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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Undergoes Successful Surgery For Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement

Yoshiki of X JAPAN underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday, May 16 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully. Diagnosed as having "cervical foraminal stenosis" (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniated discs at the C5-C6 levels) due to his intense drumming style, his artificial disc replacement surgery ...

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TEXTURES Call It Quits

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have announced their breakup. The band says in a statement: "Ladies and gentlemen, there is no easy way to say this, so here it is: TEXTURES comes to an end. "Personal motives have led to this decision and it has not been made in haste. These personal reasons made it harder ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Release 'The Best' Collection In June

In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock 'n' roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself but his name will be colorfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal, and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on "The Best" — the first ...

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Watch MISS MAY I's Video For 'Shadows Inside' Title Track

The official video for "Shadows Inside", the title track of the new album from MISS MAY I, can be seen below. Due on June 2 via SharpTone Records, the disc was co-produced by Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, EMMURE, CROWN THE EMPIRE) and Nick Sampson (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BORN OF OSIRIS). Andrew Wade (A DAY TO ...

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PATHOLOGY's Self-Titled Album Due In July

San Diego extreme metallers PATHOLOGY will release their ninth studio album, simply titled "Pathology", on July 21 via Comatose Music. Over two years of tenacious effort went into the creation of this self-titled album, which can be described as their most superior work to date. Featuring murderous guitar riffs and a skillful drum performance chock ...

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DAWN OF DISEASE To Release 'Ascension Gate' Album In August

German death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will release their fourth studio album, "Ascension Gate", on August 11 via Napalm Records. Since 2003, DAWN OF DISEASE has rumbled its way to the top as heavyweights of Germany's death metal scene. Hailing from Osnabrück, DAWN OF DISEASE indulges some old-school Swedish groove and raspy riffs: BLOODBATH and ...

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BROKEN HOPE: Lyric Video For 'Mutilated And Assimilated' Title Track

Horror aficionados BROKEN HOPE pay tribute John Carpenter's 1982 classic "The Thing" with the worldwide premiere of the title track of their new album, "Mutilated And Assimilated". Directed by Tommy Jones, and featuring illustrated storyboards by Mark Rudolph, the infectious essence of brutal death metal details the decimation of the living in this gripping audio-visual ...

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Listen To New SUFFOCATION Song 'Return To The Abyss'

The official lyric video for "Return To The Abyss", a brand new song from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "...Of The Dark Light", which will be released on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked ...

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THE OFFSPRING's DEXTER HOLLAND Receives Ph.D In Molecular Biology

THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland, an avid scholar with both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biology, has completed his dissertation and will graduate today (Thursday, May 11) with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. Holland began his studies before THE OFFSPRING achieved major commercial success with its third album, ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Unveils 'Ritual' Album Cover

IN THIS MOMENT has apparently set "Ritual" as the title of its new album, tentatively due on July 14. The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2014's "Black Widow" was released earlier today via the band's social-media channels and can be seen below. The first single from "Ritual", a song called "Oh Lord", was premiered ...

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Watch METALLICA's Live Rehearsal Before Tour Kick-Off

METALLICA is streaming a live rehearsal special called "Now That We're Live" on Facebook Live tonight (Tuesday, May 9) at 9:00 p.m. ET. The special is taking place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, where the band kicks off the North American leg of the "WorldWired" tour the following night (May 10). The band is ...

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SUFFOCATION: First Trailer For '...Of The Dark Light' Album

The first trailer for "...Of The Dark Light", the upcoming album from New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, is available below. Due on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, the disc was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris ...

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RAGE: Second Trailer For 'Seasons Of The Black' Album

Only fourteen months after the arrival of its "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, German heavy metal trio RAGE will release its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast. The second trailer for "Seasons Of The Black" is available below. "Our fans are getting RAGE metal of the very ...

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Eternity, in Your Arms - CREEPER

With HIM announcing its forthcoming end, someone needs to pick up the willowy rock torch for love-stricken youth. Goth and punk rock being natural bedpartners, they've seldom co-habited with real impact post-SISTERS OF MERCY, THE SMITHS and THE MISSION UK. HIM's charm was the ease with which it pushed its unthinkable love-metal vibe, which could've ...

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Emperor of Sand - MASTODON

Oh, the dilemmas of high-profile tech wizards who, 30 years ago, would've faced less scrutiny than they do in the face of a sophisticated and far more opinionated metal community. Then again, people cried foul at IRON MAIDEN for utilizing synthesizers and writing a rock-friendly tune on "Somewhere in Time". That was an album viewed ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Run! Apocalypse! Run!' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song " Run! Apocalypse! Run!", taken from the recently released album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists ...

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GOATWHORE To Release 'Vengeful Ascension' Album In June

GOATWHORE will release its new album, "Vengeful Ascension", on June 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's seventh full-length was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, GRUESOME), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan. "Working with Rutan was awesome," says GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust. ...

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RAGE: First Trailer For 'Seasons Of The Black' Album

Only fourteen months after the arrival of its "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, German heavy metal trio RAGE will release its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast. The first trailer for "Seasons Of The Black" is available below. "Our fans are getting RAGE metal of the very ...

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