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MONUMENTS: Another New Song Available For Streaming

London, England-based tech-metal quintet MONUMENTS will release its long-awaited debut album, "Gnosis", out August 27 in Europe, August 28 in North America and August 31 in Australia/New Zealand through Century Media Records. A song from the CD, "Degenerate", can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Gnosis" was originally supposed to be released last ...

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LEATHER LEONE Interviewed On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

WSCA 106.1 FM's "Black Night Meditations" recently conducted an interview with singer Leather Leone (SLEDGE LEATHER, CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is ...

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BATTLECROSS: 'Kaleb' Video Released

"Kaleb", the new video from Detroit, Michigan's BATTLECROSS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Pursuit Of Honor", which came out in August 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The clip was directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of the death metal band ALLEGAEON. The live footage in the video was ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Performs With RICHIE KOTZEN In Los Angeles (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) joined Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) on stage last night (Tuesday, August 7) at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California to perform a cover version of the BOB DYLAN classic "All Along The Watchtower". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Kotzen, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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Unofficial SOUNDGARDEN Fan Photo Book In The Works

"Photofantasm Soundgarden Edition" is a collector's item photo book highlighting SOUNDGARDEN's recent shows via a compilation of fan photos and stories from 2010, 2011, and 2012 covering performances in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The book is created and dedicated to the band, by the fans, hence the title "Photofantasm". The photo book ...

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TESTAMENT's 'Dark Roots Of Earth' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT, sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. TESTAMENT's previous ...

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STAIND: 'Live From Mohegan Sun' DVD Preview Clip

The first official live CD from STAIND, "Live From Mohegan Sun", was made available by Eagle Rock Entertainment on July 10, and will be followed by the DVD and Blu-ray release on August 14. This concert was recorded and filmed in high definition at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Montville, Connecticut on November 25, 2011. ...

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SODOM, TANKARD Frontmen To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have tapped Thomas "Angelripper" Such (SODOM) and Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (TANKARD) to lay down vocals on an as-yet-undisclosed song from their forthcoming 30th-anniversary album, "Spiritual Genocide", to be released in November via Nuclear Blast Records. DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer previously said that the band's new CD would be "much ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Working On Autobiography

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has revealed via Twitter that he has written the first three chapters of his forthcoming autobiography. According to the singer, the book's release will coincide with the arrival of the debut album from DEVICE, his new industrial-style collaboration with former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo. In January 2011, Draiman gave ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN, BELLO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. MACHINE HEAD has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 10-12 at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England. Fans ...

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SLAYER's KING, LOMBARDO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Album Title Revealed

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have set "Spiritual Genocide" as the title of their 30th-anniversary album, to be released in November via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "The drum recording for the upcoming DESTRUCTION album, 'Spiritual Genocide', is finished! Vaaver [real name: Wawrzyniec Dramowicz] did an amazing job on the fastest DESTRUCTION album in ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: New Video Interview With MIKE HRANICA

Tricia Weight of "Interviews From The Edge" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Hranica of the Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA released a live CD/DVD, "Dead & Alive", on June 26 via ...

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TESTAMENT Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone' (Video)

On July 27, "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", is likely to sell between ...

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ISIS To Release 'Temporal' In November

ISIS will release "Temporal", a retrospective collection of unreleased rarities, remixes and videos, on November 6 via and Ipecac Recordings. "Temporal" spans the groundbreaking band's entire discography with inclusions from "Mosquito Control" to the band's final full-length album, "Wavering Radiant". "It was fun and also very nostalgic collecting material for this release," commented Aaron Harris. ...

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ALL HAIL THE YETI: More Debut Album Details Revealed

Los Angeles-based metal quartet ALL HAIL THE YETI will release its self-titled debut album in North America on August 28 via AFM Records. Uniting elements of sludge metal, hardcore and groove-laden hard rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI unify these influences into their own diverse, modern style which is delivered in a way to make people ...

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EVANESCENCE: New Audio Interview With AMY LEE

Mike Jones, host of the night show on the X106.7 radio station in Columbus, Ohio, recently conducted an interview with EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. You can now listen to the chat below. EVANESCENCE is headlining this year's edition of Carnival Of Madness, the annual touring rock extravaganza, with support from CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. ...

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MINISTRY: New Video Interview With SIN QUIRIN

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with MINISTRY guitarist Sin Quirin before the band's July 18 concert at The Academy (moved from Vicar St) in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. MINISTRY was forced to cancel a couple of shows on its current tour after the band's mainman, Al Jourgensen, collapsed onstage during the ...

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