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Extinct Monster Worm Named After CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist

In a new study published in Scientific Reports ("Earth's Oldest 'Bobbit Worm' – Gigantism In A Devonian Eunicidan Polychaete") by Mats E. Eriksson of Lund University, Sweden, Luke A. Parry of Bristol University, U.K., and David M. Rudkin of Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, an extraordinary new species of polychaetes (bristle worms; the marine relatives of ...

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KISS Gives Surprise Makeup-Free Performance At 'All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military' (Video)

KISS gave a surprise make-up-free performance Saturday night (February 18) at the the close of a gala fundraiser event in Portland, Oregon. The "All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military" raised $1.4 million toward completing the construction of the $20 million Oregon Military Museum named after KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer's father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer. ...

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New Song Premiere: EVANESCENCE's 'Even In Death (2016)'

On February 17, EVANESCENCE will release a very special career-spanning vinyl box set encompassing all of the band's studio albums — "Fallen", "The Open Door" and "Evanescence" (with the latter two making their vinyl debut) — and, for the first time ever, the commercial debut for the previously unreleased demo album "Origin". Also included in ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is Selling His 1968 Jaguar XKE Car

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2+2. All sales inquiries are being handled exclusively by the Beverly Hills Car Club, the world's largest broker of European classic cars. "Kirk is a living legend in the music industry," says Alex Manos, owner of Beverly Hills Car Club. "This car embodies ...

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ARCH ENEMY's New Album Is Written And Partially Recorded

Conny Schiffbauer of Germany's Rock Hard magazine conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz and guitarist Michael Amott during this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of the upcoming ARCH ENEMY album: Michael: "The new album ...

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EVANESCENCE Working On New Music

According to Amy Lee's publicists at Mercenary Publicity, the EVANESCENCE singer and her bandmates are currently in the studio working on new music, expected later this year. Lee hinted in an interview with AOL last fall that the band was gearing up to make new music, but that it might not take the form of ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends METALLICA's LADY GAGA Collaboration

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has defended METALLICA's performance with Lady Gaga at this year's Grammy Awards, explaining that "it absolutely makes sense they'd collaborate." METALLICA's appearance with the pop superstar at the 59th annual event in Los Angeles Sunday night (February 12) turned into something of a disaster when the Grammy sound crew did not ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS, HUNTRESS Singer JILL JANUS Join Forces In THE STARBREAKERS

THE STARBREAKERS will debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band features five of the most talented female musicians today. With unparalleled musicianship and looks that kill, they've mastered the art of the cover song — delivering a mind-blowing live show and unforgettable party. THE STARBREAKERS ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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Singer JAKE E Is 'Stepping Off The AMARANTHE Tour Bus' To Pursue Other Projects

Vocalist Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg has broken his silence regarding his departure from AMARANTHE, the successful Swedish melodic metal band he co-founded. AMARANTHE has kept an active touring schedule in between recording and releasing four studio albums. Following AMARANTHE's tour of Japan with HELLOWEEN last September, Jake E, one of the band's three vocalists, announced ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Announces 'Half God Half Devil' Tour With MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, AVATAR, GEMINI SYNDROME

Atlantic recording group IN THIS MOMENT has announced plans for a major North American tour. The "Half God Half Devil" tour begins Friday, April 7 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Eagles Ballroom and then continues through mid-May. The Los Angeles-based hard rock band will be joined throughout the trek by MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, AVATAR and GEMINI SYNDROME. ...

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Listen To New MASTODON Song 'Show Yourself'

"Show Yourself", a brand new song from Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Emperor Of Sand", which will be released on March 31 via Reprise Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" is available for pre-order beginning today at ...

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Making Of MASTODON's 'Emperor Of Sand': First Studio Webisode

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Emperor Of Sand", the eighth studio album from Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON, can be seen below. Due on March 31 via Reprise Records, the follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" is available for pre-order beginning today at ...

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JAY WEINBERG: SLIPKNOT's Early Music 'Was The Soundtrack To My Life'

During last week's appearance on "Trunk Nation", Eddie Trunk's show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg spoke about his audition for the band and the process of making the group's latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter". Weinberg, 26, discovered SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, through his father Max, of Bruce Springsteen's ...

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