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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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PHIL DEMMEL On Upcoming VIO-LENCE EP: 'It's Definitely My Best Playing That's Ever Been Recorded'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently completed work on a new EP, "Let The World Burn", for an early 2022 release 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. Mixing ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY: 'We're Working On New Music Now'

In a new interview with La Mesa Del Metal, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about how he and his bandmates have been staying busy during the coronavirus pandemic. He said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're maybe working on some new music. We might as well start writing another record." Adding that fans can probably expect to ...

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Watch VIO-LENCE Perform At MASS DESTRUCTION IV Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of VIO-LENCE's November 5 performance at the Mass Destruction IV festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of guitarist Phil Demmel, singer Sean Killian and drummer Perry Strickland, along with the band's latest ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces December 2021 East Coast Tour

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and his solo band will embark on a short East Coast tour in early December. So far, the following dates have been announced: Dec. 01 - Jergels Rhythm & Grille - Warrendale, PA Dec. 03 - Showplace Theater - Buffalo, NY Dec. 04 - Keg's Canalside - Jordan, NY Dec. 05 ...

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THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY Introduces 'The Real Me' Podcast From PANTHEON And TEEN CANCER AMERICA

"The Real Me", a new production from Pantheon Podcasts premiering Tuesday, October 5, follows the emotionally powerful stories of young songwriters and performers with cancer who found hope, healing and connection through music. Presented by Teen Cancer America (TCA), the national non-profit founded by rock icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of THE WHO, "The ...

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VIO-LENCE Singer SEAN KILLIAN Hospitalized With COVID-19: 'My Lung Capacity Is Diminished'

Vocalist Sean Killian of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers VIO-LENCE has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The 57-year-old musician, who battled stage four liver cirrhosis five years ago, revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "I entered the hospital Thursday to be treated for Covid. I contracted the virus ...

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VIO-LENCE Debuts New Song At Fresno Concert (Video)

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE debuted a new song, apparently titled "Upon Their Cross", during their concert this past Friday (August 6) at Strummer's in Fresno, California. The track will appear on the band's upcoming EP, "Let The World Burn", which is due in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was ...

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Watch New Lineup Of RATT Perform At WAUKESHA COUNTY FAIR

Video footage of RATT's July 23 performance at the Waukesha County Fair at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin can be seen below. Guitarist Frankie Lindia made his live debut with RATT on June 24 at the Lakes Jam in Brainerd, Minnesota. He joined the band for its summer 2021 tour dates following ...

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VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER And ARTILLERY: Fall 2021 'MTV Headbangers Ball' European Tour Dates Announced

VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER and ARTILLERY will join forces for this year's "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour of Europe. The trek is currently scheduled to kick off on November 24 in Amersfoort, Netherlands and conclude on December 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. So far, the following dates have been announced: Nov. 24 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Fluor Nov. ...

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