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HALESTORM Frontwoman Calls For Improved Awareness Around Mental Health Following JILL JANUS's Suicide

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has called for improved awareness around mental health following the tragic death of Jill Janus. Janus, who was the singer for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Earlier today, Hale ...

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STRYPER Guitarist OZ FOX Hospitalized In Las Vegas

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox has been hospitalized after reportedly "falling down" during his guest appearance at SIN CITY SINNERS concert Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news of Oz's illness was broken by SIN CITY SINNERS' Jason Green, who wrote on his Facebook page: "If you believe in a higher ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer On Band's Longevity: 'We Still Don't Know How We're Getting Away With It'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and vocalist Jason "J Mann" Popson of Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers MUSHROOMHEAD about their new "Volume III" DVD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it has gotten more difficult to release DVDs now ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Takes Trance/EDM And Metal/Rock To Whole New Level With 'Kneel Before Me' Song

British metal band ASKING ALEXANDRIA has teamed up with American DJ and electronic dance music producer Crankdat (a.k.a. Christian Smith) and American DJ duo Slander (consisting of Derek Andersen and Scott Land) on a new heavy-hitting track titled "Kneel Before Me". ASKING ALEXANDRIA announced the collaboration in a tweet, writing: "We've teamed up with @SlanderOfficial ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: Video For 'Church Of The Motherf**kers (Planet B Remix)'

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has unveiled a video for "Church Of The Motherfuckers (Planet B Remix)". The track is taken from the foursome's recently released self-titled ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Frontman MIKE MUIR: Sharing The Stage With DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'A Great Experience'

Mike Muir has told Bad Feeling Magazine that having former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo playing for SUICIDAL TENDENCIES is an "absolutely amazing" experience. "It's funny, because years ago people were saying, 'You've always got these young guys playing,'" he said. "Brooks Wackerman was 14 when he started playing with INFECTIOUS [GROOVES], and he ...

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NEW YEARS DAY: 'Disgust Me' Video Released

NEW YEARS DAY's video for the song "Disgust Me" can be seen below. The track is the sole new original piece of music on the band's latest EP, "Diary Of A Creep", which was released in January via RED/Century Media. "Diary Of A Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by ...

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LUCIFER's JOHANNA SADONIS On Retro Rock Image: 'Nobody Wants To See BLACK SABBATH In Jogging Pants And Sneakers'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Johanna Sadonis and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (also of ENTOMBED and THE HELLACOPTERS fame) of heavy rockers LUCIFER. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Dead Rhetoric: Given the reworking of members after "I", did you view this as a chance to ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: 'We Always Take The Approach Of Just Writing The Best Music We Can Write'

HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna backstage at this year's Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether GODSMACK was nervous before releasing the "Bulletproof" single about how it was going to be received by ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Acoustic Version Of 'Alone In A Room'

U.K. hard rock sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released an acoustic version of its hit single "Alone In A Room". The original song can be found on the band's latest, self-titled album, which was released last December via Sumerian. The disc marks the group's first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On Addition Of Singer ZP THEART: 'The Online Trolls Found Less Reasons To Hate Us'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars and Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's fanbase now sharing a strong sense of sentimentality to their hit songs: Rachel: "It's really ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL And TC ELECTRONIC Face Backlash Over 'Offensive' And 'Sexist' Guitar Pedal Effect

TC Electronic has stopped advertising a preset guitar pedal effect called the "Pussy Melter" — which it designed in conjunction with STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel (real name: Russ Parrish) — after a number of musicians criticized the Danish audio company for using sexist language to title the TonePrint. TC initially unveiled the "Pussy Melter" on ...

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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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Twisted Prayers - GRUESOME

Make no mistake about GRUESOME's intentions. The band is pure, shameless worship of the seminal band DEATH's early work. The masterminds who brought the vision to life were none other than EXHUMED's frontman Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE), both of whom were involved with the "Death To All" benefit tours ...

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