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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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ERIC ADAMS: How MANOWAR Was Born (Audio)

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio recently launched a new podcast and blog called "Words Of Power". The fifth and sixth episodes, which can be streamed below, see Joey talking to MANOWAR singer Eric Adams. Speaking about how he first joined MANOWAR back in 1980, Eric said: "Joey came to my house and said, 'I've got this ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT, DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Join OF GODS & MONSTERS

OF GODS & MONSTERS has announced its new lineup and upcoming record. Joining founding member and singer Kevin Goocher (OMEN, PHANTOM-X) are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO), bassist Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, SOUL SIGN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, QUIET RIOT) and guitarist Ira Black (DOKKEN, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH). Goocher said: "I'm beyond thrilled with the ...

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Watch SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Play METALLICA's 'Battery'

SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande has uploaded a video of him playing along to the classic METALLICA song "Battery". Check it out below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the video, Eloy wrote: "I played my way!!! No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone ...

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ARMORED SAINT Releases Music Video For 'Never You Fret'

ARMORED SAINT has released a "home" music video for the song "Never You Fret". The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which was released in October via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, ARMORED SAINT's "Punching The Sky" sees ...

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JAY WEINBERG Reflects On His First Official SLIPKNOT Drum Set

Jay Weinberg has reflected on his first official SLIPKNOT touring drum kit, created six years ago by SJC Custom Drums, the Dudley, Massachusetts company started by brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari. Weinberg took to his Instagram earlier today to share a few photos of his pre-SLIPKNOT drum set, as well as what became his SLIPKNOT ...

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TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY Members Featured In Birthday Video For Photographer STEPHANIE CABRAL

Members of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARMORED SAINT and IN THIS MOMENT are featured in a special surprise birthday video for acclaimed music photographer Stephanie Cabral. The "Metal Party" clip was spearheaded by Stephanie's longtime boyfriend, former MEGADETH and current IN FLAMES guitarist Chris Broderick, and it features appearances by the following ...

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EUROPE Performs 'Firebox' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE recently launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second performance, a ...

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Witchtrap - WITCHTRAP

First released digitally back in March, WITCHTRAP's fifth studio album is yet another blistering example of the enduring power of balls-out, blackened thrash metal. If recent music from the likes of MIDNIGHT, WHIPSTRIKER, HELLRIPPER and DEVASTATOR has made your genitals twitch, "Evil Strikes Again" must surely be another mandatory purchase. There is something grubbily authentic ...

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SACRED REICH Releases Music Video For 'Something To Believe'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have released a music video for the song "Something To Believe". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released in August 2019 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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EUROPE Peforms 'Got To Have Faith' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE has launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday, starting October 23 and running for five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during ...

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Watch ARMORED SAINT's Music Video For 'Missile To Gun'

ARMORED SAINT has released a music video for the song "Missile To Gun". The clip was produced by Defiant Digital Productions and directed by Robert Graves. "Missile To Gun" is taken from ARMORED SAINT's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which is being released today (Friday, October 23) via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts ...

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Hear ZAKK SABBATH's Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Under The Sun'

ZAKK SABBATH's cover of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Under The Sun" is the third digital single taken from the forthcoming MER Redux series installment "Vol. 4 [Redux]". You can now stream it below. ZAKK SABBATH is the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist and vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Robert "Blasko" ...

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ROB HALFORD, BIFF BYFORD And DORO PESCH Wish MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Happy 40th Anniversary (Video)

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Biff Byford (SAXON) and Doro Pesch are among the musicians who have wished MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" album a happy 40th anniversary in a new video posted to the band's official YouTube channel. Check out the 10-and-a-half-minute clip below. Featured artists: 0:00 Don Jamieson ("That Metal Show") 0:54 Frank Ferrer (GUNS ...

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EUROPE Announces 'Friday Nights With Europe The Band', A Visual Series Of Songs Recorded During Lockdown

EUROPE has announced the release of a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 running five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually ...

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