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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Explains Why He Never Became A Lead Singer

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, who contributed lead vocals to the band's song "Rocketship" and provided additional singing to "Find Myself", was asked in a new interview with the "My Mom's Basement" podcast if he has ever considered launching a project where he was also the frontman. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Before the ...

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Dark Connection - BEAST IN BLACK

Following his 2015 departure from Helsinki's renowned BATTLE BEAST, guitarist extraordinaire Anton Kabanen launched BEAST IN BLACK, a project that is equally if not more over the top in its forwarding of unabashed heavy metal thunder. The unit's first two albums, 2017's "Berserker" and 2019's "From Hell With Love", have been revered globally by power ...

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BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE, Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA, Releases New Single 'Twine'

BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE, the Huntington Beach, California-based alternative hard rock/metal band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single called "Twine". The official visualizer video for the track, which was produced and mixed by Chris Collier at Mint Potion Studios in Santa Clarita, California and CMC21 Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada, ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release 'Dying To Believe' Single On Friday

California rockers PAPA ROACH will release a new single called "Dying To Believe" on Friday, October 29. A preview clip is available below. "Dying To Believe" will arrive weeks after the release of PAPA ROACH's previous two singles: "Swerve", which was a collaboration with FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler and Los Angeles rapper Sueco; ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Shares New Trailer For '50 Heavy Metal Years' Book

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have published the first-ever official book documenting the band's extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled "Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years", the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s ...

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SLASH Explains '4' Album Title

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled "4" on February 11, 2022, via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. "4" is Slash's fifth solo album and fourth overall with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals). Speaking about ...

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MATT TUCK Says BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Already Has Six New Songs 'Ready To Go' Following Completion Of Self-Titled Album

Welsh metallers BULLET  FOR MY VALENTINE will release their new, self-titled studio album on November 5. The follow-up to 2018's "Gravity" was previously described by frontman Matt Tuck as "brutal, heavy and technical" as well as "more visceral and passionate than it's ever been." Asked by the "Everblack" podcast how the switch to a more aggressive ...

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DRAGONFORCE Goes Full '80s Glam In 'Strangers' Video, Announces North American Tour With BATTLE BEAST

DRAGONFORCE has launched a new video for "Strangers", a song from 2019's "Extreme Power Metal" album. The clip was filmed before the pandemic with a large-scale production with director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober) in Los Angeles, California. "Strangers" is described as "a tribute to everything '80s, featuring Steve Vai's WHITESNAKE/David Lee Roth-era guitars and band ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases Music Video For 'Awaken The Master'

Progressive metal masters DREAM THEATER have released a music video for the song "Awaken The Master". The track is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which came out on October 22 via InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (RUSH, ...

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Watch FOZZY Perform New Song 'Purifier'

FOZZY debuted a brand new song, "Purifier", during its September 18 concert in Flint, Michigan and has been performing it live ever since. Fan-filmed video footage of the band blazing through the track at several of its recent shows — including Flint — can be seen below. Back in July, FOZZY debuted another new song, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Release New Solo Album, 'Beautiful Shade Of Gray', In May

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has set "Beautiful Shade Of Gray" as the title of his new solo album, due on May 20, 2022 via InsideOut Music. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over ...

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Watch Three-Hour Virtual Album-Release Party For DREAM THEATER's 'A View From The Top Of The World'

A nearly three-hour virtual album-release party for DREAM THEATER's 15th studio LP, "A View From The Top Of The World", is available below. The video includes a live question-and-answer session with the band, the premiere of the "Digging For A Spark" making-of documentary, a conversation with engineer James "Jimmy T" Meslin and mixer Andy Sneap, ...

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