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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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SLIPKNOT: New Teaser For Sixth Album

SLIPKNOT has shared another short teaser for the band's new album. The Instagram video shows some of SLIPKNOT's equipment along with distorted music playing in the background. An accompanying caption reads: "Album 6 | August 9." The upcoming disc will include the song "All Out Life", which was released last October. The track's accompanying video ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Record New Album In Early 2020

Prior to CRADLE OF FILTH's performance in San Antonio, Texas on April 15, vocalist Dani Filth spoke with "Robb's MetalWorks". The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group's latest album, "Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay", was received: Dani: "It's been great. We've had a ...

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FOZZY Announces 'Unleashed In The West' September 2019 U.S. Tour

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — has announced the "Unleashed In The West" 2019 headline tour. The U.S. trek, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starts on September 5 in Denver and wraps on September 28 in Atlanta. The FOZZY members will take ...

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KORN Bassist Is Selling Autographed Prints Of His Paintings

KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has taken up expressive mixed media painting and is auctioning off autographed prints of some of his recent work. Arvizu revealed his latest passion in a Facebook post, writing: "From February 2018-February 2019, during a difficult time in my life, I unexpectedly began a journey of mixed media painting on ...

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Listen To MASTODON's Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven'

For this year's Record Store Day, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON released a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" in honor of their late manager, Nick John. John, who also managed GOJIRA, passed away last September from pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the single will be donated to pancreatic cancer research. You can now listen ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'Blind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Blind" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER (named by Spin as one of the "30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time") — can be seen below. The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'The Older I Get, The More I Work'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was recently interviewed by "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about his current tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, which sees him teaming up with four different vocalists — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie WhiteSchenker ...

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Damnatio ad Bestias - IMPRECATION

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware and appreciative—whether we are talking ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Is New Theme Song Of WWE's 'NXT'

SLIPKNOT's "All Out Life" has been picked as the new theme for WWE's "NXT" weekly show. As first revealed yesterday by WWE COO Triple H on Twitter, the track will be heard every Wednesday at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE network. "NXT" also released a brand-new music video for "All Out Life" featuring "NXT" ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Revelation' Album In August

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on August 23 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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SLIPKNOT Shares Vocal Teaser From New Album Sessions

SLIPKNOT has shared a short video from the recording sessions for the band's new album. The one-minute clip features distorted and slowed-down vocals, along with footage from inside the studio. The upcoming disc will include the song "All Out Life", which was released last October. The track's accompanying video was directed by the band's own ...

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