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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's GRAMMY Win

David Ellefson spoke to Sonic Perspectives about MEGADETH's first-ever Grammy win back in 2017 when he and his bandmates took home the trophy for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". MEGADETH's "Dystopia" nod marked the band's twelfth Grammy nomination in the "Metal" category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best ...

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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates $94,000 In Support Of Victims And Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million Japanese yen (approximately $94,000) in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, Yoshiki made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

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ACE FREHLEY And ACCEPT To Headline Houston's FOAMHENGE Festival

The third annual Foamhenge music festival will take place Sunday, November 10 on the grounds of the Karbach Brewing Company in Houston, Texas. Foamhenge celebrates the legacy of hard rock and great beer. This year's artists will feature co-headliners Ace Frehley, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and original lead guitarist for KISS, along ...

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RED Releases New Single, 'From The Ashes'

Grammy-nominated rock band RED has released the "From The Ashes" single via Red Entertainment with distribution from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and more. "'From The Ashes' reflects on where our minds can go when we've hit the bottom," says RED bassist Randy Armstrong. ...

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Video Premiere: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS's 'A Journey To Remember'

The official music video for "A Journey To Remember", a brand new song from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, titled "Wanderers", which will be released on August 30 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Wanderers" "offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey ...

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Watch ARCH ENEMY Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY's July 15 concert at at GlavClub in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. This past January, ARCH ENEMY released a compilation, "Covered In Blood", of all cover songs the band has recorded throughout its career. Last fall, ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott revealed that he has commenced the songwriting ...

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IN FLAMES Releases Lyric Video For 'Voices'

The official lyric video for the song "Voices" from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "I, The Mask", which was released in March via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with ...

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Listen To New BORKNAGAR Single 'The Fire That Burns'

Norway's avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their new album, "True North", on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016's "Winter Thrice" was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The disc's first single, "The Fire That Burns", can be streamed below. BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein ...

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Watch Video For New REFUSED Single 'Blood Red'

Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy have partnered with REFUSED globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red". The song is the first single off their upcoming album, "War Music", and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy. Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the ...

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Watch Visualizer For KORN's New Song 'Cold'

The official visualizer for KORN's new song "Cold", directed and animated by Nicholas Fong, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Nothing", which will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. KORN guitarist ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Bassist TIMI HANSEN Is Battling Cancer

MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen has revealed that he is battling cancer. Hansen went public with his diagnosis after it was announced that he wouldn't participate in MERCYFUL FATE's 2020 reunion. Filling in for him will be ARMORED SAINT and FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera. On Thursday (August 1), Timi released a statement via the ...

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TOOL Catalog Now Available Via Digital Service Providers

TOOL's entire recorded catalog has been made available on digital and streaming services. All four previous studio LPs — "Undertow", "Ænima", "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days" — and the band's 1992 debut EP, "Opiate", are available. TOOL was one of the last holdouts in the music business to keep all its music out of the digital ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Mechanix' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases Music Video For 'Dominion' Title Track

The official music video for "Dominion", the title track of the new album from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The disc will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed and edited by Oliver Route. For "Dominion", HAMMERFALL re-teamed with James Michael to do vocals at Red Level Three ...

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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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PESTILENCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE have signed a deal with Agonia Records, via the band's imprint Hadeon Records. A new album, titled "Exitivm", will be released in the coming months. Guitarist Patrick Mameli said: "PESTILENCE and Hadeon Records are very excited to be joining forces with Agonia Records in an exclusive, worldwide agreement to ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER will headline a 10-show residency beginning in January next year at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets start at $49.95 plus taxes and fees, and they go on sale starting Friday, August 9. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Shows are scheduled for the following dates: January 2020: 24, 25, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rings Now Available From THE GREAT FROG

The Great Frog, which has been hand-crafting rock jewelry in Carnaby, London since 1972, has announced a collaboration with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. The Great Frog comments: "It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the release of our TGF x Judas Priest collaboration. Inspired by some of the band's most iconic ...

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