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Original GREAT WHITE bassist Lorne Black has died. He appeared on the band’s 1984 self-titled debut, 1986’s “Shot In The Dark” and 1987’s “Once Bitten…”.

Original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, who is currently touring with a version of the band calling itself JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Lorne Black yesterday [Friday, September 27]! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.

Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of GREAT WHITE! May he rest in peace.”

Added GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall: “I saw [Lorne‘s] cousin Robert a few months ago and we were in touch. Robert told me Lorne wasn’t too good then.

“I lost Robert‘s number when I changed phones, which bums me out. He used to work for us.

“I loved Lorne and I am truly sad to get this news. I know he has battle demons for along time and I am so sad to hear of his passing.

“RIP, my friend…”

Lorne Black can be seen standing on the left in the photo below.

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“We’re All Stocked Up In Here”, the third song from DEEP ARCHITECTURE, the new “musical collaboration” between former THE HAUNTED drummer Per Møller Jensen and Danish musician Carsten Lender, can be streamed at this location.

Per Møller Jensen quit THE HAUNTED in October 2012. He explained in a statement: “This decision has been underway for a long time and cannot be attributed to [former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter] Dolving‘s departure [in early 2012].

“My penchant for music, creating — as in digging deep — and practicing has never been at a higher peak than now. When you throw musical differences between members in with that, I started feeling unfulfilled. This is not pointing fingers at anybody, but rather just seeing, accepting and acting on that fact.”

THE HAUNTED recently returned to the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and restructuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of lineups around fall of 2012. Joining bassist Jonas Björler and guitarist Patrik Jensen in the band’s current incarnation are Ola Englund (guitar; SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED), Marco Aro (vocals; THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST).

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EBS professional bass equipment conducted an interview with bassist Jonas Björler of AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was hheld in June in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

AT THE GATES“The Flames Of The End” DVD was released in April 2010 in the U.S. through Earache Records.

AT THE GATES released its definitive album, “Slaughter Of The Soul” — often regarded as one of the all-time greatest metal albums — on Earache in 1995, before touring the world and abruptly disbanding. Members of the band went on to play major roles in other notorious metal acts such as THE HAUNTED and CRADLE OF FILTH, before reforming for a tour in 2008 to rapturous response.

THE HAUNTED recently returned to the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and restructuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of lineups around fall of 2012. Joining Björler and guitarist Patrik Jensen in the band’s current incarnation are Ola Englund (guitar; SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED), Marco Aro (vocals; THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST).

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KORN singer Jonathan Davis (pictured above) has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with the band’s former drummer, David Silveria, saying that the group’s current incarnation is “perfect.”

Silveria was the second member of KORN‘s original lineup to depart, leaving in late 2006. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch exited the group in 2005. But while Welch continued as a solo artist until rejoining KORN this year, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant.

During an interview with U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, Davis was asked if there I any chance of Silveria coming back to the band. “No,” he replied. “I don’t wanna say any negative stuff, but where we’re at right now is perfect and [current KORN drummer] Ray [Luzier] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn’t have any typical drummer’s complexes.”

Silveria surfaced recently to answer fan questions on his Facebook page, during which he gave the current version of the group a little bit of a slam while emphasizing how important he was to the group’s original sound and even how they came together. Asked if he had heard the new KORN single, “Never Never”, Silveria replied, “For all the fans asking the answer is no I have not heard a new KORN song. All I can say is I’m sure it’s not funky and groovy like the original KORN. I don’t even need to hear it to know that.”

Silveria added, “I am a funky groove drummer and Ray [Luzier, current KORN drummer) is a heavy metal drummer. That’s why KORN will never sound as unique as we used to . . . KORN lost their groove.”

Silveria claimed he wasn’t “talking crap” about his former group, but then went on to say, “Until they have the real ‘funky drummer’ it’s just not gonna groove the way it could. I’ve made it clear that I would come back and restore the groove.”

Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believed Silveria lost his passion for music. “David was there to write beats but he wasn’t really there,” he said. “He really didn’t like playing drums. The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens. Okay, good for him, he wanted to move on and do something else.”

In other comments at his Facebook page, Silveria took credit for bringing Davis and Welch into the band, as well as getting them their management, saying, “None of them want to admit it was me . . . There are a lot of things I did for the band that they don’t like to admit I did.”

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8 and features the return of Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away.

The new disc follows up 2011’s “The Path Of Totality”, which found KORN collaborating with dubstep artists on every track.

Silveria in February pleaded guilty to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit-and-run charge in connection with the March 2012 incident in which the 40-year-old musician — who played with KORN for 13 years — rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California.

Silveria was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first offender program, and he was ordeded to attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.

Silveria last year joined forces with ANYONE members Riz Story and Miki Black in a brand new project called INFINIKA.

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Brian McCollum of the Detroit Free Press recently conducted an interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the band’s new album, “13”, topping sales charts across the globe:

Butler: “It’s just amazed us. We thought there’d be some interest in it. But never in our wildest dreams would we have expected it to go to No. 1. Around the world, all over the place, it’s doing well.”

On the original BLACK SABBATH lineup being considered the band’s most definitive incarnation:

Butler: “When you mention it to the average person, they’ll know BLACK SABBATH with Ozzy [Osbourne, vocals] in the band. That was our breakthrough (period) in the ’70s. People so often associate Ozzy with SABBATH, and SABBATH with Ozzy. It’s the same thing with a band like VAN HALEN — people like David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, but the classic lineup would be Dave.”

On producer Rick Rubin‘s contribution to the new album’s success:

Butler: “When we tried to do albums in the past, we all had different ideas of what it should be like, and it never ended up being successful. This is what we needed — we needed a producer. Rick Rubin had always made it known he wanted to be the first-choice producer if we all got back together.

“He wanted to go back to the old, basic sort of SABBATH sound — not a lot of overdubs, just a couple of guitar solos. You capture the feeling. With a lot of bands these days — and we have in the past — you’ll go put the drums down, the next day you put on the bass, then guitar. It doesn’t have the same feeling as being in the room together with Ozzy singing. That’s how we did the first three albums.”

On BLACK SABBATH‘s current touring drummer Tommy Clufetos, who has previously played with Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie:

Butler: “Tommy‘s a real nice bloke to get on with as well. He’s a phenomenal drummer — he picks things up so quickly. It’s incredible the way he works. He’s really dedicated to the stuff he does.”

On original SABBATH drummer Bill Ward‘s absence from the “13” recording sessions and current tour:

Butler: “It would be great if Bill ever came back, it really would, if all the stars and planets were aligned. It would be a democratic decision, really. If Bill felt up to it, and played like he used to be able to play, we’d have welcomed him with open arms. But you have to maintain a certain standard. You can’t go on with someone not up to standard, no matter who they are.”

Read the entire interview at Detroit Free Press.

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Trent’s Back, BayBay!

Trent Reznor has confirmed that Nine Inch Nails have signed to Columbia and will release a brand new album this year!

“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” says Trent in a press release. “For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”

The 2013 incarnation of NIN features Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.

The band play Reading and Leeds in August.

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CAR SHOW FAMILEEEH

As a part of last year’s Orion Music And More Festival, Metallica‘s James Hetfield curated his own car and motorcycle show. That sounds pretty damn badass to us, and as it happens, a video of the show featuring Papa Het is now online…

Metallica recently announced the lineup for the second incarnation of Orion Music And More, which takes place from June 8-9 at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan.

Metallica themselves will be returning and bringing with them the rather eclectic likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gogol Bordello and many more.

For the full lineup and ticket details head to http://lineup.orionmusicandmore.com/

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Five Finger Death Punch: Going for gold at our awards

We told you it was huge. We TOLD you. Five Finger Death Punch, Coal Chamber and Paradise Lost will all join Motörhead on the main stage at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards! COME OOOOON!

The 11th incarnation of the one true metal awards show on the planet (it’s true, we checked) takes place Monday June 17 at London’s Indigo2, with voting open right now and all nominations revealed over at goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk. Everyone from Black Sabbath to Black Breath are in with a shout, so SUPPORT YOUR SCENE AND GET VOTING, PEOPLE! LET’S GO!

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Metallica and friends hit Detroit this June

Metallica have announced the lineup for the second incarnation of their Orion Music And More Festival, which takes place from June 8-9 at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan.

Metallica themselves will be returning and bringing with them the rather eclectic likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gogol Bordello and many more.

For the full lineup and ticket details head to http://lineup.orionmusicandmore.com/

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Ghostfest 2013 is go, babay! The Devil Wears Prada, The Acacia Strain, Bury Your Dead and Veil Of Maya are just some of the names confirmed for the latest incarnation of the Leeds metal/punk hoedown, which takes place from June 29-30 at Leeds University Union.

The full lineup so far is as follows:

Tickets cost £37.50 Weekend / £25 Single day, with an exclusive pre-order available at http://www.impericon.com/uk/ghostfest from Friday. Tickets go on general sale at seetickets.com / ticketline.co.uk / leedstickets.com / Crash Records / Jumbo Records from Monday 4 February

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