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SKINLAB: 'Venomous' Album Details Revealed

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB will release their new album, "Venomous", on October 25 via Art Is War Records, The disc was engineered, produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild, who stated about the effort: "I love working with SKINLAB. This album is heavy and intense. As brutal as it is, it gets very ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Perform At 'TwitchCon 2019' Opening Ceremony

On September 27, power metal legends DRAGONFORCE will perform at TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, California during the opening ceremony at the Glitch Theatre, to celebrate the launch of their eighth full-length, "Extreme Power Metal". In addition to the live audience of thousands, this performance will be streamed live on Twitch. Guitarist Herman Li said: ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Was 'Tempted' To Join OZZY OSBOURNE's Band

In a newly released trailer for MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's upcoming album, "Revelation", Michael Schenker spoke about turning down an opportunity to join Ozzy Osbourne's group after the death of Randy Rhoads. "I was tempted to do it," the German guitarist said (see video below). I said, 'How can I get away from this?' And then ...

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JOURNEY's STEVE SMITH To Showcase His Art Collection In Las Vegas In October

Legendary drummer Steve Smith is bringing an extraordinary collection of new artwork, "The Vegas Residency Collection", to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Navada in October to coincide with JOURNEY's performance residency. Featured at the acclaimed Carnevale Gallery in Caesars Palace, Smith will be on hand to discuss the work in three live, in-person appearances: Oct. ...

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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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BILLY IDOL To Continue His Las Vegas Residency In March 2020

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of "Billy Idol: Las Vegas". The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Releases 'Why?' Animated Music Video

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has released an animated music video for the song "Why?", directed by D.C. Turner. Check it out below. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD ...

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Watch REFUSED's Music Video For New Single 'REV001'

Putting lead singer Dennis Lyxzén's famous stage presence front and center, Swedish rockers REFUSED have released their new single, "REV001". In the music video, directed by the band's own Kristofer Steen, Lyxzén dances his way towards revolution, battling neo-facists in a bright cabaret of clarity and full of panache. "REV001" appears on REFUSED's upcoming album, ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Animated Lyric Video For 'Love Letter' Song

An animated lyric video for the song "Love Letter" from FLYING COLORS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Third Degree", which will be released on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. FLYING COLORS consists of guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS, ex-KANSAS), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF Resurrects THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH's 'Open Your Eyes' With Help From STOOGES' JAMES WILLIAMSON

Although most recognizable for his starring turns in the hit TV shows "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch", along with numerous feature film appearances ("Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2", "Kung Fury", "Click", "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", "Dodgeball" and Marvel's original "Nick Fury: Agent Of Shield", among others) and roles on Broadway and the West End in ...

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SEAN KILLIAN Says He Would 'Love' To Write A New VIO-LENCE Album

It has been 26 years since San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE released a full-length album, but in the wake of their recent reunion, the members of the band have started talking about the possibility of hitting the studio. The group has been playing comeback shows throughout 2019, with singer Sean Killian returning to the ...

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DESPISED ICON To Release 'Purgatory' Album In November

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their sixth full-length album, "Purgatory", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The video for the first single and title track from the album, directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below. DESPISED ICON comments: "At long last, we finally ...

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THE OFFSPRING Fires Back At Former Bassist

THE OFFSPRING has fired back at bassist Gregory "Greg K." Kriesel after he sued the remaining bandmembers for allegedly pushing him out of the group without fair compensation. Kriesel, who hasn't performed with THE OFFSPRING for several months, filed a federal lawsuit in June against two of his former bandmates — vocalist/guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Manager ALLEN KOVAC Honored With 'Innovator Award'

Legendary music industry man Allen Kovac was awarded the prestigious "Innovator Award" at the AIM Awards in London tonight. Presented by Helen Smith, executive chair of IMPALA, a special video was sent by Sir Richard Branson, congratulating Allen and recognizing his role as an influential figure in the global music industry. Said Branson in the ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'JOHNNY DEPP Is As Good A Guitar Player As Anybody'

Alice Cooper has defended the guitar playing of his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate and famous actor Johnny Depp, saying he's "as good a guitar player as anybody." In addition to HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, Depp has appeared on stage with guitar legend Jeff Beck and has played on studio recordings with AEROSMITH and MARILYN MANSON. In a recent ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On Celebrating HELLHAMMER With TRIUMPH OF DEATH: 'I Really Wanted To Do This Before The End Of My Days'

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) recently spoke with the "Fantasm" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at 3:10 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HELLHAMMER: Thomas: "We formed the band to realize the music we'd had in our heads, which was ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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