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MINISTRY Announces Limited-Run Visual History Book, 'Prescripture'

A new fully authorized visual history book, "Ministry: Prescripture", by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans MINISTRY's entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al's ...

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SLAYER Plays Last-Ever Show In Europe

SLAYER played its last-ever concert in Europe earlier tonight (Saturday, August 3) at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Support at the show came from ANTHRAX and ALIEN WEAPONRY. Just after the gig, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante took to his Instagram to post photos of SLAYER's Tom Araya and Kerry King saying goodbye to the fans from ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Says PRIMUS Will Open For SLAYER On Final U.S. Leg Of Farewell Tour

PRIMUS bassist/vocalist Les Claypool says that his band will support SLAYER on the thrash metal veterans "very last" U.S. tour. Claypool broke the news of the PRIMUS-SLAYER pairing during an appearance Thursday (March 21) on "Bill Burr's Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast". He said (around 50-minute mark in SoundCloud widget below): "There's another thing too ...

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JOE SATRIANI On Touring With JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We Became Three Of The Best Guitar Buddies Ever'

Guitarist Joe Satriani was recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise, Idaho radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On inviting DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to join the "G3" tour: Joe: "I had such a great experience meeting and working with ...

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and ...

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LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Feat. TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS: 'The Fogger' Song

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN will release its self-titled debut album on February 9, 2018 via Dine Alone Records. The track "The Fogger", taken from the upcoming disc, can be streamed below. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") ...

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TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS To Release LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Debut In February

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN will release its self-titled debut album on February 9, 2018 via Dine Alone Records. The track "Shipswreck", taken from the upcoming disc, can be streamed below. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") on ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Recalls His METALLICA Audition On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show (Video)

Lars Ulrich interviewed PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool on for the October 1 episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. During the chat, Les talked about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. "I got ...

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GENE HOGLAN Set For 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Guest Stint

Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, GALAKTIKON) will hold down the drum chair on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" from Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 5. His guest stint in THE 8G BAND, the show's house group led by "Portlandia" star Fred Armisen, follows brief residencies by ...

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Listen To New PRIMUS Song 'The Scheme'

PRIMUS will release its ninth studio album, "The Desaturating Seven", on September 29 via ATO Records. This is the band's first studio collection of original material since 1995's "Tales From The Punchbowl" with the classic PRIMUS lineup of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). "The Desaturating Seven" is inspired by ...

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PRIMUS: Lyric Video For New Single 'The Seven'

PRIMUS will release its ninth studio album, "The Desaturating Seven", on September 29 via ATO Records. This is the first studio album of original material since 1995's "Tales From The Punchbowl" with the classic PRIMUS lineup of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). "The Desaturating Seven" is inspired by a ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Explains TOOL Album Delay

During a recent appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience", the podcast hosted by UFC personality and stand-up comedian Joe Rogan, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan explained for the first time why it is taking so long for the group to get the material written and recorded for its long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" album. ...

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