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RIVAL SONS Announce North American Headline Tour

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced their first full North American headline tour. The dates include stops at New York's Brooklyn Steel, Philadelphia's Union Transfer and Los Angeles's Henry Fonda Theatre. THE SHEEPDOGS will support all U.S. dates. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time; all remaining tickets will go on ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Wheel Against Will'

The official video for the song "Wheel Against Will" from NONPOINT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth album, "X", which was released on August 24. The follow-up to 2016's "The Poison Red" was produced by Fred Archambault, who has previously worked with ATREYU and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others. In ...

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FEAR FACTORY Has Completed New Studio Album, Says BURTON C. BELL

FEAR FACTORY has completed work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative 2019 release. The effort, which will once again be made available via Nuclear Blast, will mark the Californian band's first collection of new music since 2015's "Genexus" LP. The news of FEAR FACTORY's studio activity was broken by singer Burton C. Bell ...

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FREDDY CRICIEN Discusses MADBALL's Guitarist Situation

MADBALL vocalist Freddy Cricien has spoken out about the band's guitarist situation, more than a year after the group parted ways with longtime axeman Brian "Mitts" Daniels. At the time, the New York hardcore veterans called the split "a very hard and heartbreaking decision for all involved." MADBALL's latest studio album, "For The Cause", saw ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And TARJA TURUNEN Perform With Finnish Christmas Rock Project RASKASTA JOULUA

Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) are among the guest musicians who performed with Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," earlier tonight (Tuesday, December 4) in Rauma, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RASKASTA JOULUA started with an album in ...

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Watch MYLES KENNEDY Perform In Hartford

On November 23, iRock Radio captured Myles Kennedy's solo performance at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Watch the footage below. Kennedy's debut solo album, "Year Of The Tiger", was released in March. On the disc, Myles embarked on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hadn't explored ...

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Watch STEEL PANTHER's Unique Interpretation Of 'Brokeback Mountain'

"Cineminute", the new YouTube show from California party rockers STEEL PANTHER, premiered last month with the band's parody of the Bryan Singer classic "The Usual Suspects". The weekly episodic show has now returned with STEEL PANTHER's unique interpretation of 2005's Ang Lee Academy Award winner "Brokeback Mountain". STEEL PANTHER kicked off its latest tour on ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Let The Holiday Spirits Flow

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are working off the holiday spread in advance. The band is spreading year-end tidings of comfort and joy whether you want it or not. First up is a limited-edition Christmas single available on seven-inch vinyl directly from QOTSA.com and to stream, wherever streamers stream. The A-side is a rendition of ...

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Way of the Road - SKULL FIST

At this point in the year of 2018, the modern heavy metal scene is heavily saturated with newer bands throwing back to the sounds of the early 1980s. Scores of bands are aping the riffs and chord progressions popularized by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Bay Area thrash, and the heavier ends of ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: Lyric Video For New Song 'Welcome To The World'

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is Working On 'Trilogy Project' For 2019 Release

Nikki Sixx is working on a "trilogy" project for a 2019 release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist, who said last year that he was "unofficially retired" from touring, discussed his plans in an Instagram post. "Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019," he wrote. "Very excited to ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Lyrical Inspiration For Next MEGADETH Album: 'I've Toned It Down A Little Bit With The Political Stuff'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that he is working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album, tentatively due next year. Asked about the musical direction of the music he has written so far, he said (hear audio below): "Well, I don't know how to answer that, because ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's 'Loud Krazy Love' Film To Premiere On SHOWTIME This Month

A new trailer for "Loud Krazy Love", an unconventional new documentary chronicling the chaotic and unexpectedly uplifting life story of Brian "Head" Welch, best known as guitarist and co-founder of KORN, can be seen below. The 86-minute film directed by first-time feature filmmakers Trey Hill and Scott Mayo will premiere Friday, December 14 at 10 ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be the musical guests on the December 11 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform several songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical ...

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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Feat. Former NEVERMORE, GOD FORBID Members: 'Delirium' Album Due In February

Mighty Music has announced the signing of GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new U.S. progressive metal sensation featuring former NEVERMORE and GOD FORBID members. The band's sophomore LP, titled "Delirium", will be released on February 22, 2019, and is a must-have for all NEVERMORE, KAMELOT and PAIN OF SALVATION fans. Formed in 2012 by guitarist Matthew ...

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NITA STRAUSS On JILL JANUS's Suicide: 'I Did Not See It Coming'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, says that she was surprised by the death of her THE STARBREAKERS bandmate Jill Janus. Janus, who was also the frontwoman for the California heavy metal band HUNTRESS, passed away on August 14. A longtime sufferer of mental illness, she took her own ...

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