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METALLICA To Release 'Atlas, Rise!' On Halloween

METALLICA will unleash "Atlas, Rise!" to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST. The song is the third track to be released from METALLICA's forthcoming album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18 and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth Into ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Has Changed His Tune About SPOTIFY: 'It's The Best Thing Ever'

Scott Ian says that he has "embraced Spotify" after initially being against the streaming-music service. Streaming-music services have gotten a lot of criticism for how little they pay artists for their music. Taylor Swift has been one of the most recognizable and vocal artists speaking out against how streaming services like Spotify treat musical artists. ...

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Authorized Biography Of BAD BRAINS Frontman Due In January

Lesser Gods has announced the release of the first fully authorized biography of Paul "H.R." Hudson, one of rock's most enigmatic, mysterious and troubled lead singers, who founded and fronted the seminal punk/hardcore band and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees BAD BRAINS. The book, called "Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. ...

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PUSCIFER Takes On 'Trumpzilla' In 'The Arsonist' Video

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-based electro-rock band fronted by TOOL's Maynard James Keenan, has released the video for the song "The Arsonist". The animated clip finds Keenan and his bandmates joined by a special group of female fighters as they take on Trumpzilla. When asked about the clip, Keenan offered: "Sometimes you grab the Puscifer. Sometimes the ...

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THE ANSWER: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Solas' Album

Northern Irish rockers THE ANSWER will release their new album, "Solas", on October 28 via Napalm. The CD was produced by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh, who previously worked with THE ANSWER on their 2006 album "Rise". "Solas", which is the Gaelic (Irish language) word for "light," is also the title of the lead track ...

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VINNY APPICE: Video Footage Of Latest GoDpsMusic Drum Clinic

Legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) held a drum clinic on September 23 at GoDpsMusic in Newbury Park, California. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below. Appice joined BLACK SABBATH in 1980 during the "Heaven And Hell" tour and appeared on the albums "Live Evil" (1982) and "Mob ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: METALLICA Has 'Become Part Of American Culture'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. In the 15-minute clip below, Hammett discusses not just his career, but his emotional life. Says Hammett: "We've been around for over three decades — we're on our fourth decade — and we've been around so long, and people have seen the METALLICA name ...

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Video Premiere: SIXX:A.M.'s 'We Will Not Go Quietly'

"We Will Not Go Quietly", the new video from SIXX:A.M. — the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — can be seen below. The song is taken from SIXX:A.M.'s new album, "Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed", which will be released on November 18 via Eleven ...

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RIK EMMETT's RESOLUTION9: Listen To 'I Sing' Song Feat. DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE

TRIUMPH legend Rik Emmett and his new band, RESOLUTION9, will release their electrifying new album, "Res 9", worldwide on November 11 via Mascot Label Group. "Res 9" features contributions from RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson, DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie, and Rik Emmett's onetime TRIUMPH bandmates, bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore. The track "I ...

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New Song Premiere: ENUFF Z'NUFF's 'Rockabye Dreamland'

"Rockabye Dreamland", a brand new song from ENUFF Z'NUFF, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Clowns Lounge", which will be released on December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Clowns Lounge" is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band. This ...

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METALLICA: Photos From New Video Shoot

METALLICA has posted several photos from their Tuesday-night (October 11) video shoot in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with the hashtag #whatsongisit. Check out the pictures below. METALLICA last week issued casting calls for multiple roles of all ethnicities, including for fans to cheer on while the band performs and individuals who are able ...

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New Song Premiere: KORN's 'Take Me'

KORN's new song "Take Me" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Serenity Of Suffering", which will be released on October 21. The follow-up to 2013's "The Paradigm Shift" was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON and RUSH, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'Making Records Nowadays Is A Much More Sporadic Undertaking Than It Used To Be'

Lars Ulrich says that METALLICA's "looser" approach to making albums nowadays has contributed to the delay in getting the band's new disc, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", completed and ready for release. "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" will arrive next month, marking the band's first full-length collection of new material in eight long years, with "Death Magnetic" having launched in ...

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UFO Announces U.S. Tour With SAXON

Rock legends UFO have announced a U.S. tour with very special guests SAXON, beginning March 9 in Houston, Texas and continuing into early April. UFO, with its longstanding lineup of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards/guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Rob De Luca (bass), is coming back to the U.S. after a ...

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ROWYCO - JACKYL

Forget the whirring chainsaws, albeit that is JACKYL's primary claim to rock 'n' roll fame, and aside from the band setting two Guinness records with their maniacal touring marathons of 100 concerts in 50 days and 21 concerts within a 24-hour block. Remember when Jesse James Dupree and the band bum-rushed a Georgia-based Kmart with ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Talks Playing Guitar And Singing: It's 'Incredible' What HETFIELD And MUSTAINE Do

On September 10, Alex Stojanovic of Metal Master Kingdom conducted an interview with ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ANNIHILATOR's lack of a live presence in North America since the early ...

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SIXX:A.M. Announces Las Vegas After-Party

SIXX:A.M. — the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist D.J. Ashba and vocalist James Michael — has announced a special Las Vegas after-party following its performance with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SHINEDOWN at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, October 28. Located at Ashba's flagship Ashba Clothing retail store at The Stratosphere Las ...

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METALLICA Announces Casting Calls For New Video

METALLICA will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed new song on October 11-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band has issued casting calls for multiple roles of all ethnicities, including for fans to cheer on while METALLICA performs and individuals who are able to "engage in lightly choreographed fighting." For more information, visit ...

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