Guitarist RUSTY COOLEY: Why I Turned Down Offer To Join MEGADETH

Texas-based guitar prodigy Rusty Cooley says that he turned down an opportunity to join MEGADETH because the idea of "playing everybody else's guitar solos… just [didn't] appeal to [him]." Cooley claims that he was contacted about auditioning for MEGADETH at the end of January — approximately two months after Chris Broderick announced his departure from ...

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Is DISTURBED Recording New Studio Album?

DISTURBED is rumored to be recording its first album since 2010's "Asylum". Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, there are rumblings that the band is working with producer Kevin Churko, who has helmed the latest efforts from a number of popular hard rock and heavy metal acts, including FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING: 'Stormcrow' Title Track Available For Streaming

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second CAIN'S OFFERING album, titled "Stormcrow", on May 15 in Europe and May 19 in North America. The "Stormcrow" title track can be streamed below. CAIN'S OFFERING is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of SONATA ARCTICA. Drawing its musical influence from the classic hard ...

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MOONSPELL: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Medusalem'

The official lyric video for the song "Medusalem" from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Extinct", which was released on March 17 via Napalm Records. The CD was completed at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with ...

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HALESTORM's 'Into The Wild Life' Cracks U.S. Top 5

HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", sold around 56,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Into The Wild Life" was released on April 14. The CD follows up 2012's "The Strange Case Of…" and is already being described ...

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