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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Was 'Surprised' By SLAYER's 'Farewell Tour' Announcement: They Are 'Young To Be Retiring'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he was "surprised" to hear about SLAYER's "farewell" tour, explaining that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is "young to be retiring." Last week, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Writing New Album In May

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER are planning to regroup in late spring to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Astonishing" album. "We're not gonna get into the studio until May," keyboardist Jordan Rudess told VintageRock.com at last weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California (see video below). "So, you know, it'll ...

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BONFIRE To Release 'Temple Of Lies' Album In April

German hard rockers BONFIRE will release their new album, "Temple Of Lies", on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting the predecessor — a group called CACUMEN, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Catalog Leaps In Sales And Streaming In First Week Of Wide Availability Across All Digital Platforms

At 12:01 a.m. local time around the world on January 19, legendary British rock icons DEF LEPPARD debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, DEF LEPPARD dominated the worldwide charts again. U.S. and U.K. chart stats saw their albums charting in ...

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OTEP Aims To Incite Social Change With Upcoming Album

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will release its as-yet-untitled eighth album later in the year via Napalm Records. Shamaya and her band are currently recording at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used on their first album, "Sevas Tra" (down to her original ...

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GEOFF TATE's New Song 'I've Seen The Way The Wind Blows' Will Feature Guest Appearances By Homeless Musicians

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Dave Lawrence, host of "All Things Considered" on Hawaii Public Radio, about his recently recorded song "I've Seen The Way The Wind Blows". All proceeds from the track, which will be released in the coming weeks, will benefit MercyWatch, a nonprofit focused on outreach to the homeless community ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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Video Premiere: MEGADETH's 'Lying In State'

MEGADETH's official music video for the song "Lying In State" can be seen below. The clip was filmed last fall with Brazilian award-winning director Leo Liberti during the band's South American tour. "Lying In State" is taken from MEGADETH's latest studio album, "Dystopia", which came out in January 2016. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said about ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Calls It Quits Once Again

Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN have once again called it quits — five months after playing their comeback concert. DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass said in a statement: "As many of you have rightly suspected, DIRGE WITHIN has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to ...

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DISTURBED Appears To Be Back In The Studio

DISTURBED appears to be back in the studio recording its first new music since 2015's "Immortalized" album. On Tuesday, DISTURBED posted a photo of a recording console along with the caption: "Getting started… #disturbedones" Prior to the arrival of "Immortalized", DISTURBED had been on hiatus since the fall of 2011, after completing the touring cycle ...

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SEVENDUST Begins Mastering New Album

SEVENDUST has begun the mastering process for its new album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" was recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. SEVENDUST's new disc will be the group's first for ...

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