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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Says MAYHEM FESTIVAL Co-Founder 'Has A Point'

In a brand new interview with Overdrive, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked about Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman's recent comment that metal has gotten "gray, bald and fat," and that it had no worthy future headlining acts to take over from the classic bands like BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA. "I think he has a point," Dino said. "I mean, who else is as big as MAIDEN? In the last 20 years, in that genre, who else is that big? The closest might be SLIPKNOT or...

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Progressive metal band FATES WARNING will be releasing 3 CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed 1997 release “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” October 2nd on Metal Blade Records. “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.

This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band’s 1998 European...

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Unrated Magazine conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King at the July 12 stop of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park, Illinois. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what it was like writing SLAYER's new album, "Repentless", without the contributions of the band's late guitarist Jeff Hanneman: Kerry: "I worked on for the better part of four years, and I think that made it better, because I had a lot of time, you know, to go out on however long a tour [would be] — be it a...

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SAINT ASONIA Feat. STAIND, Ex-THREE DAYS GRACE Members: New Song 'Fairy Tale' Streaming

"Fairy Tale", a brand new song from SAINT ASONIA, the new act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, can be streamed below. The track is taken from SAINT ASONIA's self-titled debut album, which will be released on July 31 via RCA. The album is available now for pre-order here; fans who pre-order the album will receive "Fairy Tale", "Live My Life", the band's debut single, "Better Place" and "Blow Me Wide Open", immediately. SAINT ASONIA recently filmed a video for the song "Better Place"...

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Beartooth will be playing a string of shows with Slipknot in October. You can find dates for the tour below.

October 13 Bismarck, ND Civic Center October 14 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre October 16 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome October 18 Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre October 20 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena October 21 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena October 22 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum October 24 Sacramento, CA Aftershock October 25 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest

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The sights, sounds and words of the week in noise.

33 1/3 have announced the longlist of pitches from their latest callout. Bloomsbury received a whopping 605 submissions for its call for submission which closed earlier this week. Included in the list were 8 pitches for for Tori Amos’ Boys for Pele, 6 for Weezer’s Pinkerton and 4 for Guns ‘N’ Roses Appetite of Destruction. There’s a fine selection of gems and modern classic’s in the list — Coil’s Scatology and Gold is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders), Failure’s Fantastic Planet, two submissions for Fugazi’s In on...

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JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently said that he believed that the rock scene was “thriving” but admitted that the changes in the music industry have made it difficult for new artists to launch their careers.

Asked if he thought any of the newer hard rock artists have a shot at becoming arena-sized acts once the current crop of dinosaur bands are no longer around, Halford told 1290 KOIL: “Well, there’s incredible talent out there right now, with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT, ROYAL BLOOD… There’s a ton of bands… RIVAL SONS… I can keep going and going.”

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Following divisive comments from both members of bands and organizers involved in Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015, festival co-founder John Reese has issued an open letter addressing the controversy:

Dear fans of heavy music and metal bands everywhere,

We are one community. It is vitally important to our community that we all unite, not divide! Without each other’s support, the only thing that suffers is metal as a genre!

In the midst of our most challenging year in eight years of producing the festival, my partner Kevin Lyman made some comments that he has subsequently apologized for.

Kevin is an...

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In a brand new interview with CTNow, drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE spoke about the band's decision to abandon all traces of pop accessibility on their new album, "Venom", and return to the more aggressive approach of their earlier efforts. He said: "We definitely know who we are at this point, and our fans definitely want that from us. "Working with certain people and producers in the music industry, if you've had a radio hit at one time in your career, they try and make your whole album sound like that," he continued. "We tried...

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There are now not one but two never-to-be released Velvet Revolver albums I wanna hear.

The first was written circa 2003, before Scott Weiland joined the band and it was just known as “The Project,” and it was written by Slash and Izzy Stradlin. Slash has called the best Guns N’ Roses album Guns N’ Roses never made, and I believe him, ’cause a) Izzy was a huge part of what made GN’R, GN’R, and b) once Weiland joined the band, he rejected every song on the demo specifically because it sounded too much like...

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