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BEYOND TWILIGHT Mainman Joins Forces With SCAR SYMMETRY, HALFORD Members In ZIERLER PROJECTS

After six years of absolute silence, BEYOND TWILIGHT mastermind Finn Zierler has returned from the shadows with ZIERLER PROJECTS. ZIERLER PROJECTS is a progressive metal supergroup consisting of: * Finn Zierler (BEYOND TWILIGHT) - Keyboards * Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, FATES WARNING, ARCH/MATHEOS, SEBASTIAN BACH, ICED EARTH) - Drums * Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, KAIPA) – ...

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DEFTONES' 'Koi No Yokan' Cracks U.S. Top 15

DEFTONES' seventh studio album, "Koi No Yokan", sold 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 2020 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 13 via Reprise. "Koi No Yokan" follows up 2010's "Diamond Eyes", which opened with 62,000 units to ...

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Rig Rundown With SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN (Video)

On October 18, Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks was on location in St. Louis, Missouri, talking with the SMASHING PUMPKINS' Billy Corgan. In the segment below, Billy discusses his modular preamp system, the handful of pedals he relies on, and his signature Fender Billy Corgan Strats. Although the material on SMASHING PUMPKINS' latest CD, "Oceania" is ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Interviewed On Minnesota's 93X (Audio)

This past week, Harry of the 93X radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota conducted an interview with DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. DEFTONES' seventh studio album, "Koi No Yokan", is likely to sell between 60,000 and 65,000 copies in the United States in its first ...

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SOEN: New Video Interview With KIM PLATBARZDIS

Offstage TV conducted an interview with guitarist Kim Platbarzdis of SOEN at Metal Invasion 2012 on October 12 at Messehalle in Straubing, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. SOEN is the project featuring Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, DEATH, ICED EARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), and ...

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DEFTONES' 'Koi No Yokan' Projected To Sell 60K-65K First Week

DEFTONES' seventh studio album, "Koi No Yokan", is likely to sell between 60,000 and 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on November 13 via Reprise. "Koi ...

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New DEFTONES Album Out, Could Be Best Of Band's Career

DEFTONES issue their seventh studio album, titled "Koi No Yokan", on Tuesday (November 13). The disc follows up 2010's "Diamond Eyes", the band's biggest hit since 2002's "White Pony", and is already riding a wave of advance critical acclaim. The LA Music Blog called it "the best album from DEFTONES in years and quite possibly ...

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Drummer JOSH FREESE Quits A PERFECT CIRCLE

After a 13-year run with the band, drummer Josh Freese has decided to leave A PERFECT CIRCLE "with no plans of returning," he writes on his Twitter profile. "Apologies to those inquiring about the upcoming shows," he adds. A PERFECT CIRCLE will perform one show in 2012 — on December 29 at Planet Hollywood in ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Drummer Responds To BILLY CORGAN's Comments

SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron has responded to comments by Billy Corgan in which the SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman called out Nineties contemporaries, including SOUNDGARDEN, for cashing in with their reunion tours. "There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money — playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of ...

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BILLY CORGAN Opens Tea House In Chicago

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman and founder Billy Corgan is opening a tea room called Madame ZuZu's on Thursday (September 13) in the Highland Park area of Chicago. Corgan said in a statement, "I'm a tea guy. always wanted to open a salon like this for everyone to enjoy. This is ...

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BILLY CORGAN Explains Beef With SOUNDGARDEN (Audio)

A few weeks ago, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan called out Nineties contemporaries, including SOUNDGARDEN, for cashing in with their reunion tours. "There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money — playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they're thinking there might be a ...

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STEEL PANTHER: Video Interview Posted Online

Amit of Metal Hammer TV conducted an interview with Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER at this year's edition of the Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. STEEL PANTHER's new concert DVD, "The British Invasion", will be released in Australia ...

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STEEL PANTHER: 'The British Invasion' Track Listing Revealed

"The British Invasion", the new concert DVD from Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, will be released in Australia and New Zealand on September 28. Fans in North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world can expect their release dates soon. "We know the extra wait sucks, but it will be worth it... trust ...

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RIVAL SONS Film 'Keep On Swinging' Video

California blues rockers RIVAL SONS have finished filmed a brand new music video in Los Angeles. The clip for the track "Keep On Swinging" — which is the first single from the band's highly anticipated new album, "Head Down" — was shot with director Greg Ephraim (THE SMASHING PUMPKINS), who also helmed the band's videos ...

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OCTOBER FILE Preparing To Record New Album

British post-punk band OCTOBER FILE has issued the following update: "After a busy summer of shows with FEAR FACTORY and PRONG, and some smashing festivals — Hellfest being the highlight — we are now going to bury ourselves in our fourth studio album. "The album is entitled 'The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And ...

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BILLY CORGAN To Potential Rock Stars: Forget It

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS founder and frontman Billy Corgan has a message for young musicians who want to be the next Trent Reznor or Kurt Cobain: forget about it. Corgan told the Daily Beast that most alternative acts will never escape that scene because influential sites like Pitchfork.com set the rules. ...

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JAMES IHA: 'To Who Knows Where' Video Released

"To Who Knows Where", the new video from James Iha, can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by Adam Neustadter and inspired by David Bowie's 1976 film "The Man Who Fell To Earth", was filmed throughout Joshua Tree Desert and downtown Los Angeles, California using a state-of-the-art camera called the Alexa, and a ...

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ANVIL Performs In Taiwan For First Time Ever; Video Available

Canadian metal legends ANVIL performed yesterday (Sunday, July 1) at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan. The concert, which was held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, was part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marked band's first-ever appearance in Taiwan. Commented ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: 'Oceania' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"Oceania", the first new album in five years from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, sold 53,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. Although the material on "Oceania" is part of the PUMPKINS' in-progress 44-song cycle, "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope", frontman Billy Corgan ...

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