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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Teams Up With BRIAN MAY, BRANTLEY GILBERT And KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD For Special Version of 'Blue On Black'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with Brian May of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to record a special version of the song "Blue On Black" mixed by Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, SHANIA TWAIN, DISTURBED). Titans in each of their respective ...

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PELICAN To Release 'Nighttime Stories' Album In June

PELICAN, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, will release its first full-length in six years, "Nighttime Stories", on June 7 via Southern Lord Recordings. The album's lead single, "Midnight And Mescaline", is out now digitally and hitting stores as a seven-inch with B-side track "Darkness On The Stairs" as a ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Be Honored At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Grammy Salute To Music Legends", an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are BLACK SABBATH, GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & ...

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EUROPE Releases 'Turn To Dust' Animated Video

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE have released a new video for "Turn To Dust", a song from their critically acclaimed eleventh studio album, "Walk The Earth". "Turn To Dust" is the third single from "Walk The Earth", which was released in October 2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at ...

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TRISTANIA Singer MARIANGELA DEMURTAS Launches ARDOURS

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARDOURS, a new alternative gothic metal band featuring lead vocalist Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA) and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent. Originally formed in 2015, ARDOURS was the product of Mariangela and Kris's longstanding friendship from both of their involvements in the Sardinian (Italian) metal scene. In 2006, Mariangela ...

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SCOTT STAPP Debuts Autobiographical 'Purpose For Pain' Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for CREED, and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain", revealing an autobiographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'Blind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Blind" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER (named by Spin as one of the "30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time") — can be seen below. The ...

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ALCEST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Paris, France-based post-black metal/shoegaze duo ALCEST has signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band has entered Drudenhaus Studio in Nantes to record its sixth studio album for a late 2019 release. Founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009, ALCEST has become the pioneers of blackgaze, a unique ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's MIXHELL Releases Video For 'Killer Whale'

MIXHELL — the DJ/hip-hop/electro project featuring former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton — and HOT CHIP's Joe Goddard have released the official video for their collaborative song "Killer Whale". The clip, created by the politically driven São Paulo collective Brechó Replay, can be seen below. After ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Video For 'The Colours Of The Beast'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed album "To Drink From The Night Itself" by launching a video for the track "The Colours Of The Beast", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg commented: "Right in time for the prestigious Roadburn festival appearance, we ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Attempts To Smash World's First 'Unbreakable' Guitar (Video)

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sweden's Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge technologies by building the world's first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills on it. In this project, Sandvik gathered experts from across the company to demonstrate ...

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