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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Headline Closing Night Of HOUSTON OPEN AIR

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will close out the final night (Sunday, October 15) of the second annual Monster Energy Houston Open Air at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents are very excited to bring the band back to Houston, after dangerous storms and lightning in the area prevented them from playing at last year's event. "We were ecstatic to get the call from Danny Wimmer about playing this year's Houston Open Air," said AVENGED SEVENFOLD vocalist M. Shadows. "We love playing Houston, and after last year's unfortunate weather, we've been looking forward to going back and giving our fans there a much-deserved headlining show. Can't wait to see you all." PROPHETS OF RAGE will shift from Sunday night to Saturday, just before FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's headlining set. Tom Morello from PROPHETS OF RAGE said: "We are excited to remain on Houston Open Air festival. PROPHETS OF RAGE wants to thank AVENGED SEVENFOLD for stepping up and taking our Sunday headline slot as we have a personal band conflict that makes us unable to play Sunday. PROPHETS will now make Houston RAGE AGAIN on Saturday, October 14 and AVENGED will do the same on Sunday!" As previously announced, Texas's biggest rock experience is set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 and will feature performances from top rock artists on two stages, also including STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, HALESTORM, IN THIS MOMENT, GOJIRA, OF MICE & MEN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and more. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said: "AVENGED SEVENFOLD was the storm that we wanted to close out the first-ever Houston Open Air, but it's not the storm that we got. We've been working for a long time to get AVENGED SEVENFOLD back after last year's weather prevented them from playing. We're excited to have this second chance to bring the spectacle of A7X to the Houston Open Air stage on Sunday night. And Saturday is going to be amazing, with PROPHETS OF RAGE joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MARILYN MANSON, HALESTORM, GOJIRA and more." The updated music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows: Saturday, October 14: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH PROPHETS OF RAGE MARILYN MANSON HALESTORM GOJIRA IN THIS MOMENT OF MICE & MEN STARSET BEARTOOTH AVATAR CODE ORANGE GRETA VAN FLEET Sunday, October 15: AVENGED SEVENFOLD STONE SOUR MASTODON SUICIDAL TENDENCIES STEEL PANTHER ZAKK SABBATH AUGUST BURNS RED POWER TRIP RADKEY DED BLACK MAP PALISADES Single-day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air are available at www.HoustonOpenAir.com. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend. Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Monster Energy Houston Open Air laminate.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Headline Closing Night Of HOUSTON OPEN AIR

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will close out the final night (Sunday, October 15) of the second annual Monster Energy Houston Open Air at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents are very excited to bring the band back to Houston, after dangerous storms and lightning in the area prevented them from playing at last year's event. "We were ecstatic to get the call from Danny Wimmer about playing this year's Houston Open Air," said AVENGED SEVENFOLD vocalist M. Shadows. "We love playing Houston, and after last year's unfortunate weather, we've been looking forward to going back and giving our fans there a much-deserved headlining show. Can't wait to see you all." PROPHETS OF RAGE will shift from Sunday night to Saturday, just before FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's headlining set. Tom Morello from PROPHETS OF RAGE said: "We are excited to remain on Houston Open Air festival. PROPHETS OF RAGE wants to thank AVENGED SEVENFOLD for stepping up and taking our Sunday headline slot as we have a personal band conflict that makes us unable to play Sunday. PROPHETS will now make Houston RAGE AGAIN on Saturday, October 14 and AVENGED will do the same on Sunday!" As previously announced, Texas's biggest rock experience is set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 and will feature performances from top rock artists on two stages, also including STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, HALESTORM, IN THIS MOMENT, GOJIRA, OF MICE & MEN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and more. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston's emergence as a great American food city. Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said: "AVENGED SEVENFOLD was the storm that we wanted to close out the first-ever Houston Open Air, but it's not the storm that we got. We've been working for a long time to get AVENGED SEVENFOLD back after last year's weather prevented them from playing. We're excited to have this second chance to bring the spectacle of A7X to the Houston Open Air stage on Sunday night. And Saturday is going to be amazing, with PROPHETS OF RAGE joining FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MARILYN MANSON, HALESTORM, GOJIRA and more." The updated music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows: Saturday, October 14: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH PROPHETS OF RAGE MARILYN MANSON HALESTORM GOJIRA IN THIS MOMENT OF MICE & MEN STARSET BEARTOOTH AVATAR CODE ORANGE GRETA VAN FLEET Sunday, October 15: AVENGED SEVENFOLD STONE SOUR MASTODON SUICIDAL TENDENCIES STEEL PANTHER ZAKK SABBATH AUGUST BURNS RED POWER TRIP RADKEY DED BLACK MAP PALISADES Single-day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air are available at www.HoustonOpenAir.com. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend. Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Monster Energy Houston Open Air laminate.

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Watch Frustrated AXL ROSE Deal With Paparazzi And Autograph Hounds In New York City

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is featured in the latest episode of the GTV Reality video web series, where Giovanni Arnold can be seen meeting celebrities for autographs and filming every encounter POV (point of view). In the two-minute clip, Axl can be seen being cordial to fans after GUNS N' ROSES' intimate show in New York before attempting to get into the wrong car. He then apparently spots his ride but decides against getting into the vehicle when he realizes that are other people inside the car. Fans and paparazzi attempt to get more autographs from Rose and a frustrated Rose asks them to leave him alone. GUNS N' ROSES performed at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater last Thursday night (July 20) for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers. The gig marked the first time that the band played at the iconic venue. The special event, taking place before the next leg of the band's North American "Not In This Lifetime" tour, aired live nationwide on SiriusXM's Guns N' Roses Radio. The concert also aired live on Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel. GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour features three members of the classic GUNS N' ROSES lineup — Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese.

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OTHERWISE To Release ‘Sleeping Lions’ Album In September

Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE are will release their third full-length album, "Sleeping Lions", on September 22 via Century Media. You'd be hard pressed to find a more fitting album title than "Sleeping Lions" for latest studio release from OTHERWISE. The album hits like a revelation, jolting the listener upright and transporting them from a dreamy landscape to a wide-eyed state of consciousness textured by humility and sandblasted by the winds that weather life. "We named the album 'Sleeping Lions' because that's what we feel like - we've been hibernating in our neon desert cave, licking our wounds and regaining our strength for the hunt," says OTHERWISE frontman Adrian Patrick, who along with guitarist Ryan Patrick, form one of the most incendiary sibling duos in modern music. "Now we're back on the prowl again, and our eyes are wide open. The album title absolutely references a bigger awareness of who we are and what we're capable of. The last thing you ever want to do is wake sleeping lions." The twelve-track epiphany runs an emotional gamut that juxtaposes the very nature of the recordings, "Angry Heart" flowing with the frontman's blistering vocal cadences as he "fills with hate" and "embraces the monster I'm becoming." As quickly as it boils over, the rage subsides on "Blame", one of the most sensitive statements of the band's career. "If it makes it better for you, just blame it all on me," the frontman pines, bleeding into the emotional effervescence of "Bloodline Lullaby", a heart-wrenching ballad of epic proportions. OTHERWISE is a band built on emotion and fueled by the feelings that drive our lives. Anger. Regret. Love. This isn't packaged rebellion, it's the real world. And it's what makes the band — and album — connect at such a visceral level. "Emotion is the most important element of our writing process," Adrian says. "We try to capture every aspect of the human condition so the subject matter of our songs runs the gauntlet of what it means to be alive. Every lyric comes from a very genuine and heartfelt place. There are no fictional storylines or tough-guy rhetoric in any of our tunes." One of the album's more mature musical excursions, "Monster" takes flight in a flurry of programmed embellishments and supple guitar play, an unbridled reminder of the relationship that destroys us all but we just can't bring ourselves to leave. The risks continue on "Nothing To Me", where the symphonic grandeur boils over amidst emotional disrepair, and "Suffer", where the guitars jangle more than mangle, conveying a melodic appreciation that far outweighs a more pedestrian quest for being heavy. "As artists, evolution is the lifeblood of creativity," continues the singer. "We spread our musical wings a bit more on this album in a concerted effort to remain true to ourselves and not conform to what others expect of us. Rock and roll is all about taking risks, and that's what we do best. If we were forced to stagnate or remain trapped in the same stylistic box, the fire inside us would burn itself out." One can confidently call "Sleeping Lions" the most mature chapter of OTHERWISE's impressive volume of work, but don't mistake mature for soft in the middle. Quite the contrary, the band's evolution is poignant both musically and lyrically, and they steer clear of the awkward growing pains that so many other bands endure. That's a bold statement when talking about a band whose had four singles crack the Top 20 at Active Rock radio — "Soldiers", "I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)", "Darker Side Of The Moon" and "Coming For The Throne" — seen "Soldiers" alone surpass eight million streams on Spotify, toured alongside such heavy hitters as STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH, and shared festival stages on land and sea, appearing anywhere from Rock On The Range to Shiprocked, and everywhere in between. "Both 'Weapons' and 'Sleeping Lions' are special to us on several levels," the singer continues, pointing out a few of his favorite tracks. "Not only were they co-written with two of our idols, but 'Weapons' can absolutely be considered social commentary and 'Sleeping Lions' is basically our protest song. Album closer 'Bloodline Lullaby' serves as a tribute and legacy for our family, while the bonus track 'Won't Stop' is an anthem for our better angels... We try to infuse a sense of hope into all of our songs, regardless of how angry or sad or introspective they may seem. It's always an intentional goal of ours, to leave everyone, including ourselves, with a feeling of empowerment. We are eternally seeking the light through the darkness."

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Embark On ‘The Cleansing’ 10th-Anniversary Tour Later This Year

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of their debut album, "The Cleansing", by performing the LP in its entirety on a U.S. tour later in the year. The news of the special trek was revealed by SUICIDE SILENCE drummer Alex Lopez during an interview he gave to ArmyOfOneTV at the Chicago Open Air festival on July 14. His comments came as he was laying out the timetable for rest of 2017, telling the site (see video below): "Right now, our plans for the future are to write. We're definitely eager to get in the studio. We've got some festivals coming up. We're playing the Warped Tour, and we're playing Knotfest Mexico, we're going to Ecuador… We're just doing a bunch of small shows, and then we're gonna do a tour later this year. It's gonna be a ten-year 'Cleansing' tour, so it's a ten-year run for our album 'The Cleansing'. I think we're gonna bring out some pretty cool bands, play the album for you and play some other stuff. So it should be really, really cool. I'm looking forward to it. And for those of you out there that want to see the first record be played live, come out and support. We're gonna have a bunch of cool surprises for everyone." SUICIDE SILENCE is continuing to tour in support of its controversial self-titled album, which saw the band take a noticeable change in direction from their traditional deathcore sound. The uproar over the LP's approach — featuring a more melodic and clean singing style, in the vein of acts like DEFTONES and KORN — even caused one disgruntled fan to launch a petition to stop the record coming out. Lopez defended SUICIDE SILENCE's decision to break away from their previous approach, telling ArmyOfOneTV: "I believe in artistic growth, which is kind of like THE BEATLES. They started off as a pop band, I guess, a dancey band, and then it turned into more of a psychedelic band and then it turned into a blues band. I'm an appreciator of evolution of a band. "I don't listen to the music, I listen to the people who are playing, so I like to transcend the same thing with our music," he continued. "We do it for ourselves, and for our fans as well, but before everything, it's an expression, so I don't wanna be playing the same thing the rest of my life. So writing songs and albums that are a little different and dynamic against each other is pretty much the goal, and we'll keep doing it. "We're heavy and we're soft. Heavy is not a tone, heavy is a feeling, so it's gotta captivate you and take you where you don't wanna go and make you feel things you don't wanna feel." Lopez admitted that "it's been a little different for people to adjust to" SUICIDE SILENCE's new sound, but he said that it's "what people need. A lot of people don't wanna adjust to things and they don't want change, but, like I said before, I don't wanna be playing the same thing over and over again," he explained. "You've gotta take risks as an artist in order to get new results, so we definitely took a risk on it, but I don't think that it was too much of a change." "The Cleansing" was issued in September 2007 through Century Media Records. Upon its release, it debuted at No. 94 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 7,250 copies in its first week and becoming one of the best-selling debut albums in the label's history. Released this past February, "Suicide Silence" is the band's second album to feature vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida, who replaced Mitch Lucker in 2013. Lucker died November 1, 2012 after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach that Halloween night.

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VIMIC Feat. Former SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: Video Footage Of Corpus Christi, Texas Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of VIMIC, the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, perfoming on July 21 at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas as the support act for IN THIS MOMENT can be seen below. VIMIC in February p...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Finally Has ‘True Love’ In His Life

Chris's Juicebar recently conducted an interview with legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excepts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his motto in life: Joe: "You put me on the spot with that one. I used to think I had a motto. You caught me with that one. I guess it would… just try to be yourself. Try to open up. Try to love everyone and love yourself, because I think most hatred in the world comes from people not loving themselves. And my father, thank God, he always told me, he said: 'Know where you come from, know where you're going.' He goes, 'Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds and be yourself.' And if I said, 'Well, I don't know who I am,' [he'd say], 'You'll find out, my son, so be yourself, no matter what they say.' "I don't know. It's difficult to have one motto, because the mantra changes, and at time you need a different mantra, and then you must operate under that mantra as well. So I wouldn't tell anybody that you can only have one thing. You must find the love. It's all about love; it's what it is. If you can just open yourself, become vulnerable to people and not be afraid, you'll find that not only will they love you, but you might love you too, you might love yourself. And I think that can change the world." On his most valuable personal experience and memory: Joe: "What a great question. I think finding true love. I think that was it. It just completely gave me a second chance on life. I mean, I can think of… all the fame and fortune and all the things… Nah! None of it means anything without this. So I think it's true love — finally having true love in my life, and knowing it, the beauty of it and all. Because I had never really known it. I'd write about it, I'd sing about it, I'd scream about, but having it…. Oh! How blessed. Incredible. I think that's it. That's gotta be it." Turner is reportedly married to Maya Kozyreva (pictured below with Joe), a lawyer from Minsk, the capital of Belarus. "She is my greatest asset in life. She's my angel," he told Guitar World in 2012. Joe was the singer of RAINBOW between 1980 and 1984 and he sang on the album "Difficult To Cure", which featured the band's most successful U.K. single, "I Surrender". During Turner's time with RAINBOW, the band had its first USA chart success and recorded songs that helped define the melodic rock genre. 1990 saw reunited Turner with RAINBOW leader Ritchie Blackmore in a reformed DEEP PURPLE for the "Slaves And Masters" album.

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METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO: ‘We’re Always On This Roller-Coaster Ride With Our Fans’

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to the Los Angeles Daily News about the success of the band's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which came out last November. "The great thing about this whole journey is that, for me, being the new guy after fourteen years, each album sort of takes on its personalty and different experience," he said. "We're always on this roller-coaster ride with our fans, but they're very loyal at the end of the day. "One thing I can say about METALLICA is that it's all about taking chances, trying new things and even just stylistically with the music, we just go with the flow and what we're feeling and play what makes us feel good," he continued. "We try to have as much fun as possible and sometimes that connects and sometimes it probably doesn't. But it seems to be working right now, and we're happy about that. It's always nice to feel like you've been well-received." Asked why it took METALLICA so long to release the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" disc, Trujillo said: "We toured pretty hard in between. You gotta write the record, record the record. We also made an album with Lou Reed, and that took some time, and then we made a 3D movie called 'Through The Never', which also took a couple of years. So it's not like we took a break for eight years; we definitely were working... On the album itself, we spent a couple of years recording and writing, so it's not as bad as it seems, but it does take a long time regardless of the different sidebar projects that we did." Trujillo added that METALLICA is "having a great time" and "having fun" touring in support of "Hardwired" and revealed that the band is already working on material for possible inclusion on its next effort. "There's no shortage of creativity, no shortage of ideas or grooves," he said. "In fact, the other night we came up with about three things in our jam room before we went onstage." The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" trek will hit stadiums in eight more cities before ending in mid-August. The next stop on the tour is Pasadena, California on Saturday, July 29.

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RAINBOW Recorded More New Music In January, Says Singer RONNIE ROMERO

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has revealed to Spain's MariskalRock that the band recorded fresh material earlier in the year, with plans to make it available in the coming months. Back in May, the revamped version of RAINBOW released its first new music in more than two decades. Two tracks were made available on iTunes: an instrumental song called "Land Of Hope And Glory", which is is a reworking of the 1902 British patriotic song of the same name from Edward Elgar's "Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1", and a re-recording of the RAINBOW classic "I Surrender", which was written by Russ Ballard and was first released by RAINBOW in 1981. The latter song features vocals recorded by Romero, who is originally from Chile but is now settled in Madrid. Asked by MariskalRock if there are any plans for RAINBOW to record and release more new tracks, Romero said (see video below): "As a matter of fact, we recorded some stuff back in January. Actually, there is a new track scheduled to be released, though I don't know when. Ritchie [Blackmore, RAINBOW leader] is constantly trying new stuff just to see how it works out. That's why he released the new version of 'I Surrender' and the instrumental version of 'Land Of Hope And Glory'." Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S NIGHT last year to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting DEEP PURPLE. Although Ritchie initially said that he had no plans to make a new RAINBOW album — explaining in early 2016 that he wanted to "just get back to playing the old songs one more time" — he revealed to Japan's Burrn! magazine that he changed his mind. In addition to Blackmore and Romero, the current incarnation of RAINBOW includes STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT), and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn. The two shows RAINBOW played in Germany in June 2016 were caught on camera to produce "Memories In Rock - Live In Germany", which was released in November via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats. After Ritchie left DEEP PURPLE for the final time in 1993, he reformed RAINBOW for one album (1995's "Stranger In Us All") and one tour, ending things in Denmark in 1997. RAINBOW completed a three-date U.K. tour last month.

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GLENN HUGHES Says BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Is ‘Hoping To Do Some Shows’ In Support Of New Album

Glenn Hughes spoke to Promoportal-Germany about BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's much-anticipated fourth album, which is tentatively due this fall. The supergroup, which features Hughes alongside drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, recorded the follow-up to 2012's "Afterglow" at a Hollywood, California studio after a near-four-year split that was caused by tensions between Bonamassa and Hughes. Speaking about how he reconnected with his BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION bandmates, Hughes said: "The beautiful thing is when we kind of separated four years ago, we knew we were coming back, we knew we would have a reunion. So, a year ago, I was getting inducted into the [Rock And Roll] Hall Of Fame with DEEP PURPLE, and Joe called me to congratulate me and ask when I would be coming back to Los Angeles, where I live. And I said I'd be home on Wednesday, and we had dinner on Thursday, and we talked about getting the band back together to do another album." Asked if BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is planning on hitting the road in support of the upcoming disc, Hughes said: "We're gonna announce something soon. I'm not sure what's going on right now, because it's impossible to talk about it until it's planned. But we're hoping to do some shows. I would hope so. We really wanna play." Hughes also talked about the chemistry between the BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION members, especially since all the musicians have had successful careers prior to launching the group. "This band was meant to be," Glenn said. "It was formed out of a friendship with Joe and I. We got the [other] guys to come in, and it's always been a strong brotherhood. And we're just very lucky and fortunate to have met. I've known Jason since he was [a kid]. I just think that these four guys in this band are the right guys to play in the band." Helming the new BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION album once again is Kevin Shirley, a man known for his production work with artists such as IRON MAIDEN, JOURNEY and Bonamassa. Shirley has worked closely with Joe on every album that the guitarist has recorded since 2006's "You & Me", a period of time that has seen the artist's success and popularity grow massively. Hughes previously told Icon Vs. Icon that the the new BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION material would sound like "a combination of [the first] three albums. It will sound like BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION. When you hear the first few bars of the song, you will know it's us! We are not making any severe left turns or opening up any new doors of trying to do something that is different from the way we started. We are very focused on what we should do. We are making a rock album for rock fans. We're not making anything different than pure rock music in the tradition of what BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION set out to do in 2010."

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