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Legendary drummers and brothers Vinny and Carmine Appice have teamed up for a new project called Appice. They are set to release their debut album Sinister tomorrow via SPV/Steamhammer.

Recently the band completed work on a video for “Monsters and Heroes” featuring live footage from their recent Las Vegas show and a cameo from comedian Carrot Top.

You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world’s greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far. That’s about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests.

Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. “Killing Floor” and “Future Past” feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on “Suddenly” and on “You Got Me Running.” Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to “War Cry” and the programmatic “Monsters And Heroes,” the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on “War Cry.” Talking of vocals: “Sinister,” “Danger” (bass: Phil Soussan), “In The Night” (guitar: Bumblefoot) and “Sabbath Mash” (guitar: Erik Turner, keyboards: Erik Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for “Killing Floor,” Scotty Bruce featuring on “Future Past” and Robin McAuley on “Riot.” The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on “You Got Me Running.” Vinny: “Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He´s a very good singer and I´m glad he sang one number on this record.”

Sinister track listing:

01. Sinister
02. Monsters And Heroes
03. Killing Floor
04. Danger
05. Drum Wars
06. Riot
07. Suddenly
08. In The Night
09. Future Past
10. You Got Me Running
11. Bros In Drums
12. War Cry
13. Sabbath Mash

Sinister lineup and guests:

Carmine Appice (drums & vocals)
Vinny Appice (drums)

Jim Crean (vocals)
Paul Shortino (vocals) (Rough Cutt, Ex-Quiet Riot)
Robin McAuley (vocals) (MSG)
Chas West (vocals) (Ex-Bonham, Ex-Lynch Mob)
Scotty Bruce (vocals)

Craig Goldy (guitar) (Ex-Dio, Ex-Giuffria)
Bumblefoot (guitar) (Ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Joel Hoekstra (guitar) (Whitesnake)
Mike Sweda (guitar) (Bulletboys)
Erik Turner (guitar) (Warrant)
David Michael Phillips (guitar) (King Kobra)

Tony Franklin (bass) (Ex-Blue Murder, Ex-The Firm)
Phil Soussan (bass) (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Johnny Rod (bass) (King Kobra, EX-WASP)
Jorgen Carlson (bass) (Gov’t Mule)

Erik Norlander (keyboards) (Lana Lane)

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The track is a call to action for the public to do something about the extinction of the world’s wildlife.

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Liv Sin, the new band led by former Sister Sin vocalist Liv “Sin” Jagrell, has released the official music video for a new song called “King Of The Damned.” The track is a call to action for the public to do something about the extinction of the world’s wildlife. The band has chosen to work with the Swedish animal rights organization Djurens Rätt during the single campaign.

“For me, this song is a call to action to everyone that we as humans will soon extinguish all of the world’s wildlife,” Liv says. “And we need to take action immediately otherwise there will be nothing left.

“I got the inspiration to the lyrics from Nick Brandt’s exhibition ‘Inherit The Dust’ (a photo exhibition where Brandt revisited places where he used to take pictures of the wildlife, and how its landscapes are now of garbage and people living in the garbage) and the shooting of Cecil The Lion. For me, both of those events are extremely depressing and not very flattering for mankind. Unfortunately, that’s the way we are heading if we do nothing.

“Remember Lion King? Well, soon there is not going to be any ‘King of the Jungle’ left, they will be ‘King of the Damned’ instead.

She continues: “I wish that everyone would take a minute to just think about it, about how we are treating our world.

“We chose to cooperate with a Swedish animal rights organization called Djurens Rätt on this song. All of the profits of this song from our Bandcamp site will go to them. You can also donate through PayPal at info@despotz.se.”

Liv Sin’s debut album, Follow Me, was released in April via the Swedish label Despotz Records.

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Burning Witches Releases ‘Black Widow’ Video

“Black Widow,” the first video from Burning Witches, is taken from their self-titled debut album which was released earlier in the year.

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Watch A Perfect Circle’s Video For ‘The Doomed’

“The Doomed” is the first new music to be heard from the band’s expected 2018 album.

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A Perfect Circle has released the official music video for “The Doomed,” the first new music to be heard from the band’s expected 2018 album.

The clip, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, arrives as the band is in the final two weeks of its North American tour. A Perfect Circle also recently announced its first European tour in 14 years.

Upon arrival of “The Doomed,” singer Maynard James Keenan said: “Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe. 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,” offered guitarist Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”

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Watch Marilyn Manson’s ‘KILL4ME’ Video Featuring Johnny Depp

“KILL4ME” is taken from Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down, which was released on October 6.

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Marilyn Manson’s NSFW music video for the song “KILL4ME” features an appearance by the shock rocker’s close friend, actor and fellow musician Johnny Depp.

“KILL4ME” is taken from Manson’s latest album, Heaven Upside Down, which was released on October 6.

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Nickelback Get Heavy In New Video For ‘The Betrayal (Act III)’

Nickelback leader Chad Kroeger called “The Betrayal (Act III)” “probably one of the hardest and heaviest songs we’ve ever put out.”

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Nickelback’s music video for the song “The Betrayal (Act III)” is taken from the band’s ninth album, Feed The Machine, which was released in June via BMG.

Nickelback leader Chad Kroeger called “The Betrayal (Act III)” “probably one of the hardest and heaviest songs we’ve ever put out… It is quite heavy; there’s a lot of screaming that goes on in that chorus,” he said. “I think we’ve all tasted a little betrayal in our days and it is not a flavor that I think any of us liked to swallow.”

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