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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce Spring 2022 'Parrhesia' U.S. Tour

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced the "Parrhesia" tour that will be hitting 19 cities across the U.S. to accompany their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit — one of which will feature the new ...

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Watch VIVIAN CAMPBELL And VINNY APPICE Perform DIO Classics With LAST IN LINE At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of LAST IN LINE's performance on Sunday, January 16 at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. Formed in 2012 by bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Vinny Appice and guitarist Vivian CampbellRonnie James Dio's co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums — ...

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Watch TOOL Perform 'Culling Voices' Live For First Time

TOOL performed the song "Culling Voices" for the first time ever during the band's concert this past Saturday, January 15 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video of the performance, which started off with all the members seated at the front of the stage and drummer Danny Carey playing guitar alongside Adam Jones, ...

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SOILWORK Announces New Bassist RASMUS EHRNBORN

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced the addition of bassist Rasmus Ehrnborn to their ranks. The band states: "We are pleased to finally welcome Rasmus Ehrnborn to the SOILWORK family and announce him as our official bass player and full-time member of the band. "Rasmus has been onstage with us ever since the 2019 'Verkligheten' campaign ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Defends His Decision To Continue Performing ACCEPT Material With U.D.O.: People 'Still Wanna Hear These Songs'

Nearly seven years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Saw Tensions Brewing Between K.K. DOWNING And GLENN TIPTON During Making Of 'Demolition'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended Kenneth "K.K." Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his 2018 autobiography, explaining that Downing is just telling the truth. K.K. departed the iconic band 11 years ago but looked back on his time with the British metal ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Thanked METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD For Organizing 'Big Four' Shows: They 'Didn't Have To Do That'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on November 20, 2021 for an intimate question-and-answer discussion, acoustic performance and book signing in celebration of his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which was released earlier that month. At the event, which was hosted by Meltdown ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN To Release 'Pop' Solo Single In March

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has revealed plans to release a new single in the coming weeks. The 40-year-old Dutch-born singer, who made her live debut with NIGHTWISH nearly a decade ago, shared a timeline for the arrival of her new solo music during a YouTube livestream earlier today. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "As you ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces New Album, 'Immutable'

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their new album, "Immutable", on April 1 via Atomic Fire Records. Destined to be one of 2022's most hailed and talked-about releases, "Immutable" once again showcases MESHUGGAH's collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed. Six years on from the band's most ...

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ANNIHILATOR Shares Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Romeo Delight' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Romeo Delight". "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off this long-term campaign, which will include special configurations, additional bonus material, exclusive and previously unheard new tunes from the band. "There was something about 'Women And Children First'," ...

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KING DIAMOND And MERCYFUL FATE Classics Turned Into Sweet Lullabies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" track listing: 01. Abigail (KING DIAMOND) 02. Welcome Home (KING DIAMOND) 03. Halloween (KING DIAMOND) 04. ...

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