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Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, Virginia hardcore thrash supergroup, IRON REAGAN. Consisting of current and former members of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, Darkest Hour, Mammoth Grinder, Suppression and a thousand other killer bands, IRON REAGAN formed in 2012 and consists of vocalist Tony Foresta, guitarists Phil Hall and Mark Bronzino, […]

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Slayer’s Fall 2013 North American tour kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, AK. Opening bands will be Gojira and 4ARM. The current lineup of Slayer is vocalist/bassist Tom Araya, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman.

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Video footage of QUIET RIOT‘s first uplugged/acoustic performance, which took place last night (Thursday, September 26) in Jensen Beach, Florida can be seen below. Photos are available at GaterRocks.com.

QUIET RIOT in March 2012 recruited Scott Vokoun as its new lead singer.

The band played several shows in early February 2012 with ex-MONTROSE vocalist Keith St. John following the departure of Mark Huff.

QUIET RIOT‘s current touring lineup is as follows:

Scott Vokoun – Vocals
Frankie Banali – Drums
Chuck Wright – Bass
Alex Grossi – Guitar

QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow died in November 2007 of an accidental cocaine overdose. He was 52 years old.

QUIET RIOT was perhaps best known for its 1983 cover of “Cum On Feel The Noize”. The song, featuring DuBrow‘s powerful, gravelly voice, appeared on the band’s album “Metal Health” — which was the first by a metal band to reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

“Cum On Feel the Noize”:

“Mama Weer All Crazee Now”:

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Evan Brewer, who released new solo album “Your Itinerary” earlier this year ( reviewed here ), has now checked in to address his current absence from The Faceless during the band’s tour with Between The Buried And Me. Brewer comments: “I’m sure many of you have become aware of the fact that I have not been out with The Faceless on their current tour. I’ve been using this time to explore a potential musical opportunity that has presented itself

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– September 26th, 2013 – Today, Revolver Magazine is pleased to reveal an excerpt from THE OCEAN ‘s Pelagial DVD. The dramaticDVD, which is being screened as live video projections during the band’s current Pelagial world tour, is a conceptual movie by Craig Murray, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Converge, etc

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Former THE HAUNTED and current AT THE GATES guitarist Anders Björler will take part in the reunion show of Gothenburg, Sweden-based thrashers PAGANDOM at the Gothenburg Sound Festival, set to take place on January 4-5, 2014 at Trädgår’n in Gothernburg.

Says Anders: “I am happy to be a part of PAGANDOM‘s reunion show at Gothenburg Sound Festival in January 2014.

PAGANDOM was a thrash metal band from Gothenburg formed in 1987, which had a huge impact on the local scene in the late ’80s/early ’90s. This is pure nostalgia on my part.”

PAGANDOM was:

Martin Carlsson – Guitar (1987-1996)
Christian Jansson – Vocals, Bass (1987-1996)
Rikard Ligander – Drums (1987-1996)
Johan Zackrisson – Guitar (1988-1991, 1994-1996)
Jens Florén – Bass (1993-1994)

PAGANDOM‘s reunion lineup 2013/2014:

Christian Jansson – Vocals
Martin Carlsson – Guitars
Anders Björler – Guitars
Sören Fardvik – Drums

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In a brand new interview with Sick Drummer Magazine, legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward spoke about his current and upcoming recording projects. “I think the soonest [people will hear me on a new record] is probably on an album we are trying to finish right now. We’re in the final mix and some of the tracks are mastered. It’s an album called ‘Accountable Beasts’ and I’ve been working on and off with it for about five years. I play seven or eight of the drum tracks on it, have put a lot of really hard work into it and I wrote most of the material. I am quite pleased with the amount of work I’ve put into the album to date and I’m hoping it will come out at some point in the near future. I can’t say definitely, but I can say that we are working on the final mix and I kind of have a goal behind that, which is let’s get this thing finished and mixed as soon as possible. We are working on that right now, in fact this very day, to go into the studio and so on and so forth. Setting up our dates, studying my mix sheets, and working out final overdubs if any need to be done. We have some of the material which is already what I like to call ‘master-mixed,’ it’s board mixed and we don’t need to touch it, it just goes to mastering. There’s nine songs on the record, I believe, so that would be the first time you’d get to hear me drumming again, at least at this point. We have other projects that are going on as well, but it’s a bit too early to tell yet.”

Asked if he also wrote most of guitar parts for the album, Ward said: “Yes. Well, I don’t play guitar but what allows me to be able to work with guitar is that I have an incredible guitar player. He’s so open-minded that when I take my keyboard notes to him, I’ll just play a little bit of the melodies and such. I love working with melodies and I can work out a lot of the different parts, so when I do that my lead guitar player is extremely amicable. We put our egos outside the door and it’s like… OK! let me see what we can achieve here. Let me see if I can produce these things you’re trying to get at. It’s a very good working arrangement and he sounds absolutely great on the record, he’s fuckin’ rock and rolling! I mean, it’s really good! I obviously like it and I hope everybody else will, but it’s definitely a good piece of work.”

Ward claimed that he sat out the current BLACK SABBATH reunion because of unfair contractual terms, although the members of SABBATH have hinted in other interviews that he wasn’t physically up to the task.

Ward was on board for the reunion when it was first announced in November 2011, but backed out soon after.

SABBATH has used Ozzy‘s regular touring drummer Tommy Clufetos since then for live work. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s Brad Wilk laid down the drum tracks on SABBATH‘s new album, “13″, which came out June 11.

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Celtic Bob of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metal-Rules.com: Do you notice a trend like the mistakes that newer bands make starting out? Do they all seem to make the same mistakes and patterns?

Anselmo: I can’t speak for them. I don’t know, I don’t read other people’s contracts. I don’t read or see what they are doing. I’m not privy to their personal information, but I still guarantee that there are record labels out there that are offering what I would consider “stock contracts” that are, you know, seven-album deals for X amount of dollars, which a band does not realize when a label says “we want to sign you”… This happened to PANTERA, by the way, you know, back in the day when we were signed. When a label offers you a seven-album deal, you know, at first, speaking from my experience, when I was young, I thought that was a flattering thing, when in all reality it’s not, it’s a jail cell. It’s a jail cell of many years of your life, and a lot of money you owe the record company back. So with that, you know, for a musician and for bands and all that, and to be fair and different than the label that offered these “stock” contracts, I like to go one album at a time [with my label Housecore] and just take our time with it and offer as much freedom as possible.

Metal-Rules.com: Yep, it makes for a better product at the end of the day.

Anselmo: It also makes for a better relationship and it also makes the musician happy. Now, if I was the type of guy to stunt any musician’s growth, I would be playing the bad guy, so to speak, and I’d be doing exactly the opposite of how I believe, so, ya know, once again, I think that the music world is vast enough to be explored and I’m all for explorations because I’m and explorer myself. I would advise anyone that’s into music to branch out as much as possible and do not ever hold back, try everything. If it’s in your heart to try something and to do something, absolutely attack with a vengeance.

Metal-Rules.com: With [PANTERA‘s] “Cowboys From Hell” and “Vulgar Display Of Power” having being reissued over the past little while, have you ever considered revisiting [1987's] “Power Metal” and giving it, like, a proper re-release for the fans?

Anselmo: No, I’ve never thought about that. As far as catalogues or re-releases and whatnot, I’m not against it. I think it’s an interesting thing to bring up. Matter of fact, I think you’re the first guy to ever really ask if that was going to be a re-release, so thumbs up for you. Honestly, if people got past the image and whatnot of the bar-band hair bullshit that was going on in the late ’80s, you would pretty much realize that it’s a pretty solid metal record all around in the vein of JUDAS PRIEST, and really, Dimebag, some of the riffs on that record are brutal, and I say to any guitar player out there, good fucking luck trying to play those riffs. Matter of fact, specifically the song “Power Metal” itself, good luck trying to play that riff with conviction and accuracy, ’cause that is a fuckin’ hard riff to play.

Read the entire interview at Metal-Rules.com.

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In the five-minute clip, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson) shares his tip five tips for being on tour while on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Ginger Fish drummed for MARILYN MANSON from 1995 to 2011. His simple-yet-powerful approach was the driving force behind MANSON‘s hit albums “Antichrist Superstar” and “Mechanical Animals”.

Ginger cleverly combines modern drum sequencing and sample loops with traditional drum instruments.

Ginger, a left-handed drummer who sets up right-handed, always goes for simplicity and taste in his approach to his playing. According to Ginger, this is why he landed the MANSON gig.

Rob Zombie‘s fifth album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, sold 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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A teaser for the forthcoming BLACK SABBATH DVD, “Gathered In Their Masses”, can be seen below. The set will contain footage from the band’s tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13″.

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour could very well be his last. Asked why he thought that, Butler explained, “I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Butler also said that he’s enjoying the current SABBATH tour, adding, “I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.”

Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in late 2011 to record their first new album together in 35 years. Original drummer Bill Ward was on board at first but dropped out over contract disputes.

Progress on the record was slowed first by Ward‘s departure and then by Iommi‘s January 2012 cancer diagnosis.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band members knew this might be their last chance to make an album together. “We knew as a band that people were gonna go, ‘Oh yeah. they’re going in the studio again, it’s never gonna happen,’ you know,” he said. “So we just marched through all the problems and did an album, you know, with Rick Rubin.”

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

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