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BARRY KERCH Calls SHINEDOWN 'A Full Democracy'

During a recent interview with Cutter and Kaytie of Razor 94.7 and 104.7, SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch said that his band is "a full democracy." He explained (hear audio below): "Brent's [Smith, vocals] the 51 percent, because he's gotta be the captain. Every ship has a captain… You have to have a leader, and Brent's ...

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WARRANT Teams Up With SWEENEY RACING For Northeast Run

Take a four-time late model racing championship team and mix it together with a hard-hitting, full-out rock and roll quintet that has rocked generations for decades. Separately, the two generate energy from fans and provide some of the best entertainment around. Blended together, auto racing and rock and roll fit like a hand and glove. ...

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Montreal Officially Dubbed Heavy Metal City

According to Global News, Montreal, Quebec, Canada has officially been recognized for its heavy metal scene. Councillor Craig Sauvé published his motion hailed last week to have Montreal hailed as a "city of excellence" in heavy metal music. The motion was voted on earlier today (Monday, April 15) during a city council meeting ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says His Twitter 'Feud' With JOE BONAMASSA Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner says that his supposed Twitter "feud" with Joe Bonamassa was blown out of proportion. Faulkner made headlines last month when he implored Bonamassa to "stop acting like a spoilt tit" after the blues/rock guitar titan complained about an online article based on one of his tweets. The online exchange started when ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: No New MEGADETH Album Before 2020

David Ellefson says that fans will probably have to wait until at least early 2020 to see a new studio album from MEGADETH. MEGADETH hasn't released any fresh music since 2016's "Dystopia" record, whose title track won a Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2017 ceremony. Asked by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station ...

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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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DINO CAZARES Has No Information To Share About New FEAR FACTORY Album

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that he has no information to share regarding a possible release for the band's already-completed new album, tentatively titled "Monolith". Cazares was asked about the status of FEAR FACTORY's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP during a brand new interview with "The Metal Command" radio show. ...

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KING'S X Begins Recording First Studio Album In Over A Decade

KING'S X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording its new album — the band's first in over a decade — due later this year via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. Helming the disc is renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with a varied range of artists, from ...

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JOURNEY Announces 2019 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rockers JOURNEY are taking over the Las Vegas Strip this fall with a limited engagement inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace October 9 - 26, 2019. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

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RAGE Signs with SPV/STEAMHAMMER; 25th Studio Album Due In January

15 years after the arrival of their live recording "From The Cradle To The Stage", German metal veterans RAGE have returned to SPV/Steamhammer. The band — featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos — is working on material for its upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage" (working title), scheduled for release ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Mad World' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Mad World" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Resist", which arrived on February 1. The disc is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, the specialist hard rock label of Universal Music Group. "Resist" features guest appearances by ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release 'Return To Eden' Album In June

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). Formed in the autumn of 2012, TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON released its debut ...

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