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ABBATH Enters Rehab To Help Him 'Get Clean Once And For All'

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has decided to enter rehab after the cancelation of several shows on the latter group's South American tour. Earlier today, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — issued the following statement: "Outstriders, throughout life you're dealt different decks of cards. I've been ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says He Reached Out To JUDAS PRIEST About Participating In 50th-Anniversary Tour

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that his former bandmates have no intention of including him in their upcoming 50th-anniversary tour. Earlier this year, PRIEST announced that it will celebrate the half-century milestone with extensive touring in 2020, with a number of summer European festival dates already booked. Downing, who co-founded PRIEST when he was ...

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Watch VIXEN Perform In Houston

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN's November 22 performance at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "txsurfer4u"). This past January, VIXEN recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis had already performed with VIXEN, having fronted the group in March ...

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MAGNUM: Official Lyric Video For 'Not Forgiven' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Not Forgiven" from British rock legends MAGNUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Serpent Rings", which will be released on January 17, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist ...

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Gets Engaged

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg appears to have gotten engaged to his girlfriend Chloe Howcroft. Earlier today, the 29-year-old shared a photo of him getting down on bended knee and apparently proposing to Howcroft on a dirt road overlooking the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Weinberg discovered SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, ...

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Bassist SEAN MCNABB Quits LYNCH MOB

Bassist Sean McNabb has announced his departure from LYNCH MOB. McNabb made his exit official via a Twitter post on Tuesday (November 19). He wrote: "I'd like to thank all the fans that supported LYNCH MOB, & me being a part of it for the last eight years, and always. As of today I'll be ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT To Release 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography In February

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent will release his autobiography, "I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, And The Power Of Self-Determination", on paperback on February 11, 2020 via Jawbone Press. "I Am Morbid" tells the astounding story of Vincent, former bassist and singer with MORBID ANGEL and now outlaw-country performer ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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QUIET RIOT Releases Music Video For 'In The Blood'

QUIET RIOT's music video for the song "In The Blood" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The clip was inspired by spaghetti westerns like "A Fistful Of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad And ...

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MAGNUM To Release 'The Serpent Rings' Album In January

British rock legends MAGNUM will release their new album, "The Serpent Rings", on January 17, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the ...

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