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SCORPIONS Singer KLAUS MEINE: 'No More Farewell Tours'

In a brand new interview with "The Rick Lewis Show" on 103.5 The Fox radio station, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine once again assured fans that there is no more talk of retirement, as there was back in 2010 with what was purported to be a final album and a farewell tour that never quite took ...

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Havoc At The Midnight Hour - AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR

Metalheads are well catered for these days. If you want to listen to bright and shiny modern stuff, there's plenty of that available, and, if you want to pretend that the '90s never happened, you can do that too. AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR are firmly in the latter camp, of course: naming yourself after an early SLAYER ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Scotland's WINTERSTORM Festival

Rockfiend Publications Scotland has uploaded video footage of SKID ROW's November 29 performance at WinterStorm festival at Troon Concert Hall in Troon, Scotland. Check it out below (filmed by Martin Goulden). Last week, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on ...

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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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Second Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the latest product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear. Titled "Metallica x AI Forever", the new assortment of surf trunks, t-shirts, tank tops, fleece hoodies and corduroy jackets celebrates the relationship between the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Billabong athlete and multiple world champion ...

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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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Angel Of Light - ANGEL WITCH

The obvious exceptions of IRON MAIDEN, SAXON and DEF LEPPARD aside, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal didn't produce much in the way of enduring heavy hitters. Righteous legends like DIAMOND HEAD and VENOM cashed in deserved credibility chips after the fact, of course, and if you don't listen to the first two TANK ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER To Release Debut AMERICAN GENTLEMEN EP

AMERICAN GENTLEMEN, the project of ATREYU drummer, vocalist and songwriter Brandon Saller and platinum-selling producer Christopher "C4" Umana, will release an EP, titled "Ghosts", on October 18. The five-song effort will be available on Spotify and Apple Music. AMERICAN GENTLEMEN is not the type of music most would expect from either member of this Los ...

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To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice - VITRIOL

Here we go again, then. Yet another absolutely face-smashing death metal record that adds fuel to the notion that the genre is experiencing another golden era. VITRIOL are from Portland, Oregon, a city known for its open-minded approach to heaviness and extremity. Whether the locals are ready for this insane onslaught is another matter, because ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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Producer MICHAEL WAGENER On SKID ROW's Self-Titled Debut: 'To This Day, It's Still My Favorite Record That I Recorded'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, producer Michael Wagener spoke with writer Clay Marshall about the making of the album. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first impressions of SKID ROW: Michael: "Atlantic flew me out to see SKID ROW in Jersey. I ...

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UGLY KID JOE's WHITFIELD CRANE To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

This September, UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour. This unique show, dubbed "Playing All The Songs", will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist: 'I Love Proving People Wrong'

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo were interviewed by Wyatt Wendels of Planet Rock at this past weekend's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the current state of rock music, Sabo said: "It's so funny, because rock has been dead ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of SKID ROW's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. SKID ROW recently inked a worldwide deal with Australia's Golden Robot Records. The the final chapter of the band's "United World Rebellion" trilogy will be released later this year. The disc was recorded at ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Says Group Completed 17 Songs For Forthcoming Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming American co-headlining tour with PARKWAY DRIVE: Mike: "We've become fast friends on ...

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