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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT Says 'The World Is Righted Again' Now That BRIAN JOHNSON And PHIL RUDD Are Back

Simon Wright says that the world has been "righted again" now that AC/DC is apparently once again making music with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Johnson and Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios in August. Based on the pictures, the assumption is that AC/DC ...

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Evolution - DISTURBED

When you title a body of work "Evolution", the subtext implies something of an anthropological nature or a systematic process of moving forward—in this case, a band. DISTURBED serves itself a tall order for its seventh album, "Evolution", which vocalist David Draiman has reputedly cited as the band's "Black Album". If DISTURBED is to be ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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Listen To EKTOMORF's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Hardwired'

Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF have just released a brand new two-track digital single. The single, which was recorded in one day in early September at No Silence Studio in Hungary, features a new EKTOMORF song, "Eternal Mayhem", as well as a cover version of METALLICA's "Hardwired". You can now listen to both tracks below. EKTOMORF's latest ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Doesn't Understand Why People 'Went Crazy' Over His Decision To Remove Chin Piercings

David Draiman has told HardDrive Radio that DISTURBED's massively successful cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" has had a profound effect on him and his bandmates. While they had another No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs hit from 2015's "Immortalized" with their original tune "Open Your Eyes", the triple-platinum "Silence" spent seven weeks ...

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DISTURBED: Pro-Shot Video Of Intimate Chicago Concert

DISTURBED played a special intimate show on October 10 at the 1,000-capacity Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The concert, which was presented by SiriusXM, saw the live premiere of the first two singles from DISTURBED's upcoming "Evolution" album, "Are You Ready" and "A Reason To Fight", as well as powerful renditions of a dozen or ...

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Former GHOST Members Plan To Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit

Former members of GHOST have vowed to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit against the band's leader, Tobias Forge. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album ...

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DISTURBED Singer Explains Decision To Remove Chin Piercings: 'It Felt Weird Walking Around Like A 45-Year-Old Hot Topic Kid'

In a brand new interview with Germany's Deutsche Welle, DISTURBED singer David Draiman spoke about his decision to finally remove his signature double labret vertical piercings, the long hook- or talon-shaped decoration that came down over his chin. "They're kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest," Draiman said about the ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist DAVID DRAIMAN: 'We Feel Very Comfortable Going In Any Direction We Choose'

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the title of the group's new album, "Evolution", applies to the band or the world itself: David: "Interesting question. Primarily, the band, and the music we've created for ...

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DISTURBED Announces First-Ever USO Tour For U.S. Military

DISTURBED has partnered with the USO to give special performances for the airmen at Creech and Nellis air force bases in Indian Springs and Las Vegas, respectively, on October 23 and 24. In addition to the performances, the band will take part in USO morale engagements to visit Airmen where they work and learn more ...

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TOM MORELLO, STEVEN ADLER, CHUCK BILLY, ADAM JONES Among Celebrity Bowlers At This Year's 'Bowl For Ronnie'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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EKTOMORF Covers METALLICA's 'Hardwired'

Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF will release a brand new two-track digital single in October. The single, which was recorded in one day in early September at No Silence Studio in Hungary, will feature a new EKTOMORF song as well as a cover version of METALLICA's "Hardwired". Video footage from the studio sessions can be seen below. ...

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Watch Video For New DISTURBED Single 'A Reason To Fight'

DISTURBED's official music video for the song "A Reason To Fight" can be seen below. It is the second single from the band's new album, "Evolution", which will be released on October 19. The "A Reason To Fight" clip was directed by Matt Mahurin (U2, METALLICA), who previously helmed the video for DISTURBED's Grammy-nominated rendition ...

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DISTURBED: 'A Reason To Fight' Single To Arrive This Friday

DISTURBED's new single, "A Reason To Fight", will make its online debut this Friday, September 21. It is the second single from the band's new album, "Evolution", which will be released on October 19. Like 2015's "Immortalized", DISTURBED's new album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko. ...

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