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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Dignity' (Video)

A three-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's new song "Dignity" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In Cauda Venenum" will ...

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New FOZZY Song 'Nowhere To Run' To Premiere Tomorrow

"Nowhere To Run", a brand new song from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Friday, August 23) at 6:00 p.m. EST on Jericho's SiriusXM show "The Rock Of Jericho". FOZZY has spent the last few months recording the ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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LEMMY's Long-Lost Duet With LYNDA KAY Finally Sees Light Of Day

Singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23 featuring the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. The duet, titled "The Mask", is far from Kilmister's well-regarded metal fare. This poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Kay's harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'Generation'

"Generation", the new music video from ATREYU, can be seen below. The song is taken from the deluxe edition of the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version features the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes ...

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BEARTOOTH To Release 'The Blackbird Session' EP In September

Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in its genre will take a complete 180-degree turn with its music and flex new creative muscles. That's exactly what Ohio-based rock band BEARTOOTH delivered with the folk- and country music-inspired "The Blackbird Session" EP. "The Blackbird Session" reveals a fresh sound from the band ...

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PARADISE LOST Guitarist GREG MACKINTOSH Launches STRIGOI

When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg's grief, but then delved into his ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE On His Recovery Following Spine And Neck Surgery: 'I'm Hoping That I'll Be Okay And Ready To Go By January'

This past April, Ozzy Osbourne postponed all his 2019 tour dates, both in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The BLACK SABBATH frontman fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required surgery. "For the ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Display 10 Custom Cars At Petersen Automotive Museum

According to Hagerty, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has donated his collection of 10 highly regarded custom cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum. The announcement was made at the museum's annual press conference at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, along with news on the Petersen's upcoming "Hypercars" exhibit, and the institution's acquisition of 30 ...

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THE ANSWER Singer Signs Solo Deal With SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band THE ANSWER, has inked a deal with the independent label Social Family Records (SFR). The label will be responsible for the re-release of Neeson's Americana/country soul/blues-based debut solo album, "White Feather", which has been well received in his home territory of Ireland and the U.K., ...

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RIVAL SONS Frontman On Opening For BLACK SABBATH: 'They Gave Us The Opportunity To Receive An Education That You Can't Get Any Other Way'

American rockers RIVAL SONS were tapped as the sole opening act for BLACK SABBATH's farewell tour which eventually concluded in February 2017. According to frontman Jay Buchanan, the tour gave RIVAL SONS their proper introduction into big-league arena touring, and gave them the confidence they could handle crowds of a similar size on their own. ...

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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

"Saturnine Ancestry", the new single from the Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", which will be released on September 27 via Eisenwald. The band's founder and vocalist Nephente states: "'Saturnine Ancestry' ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

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ALICE COOPER Joined By MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, HALESTORM Members For 'School's Out' Performance In Holmdel (Video)

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's Chris "Motionless" Cerulli and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Alice Cooper on stage this past Thursday night (August 15) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the Cooper classic "School's Out". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Slotted as the opening act for the ALICE ...

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New HIGHLY SUSPECT Album 'MCID' To Feature Collaboration With GOJIRA

HIGHLY SUSPECT has announced its third album, "MCID", with two new singles, "16" and "Upper Drugs". The project is an adventurous new chapter for HIGHLY SUSPECT and spans across rock, hip-hop and pop, and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, GOJIRA and NOTHING BUT THIEVES. "MCID" is based on inconceivable true-life experiences (and perceptions) ...

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Obscura - ERADIKATOR

Slowing down is always a risky business. For the uninitiated, ERADIKATOR are one of the UK's best and most respected contemporary thrash metal bands. With two excellent albums under their collective cummerbund, the Brits have been proudly flying the flag for a beefy and bruising but fervently melodic strain of thrash: a rather thankless task ...

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Caligula - LINGUA IGNOTA

LINGUA IGNOTA is the moniker representing classically trained multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hayter. More accurately, LINGUA IGNOTA is free-flowing art expressing the most painful of emotions. LINGUA IGNOTA self-released a pair of albums in 2017 — "Let the Evil of His Own Lips Cover Him" and "All Bitches Die" — the latter of which was re-issued by ...

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