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FUEL Returns With New Singer JOHN CORSALE; Band Teases 'Hård' Single

Multi-platinum alternative rock icons FUEL have announce the upcoming release of their first album in 18 years, "Ånomåly", due out in October. The 11 original tracks were written by songwriter/guitarist Carl Bell reunited with original FUEL drummer Kevin Miller, accompanied by new singer John Corsale (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Klotz (guitar, vocals) and Tommy Nat ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Says There Will Be A 40th-Anniversary 'Hysteria' Re-Release With Bonus Material

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has confirmed to "The Jeremy White Podcast" that there are tentative plans for the band to release a 40th-anniversary expanded version of mega-selling album "Hysteria" in 2027. "We did put our foot down and say we're not doing any more 35th- or 37th-anniversary releases," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN Releases Debut DEATHRIDERS Single And Video, 'Never Surrender'

DEATHRIDERS, the band featuring featuring Neil Turbin (ANTHRAX) on vocals, Jonas Hornqvist of guitar, Richard Svard on bass, and Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) on drums, has released its debut single and video produced by KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden. "Never Surrender" is taken from the DEATHRIDERS' upcoming ...

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Watch HELLOWEEN's Lyric Video For 'Best Time'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has just released its self-titled album Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "Best Time", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Another New Song, 'The Fall Into Time'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the third single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. The music video for the track "The Fall Into Time", directed by longtime AT THE GATES collaborator Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (ARCH ENEMY, GRAVE, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators. Simmons participated in the meeting ...

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Helloween - HELLOWEEN

One of the most critically acclaimed recent live tours was HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" run. The union of Andi Deris, Kai Hansen, and Michael Kiske sharing stages for the first time allowed the group to perfectly replicate every era of the band's storied career, and the post-show reactions from their fan base seemed to be of ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour With JOHN 5

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has announced a month-long fall 2021 U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5. Yngwie said in a statement: "America! It's time to get out of the house: I am back and coming to you with 'Parabellum' live! John ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY On ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Making Appearances During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'If It's Meant To Be, It Will Happen'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has once again said that he is open to the idea of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss making guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. In the three years after KISS announced its farewell tour, fans have wondered openly if Frehley and Criss would be involved ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On Virus That Sparked Pandemic: 'It Always Comes From Mistreating And Eating Animals'

Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA, who have been involved in environmental and animal rights activism, spoke to Mexico's WARP magazine about the exact origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and launched a global pandemic in March 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "For vegans, it's very upsetting, this freakin' pandemic, ...

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DAUGHTRY Releases Music Video For 'Heavy Is The Crown'

Having already scorched the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs sales chart, peaking at No. 1, DAUGHTRY has released the official music video for the hit single "Heavy Is The Crown". The dark and physically combative cinematic narrative picks right back up where the "World On Fire" visual left off. An already tense and beautifully guitar-laden ...

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Ne Plus Ultra - TERRA ODIUM

If it's prog metal pedigree you demand, then TERRA ODIUM have plenty. Led by two former members of legendary Norwegian technicians SPIRAL ARCHITECT — vocalist/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland and drummer Asgeir Mickelson (VEIL OF SECRETS)/ex-BORKNAGAR — this new entity may bear a different name, but it's clear that the spirit of the musicians' former band lives ...

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See ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ In Music Video For POWERWOLF's New Version Of 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. Various formats (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus LP "Missa Cantorem" — a cross-section of the POWERWOLF success story with newly recorded vocals by friends and companions of ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces Summer/Fall 20201 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

This September/October, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will hit the road for a North American headlining tour, featuring AFTER THE BURIAL, CARNIFEX, RIVERS OF NIHIL and UNDEATH as openers. Dubbed "Up From The Sewer Tour 2021", this will be the first trek in support of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's critically acclaimed album "Verminous", released in April ...

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AVATAR Announces Summer/Fall 2021 'Going Hunting' U.S. Tour

Swedish metallers AVATAR have announced a summer/fall 2021 U.S. tour. The 36-date trek, dubbed "Going Hunting", will kick off September 1 in Albany, New York and will make stops in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more before wrapping October 18 in Seattle, Washington. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on ...

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