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A Pyrrhic Existence - ESOTERIC

If you've ever wondered who the heaviest band of all time is, you might want to consider ESOTERIC as strong contenders for the title. If not the inventors of funeral doom metal, then certainly the band that have taken the genre furthest into the fathomless cosmos. The Brits have amassed a substantial but sporadic catalogue ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Not In Any Rush' To Release New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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SLAUGHTER Vocalist Is 'Talking To What's Left Of' Former Record Label About Potential 30th-Anniversary Reissue Of Band's Debut Album

SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter recently spoke with Rockin' Metal Revival. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the state of SLAUGHTER in 2019: Mark: "We're out still playing and sending out the good message of, 'Long live rock n' roll'... The bottom ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY's Final Years With KEITH NELSON Were 'Really Weird': 'It Just Wasn't A Band Anymore'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently appeared on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his influences: Josh: "I guess I'm kind of a mutt, because I just crammed in all these different types of music. My foundation was really aggressive punk ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'We Get A Kick Out Of Annoying People'

Frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. extreme metal veterans NAPALM DEATH was interviewed on a recent installment of "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's a spiritual person: Barney: "I'm ...

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BLINK-182 Releases 'Not Another Christmas Song'

Just in time for the holidays, Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released "Not Another Christmas Song". The new track comes with an official claymation video by animator Johnny McHone that follows the band through Santa's workshop as chaos ensues. Watch the crafted-from-scratch, stop-motion animated video below. BLINK-182 is featured on two high-profile collaborations — ...

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THE USED Releases First New Song In Over Two Years, 'Blow Me'

THE USED has surprised fans with a brand new single today. "Blow Me (Feat. Jason Aalon Butler)" is frenetic and explosive while showcasing the undeniable vocals of frontman Bert McCracken. "THE USED are proud to present our new song 'Blow Me' featuring Jason Aalon Butler from FEVER 333," says McCracken about the new single. "Whether ...

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NIKKI SIXX Slams THE BLACK CROWES Manager For Leaking MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion On 'The Howard Stern Show'

Nikki Sixx has slammed THE BLACK CROWES manager Mark DiDia for leaking the MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion on "The Howard Stern Show" in mid-November, ruining any well-organized strategies CRÜE's management had in making the major announcement. CRÜE will team up with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS for a 22-date North American stadium ...

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BUCKCHERRY Vocalist Hints At 15th-Anniversary Reissue Of '15'

During a recent appearance on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd discussed the unexpected success of the band's multi-platinum third album, 2005's "15". "[We were] hanging on by the seat of our pants," Todd said. "We were all working day jobs before that. We were all broke. We were just doing what ...

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QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY Recovering From Leg Surgery

QUEEN guitarist Brian May is recovering after undergoing surgery on his leg on Monday, December 2. He checked in via his Instagram, telling his fans: "I'm done ! After a snip to my calf muscle, I'm feeling good ! The theory is that it will release the excess tension in my Achilles' tendon and get ...

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TESLA, ACCEPT, Y&T, RATT, NIGHT RANGER, BANG TANGO, DORO Confirmed For 2020 Edition Of M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

M3 Rock Festival is celebrating a dirty dozen — the 12th edition of Merriweather Post Pavilion's internationally-renowned '80s metal festival promises three days of excitement with festivities beginning Friday, May 1 with the annual Kix-off party, followed by a full weekend of performances Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. M3 Rock Festival's Official M3 ...

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PEARL JAM Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

PEARL JAM will embark on a European tour next summer. The 13-date trek, which will feature support from PIXIES, IDLES and WHITE REAPER, will mark the band's first live appearances in nearly two years. PEARL JAM's tour will kick off on on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany and will include three festival appearances — Lollapalooza ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Cover Of BATHORY's 'Massacre'

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) — will release its long-anticipated "Black" EP (the third in a ...

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KVELERTAK To Release 'Splid' Album In February

Rise Records has announced the signing of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK. The band will release its new album, "Splid", on February 14, 2020. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the band's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of Ivar Nikolaisen. The first single from the disc, "Bråtebrann", can be ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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MAGNUM: Official Lyric Video For 'Not Forgiven' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Not Forgiven" from British rock legends MAGNUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Serpent Rings", which will be released on January 17, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist ...

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