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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Says There Was 'No Satisfaction' In Being A Replaceable 'Hired Gun'

The new rock documentary "Hired Gun: Out Of The Shadows, Into The Spotlight" received a one-night showing on June 29 at several hundred North American locations through Fathom Events. The film chronicles the story of world-renowned musicians who are not household names, but are instead the session and backup musicians who have performed at concerts ...

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WITH THE DEAD Feat. CATHEDRAL, ELECTRIC WIZARD Members To Release 'Love From With The Dead' Album

British doom metal mavens WITH THE DEAD will release their second album, "Love From With The Dead", on September 22 via Rise Above Records. Comprising tracks recorded during two separate sessions with celebrated studio guru Jaime Gomez Arellano, the new material represents the first fruits of the band's recently retooled lineup. Joining former CATHEDRAL/NAPALM DEATH ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida

ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar) — was involved in a fatal crash Friday afternoon (July 14) in Florida. ADRENALINE MOB bassist David Zablidowsky died and six others were injured when a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 near Micanopy and struck the group's RV ...

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PROJECTED Feat. SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI Members: 'Ignite' Video

"Ignite", the new video from PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), can be seen below. The clip was produced, directed and edited by Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions. "Ignite" is taken from PROJECTED's sophomore ...

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VINNIE PAUL Slams REX BROWN's Book As 'A Bunch Of Mythology', Once Again Rules Out Possibility Of PANTERA Reunion

Vinnie Paul Abbott has slammed Rex Brown's memoir as "a bunch of mythology" and has once again ruled out the possibility of any kind of reunion of surviving PANTERA members. The former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer made his comments Wednesday (July 12) during an in-studio appearance on the "Rover's Morning Glory" syndicated ...

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SOIL To Release 'Scream: The Essentials' In September

Chicago-based heavy rock outfit SOIL will release "Scream: The Essentials" on September 15 via Pavement Entertainment and AFM Records. Celebrating the band's twenty-year career, this release will feature tracks from their humble beginnings, rise to fame, and also include alternate versions and mixes. A brand-new track, "Gimme Some Lovin'", will be featured on the compilation ...

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IN MOTIVE Signs With SUMERIAN RECORDS

Los Angeles-based label Sumerian Records has announced the signing of IN MOTIVE. The band — made up of longtime Sumerian artists Lee McKinney (guitar; BORN OF OSIRIS), Nick Rossi (guitar; ex-CITY IN THE SEA), Conor White (drums), plus newcomer Devin Barrus (vocals) — crafts a sound that ebbs and flows between progressive metallic intricacy and ...

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DROWNING POOL's Return To Guantánamo Bay Draws Controversy

DROWNING POOL performed at this year's 4th of July "Freedom Fest" at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The Texas heavy rockers' appearance at the event was notable because their music was once used to interrogate detainees at the the American wartime prison located within Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. DROWNING POOL's song "Bodies" was used as a tool ...

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ROB DUKES Says It Will Be 'Fun' To Perform With EXODUS Again

Ex-EXODUS singer Rob Dukes says that it will be "fun" rejoining his former bandmates on stage this weekend. Dukes, who fronted EXODUS for nine years, will perform with the band during their July 8 concert in San Francisco, California. He will sing several songs with the group on the second of EXODUS's two-night stint at ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Gets 'Jazz' Treatment By ROBERT HAGLUND With Help From BRUCE KULICK

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Recruits Drummer KEN MARY For Upcoming Shows

Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have recruited Ken Mary (FIFTH ANGEL, ALICE COOPER, HOUSE OF LORDS, TKO, CHASTAIN) to play drums for the band at their upcoming shows. He steps in as the replacement for Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL), who recently left the group to join OVERKILL. "We're looking forward to seeing our European friends ...

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AMARANTHE Officially Recruits DYNAZTY Singer NILS MOLIN

DYNAZTY's Nils Molin has joined AMARANTHE as the replacement for the recently departed singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg. Having previously used Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye from the band SMASH INTO PIECES as a stand-in for Jake on some of the shows in 2016 and earlier this year, AMARANTHE recruited Molin for three Swedish concerts in ...

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GOTTHARD: 'Miss Me' Video Released

"Miss Me", the new video from Swiss hard rock veterans GOTTHARD, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Martin Häusler. "Miss Me" is taken from GOTTHARD's twelfth studio album, "Silver", which was released on January 13 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS. The CD was recorded at the Yellow House Studio ...

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Incorruptible - ICED EARTH

With the current upsurge of the popularity of traditional metal styles stateside, the heavy music climate is favorable for longtime titans ICED EARTH. If we allow the conversation to devolve into a debate over which metallic branch the band leans more toward on the tree of heavy metal subgenres, there will be obvious mentions of ...

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