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STRESSBALL Guitarist LENNON LAVIOLETTE Dies At 50

Lennon Laviolette, guitarist of New Orleans band STRESSBALL, passed away at age 50 from complications from health issues involving his liver and kidneys (not COVID-19). STRESSBALL's self-titled album was released in 1993 through Pavement Music. Along with labelmates CROWBAR, they were part of the blossoming New Orleans scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...

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SEPULTURA Postpones North American Tour

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have been forced to postpone their spring 2020 North American tour in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The trek was scheduled to kick off on March 18 in San Diego, California and conclude on April 22 in Ventura, California. Support on the tour was supposed to come from SACRED REICH, ...

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CROWBAR's KIRK WINDSTEIN On His Debut Solo Album: 'It Really Turned Out Even Better Than I Ever Thought It Would'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first solo album, "Dream In Motion": Kirk: "I would say it turned out different, but ...

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Dream In Motion - KIRK WINDSTEIN

When Kirk Windstein strangles his guitar, the slow riffs sound as though they're literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such is the magnitude of the slow and powerful delivery. The man, the myth, the legend is the mastermind behind NOLA sludge overlords CROWBAR, and it has been almost four years ...

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New CROWBAR Album Is 'Coming Out Fantastic,' Says KIRK WINDSTEIN

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, frontman Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR provided an update on the songwriting process for the band's next full-length album. He said (hear audio below): "This new record's coming out amazing, and it's writing itself. Of course, I have a ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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JASTA Releases Video For 'Parasitic'

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has released the video the song "Parasitic" from his second solo effort, "The Lost Chapters". The footage is largely taken from the JASTA & FRIENDS 2018 tour and features Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LIGHT THE TORCH), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) and Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR). The clip represents the spirit of collaboration ...

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Rest In Violence - BONDED

Contrary to popular belief, thrash metal really didn't need to be revived in the mid '00s. What ended up being resurrected and given a new lease of life was old-school thrash, and the furious, crossover substrain in particular. And while there was absolutely nothing to dislike about the rise of MUNICIPAL WASTE and their retrogressive ...

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Members Of ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, HELLYEAH, IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, SEPULTURA More To Perform At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Additional talent has been announced for "Dimebash" — an all-star jam tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of the following bands: ACCEPT ACT OF DEFIANCE ANTHRAX ARMORED SAINT ...

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HATEBREED To Release New Studio Album In May 2020

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will tentatively release their next album in May. The follow-up to 2016's "The Concrete Confessional" is being produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE and QUEENSRŸCHE, among many others. The news of the HATEBREED album's release date was revealed on Twitter by vocalist Jamey Jasta, who ...

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CROWBAR's KIRK WINDSTEIN: 'I've Always Had That MOTÖRHEAD Mentality: We're Not Going To Change'

Australia's Triple T recently conducted an interview with frontman Kirk Windstein of veteran New Orleans sludge metallers CROWBAR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent activities: Kirk: "I recorded a solo album which is coming out — it's like 'mellow CROWBAR,' I call it. ...

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Listen To New JASTA Song 'Spilled Blood Never Dries' Featuring KIRK WINDSTEIN

The name "Jamey Jasta" represents one of music's most prolific and powerful reputations. As the founder and frontman for Grammy-nominated monoliths HATEBREED alongside his countless collaborations with everyone from DJ Khaled and Lights to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Jasta's reputation extends well beyond music. From stints as the four-year host of MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" to ...

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DOWN Confirms Another 'NOLA' 25th-Anniversary Show

DOWN has confirmed that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic debut album, "NOLA", by making a number of special live appearances next year. In addition to performing at the 2020 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium, DOWN has just announced that ...

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DOWN Confirms First Show Of 2020

DOWN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium. The announcement of DOWN's participation in the event comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that DOWN was planning to reunite in 2020 for ...

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JASTA To Release 'The Lost Chapters - Volume 2' In December

The name "Jamey Jasta" represents one of music's most prolific and powerful reputations. As the founder and frontman for Grammy-nominated monoliths HATEBREED alongside his countless collaborations with everyone from DJ Khaled and Lights to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Jasta's reputation extends well beyond music. From stints as the four-year host of MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" to ...

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