AVENGED SEVENFOLD Announces Massive U.K. Tour With DISTURBED, IN FLAMES

In December 2013, AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated its No. 1 album, "Hail To The King", with a sold-out arena tour, taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Wembley Arena. They followed that with an awe-inspiring headline slot at Download festival in June 2014, cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances. Now the band is set to ...

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Former SENTENCED And POISONBLACK Frontman VILLE LAIHIALA Launches S-TOOL

Former SENTENCED and POISONBLACK frontman Ville Laihiala has launched a new band called S-TOOL. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (ENTWINE), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (LULLACRY) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. Laihiala describes the band’s sound as more straightforward and heavier than POISONBLACK and SENTENCED, and he draws parallels to PANTERA and ...

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THE ABSENCE Releases New Song 'Septic Testament', Announces New Guitarists

Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE has released its first song in three years, titled "Septic Testament". The track is the band's first to feature their two new guitar players: Joey Concepcion (ARMAGEDDON) and Taylor Nordberg (RIBSPREADER, INFERNAEON). "Septic Testament" was recorded at Smoke & Mirrors Productions by Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg. It ...

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