspiration from the book "Aleph" by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. In ...

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Video: DEVILDRIVER Performs COAL CHAMBER's 'Loco' In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of DEVILDRIVER performing a cover of COAL CHAMBER's "Loco" on June 23 at Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. Earlier this year, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara said that the band's co-headlining tour with STATIC-X would see his outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him ...

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Listen To TARJA's New Single, 'Railroads'

"Railroads", the new single from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, can be streamed below. The song is taken from her upcoming studio album, "In The Raw", which will be released on August 30 via earMUSIC. The heavy-yet-melodic track draws inspiration from the book "Aleph" by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. In it, the writer travels on ...

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TONY CAMPOS Doesn't Know If STATIC-X Will Continue After 'Wisconsin Death Trip' 20th-Anniversary Tour

Dave The Interview Guy recently conducted an interview with STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting the blessing from late frontman Wayne Static's family to proceed with the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour: Tony: "Yeah, absolutely. Every ...

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