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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We Do Not Plan To Make Long Songs'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, Nicko McBrain discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. Asked if he and his bandmates actually set ...

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CARCASS Releases Music Video For 'The Scythe's Remorseless Swing'

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS have released a music video for their new single, "The Scythe's Remorseless Swing". The track is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", which is being made available today (Friday, September 17) via Nuclear Blast Records. In 2019, the band released its first single in over five years, ...

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Torn Arteries - CARCASS

"Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited" is the name of a track that begins the second half of "Torn Arteries", the newest album from genre icons CARCASS. The song has a runtime of 9 minutes and 43 seconds. If you see that song length and worry that the venerable act that provided pivotal records that were ...

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WHITESNAKE's Newest Member DINO JELUSICK Explains His Role In Band

This past July, WHITESNAKE announced that it had enlisted Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick for its upcoming tour. Jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and was previously part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (with George Lynch), ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. Dino has been singing, touring and recording since the age of ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Writing Long, Progressive Songs

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", Bruce Dickinson discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. "Steve [Harris, MAIDEN bassist] and I are partially responsible [for that]," he said (as transcribed ...

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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years have been unusually difficult and at ...

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WINGER Cancels Show Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases

WINGER has announced that it has canceled its show tonight (Sunday, September 5) in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. The band released the following statement regarding the matter: "Unfortunately, while we have been practicing CDC and locally recommended COVID-19 protocols on tour, members of our touring party tested ...

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Aeromantic II - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

A supergroup formed by vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid and guitarist Daniel Andersson of SOILWORK and joined soon after by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY) on paper has the makings of a devastating display of heavy metal forces joining together. Beginning with their 2012 debut record "Internal Affairs", THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA surprisingly soon ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2021

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated winter 2021 tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album "Christmas Eve And Other Stories", this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release Brand New Single In January; Full-Length Album To Follow In The Spring

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has confirmed that the first single from the band's seventh studio album will arrive in January 2022. The follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" is being recorded at a new studio in Charleston, South Carolina spearheaded by the group's bassist and producer Eric Bass. Smith discussed a possible timeline for the release ...

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PRETTY MAIDS' Cancer-Stricken Singer RONNIE ATKINS Wrote New Song When He 'Hit Rock Bottom Mentally And Emotionally'

On the heels of his well received solo album "One Shot", Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) has announced the upcoming release of a new EP, "4 More Shots (The Acoustics)" on October 1. The EP consists of one previously unreleased studio track, "Carry Me Over", and three acoustic songs. All three acoustic tracks — ...

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CARCASS Releases New Single 'Dance Of IXTAB (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)'

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS have released an animated video — created by Costin Chioreanu (OPETH, NAPALM DEATH) — for a new single, "Dance Of IXTAB (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)", from their upcoming seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", due out September 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. CARCASS's founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker ...

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METALLICA Shares Alternate Version Of 'Nothing Else Matters' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared "Nothing Else Matters (Orchestra/Clean Guitar/Vocal Mix - July 8th, 1991)", taken from the "Rough & Alternate Mixes" 2CD included in the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Check it out below. ...

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Hear MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Played On Church Bells

As the townsfolk of Weert in the south of the Netherlands gathered for the local Torenfestival on July 17, 2021, it is fair to say they did not expect to hear MOTÖRHEAD's iconic, thunderous classic outlaw rock and roll anthem "Ace Of Spades" ringing from the church bells. Yet that is precisely what happened, as ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces 'The Duets Collection, Vol. 1'

Acclaimed rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has announced the release of his next solo project, "The Duets Collection, Vol. 1", on October 8. For this album, Soto wanted to do a career retrospective and re-record some of his favorite songs from his storied career, but with the twist that he invited friends to join him ...

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WHITESNAKE Welcomes TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK

WHITESNAKE has announced the addition of Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick to the group's ranks. Jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and was previously part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (with George Lynch), ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. Dino has been singing, touring and recording since the age of five. Other than ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Previews New Song 'Cyber Criminal'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared a snippet of the song "Cyber Criminal" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violins") soundscapes, it is split up into two collections that will be made available at the same time ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'I Still Feel Like We Haven't Really Peaked'

Prior to Thursday's (July 22) game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Giants postgame live analyst George Kontos about the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations. Hammett said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Man, it's crazy when I think about four decades. 'Cause I ...

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