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KREATOR Recruits Former DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have welcomed Frédéric Leclercq as their new bass player. Before joining KREATOR, Leclercq rose to fame with U.K.-based extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 until last month. Commented Leclercq: "Joining KREATOR is an honor as well as a huge step up in my musical ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Bassist Says He Doesn't Expect 'Drastic Departures' On Group's Next Album

Prior to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's performance at the recent Psycho Vegas festival in Las Vegas, bassist Mike Dean spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "surprised" at C.O.C.'s longevity: Mike: "Kind of. Yes and ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Black Flag Army'

"Black Flag Army", the new music video from HELLYEAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc marks the group's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ...

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SLASH Doubleneck Guitar Coming From GIBSON

Gibson has announced the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. A pre-sale is officially underway now for the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck guitars, sold through select authorized Gibson dealers and available in-store October 1. Over the years, Slash's rise to rock royalty has featured a variety of iconic Gibson guitars, but it was the 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck ...

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BONDED Feat. Former SODOM Members: Debut Album To Be Released Via CENTURY MEDIA

German thrash metallers BONDED have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Formed by scene veterans Bernd "Bernemann" Kost (guitar) and Markus "Makka" Freiwald (drums) in 2018 after their exit as longtime members of SODOM, musical partners Marc Hauschild (bass) and DESTROY THEM/ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS member Chris Tsitsis (guitar) were quickly added to the ranks ...

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MOONSPELL: Official Biography 'Wolves Who Were Men' To Receive English-Language Release Next Month

Formed over a quarter century ago, MOONSPELL has faced both triumph and tribulation to become the most internationally celebrated Portuguese metal band in history. For the first time, MOONSPELL's unique story is told in full in the new book "Wolves Who Were Men: The History Of Moonspell", scheduled for release in English language on October ...

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Listen To New STEEL PANTHER Song 'Gods Of P**sy'

"Gods Of Pussy", a new song from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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SKINDRED To Record Live Album In London

Following a summer run of highly impressive summer festival appearances, Welsh ragga metallers SKINDRED have announced that they will play a special one-off show at London's Roundhouse on Saturday, November 21, 2020, to be recorded as the band's first live album. While winning awards as being one of the U.K.'s best and most renowned live ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Cover AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' With Full Orchestra

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — released "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. "Live ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Why TED NUGENT Didn't Want DAMNOCRACY To Continue: 'He's Got Way Too Many Animals To Kill'

During a question-and-answer session at the recent Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sebastian Bach spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, Ted Nugent, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DAMNOCRACY was featured in the 2006 VH1 "reality" television show "SuperGroup". The ...

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Mother of Red Light - METH.

Oh my coagulating Christ, this is nasty. A six-man project from Chicago, METH. have two low-key releases under their belt, but "Mother of Red Light" will be most people's first taste of this band's newly birthed sonic world, and it's one that is likely to linger in the back of the throat, like some infernal, ...

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THE DARKNESS: Making Of 'Rock And Roll Deserves To Die' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the song "Rock And Roll Deserves To Die" from British rockers THE DARKNESS can be seen below. The clip was created by the music and video production company Sitcom Soldiers. The song is taken from the band's band's upcoming album "Easter Is Cancelled", due out on ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

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