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TESTAMENT Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer GENE HOGLAN

TESTAMENT has parted ways with its longtime drummer Gene Hoglan. The veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers announced Hoglan's exit from the group in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "To all our TESTAMENT fans around the world, "First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum ...

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THE HALO EFFECT Feat. Former IN FLAMES Members: Second Single 'Feel What I Believe' Now Available

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — has released its second single, "Feel What I Believe". The track, the official music video for which can be seen ...

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HALESTORM Members Unharmed After Tour Bus Catches Fire

The members of HALESTORM escaped unharmed after their tour bus caught early Thursday morning (January 20). HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger revealed that he and his bandmates had slept in hotel rooms overnight but were awakened early in the morning to find their "bus burning down." "Old HALESTORM had a night for the books," he wrote ...

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WARRIOR SOUL Announces New Album, 'Out On Bail'

WARRIOR SOUL, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, will release its new album, "Out On Bail", on March 4 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The LP's first single, "We're Alive", arrived in December. "Out On Bail" is described in a press release as "a statement of considerable intent" from Clarke, who is "one of ...

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HAMMERFALL Joined By KING DIAMOND On New Single 'Venerate Me'

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released a new single, "Venerate Me", featuring a special guest appearance by legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", which is due on February 25 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The second single is here, ...

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DEICIDE Parts Ways With Guitarist CHRIS CANNELLA, Announces Replacement

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have announced the addition of guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, INHUMAN CONDITION) to the group's ranks. Taylor joins the band as the replacement for Chris Cannella who has amicably left the Glen Benton-fronted outfit after a three-year run. Earlier today (Wednesday, January 19), Benton said in a statement: "We are ...

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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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U.S. Government Granted Permission To Share Material From JON SCHAFFER Case As Discovery To Other OATH KEEPERS Cases

The U.S. government requested and was granted permission to share sealed materials from the case involving ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer's role in the U.S. Capitol riot case as discovery to the three main Oath Keepers cases. Discovery is the legal term used to describe the different processes that require parties in a lawsuit to ...

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SOILWORK Announces New Bassist RASMUS EHRNBORN

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced the addition of bassist Rasmus Ehrnborn to their ranks. The band states: "We are pleased to finally welcome Rasmus Ehrnborn to the SOILWORK family and announce him as our official bass player and full-time member of the band. "Rasmus has been onstage with us ever since the 2019 'Verkligheten' campaign ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'I Love Being On The Road Every Night'

In a new interview with The Underground Australia, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) spoke what it has been like to return to the road during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We just gone done doing… We did 44 shows in 50 days right before… I guess in October and November. ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Thanked METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD For Organizing 'Big Four' Shows: They 'Didn't Have To Do That'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on November 20, 2021 for an intimate question-and-answer discussion, acoustic performance and book signing in celebration of his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which was released earlier that month. At the event, which was hosted by Meltdown ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Frontman BURTON C. BELL On His Singing Style: 'It's All About Vocalizing For Feeling And Vocalizing A Moment'

Former FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell and his ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS bandmate Jayce Lewis took part in a Facebook Live chat yesterday (Friday, January 14) on the official ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS page. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. When asked if he identifies more with melodic or aggressive vocals, Bell ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Looks Back On His Near-Death Experience: 'All These Memories Started Flashing Before My Eyes'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Ivan Moody has once again opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction. The singer, who celebrated his third year of sobriety last March, previously said that he nearly died due to an alcohol-related seizure and woke up surrounded by EMTs and his daughter holding him while crying. He also admitted ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces New Album, 'Immutable'

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their new album, "Immutable", on April 1 via Atomic Fire Records. Destined to be one of 2022's most hailed and talked-about releases, "Immutable" once again showcases MESHUGGAH's collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed. Six years on from the band's most ...

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ONCE HUMAN Releases 'Erasure' Single

ONCE HUMAN has released "Erasure", the fourth single from the band's upcoming "Scar Weaver" album, due on February 11. ONCE HUMAN vocalist Lauren Hart states: "'Erasure' is a song about blood diamonds. It's about the clear-cut, horrific message that a rock is worth more than a life to their producers. Although today there are human ...

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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Studio Album Is '85 Percent Done'

During an appearance this past Monday (January 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Visualizer For New Song 'Zeus In Chains'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have released an official visualizer for "Zeus In Chains". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD on January 28. The vinyl will follow on March 18. Vai states: "The title for this track 'Zeus ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Talks To Former British Army Soldier In Sixth Episode Of 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

The sixth episode of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, has just been launched across all podcast platforms. Check it out below. In this episode, Dutton and Dickinson chat to Andy McNab, the pen name of Steven Billy Mitchell, ...

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