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Hyperdialect - HACKTIVIST

Sometimes the scenic route is the only available option. HACKTIVIST have a somewhat fractured history, with several false starts and interminable delays. After their first released material went viral, the UK rap-metal crew released a self-titled EP in 2012, before taking four long years to produce a full-length debut. After one triumphant European tour as ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Title Track Released

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Why I Don't Need A Producer Or A Co-Writer

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has confirmed to Rob Rush Radio that he doesn't plan on bringing out a lead vocalist with him on his upcoming tour. "No. No singer. Just me," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Let me make it really easy for everybody to understand: If I do something, it's because I ...

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DENNIS DE YOUNG Would Like To See STYX Acknowledged By ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Qualify On Any Possible Measure'

In a brand new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", STYX co-founder Dennis DeYoung was asked if there is anything still left for him to accomplish professionally. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This sounds crazy, but I'd like to be acknowledged by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: The Black Album 'Changed Our Lives'

In honor of METALLICA's iconic self-titled album, widely known as The Black Album, Blackened American Whiskey announced its limited edition The Black Album Whiskey Pack. A true collector's item for both whiskey enthusiasts and METALLICA fans alike, the pack features a 750ml bottle of Batch 114 finished with Blackened's proprietary Black Noise sonic-enhancement process tuned ...

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JOHN 5 Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. Joining him on the 22-date trek will be blues-rock guitarist and singer Jared James Nichols and industrial rockers BLACK SATELLITE. Appearing at shows in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Lincoln will be YouTuber, musician and multi-instrumentalist Sarah ...

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VIO-LENCE Teases First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have shared a teaser for their new EP. Tentatively due later this year via Metal Blade Records, the effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean Killian previously ...

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SCORPIONS Share First Snippet Of New Studio Album

SCORPIONS have shared the first snippet of their upcoming album. The LP is currently being mixed at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael Ilbert, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations for his mix work with producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Earlier today, SCORPIONS singer Klaus ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Signs With BETTER NOISE MUSIC

Leading independent label and artist development company Better Noise Music has signed ASKING ALEXANDRIA to its roster. The new U.K. deal, announced by Better Noise president Dan Waite from the label's U.K. office, starts this month with the band already in the studio working on new music, which is expected to be released later this ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Finishing Up' New Music From SIXX:A.M.

Nikki Sixx is "finishing up" new music from his SIXX:A.M. project. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist offered an update on his long-running band — in which he is joined by vocalist James Michael guitarist DJ Ashba — in a social media post on Saturday (June 5). While outlining his recent activities in Los Angeles, Sixx wrote: ...

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WARRANT Joined By JACK RUSSELL, Members Of TRIXTER For 'Cherry Pie' Performance At 'Live United Live Music Festival' (Video)

Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell and TRIXTER's Steve Brown and P.J. Farley joined WARRANT on stage last night (Saturday, June 5) at the Live United Live Music Festival in Sunbury, Pennsylvania to perform the classic WARRANT song "Cherry Pie". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Back in 2010, former WARRANT ...

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ATREYU's DAN JACOBS On METALLICA: 'They're The Kings Of Metal'

In a new interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", ATREYU guitarist Dan Jacobs discussed his love for METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) : "We've played with them a couple of times — always at a festival, though; there's never been a METALLICA/ATREYU tour. "They're ...

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Y&T Bassist AARON LEIGH To Release 'Live For Today' Solo Single

Following in the footsteps of his debut EP, which successfully visited his earliest musical influences, Aaron Leigh's recent groundswell of original solo material continues with the upcoming release of the driving, straight-forward single "Live For Today". Featuring blistering lead guitar stabs from TESLA's Frank Hannon, this uptempo gem is more indicative of Leigh's work as ...

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