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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Sets New Airplay Record In Canada

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has set a new airplay record on Canadian radio. The band's current single, "When The Curtain Falls", has spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on rock radio in the Great White North, following similar stretches in the top spot by previous singles "Highway Tune" and "Safari ...

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METALLICA Concert Attendance Sets New Spokane Arena Record

METALLICA's December 2 concert at the at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington shattered the venue's nearly 20-year attendance record with a crowd of 13,184 fans on hand. The show broke a record that had been in place since August 17, 1999, when 12,526 people turned up at a Neil Diamond gig. "To break an ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On His 'Very Personal' Side Project EMIGRATE: 'I'm Trying To Be As Open As Possible'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about "A Million Degrees", the new album by his side project EMIGRATE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "A Million Degrees": Richard: "One of the things that people tell me all the time when they ...

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KILLCODE Releases 'Put It Off' Video

American hard rockers KILLCODE have released "Put It Off", the second in a trilogy of videos from their latest effort, "The Answer". Director David Swajeski started a creative relationship with KILLCODE when he heard the song "Breaking Away" and used it as a theme song in his film "Dressed". Since that time, David has collaborated ...

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EXHORDER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar and Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN) on drums. Comments Thomas: "The excitement level of ...

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MINOR THREAT Reunion Is 'A Non-Story,' Says Bassist BRIAN BAKER

Legendary hardcore band MINOR THREAT has recreated the cover photograph of its final record, 1985's "Salad Days" EP. A new picture of the quartet — drummer Jeff Nelson, singer Ian MacKaye, guitarist Lyle Preslar and bassist Brian Baker — sitting on the front porch of Dischord house in south Arlington, Virginia was posted on Baker's ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Drummer CHAD SZELIGA Launches WALKING WITH LIONS

BLACK STAR RIDERS drummer Chad Szeliga has launched a new band called WALKING WITH LIONS. Szeliga, who has previously played with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, met guitarist Kevin Hicklin (ex-3 BY DESIGN) during a recording session for the ATOMFLOWER project produced by Ronnie King (THE OFFSPRING, PEPPER). The pairing of Szeliga and Hicklin ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project: Making Of '1234' Video

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Spinefarm Records. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the disc's first single, "1234", can be seen below. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile ...

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SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. The affectionate relationship between SCORPIONS and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ...

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PERRY FARRELL Recruits Ex-PEARL JAM, JANE'S ADDICTION Members For Solo Band, KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA

Visionary artist and impresario Perry Farrell announced today the highly anticipated live performance of his new musical venture, PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA. Farrell has assembled a dream team of musicians and performers to deliver an immersive experience of sound and vision. Perry will headline Los Angeles's Teragram Ballroom on Friday, November 30 as part ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Says TRIVIUM Wanted To 'Bring The Intensity' Back On 'The Sin And The Sentence'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavier nature of their 2017 "The ...

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