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British heavy metal outfit Satan is releasing the band’s first official live album to celebrate a debut appearance on North American soil in support of latest album, “Life Sentence,” released on Listenable Records in April 2013. Entitled “Trail of Fire – Live in North America,” the album will be released in North America on November 18th by Listenable Records, preceded by a new North American tour this month (dates after the jump). The track listing is: 1.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx sold his place in a gated Calabasas, California community for $2.409 million.

Set on a third-acre corner lot and designed for entertaining, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home Mediterranean-inspired house features wood floors, an office with built-ins, a loft and a music room/home theater. There is also a waterfall in the garden courtyard, plus a swimming pool, spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven.

The 55-year-old rocker bought the property for $1.89 million in 2011, public records show.

Sixx and his new 28-year-old wife and How2Girl founder, Courtney Bingham, recently spent $4.125 million on a Westlake Village house, which has 10,300 square feet of living space.

MÖTLEY CRÜE may be on its “Final Tour” with Alice Cooper at the moment, but it looks like life after the road may include changing some diapers if Sixx‘s wife has anything to do with it. After the couple wed back in March, she’s ready to start a family. Bingham told Radar Online, “Something great is coming to an end but new things are around the corner . . . When the tour is over, we intend to have a little rocker of our own! I am so excited to have my first baby with the love of my life.”

The newlywed also shared what being married to Nikki has been like so far. She said, “Married life is everything I dreamed it would be. I still wake up and pinch myself every day when I see my husband. He then surprises me with lovely flowers and shows me the appreciation that anyone would want from a true gentleman. I am literally living my dream.”

Sixx already has four other children. He had three kids with Brandi Brandt: 23-year-old Gunner Nicholas Sixx, 20-year-old Storm Breanne Sixx and 19-year-old Decker Nilsson Sixx. Sixx also has a 13-year-old daughter with Donna D’Errico named Frankie-Jean Mary Sixx.

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Santa Cruz, CA’s Requiem caught the attention Cleopatra Records, and the label will release the brand new album, “The Unexplainable Truth,” on October 28th, 2014. A pre-order for digital and physical copies will be unleashed soon

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The Element has entered the studio to record a new album titled “From Sand – Part II.” Once again, The Element’s vocalist/guitarist Rafael Macedo will be in charge of the engineering and producing. Full details on the track listing, artwork, and release date are still forthcoming

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The fourth in a series of video blogs featuring footage from the recording sessions for the fourth, self-titled album from Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES can be seen below. Due on October 28, the follow-up to the band’s third CD, last year’s “Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones”, was helmed by producer Bob Rock, whose resume includes albums by METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT and many others. The 11-track album features some of BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ most aggressive and diverse songs to date.

“Black Veil Brides” track listing:

01. Heart Of Fire
02. Faithless
03. Devil In The Mirror
04. Goodbye Agony
05. World Of Sacrifice
06. Last Rites
07. Stolen Omen
08. Walk Away
09. Drag Me To The Grave
10. Shattered God
11. Crown Of The Thorns

“Heart Of Fire” was premiered on the September 8 edition of BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show” with Daniel P. Carter. The song is described in a press release as “an upbeat rocker that showcases the band’s signnature dual-guitar attack and driving rhythm section all behind a positive lyrical message the band has become known for.”

The album cover was designed by longtime friend and previous album cover illustrator Richard Villa and can be seen below.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES recently filmed videos for two singles, including “Heart Of Fire”, which was shot in Santa Clarita, California.

“The plan is just to do something that is a high-impact performance video,” Biersack told VH1 Radio Network‘s Dave Basner early last month. “I think that the song calls for it. We’re not going to do a whole lot of storyline in it. Obviously we made a whole movie out of the last record so we really want something that is very performance based and kind of shows more of what the live show is like. And also, it”s still going to be ridiculously over the top and theatrical, ’cause it’s us.”

The new album follows up last year’s “Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones”, which featured the Top 15 rock radio single “In The End”.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES will launch a massive U.S. headlining tour on October 21 in Niagara Falls, New York, with dates booked all the way through December 15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tom Morello insists he did not request special treatment at a Seattle restaurant and blames the ongoing spat on a doorman’s “underlying motives.”

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Krokodil – the new act signed to Spinefarm Records, featuring current and previous members of Cry for Silence, Hexes, Gallows and SikTh – will be releasing debut album “Nachash” on November 11th. According to a press release, “there are two things you need to know about Krokodil and that’s the fact that they are comprised of mostly beards and riffs.” The band today also unleashes new single, “Reptilia Familiar,” one of the 12 tracks that make up “Nachash.” Check it out below.

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In a brand new interview with Soundcrave Magazine, guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American metal rock ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT was asked when fans can expect to hear the follow-up to the band’s fifth album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, which was released last year.

“We have been floating around some ideas,” he said. “We will probably go back to the studio next year, maybe in August. We have some much-needed down [time] coming up. We finish this album cycle in November in the UK, then obviously the holidays and some family time. Next year, we will start getting into creative mode and start doing some stuff.”

Caggiano also spoke about whether there is pressure from record labels to stay out on the road 365 days a year in order to capitalize on the band’s popularity.

“No,” he said. “When you’re in a band and doing things on this level, there is like almost a certain protocol. You make a record, you go tour and do the entire album cycle playing as many places as you can then you regroup. You have to take some time to think about more music; that’s just how it works! The crazy thing for me is that I don’t feel like I have had any time off for an extreme amount of time. Like, years, because there was ANTHRAX, then THE DAMNED THINGS [project], back to ANTHRAX then to VOLBEAT. So I didn’t follow the cycle most musicians do. [Laughs] So, I have been on the road constantly. It’s completely insane. It’s, like, when I go home, I can’t sleep; I am just so used to being on a bus. But I just love this stuff!”

VOLBEAT‘s co-headlining North American tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH kicked off on September 16 in Salt Lake City.

Caggiano announced his departure from ANTHRAX in January 2013 to focus on his other passion: producing records. The following month, it was revealed that he had joined VOLBEAT after serving as producer on VOLBEAT‘s latest album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, alongside longtime production partner Jacob Hansen, who produced and mixed the band’s prior four albums. Caggiano‘s other producer credits include THE DAMNED THINGS, BLEEDING THROUGH and ANTHRAX, and he was a member of ANTHRAX for two tenures — from 2001 to 2005 and again from 2007 to 2013.

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Jimmy Page says he and Robert Plant won’t be getting back together and reveals he’s planning a tour instead.

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In a brand new interview with Ronan McGreevy of The Irish Times, Slash has once again responded to KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons‘ recent comment that “rock is dead.”

Simmons told Esquire magazine earlier in the month — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that “rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed and now it won’t because it’s that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.”

Simmons went on to elaborate that as a result of file-sharing and other issues, record label support for rock music was not available like it was when KISS was coming up, concluding, “It’s finally dead. Rock is finally dead.”

Asked to weigh in on Gene‘s comments, Slash told The Irish Times: “All things considered, there are a lot of issues that have popped up over the last 20 years or so that have had a huge effect on the industry as a whole.

“I don’t think that the file-sharing necessarily is the catalyst to the plight that rock music is in.

“If they don’t want to waste money on bands and artists that aren’t doing what you consider popular music, that’s more because every single record company has been digested by a huge corporate conglomerate and they just want to do what makes the most money.

“There are still some indie labels out there signing good rock bands.

“I sort of appreciate the landscape at the moment because it has forced us to really feeling strongly about expressing ourselves in the rock ‘n’ roll format and really believe in it. That’s the people who are really passionate about it. But being part of a live audience is people appreciating what rock ‘n’ roll music is all about. I don’t think that has changed.

“The quality of commercial music is in the toilet, but the people who do it for real and mean it are still fantastic. They just don’t have the outlets they used to have.

Asked what he meant when he used the word “plight” to describe the state of rock music, Slash said: “Rock ‘n’ roll is a genre. In terms of what popular music is all about in terms of record sales and radio and all of that, it is probably at its lowest ebb of all time. But I know a lot of it does have to do with the fact that everybody is streaming online. But as far as the industry is concerned, rock ‘n’ roll is very much the ugly cousin. I sort of dig that because it provides a certain sense of rebellion and attitude that was missing. And all the popular so-called heavy metal bands that do make it to radio are so conformist that I can’t stand them. All the real heavy metal bands, they’ve been doing the same thing for years and years on the same level, and they keeping putting out music and doing what they do. I like that.”

Slash released his third solo album, “World On Fire”, on September 16.

The disc is the second to feature Slash‘s regular backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, and follows up 2012′s “Apocalyptic Love”.

The former GUNS N’ ROSES member and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee just wrapped up a summer tour with AEROSMITH and played three shows in West Hollywood before heading out to Europe.

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