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ANDREAS 'VINTERSORG' HEDLUND Steps Down As Lead Vocalist Of BORKNAGAR

Due to personal reasons, Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund has decided to exit the Norwegian epic black metal band BORKNAGAR. As a result, I.C.S Vortex will take over as the group's lead vocalist, and will, together with Lars Nedland, carry on BORKNAGAR's legacy of vocal brilliance. According to BORKNAGAR, Hedlund's decision to leave "is based on mutual ...

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ERNIE C Defends His Production On BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album: I Wanted 'To Dry The Sound Up A Little Bit'

Ernie "C" Cunnigan has defended his production on BLACK SABBATH's "Forbidden" album, saying that he wanted to "dry" the band's sound up a little bit and make it "more personal." The 1995 LP, which features guitarist Tony Iommi alongside singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, is often regarded as the SABBATH's ...

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Listen To DUFF MCKAGAN's New Solo Single, 'Tenderness'

Duff McKagan has released "Tenderness", the first single from the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming solo album. "The real point of this record, and the lyrics for 'Tenderness', is not for me to be some damn politician or some other voice to add to what is already way too much noise," McKagan said in a ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 50th-Anniversary Playlist Program

In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band's equally groundbreaking follow-up album "Led Zeppelin II" was released. 50 years later, LED ZEPPELIN remains one of the most important bands in music history whose songs continue to ...

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HALESTORM Was 'Ready' To Get Heavier On 'Vicious' Album

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the heavier musical direction of HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", compared to its predecessor, 2015's "Into The Wild Life", Lzzy said: "I think that we were just ready ...

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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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DANKO JONES Releases Music Video For 'Dance Dance Dance'

Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has unveiled the Amir Chamdin-directed music video for its latest single, "Dance Dance Dance". The clip can be seen below. Chamdin, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker who has previously helmed videos for the likes of GHOST and THE HELLACOPTERS, shot "Dance Dance Dance" last month in Stockholm and created something ...

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WHITECHAPEL: 'When A Demon Defiles A Witch' Video Released

On March 29, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their seventh full-length album, "The Valley", via Metal Blade Records. The official Mathis Arnell-directed music video for the latest single from the disc, "When A Demon Defiles A Witch", can be seen below. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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CANDLEMASS: Entire 'The Door To Doom' Album Available For Streaming

"The Door To Doom", the 12th album from Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on February 22 via Napalm Records, the disc unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world-class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Discusses 'Challenges' In Stepping In For LAYNE STALEY, 'Chemistry' With Bandmates

Eonmusic has spoken to ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall about the iconic Seattle band's resurrection and continued success. DuVall, who joined the band in 2005 also discussed the recording of comeback album, 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue". The singer made the comments while chatting to the site at "Ultimate NAMM Night" ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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The 13th Beast - MALEVOLENT CREATION

Even though CANNIBAL CORPSE is rightfully known as a Florida death metal band, the genre leaders were actually originally from Buffalo, NY. Similarly, the long-running Florida death metal machine MALEVOLENT CREATION had originally migrated from the same city in New York. Connecting the dots on the death metal map may seem like anecdotal metal nerd ...

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