Drum Icon VINNY APPICE Unveils One Of His Biggest “SPINAL TAP” Moments [Audio Interview]

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Drum icon VINNY APPICE (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, LAST IN LINE) is gearing up for a special milestone in his career.  October 27th  he will unleash a new album titled “APPICE – SINISTER” from SPV Records.   “SINISTER” will mark Vinny’s first ever album collaboration with his brother, another drum legend CARMINE APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE)  Together the brothers have written and recorded 13 new songs with some of their greatest friends and musicians on the planet.  Vinny spoke to METAL NEXUS about the upcoming album.   In the conversation we discussed what it meant for the brothers to finally record an album together,  the recording process and how its changed during Vinny’s career, and one of his biggest “SPINAL TAP” moments that occurred while touring with BLACK SABBATH for the “HEAVEN & HELL TOUR”.   Continue reading

HOOBASTANK Sign w/ Napalm Records & Announce Upcoming Album Release In 2018

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Yaay, our teenage sensations are back with another new album! 2017 marks another chapter in the career of exceptional rock act, HOOBASTANK, by signing to the Austrian indie label NAPALM RECORDS and announcing their next album, scheduled for the first half of 2018.

HOOBASTANK comments on their future endeavors: “We’re extremely thrilled about signing with Napalm Records and honored to be joining their roster of talented artists. For our 6th full-length album we finally got to work with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5). We had been wanting to work with him for years and finally the timing was right. The writing and recording process was everything we could have hoped for. Matt challenged us and brought out different aspects of what we love about making music. We’re excited for our fans to hear it and to make some new fans along the way.”

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Stream A PERFECT CIRCLE’s All New Amazing Single “The Doomed”

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Maynard James Keenan’s TOOL may have been in a deep slumber for now about an entire decade, but fret not. His other project, A PERFECT CIRCLE have released the new song, “The Doomed”. The track is the first music to be heard from the multi-platinum outfit’s highly anticipated 2018 full-length.

Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe,” said Maynard James Keenan. “A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.

Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” added Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.

You can also purchase “The Doomed HERE!

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THROUGH FIRE Announces The 2017 Breakout U.S. Tour w/ DANGERKIDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & AMERICAN SIN

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After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as SEETHER, BLACK STONE CHERRY and ALL THAT REMAINS, THROUGH FIRE announces their first headline run, the 2017 Breakout U.S. Tour!! They’ll be hitting the road with DANGERKIDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA and Sumerian Records label mates AMERICAN SIN. It’s been an amazing year with their single Breathe going top 10 in the Country at rock radio, #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock recurrent chart and their second consecutive single to hit #1 on Octane. Their current single, Where You Lie,”was the most added song in the Country at its debut, and they recently signed with one of the worlds leading booking agencies, Artist Group International. Watch for the premiere of their new video for Where You Lie to be out soon.

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Brilliant Rock & Soul Masters, Broken Stems, Reemerge With “Rest Assured”

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When bands talk to us, we always listen. You never know when something spectacular quickly becomes your next favorite band. If you don’t dig it, pass it along to another staff member. We all have diverse tastes and open minds for just about every form of Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. It is what we do and why there are never hit pieces here. We love and respect all of the fine musicians that we cross paths with. Such is the case when I received an email asking about coverage for a new Rock and Blues outfit from San Diego, CA. One listen to their brand new single: “Rest Assured” (see below) was all it took. Man, oh man! No need to pass this along. It gladly stays firmly in my stable. Before checking out their hot new single below, please let me introduce you to Broken Stems.

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INTERVIEW: Anthony Vincent Of “SET THE CHARGE” and “10 SECOND SONGS”

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SET THE CHARGE is a four piece “Diamond Rock” band hailing from Port Chester, New York. Mainly a studio band until 2014, founding members Anthony Vincent Valbiro, and Frank Valbiro connected with Derek Ortiz and Tom Dicarlucci. Anthony plays guitar/vocals, Tom on lead guitar, Derek on bass, and Frank on the drums. The band released their first E.P. in 2015 titled ‘Auditory Insemination‘ and has recently released their first full studio album on Sept. 26, 2017 entitled “Sky Goes On“. The band has a plethora of different influences between the members which has allowed the band to create a unique sound, and pay homage to musics past while staying contemporary and in the now. Continue reading

AEROSMITH Cancels Tour Dates As Steven Tyler Seeks Immediate Medical Help

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Legendary vocalist Steven Tyler is undergoing “immediate medical attention” due to some “unexpected medical issues”. And that has forced the entire band AEROSMITH to cancel the remaining last four tour dates or shows of the ongoing “Aero-Vederci Baby!” tour that was announced some couple of months back. The singer has been told by doctors to put a hault on the touring and performing part until he gets fully fit and back in form.

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CLUTCH Reveal Winter Tour Dates With DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED

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CLUTCH has just announced Winter tour dates for the continuum of their ‘Psychic Warfare’ tour. Supporting the tour will be Devin Townsend Project and The Obsessed. Fan club pre-sale tickets will start at 2:00pm ET today, public stale starts 10am ET on Friday. The on sale date for the 4 Florida shows is TBD due to the hurricane in the region.

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Stream SPIRIT ADRIFT’s “Starless Age [Enshrined]” From Upcoming 2nd LP ‘Curse Of Conception’

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Arizona’s psychedelic desert doom troupe SPIRIT ADRIFT – featuring members of GATECREEPER, GOYA, and others – offers a crushing new sample of the band’s impending second LP, ‘Curse Of Conception, which is nearing October release through 20 Buck Spin

SPIRIT ADRIFT has taken their craft to an ascendant new level on ‘Curse Of Conception‘ earning their rightful place among the top tier of modern metal bands clawing their way above and beyond the underground scene. Now more than at any time metal has become the lifeblood of rock music and SPIRIT ADRIFT offers ‘Curse Of Conception‘ as an embodiment of that perseverant vitality.

Decibel Magazine has premiered the mind-altering metal thunder of new single, Starless Age (Enshrined),” alongside an interview with SPIRIT ADRIFT, noting, “you’ll be treated to the breakthrough doom metal album of 2017. That actually sells the record a little short, as various shades of rock, traditional metal and even an early Metallica vibe color Curse Of Conception.”

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Album Review: BOBAFLEX – ‘Eloquent Demons’ [Official Videos]

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West Virginia hard rockers BOBAFLEX are back with their 8th studio album titled ‘Eloquent Demons’ available now from Thermal Entertainment LLC.  BOBAFLEX long has a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands in the business and ‘Eloquent Demons’ is yet another step in the ongoing evolution of the group.  The effort will be most remembered for the massive lead single, a cover of the PINK FLOYD classic “Hey You.  In which BOBAFLEX manages to maintain the spirit of the original all the while adding the groove that makes BOBAFLEX, BOBAFLEX.

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