January 2018 - Blabbermouth Archive

MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Was 'Surprised' By SLAYER's 'Farewell Tour' Announcement: They Are 'Young To Be Retiring'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he was "surprised" to hear about SLAYER's "farewell" tour, explaining that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is "young to be retiring." Last week, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Writing New Album In May

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER are planning to regroup in late spring to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. "We're not gonna get into the studio until May," keyboardist Jordan Rudess told VintageRock.com at last weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California (see video below). "So, you know, it'll ...

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BONFIRE To Release 'Temple Of Lies' Album In April

German hard rockers BONFIRE will release their new album, "Temple Of Lies", on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting the predecessor — a group called CACUMEN, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Catalog Leaps In Sales And Streaming In First Week Of Wide Availability Across All Digital Platforms

At 12:01 a.m. local time around the world on January 19, legendary British rock icons DEF LEPPARD debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, DEF LEPPARD dominated the worldwide charts again. U.S. and U.K. chart stats saw their albums charting in ...

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