Great White Replaces Vocalist Terry Ilous With Mitch Malloy

Legendary rock band Great White announce that Mitch Malloy is now its lead singer. Malloy, a celebrated songwriter and artist now based in Nashville, takes the reigns as only the third lead vocalist in Great White’s 36-year history.

“Mitch is an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on Great White’s catalog of hits. Terry Ilous has been released to join his other projects. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for his run with Great White.”

Malloy, who originally hails from Dickinson, N.D., charted his first solo single, “Anything At All” in 1992. His subsequent hits “Nobody Wins In This War” and “Our Love Will Never Die” also made Billboard’s Top 100. Most recently he’s been cranking out penned hits and producing clients for his Malloy Master Tracks studio. These clients include Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan, Johnny Gates and many more.

Malloy has been in this is this situation before. In 1996 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Van Halen, asked Malloy to take the reigns as its singer. Although Malloy didn’t take the gig, he further established his reputation as a universally- respected frontman. He’s thrilled to be a part of Great White. He’s not trying to be a “clone” of previous singers Jack Russell and Ilous.

“I have to represent this music honourably,” Malloy said. “I respect what has come before me, and have to remind fans of where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time. When I first heard my own voice with Great White’s music, I knew something special was going on.”

Guitarist and keyboardist, Michael Lardie, praised Malloy for his musical chops and reputation. “We had an immediate rapport with Mitch,” Lardie said. “I’m positive the fans will embrace Mitch and continue to support Great White. This music is bigger than any one person.”

“We’re ready to rock with Mitch,” drummer Audie Desbrow added. “2018 and beyond still has a lot in store for Great White. Don’t ever count us down and out. It feels like we’re just getting started.”

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Arkaik Share New Bass Playthrough Video

Progressive tech death metal outfit ARKAIK have released a bass play through video for their song “Occultivation”, off of their critically acclaimed 2017 release Nemethia, today via Gear Gods. The video showcases new bassist Riley Christensen’s jaw dropping musicianship as he tears through the punishing song and proves why he is an outstanding addition to the highly respected group.

Christiansen commented:

“I’m immensely stoked to be part of the Arkaik lineup! I have a really good feeling that my musical influences will work well for Arkaik and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the future of this band!”

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Rivers Of Nihil Debut New Track “Where Owls Know My Name”

You can now hear the title track to Rivers Of Nihil‘s upcoming new effort “Where Owls Know My Name“ streaming below.

The song features a guest spot from Black Crown Initiate guitarist/vocalist Andy Thomas. Rivers Of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley comments:

“On the title track of ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘, we really let out a different side of our musical personality that nobody has ever seen from us before. This song in many ways feels like the perfect culmination of everything that we were, everything that we are, and everything that we will come to be. Our long time friend Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate also contributed some fantastic vocal lines to this track.”

“Where Owls Know My Name” will be out in stores on March 16th via Metal Blade.

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Marilyn Manson On Firing Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White After Rape Allegation: “I Did Not Divorce Twiggy As A Friend Or Brother”

Marilyn Manson tells Kerrang! regarding his firing of Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White from the band:

“I did not divorce Twiggy as a friend or brother, because I still care about him greatly. But I can’t say that my musical relationship with Twiggy has been good for several years. My relationship with Tyler Bates on ‘The Pale Emperor‘ made something open up in me and I didn’t want to let negative energy back in my life.

There were other people in my life that I thought were my friends that I had to cut out this year, a lot of betrayals that surprised me, and I had to clean house and adopt and new attitude. People mistook my kindness and generosity for weakness. So I kinda adapted this attitude, like, ‘If you fuck with me, there will be consequences.’ I have issues with intimacy. That might sound weird given that we’re lying in bed together, but y’know…”

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Sonic Prophecy Debut New Song & Video “Night Terror” From Upcoming New Album “Savage Gods”

American power metallers Sonic Prophecy are set to unleash their third full length “Savage Gods” via Rockshots Records on January 19, 2018. Featuring 10 fist pounding tracks rooted in traditional heavy metal melded with the symphonic beauty of power metal, Sonic Prophecy capture the excitement and sound of such bands as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Hammerfall and Kamelot while blending other musical styles to arrive at a sound all their own.

The band’s new music video and first single “Night Terror” can be viewed below.

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Toxic Shock Premieres New Song & Video “Great Great Gift” From Upcoming New Album “Twentylastcentury”

Belgium’s thrash metal outfit Toxic Shock premieres a new song and animated music video titled “Great Great Gift”, taken from the upcoming new album “Twentylastcentury”, which comes out November 10 on This Charming Man Records.

Check out now “Great Great Gift” below.

Says the band about the clip:

“Stuck in a rut, Wally is faced with the ugly face of reality, and decides to give his life more purpose through the energy that music can bring. Handing out flyers through Brooklyn and the Lower East Side to promote his band’s show, he encounters a lot of his musical heroes. If you look for them you’ll see a lot of references and musicians, like a puppet version of Raybeez, or a human version of Walter Schreifels…”

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New England Groove Metal Outfit DEATH RATTLE to Release New Album “Volition” on 10/20/17

Watch Music Video for New Track “Love and War” via Metal Insider | Pre-Order Here On Tour with The Convalescence this Fall, Beginning October 21 Five years ago, New Hampshire-based groove-thrash band DEATH RATTLE self-released their debut album, Man’s Ruin, which served as a striking introduction to the fist-in-face outfit that channeled the musical styles of their favorite bands into sharp-taloned songs […]

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New England Groove Metal Outfit DEATH RATTLE to Release New Album “Volition” on 10/20/17

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Debut Album “Aevum” Announced By Nostoc, New Single Available

Costa Rican extreme/progressive metal act Nostoc will self-release the stunning debut album “Aevum” on August 7th. A lyric video for the new single “Transmute” is available in the player below. You can purchase the single at this location.

One spin of “Aevum” and you’ll be floored at the realization that this is Nostoc’s first full-length album, as the musical dynamics and musicians recalls band’s that have spent years honing their craft. Blasting extremity meets progressive composition and melodic sensibility, packaged in a way that is cohesive, penetrating, and utterly unforgettable.

The album track listing is:

1. A Path to Ascend
2. Saturnian Mindscope Introspection
3. The Artisan
4. Imbued in Æther
5. Transmute
6. The Anamnesic Voyage
7. Delirium

Check out the lyric video for “Transmute” here:

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Carach Angren Streams Full New Album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”

Carach Angren’s new album “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten” is due to drop tomorrow – June 16th – via Season Of Mist, but today the full album has come online for advance streaming. The band comments:

“You will now be able to listen to our fifth horror concept album ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten’ in its entirety for the first time. We are incredibly proud of the result and promise that this musical horror story will unfold like a ghoulish rollercoaster ride, making every nightmare that you have had so far feel like a walk in the park.

“The overall story will introduce you to different otherworldly guests and it is only until the end (spoiler alert!) that you will find out a very special clue pointing towards you, the esteemed listener of this album. Make sure to get a hold of your own personal copy in the form of a Pitch Black Box or one of the other various formats.

“P.S.: Just as a hint, if you check back tomorrow, there will be a visual feast of total madness waiting for you all…”

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Lethal Affection Posts “Frozen In Time” Video

If you’re looking for a band with shredding guitar, heavy grooves, and operatic vocals, look no further than New Jersey’s own Lethal Affection.

The band was founded five years ago in New Brunswick by guitarists Joe Percario and Nick Kashmanian to shake up the musical landscape and put classic heavy metal back on the map. Joined by lead vocalist Noah Simon, and by drummer Cameron Rozell, this high-energy outfit is proving that rock and roll is still very much alive and well.

Today Lethal Affection releases a new video for the single “Frozen in Time” – check it out below. The single appears on upcoming full-length album “Choose a Side” due out this fall. The album was recorded at Conclave Studios in Manhattan, produced by Corey Pierce of God Forbid, and mixed by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris.

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