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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Animated Lyric Video For 'Love Letter' Song

An animated lyric video for the song "Love Letter" from FLYING COLORS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Third Degree", which will be released on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. FLYING COLORS consists of guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS, ex-KANSAS), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY ...

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SLIPKNOT's JIM ROOT: 'Knotfest Roadshow' Gear Rundown (Video)

Stay Metal Ray has uploaded a video interview with Jim Root in which the SLIPKNOT guitarist goes over the gear he used for the band's summer 2019 "Knotfest Roadshow" tour. Check it out below. "Knotfest Roadshow" kicked off on July 26 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheater and continued through September 8 where it ...

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DESPISED ICON To Release 'Purgatory' Album In November

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their sixth full-length album, "Purgatory", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The video for the first single and title track from the album, directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below. DESPISED ICON comments: "At long last, we finally ...

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THE OFFSPRING Fires Back At Former Bassist

THE OFFSPRING has fired back at bassist Gregory "Greg K." Kriesel after he sued the remaining bandmembers for allegedly pushing him out of the group without fair compensation. Kriesel, who hasn't performed with THE OFFSPRING for several months, filed a federal lawsuit in June against two of his former bandmates — vocalist/guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Holmdel During 'Knotfest Roadshow' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's August 30 performance at PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" headline tour of North America kicked off on July 26 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheater and will continue through September 8 where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On His New Mask: 'I Know A Lot Of People Didn't Like It, But I Don't Really Care'

The reaction has been strong to Corey Taylor's new SLIPKNOT mask, with the frontman seemingly reveling in the negative backlash it has received from some segments of the band's fanbase. Taylor worked on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates back ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Mansfield

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's August 27 concert at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts can be seen below. SLIPKNOT is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "We Are Not Your Kind", which sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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PARADISE LOST Guitarist GREG MACKINTOSH Launches STRIGOI

When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg's grief, but then delved into his ...

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SKILLET: Making Of 'Legendary' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for SKILLET's new single, "Legendary", can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees' tenth full-length album, "Victorious", which was released on August 2 via Atlantic. SKILLET frontman John Cooper told Billboard about "Legendary": "'Legendary' is kind of fun because it sounds ...

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