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The Coffin Train - DIAMOND HEAD

DIAMOND HEAD is legendary. The English band's debut, "Lightning to the Nations", will forever be revered as a seminal, classic heavy metal album. The NWOBHM band's debut has been influential, to say the least, most notably for its profound impact upon a little ol' band named METALLICA. In spite of the quality of the debut, ...

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Watch KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Play 'Blind' With Former Arkansas Governor MIKE HUCKABEE

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee performed an instrumental version of the KORN classic "Blind" earlier this week when Welch appeared on Huckabee's late-night-style show on TBN. Check out video footage of the jam below. The former presidential candidate and father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee ...

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ACID REIGN To Release New Album In September

Reactivated U.K. thrashers ACID REIGN will release their third full-length album in September via Dissonance. Commented vocalist Howard "H" Smith: "For our first album in 29 years, it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact, it was obvious that the Dissonance team not ...

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BUCKCHERRY: 'Right Now' Video Premiere

BUCKCHERRY has released the third music video from its latest album, "Warpaint". The track "Right Now" is the disc's second official single, following the arrival of "Bent" earlier in the year. The MMA-themed "Right Now" video was filmed at the Affliction Training Center in Seal Beach, California and was directed by Billy Jayne. The clip ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour To Hit Hollywood Palladium; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MACHINE HEAD will bring its "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on December 20. The crushing night will feature singer and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern joined by original "Burn My Eyes" members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar). Building on MACHINE HEAD's "An Evening With…" ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says He May Not Always Front GHOST: 'I Could Definitely Picture Myself Getting Someone Else To Sing And I Just Play Guitar'

Walt from Chicago radio station 101 WKQX recently conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the main riff from the song "Stand By Him" inspired him to launch GHOST: Tobias: "As you do when you're a guitar player, ...

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DAVE MCCLAIN No Longer Believed In MACHINE HEAD

Dave McClain says that he stopped believing in MACHINE HEAD at the end of his time with the group. The drummer, who was a member of the California metal band from 1995 to 2018, reflected on his MACHINE HEAD tenure during a May 25 interview with "Robb's MetalWorks". Speaking about his decision to exit MACHINE ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's May concert at Königsplatz in Munich, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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AVATAR Vocalist On Upcoming Tour With BABYMETAL: 'I Like The Opportunity Of Doing Something Different'

Prior to AVATAR's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist Johannes Eckerström spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's recent live release, "The King Live In Paris": Johannes: "For many ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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SEETHER To Release New Album In Early 2020

SEETHER is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" LP for a tentative early 2020 release. Drummer John Humphrey told T95 The Rock Station at last weekend's Rocklahoma festival: "We've been home since the holidays, kind of recharging our batteries. We've done a couple of shows, and ...

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Watch EXCITER's New Lineup Perform In Gothenburg

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER performing on May 29 at The Abyss in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. EXCITER's current lineup includes Daniel Dekay, who replaced original guitarist John Ricci last fall. EXCITER bassist Allan Johnson told The Metal Voice that Ricci's exit from the band was "still somewhat of ...

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DISTURBED Teams With iHeartRadio To Continue Campaign Raising Addiction And Mental Health Awareness

DISTURBED continues its campaign to raise mental health awareness and have teamed with iHeartRadio for a radio special about the stigma of addiction, depression and PTSD. The show, which featured DISTURBED lead vocalist David Draiman and Dan Donegan, along with spokespeople from mental health organizations Camp Hope, 22 Kill and NAMI, can be seen below. ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON To Produce Horror Film 'Dwellers'

Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, is partnering with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier ("Zen From Mars", "Her Name Was Christa") on an original horror film titled "Dwellers", with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, ...

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Book About TOM MORELLO's Career Coming Later This Year

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello will publish a book about his career titled "Whatever It Takes" later this year through Genesis Publications. The signed limited-edition book will explore Morello's entire career from his first bands through to his most recent solo album, "The Atlas Underground". The exact publication ...

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