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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MARILYN MANSON, PROPHETS OF RAGE, STONE SOUR Set For HOUSTON OPEN AIR

A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air — Texas's biggest rock experience — set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, Texas. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PROPHETS OF RAGE, STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, MASTODON, HALESTORM, IN ...

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HELMET To Release 25th-Anniversary Colored-Vinyl Edition Of Landmark LP 'Meantime'

In the heady musical atmosphere of the early 1990s, HELMET's 1992 breakthrough album, "Meantime", stood out for its uniquely dynamic approach. Often described as a thinking person's heavy metal band, the New York foursome merged the influence of leader Page Hamilton's avant-garde background with a hard-rocking sensibility to create some of the era's most innovative ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says His Proposed Project With DEVIN TOWNSEND Will Focus On Lead Vocals

Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard publisher Holger Stratmann at this year's Rock Hard Festival, which was held June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. When asked about his proposed project with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, Mikael said: "Well, actually, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

OZZY OSBOURNE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE and INCUBUS top the bill for the fourth annual Louder Than Life destination festival, set to take place Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne — recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the ...

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MASTODON To Perform On Tonight's 'Conan'

**UPDATE**: According to MASTODON, the band's performance on "Conan" "had to be rescheduled." A new air date has not yet been announced. The original article follows below. Atlanta progressive heavy rock icons MASTODON will perform the song "Show Yourself" on tonight's (May 25) episode of Conan O'Brien's nighttime talk show, "Conan". The show airs on ...

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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Was 'Totally Shocked And Overwhelmed With Grief' Over CHRIS CORNELL's Death

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher says that he was "totally shocked and overwhelmed with grief" over Chris Cornell's death. The SOUNDGARDEN frontman was pronounced dead last Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night. The band had played a concert at the Fox Theatre earlier that evening. A full autopsy ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Ties The Knot

MASTODON's Brent Hinds married his girlfriend Raísa Moreno less than a month after proposing to her onstage during the band's April 28 concert in Birmingham, Alabama. Pictures of the low-key wedding — which was attended by Raísa's mother and Brent's best man, Tom Cheshire — were posted on Hinds's and Moreno's Instagram accounts. "It was ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MARILYN MANSON, HALESTORM Set For ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival

The music lineup, along with food and beverage highlights have been announced for the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance festival, set to take place Saturday, October 7 at the festival's new location at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, New Jersey. The Northeast's biggest rock experience will feature over twenty bands on ...

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MASTODON Drummer's ARCADEA: 'Army Of Electrons' Video

"Army Of Electrons", the new Core Atoms-animated video from ARCADEA, can be seen below. Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, ARCADEA will make its arrival known with the release of its self-titled debut album on June 16 via Relapse Records. ARCADEA was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor of MASTODON teamed up with guitarist and ...

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Emperor of Sand - MASTODON

Oh, the dilemmas of high-profile tech wizards who, 30 years ago, would've faced less scrutiny than they do in the face of a sophisticated and far more opinionated metal community. Then again, people cried foul at IRON MAIDEN for utilizing synthesizers and writing a rock-friendly tune on "Somewhere in Time". That was an album viewed ...

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Lullaby Versions Of MASTODON Out Now

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of Mastodon" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of Mastodon" track listing: 01. Show Yourself 02. Curl Of The Burl 03. Oblivion 04. Tread Lightly 05. Blood And Thunder 06. Sultan's Curse 07. High ...

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REVOLVER Magazine Sold To Digital Media Company PROJECT M GROUP; Brand Relaunch Planned For This Fall

Revolver magazine, North America's long-running hard rock and metal magazine, has been sold to digital media and e-commerce company Project M Group, LLC. Returning to Revolver magazine is both former editor in chief Brandon Geist, who will now be editorial director and chief content officer, as well as former photography director Jimmy Hubbard who will ...

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MASTODON Drummer's ARCADEA To Release Debut Album In June

Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, ARCADEA will make its arrival known with the release of its self-titled debut album on June 16 via Relapse Records. ARCADEA was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor of MASTODON teamed up with guitarist and keyboardist Core Atoms (ZRUDA) to create a synth-laden progressive, heavy psych band. Adding guitarist ...

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MASTODON Strikes Back At Online Trolls And Haters

According to The Pulse Of Radio, MASTODON bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and guitarist Bill Kelliher explained in a new interview with Noisey that the band doesn't let online trolls and haters — and even some of their own fans — get to them with criticism about their sound or the way it's changed. Kelliher ...

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MASTODON Scores Its Third Top 10 Album With 'Emperor Of Sand'

"Emperor Of Sand", the eighth studio album from internationally celebrated heavy rock icons MASTODON, has entered Billboard's Top Album Sales chart at the No. 1 position, making this not only the best-selling album of the week over all other entries, but also the band's biggest sales debut in their history. In addition, "Emperor Of Sand" ...

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WICK - ROYAL THUNDER

Georgia is one of contemporary American metal's saving graces. Thusly it shouldn't be a surprise that the state’s ROYAL THUNDER now claims bragging rights, alongside the esteemed company of MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA, as sludge-prog cream of the crop. Though ROYAL THUNDER has taken a slower course to recognition, thirteen years to be precise, its ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON were the musical guests on last night's (Monday, April 3) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band played the song "Show Yourself" on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Check out video footage below. MASTODON will play a rare, intimate show at Amoeba Music in Hollywood ...

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GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Feat. ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members: Video Of U.S. Live Debut

GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA, the band featuring ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall alongside members of MASTODON and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, made its U.S. live debut last night (Friday, March 17) at The Sunset Room in Austin, Texas during this years South By Southwest (SXSW). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. ...

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