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What Makes A Perfect SEPULTURA Show? ANDREAS KISSER Responds

In a new interview with Montreal Rocks, guitarist Andreas Kisser was asked what makes a "perfect SEPULTURA show." He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It depends. There are so many variables during a day. I think the perfect show is when you really put everything out of the normal life or the normal day and ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Admits He Gets Nervous Before IRON MAIDEN Concerts: 'I Keep A Copy Of The Lyric Sheet Backstage'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, hosted by FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson admitted that he still suffers performance anxiety, or "stage fright" as it is more commonly known. "I get nervous right before I go on stage with IRON MAIDEN, ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says New GHOST Song 'Grift Wood' Was Written About MIKE PENCE: 'He's Just This Awful, Awful Person'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge has revealed to Kerrang! magazine that the band's new song "Grift Wood", from the upcoming album "Impera", takes aim at Donald Trump-era U.S. vice president Mike Pence who led Christian evangelicals into becoming apologists for what many believe was the most destructive president of modern times, while ...

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Katharsis - PRAYING MANTIS

So much has been written about the enduring influence of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal over the decades that it's easy to forget that only a few of its bands achieved any significant success. PRAYING MANTIS were never afforded the fortune or opportunities that came the way of the movement's big names, and ...

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SKUNK ANANSIE Takes Aim At Corrupt Politicians In New Song 'Piggy'

British rock icons SKUNK ANANSIE roar into 2022 with a ferocious new track titled "Piggy". A punk-rock blast of distorted riffs, snarling vocals and powerhouse rhythms, it's as confrontational and uncompromising as anything the band has done over the course of its long and illustrious career. The track is accompanied by a startling lyric video, ...

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JOAN JETT Collaborates With EPIPHONE On Olympic Special Guitar

Epiphone, the accessible brand for every stage, has released the new Joan Jett Olympic Special electric guitar. A legendary musician and member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Joan Jett's artistic vision and pioneering spirit has inspired countless musicians of all ages worldwide. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her landmark albums "Bad ...

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Assassine(s) - CELESTE

Having walked a singular path since 2005, CELESTE are long overdue some attention. Purveyors of a scabrous, cross-pollinated sound that hinges on the darkest of sludgy hardcore and the blistered-retina aggression of black metal, they have released five previous albums and earned a solid reputation as one of the European underground's most intense propositions. Pleasingly, ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases 'Transcending Time' Music Video

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released the official music video for the song "Transcending Time" from their latest album, "A View From The Top Of The World". "Transcending Time" is the fourth video released from the band's 15th studio LP and is another CGI creation by long-time collaborator Wayne Joyner. The song has been ...

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ALDO NOVA To Release 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage' EP And 'Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded' Three-Disc Set

Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Aldo Nova has set April 1 as the release date for the first chapter of his larger-than-life rock opera, a 10-song EP titled "The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage". The iconic Montreal maverick will subsequently release the triple disc "Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded" on April ...

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JON SCHAFFER Releases New ICED EARTH Album 'A Narrative Soundscape'

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has released "A Narrative Soundscape", an audio CD of 15 tracks that was originally made available with the purchase of the deluxe edition of his first-ever book "Wicked Words And Epic Tales". These recordings are a completely re-imagined delivery of the lyrics of ICED EARTH songs ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Travels With Pillow Of SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON: 'I Take My Baby' Everywhere

Kelly Osbourne, the 37-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, has revealed that she carries around a big pillow of her boyfriend, Sidney George Wilson, better known as the mask-wearing turntablist for heavy metal group SLIPKNOT. Kelly shared a photo on Instagram Story of herself posing with a large, screen-printed pillow of Wilson's face, and ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says He Had COVID-19 During Band's First Reunion Show: 'I Didn't Know I Had It' At The Time

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has revealed that he had COVID-19 on stage while performing with his bandmates at their first show in 12 years, which took place last September at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Speaking to Danny Wimmer Presents at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida this ...

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SEVENDUST: Writing Sessions For Next Album 'Have Begun'

SEVENDUST has commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2020's "Blood & Stone" album. Earlier today, the official SEVENDUST social media was updated with a couple of photos from the Instagram accounts of guitarist Clint Lowery and singer Lajon Witherspoon, and it was accompanied by the following message: "Writing sessions have begun for the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH And JAMEY JASTA React To NEIL YOUNG's Threat To Pull Music From SPOTIFY Over JOE ROGAN's COVID 'Disinformation'

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) have weighed in on Neil Young's decision to issue a letter to his management team demanding Spotify to remove his music from the streaming service over vaccine misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast. In a now-deleted post on his web site, Young said the music and podcast platform ...

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GEOFF TATE Says QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup Has Been Offered 'Obscene' Amount Of Money To Reunite For Tour

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't expect a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever materialize. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Fellow original QUEENSRŸCHE members ...

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FAILURE Announces Spring/Summer 2022 North American Tour

FAILURE has announced a North American tour in support of its recently released sixth album, "Wild Type Droid". Ken Andrews said of the live outings: "I have not been this excited to bring new material to the stage since 'Fantastic Planet'. Prepare yourself for an out-of-body experience." The dates, which kick off on June 2 ...

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GWAR To Release 'The New Dark Ages' Album In June

GWAR will release its ambitious new album, "The New Dark Ages", on June 3 on CD and digital, and on September 16 on vinyl and cassette via GWAR's own label Pit Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, "GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity", which ...

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WARRANT And SHEPTONE Launch 'Cherry Pie' 30th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Guitar Strings

Sheptone celebrates a milestone for one of rock 'n' roll's most recognized anthems and albums with the release of WARRANT "Cherry Pie" 30th-anniversary limited-edition regular nickel-plated electric guitar strings. Handwound at tensions and speeds designated for optimal performance, these strings sound "so good they make a grown man cry." In light of Sheptone's history with ...

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