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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order for MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain, who just married his Australian girlfriend Belle. The couple live in Alameda, California. This is the second marriage for McClain, a former member of Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH who joined MACHINE HEAD in 1995 following the departure of Chris Kontos. In a January 2012 interview ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, MOTÖRHEAD, TESTAMENT, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Members Pay Tribute To MICHAEL JACKSON

Just in time for Halloween — the first-ever all--metal tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be released, featuring an all-star lineup that will raise the dead! "Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson" features outstanding performances by Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA), Elias Soriano (NONPOINT), Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Phil ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Discusses Alcoholism, Seattle's Grunge Scene And KURT COBAIN's Death (Video)

SOUNDGARDEN/ex-AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell is the subject of a CNN "Red Chair" interview segment in which he discusses alcoholism, Seattle's grunge scene and Kurt Cobain's death. Check it out below. As previously reported, Cornell will perform as a special guest with THE AVETT BROTHERS on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, September 30. Tune ...

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HATEBREED Bassist To Sit Out Tour; SHADOWS FALL's BACHAND To Fill In

Bassist Chris Beattie of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will sit out the band's fall North American headlining tour after sustaining an injury in an accident. His temporary replacement on the road will be Matt Bachand of SHADOWS FALL. HATEBREED's tour kicks off tonight (Thursday, September 26) in Poughkeepsie, New York and features direct support from ...

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SPIRALARMS: 'Dealer' Song Available For Streaming

SPIRALARMS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based heavy rock band featuring Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, ex-MANMADEGOD) on guitar, Tim Narducci (ex-SYSTEMATIC) on vocals, Chris "Cornbread" Lombardo on bass, Brad Barth on keyboards, Anthony Traslavina on rhythm guitar and Ron Redeen (THE ESSENESS PROJECT) on drums, will release its second album, "Freedom", on October 22 via Steamhammer/SPV. SPIRALARMS ...

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HUNTRESS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Zenith' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Zenith", the new video from the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "Starbound Beast", which was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was ...

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On The Tour Bus With BUTCHER BABIES (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest episode, focusing on the BUTCHER BABIES. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on July 27, 2013 in Tinley Park, Illinois, can be seen below. BUTCHER BABIES' debut album, "Goliath", sold around 3,300 ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: New Song 'Paradise' Available For Streaming

MONSTER MAGNET will release its new album, "Last Patrol", in North America on October 15 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano, while "Evil" Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION) mixed the album, with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created ...

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SCAR THE MARTYR: Debut Album Trailer Available

The official trailer for the self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR's album was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose ...

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HATEBREED: 'Dead Man Breathing' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Dead Man Breathing" from Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED can be seen below. The track comes off the band's latest album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", which sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD, HAMMETT Talk To 'Nerdist' Podcast (Audio)

On July 19, Chris Hardwick of the "Nerdist" podcast conducted an interview with METALLICA members James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett at Comic-Con in San Diego, California. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Picturehouse has announced that METALLICA's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater ...

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EXODUS Singer's GENERATION KILL: New Album Details Revealed

GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, will release its sophomore album, "We're All Gonna Die", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others. Commented Dukes: "We called this album 'We're ...

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Winter Kills - DEVILDRIVER

Now comes a time in a premiere metal act's career when certain paths have reached their end and new ones open up. Dez Fafara is, of course, no stranger to new paths. His transition from nu-metal era favorites COAL CHAMBER to the more ferocious DEVILDRIVER has proven to be a successful gambit. Even doing what ...

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Godslayer - LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR

Chicago sludge-thrashers LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR are hardly shy. If you've ever seen their gonzo "War Master" video, you know just about anything goes with these guys, so long as one, it's brutally heavy and two, it's contained within the realm of pulp fantasy. Gore, T&A, sword-cleaving mayhem in "War Master", all set to the ...

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Hideous Rot - MASADA

Not to be confused with John Zorn's in-and-out jazz and folk tribe nor the short-lived thrash crew from the late eighties, this death metal unit from Philadelphia was founded in 2008 by guitarist Chris Milewski. Contained amongst his ranks is former IMMOLATION, RELLIK and GOREAPHOBIA skin crusher, Craig Smilowski, who fields drums on two tracks ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Interviewed By IN THE NOW MAGAZINE (Video)

In The Now Magazine conducted an interview with the BUTCHER BABIES at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below. BUTCHER BABIES' debut album, "Goliath", sold around 3,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer To Perform At COLD WAVES II Festival

Burton C. Bell, best known as the vocalist of Los Angeles-based cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY, will join forces with a number of well-known musicians on September 27-28 at the Metro in Chicago, Illinois for the Cold Waves II festival. Also scheduled to appear are Tommy Victor and Tony Campos of PRONG, Paul Barker (MINISTRY) and ...

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FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO Interviewed By Examiner.com (Audio)

David Garlow of Examiner.com recently conducted an interview with FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. You can now listen to the chat below. In a recent interview with ARTISTdirect, Jericho stated about FOZZY's latest album, 2012's "Sin And Bones": "We worked really hard on 'Sin And Bones'. We had a lot of momentum ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Video Footage Of Austin Workshop

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's September 9 Guitar Center workshop in Austin, Texas can be seen below. The autobiography of David Ellefson, co-founder and bassist of 11-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal titans MEGADETH, will be made available on October 29 via Howard Books. Ellefson's memoir, "My Life With Deth", chronicles the story of Ellefson's ...

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MONSTER MAGNET To Perform Live At Vintage Vinyl

MONSTER MAGNET will perform live at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Those wishing to attend this special, intimate gig must pre-order MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "Last Patrol", at VVinyl.com, thereby entitling them to an entry wristband for the event. "Last Patrol" will be released in ...

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SCORPION CHILD Interviewed By Groovey.tv (Video)

On September 14, Groovey of Groovey.tv conducted an interview with Austin, Texas-based classic rockers SCORPION CHILD at the Snowboard On The Block festival in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. SCORPION CHILD's self-titled debut album sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed ...

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