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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Second Album Completed

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) and will tentatively arrive this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. Joining Olzon and Liimatainen in THE DARK ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Working On Their Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES are in the studio working on their fourth album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media. Earlier today, BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Carla Harvey wrote in an Instagram post: "We're holed up in the studio making new @butcherbabies for you. Who's excited?" "Lilith" was ...

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LACUNA COIL Begins Recording New Album

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" is tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media. Singer Cristina Scabbia took to Instagram earlier today to express her satisfaction with the band's new music, saying: " I feel so very ...

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BLACK SABBATH Reunites With BILL WARD At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward at last night's (Saturday, May 11) "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. RIVAL SONS performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler ...

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TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST, Others Have Their EPICENTER Festival Performances Canceled Due To Severe Weather

TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST and THE CULT are among the artists who had their sets canceled earlier tonight (Saturday, May 11) at the Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina because of severe weather. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: "For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that ...

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COAL CHAMBER Members Reunite

Three members of COAL CHAMBER reunited Friday night (May 10) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Earlier today, vocalist Dez Fafara posted an Instagram photo of him, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascón and bassist Nadja Peulen hanging out at what appears to be a local bar, along with the following caption: "About last night 'WE' ...

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MEGADETH Enters Studio For New Album Pre-Production

MEGADETH has entered a studio in Franklin, Tennessee to begin pre-production for its follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. Earlier today, the band tweeted a series of photos from the studio, along with the following caption: "It begins #megadeth16" MEGADETH's sessions for the new disc are being co-produced by Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on "Dystopia". ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Undergoing Surgery On Both Knees

Corey Taylor is recovering after undergoing surgery on both his knees. Earlier today (Friday, May 10), the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman posted an Instagram photo showing him lying in bed and flashing a smile for the camera while wearing a hospital gown and cap. He included the following caption: "Surgery in both knees today- ...

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VIXEN Is Writing Music For 'Badass' New Album

VIXEN is working on material for a new full-length album, tentatively due next year. The bandmembers spoke about their recording plans last weekend at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. "We have music in the works," drummer Roxy Petrucci told Max 1On1 - Conversations With Musicians (see video below). "We're all coming up with ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Begins Recording Eighth Album

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has entered the studio to begin recording its eighth album, due later in the year. The new disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where he works out of his private studio, The Hideout Recording Studio. Earlier ...

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KATAKLYSM To Tour North America With EXHORDER, KRISIUN And HATCHET

Montreal, Quebec, Canada death metallers KATAKLYSM will embark on a North American tour in September. Support on the "Meditations Over North America 2019" trek will come from EXHORDER, KRISIUN and HATCHET. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. KATAKLYSM is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Meditations", which was released last ...

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TOOL's New Album Gets Official Release Date

TOOL's long-awaited new album will arrive on August 30. The band confirmed the release date Tuesday night (May 7) at its concert in Birmingham, Alabama. According to fans who attended the show, a video screen flashed the date "August 30th" before the set's encore. Frontman Maynard James Keenan then encouraged fans to share the news ...

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BUCKCHERRY Filming 'Right Now' Music Video

BUCKCHERRY is filming a music video for its song "Right Now" today (Monday, May 6) at the Affliction Clothing headquarters in Seal Beach, California. According to singer Josh Todd, the clip, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will feature "some great fighters." "Right Now" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's latest album, "Warpaint", ...

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SEPULTURA To Record New Album In August; February 2020 Release Planned

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will enter the studio in August to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" will once again be recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON ...

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LAMB OF GOD-Owned Guitars Go Missing Before Phoenix Concert

Two guitars belonging to LAMB OF GOD were allegedly stolen Thursday morning (May 2) before the band's concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. According to LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler, his "main beloved Warbird," along with bassist John Campbell's "one-of-a-kind handpainted bass" went missing after the musicians had left the area and the ...

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CARMINE APPICE Praises CLUTCH's Cover Of CACTUS's 'Evil'

Carmine Appice says that he is "very proud" to see CLUTCH recording a cover version of the CACTUS classic "Evil". On March 27, CLUTCH posted a short video from the studio in which the bandmembers could be seen laying down their rendition of "Evil". They wrote in an accompanying caption: "Back in the studio recording ...

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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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