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KINGDOM COME Kicks Off 30th-Anniversary Tour In Seattle (Video)

A revamped version of KINGDOM COME — comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, along with singer Keith St. John (formerly of MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB) — is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album by embarking on a U.S. tour. ...

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LUCIFER Releases Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Evening Wind'

Heavy rockers LUCIFER have released their cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Evening Wind". The track was previously made available as the B-side of LUCIFER's seven-inch single "California Son" and as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of LUCIFER's new album, "Lucifer II". Comments singer Johanna Sadonis: "Since many have asked, we are happy ...

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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Co-Founder MARTY BALIN Dies At 76

Marty Balin, the legendary founder and lead vocalist of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and hit songwriter of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, passed away on September 27. His wife, Susan Joy Balin, was by his side. He was 76. Marty had a historic career as Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and platinum and ...

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Listen To New TERRORIZER Song 'Caustic Attack'

"Caustic Attack", a new song from American grindcore icons TERRORIZER, can be streamed below. The track is the title cut of band's long-anticipated new full-length, which will be released on October 12 via The End Records. Produced by Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, ALL THAT REMAINS, KATAKLYSM, BATTLECROSS) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and featuring the ...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to Variety, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic "Stairway To Heaven" was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after ...

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SIGH's New Album 'Heir To Despair' To Feature Guest Appearance By PHILIP ANSELMO

Japanese avant garde metal veterans SIGH will release their 11th studio album, "Heir To Despair", on November 16 via Candlelight Records. While the previous album, "Graveward" (2015), was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir To Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like BRAINTICKET, EMBRYO, AGITATION FREE, BETWEEN, ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterasn SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'Controlled Chaos' Solo Album Details Announced

Nita Strauss, the incredibly talented guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, will release her debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos", on November 16 via Sumerian Records. The electric and fiery music video for "Our Most Desperate Hour" is the first look into what's ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces Collection Of Vinyl Reissues

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a very special vinyl reissue collection celebrating the band's legacy. The collection offers a limited one-time-only pressing that includes reimagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl. The first five albums will be released via Nuclear Blast on November 30. Watch the trailer about the ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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DAVE GROHL To Launch 'Play' Music Gear Auction On REVERB

After having unleashed his unprecedented and immersive project "Play", Dave Grohl today announced The Dave Grohl "Play" Reverb Auction in partnership with Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling musical instruments. The auction launches on Tuesday, October 9, and will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the musician. Proceeds from the ...

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Watch HALESTORM Perform Acoustic Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'That's The Way' At PLANET ROCK Studio

As part of Zeptember, Planet Rock's celebration of LED ZEPPELIN's 50th anniversary, HALESTORM's Joe Hottinger and Lzzy Hale performed a stripped-back cover of "That's The Way" live at the U.K. digital rock music radio station's studios. Check out video footage below. Lzzy told Revolver magazine that LED ZEPPELIN's "Led Zeppelin III" (1970) was one of ...

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CHROME DIVISION Feat. DIMMU BORGIR's SHAGRATH: Fifth And Final Album, 'One Last Ride', To Arrive In November

CHROME DIVISION — the Norwegian band featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar — will release its fifth and final album, "One Last Ride", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. Four years after "Infernal Rock Eternal", CHROME DIVISION joins forces again with its first lead singer, Eddie Guz, and brews up a ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Distortion' 12-Inch Vinyl

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a 12-inch vinyl single, "Distortion", on November 23, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the U.S. and Canada. BABYMETAL's song "Distortion" was released with sudden surprise in this May. In showing its new "Dark Side" on stage during the band's world ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Shockwave City'

"Shockwave City", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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UNEARTH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Survivalist'

The official lyric video for the song "Survivalist" from Boston's UNEARTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Extinction(s)", which will be released on November 23. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, THY ART ...

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PEARL JAM Unveils New Campaign Against Homelessness

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM held a press conference on Thursday (September 27) to announce a statewide effort to end youth homelessness. A statement from the band read in part: "Every year, more than 13,000 unaccompanied young people under the age of 25 experience homelessness in the state of Washington — 1,500 ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Releases 'Crucify Me' Lyric Video

German metallers PRIMAL FEAR have released the official lyric video for the song "Crucify Me". The track is featured on a new seven-inch vinyl single — limited to just 1,000 copies — made available to celebrate the band's return to Nuclear Blast Records. Also featured on the single is a live version of the classic ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Countdown'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Countdown". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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