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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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STEVEN TYLER Collaborates with SOUNDWAVES Artist TIM WAKEFIELD

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler is bringing the re-recording of "Janie's Got A Gun" to life to support his philanthropic initiative Janie's Fund. The project with Soundwaves artist Tim Wakefield has produced unique and distinctive digital artworks on canvas to be sold through the Soundwaves Art Foundation to support the fund. Through "Janie's Got a Gun", ...

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MISFITS Honored at New ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Exhibit

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MISFITS (note: the legendary punk band's first gig took place on April 18, 1977 at CBGB in New York City), the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has unveiled the latest edition to its permanent collection of historic punk artifacts. MISFITS founding member Jerry Only's custom Devastator ...

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GWAR To Release 'Orgasmageddon' Comic In June

Following up on an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, GWAR will bring the blasphemous, blood-soaked series that fans demanded to print in June, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. GWAR has released an official video announcing the Dynamite partnership, which can be viewed below. From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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TERRY BUTLER Says RICK ROZZ 'Destroyed' MASSACRE With His 'Backstabbing'

Terry Butler says that his former MASSACRE bandmates Rick Rozz and Mike Mazzonetto "destroyed" the band with their "behind-the-scenes backtalking and backstabbing." MASSACRE's last incarnation included guitarist Rozz and drummer Mazzonetto alongside Butler and vocalist Ed Webb. That lineup lasted for four years and released a critically acclaimed album, 2014's "Back From Beyond", via Century ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Awaken The Guardian Live' In April

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of its third album, "Awaken The Guardian", in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, guitarist ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Announces European 35th-Anniversary Tour

Seminal New York hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT have announced their 35th-anniversary tour in support of their latest album, 2015's "The American Dream Died". AGNOSTIC FRONT changed the face of music throughout its 35-year long career and was partially responsible for the creation of the hardcore genre itself. These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of ...

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Former Members Of MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION, PESTILENCE Join Forces In FIRE FOR EFFECT

FIRE FOR EFFECT has been selected as the name of the new band featuring former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION and PESTILENCE. Joining vocalist Brett Hoffman (MALEVOLENT CREATION), bassist Tony Choy (PESTILENCE) and drummer Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION) in the project is guitarist and songwriter Gio Geraca (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ASHES OF ARES). Geraca said in a ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'We're Proud To Be A Metal Band'

A couple of days before MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine sat down with The Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammy Awards, to discuss the band's twelfth Grammy nomination. Speaking about being nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category, Mustaine said (see video below): "We're proud to be a metal band. ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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Listen To New MASTODON Song 'Show Yourself'

"Show Yourself", a brand new song from Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Emperor Of Sand", which will be released on March 31 via Reprise Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" is available for pre-order beginning today at ...

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EVOCATION To Release 'The Shadow Archetype' Album In March

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION will release their new album, "The Shadow Archetype", on March 10 via Metal Blade. EVOCATION guitarist Marko Palmen comments: "In my opinion, the new album is a step towards the roots of the band, although it also has a footing in the future. "I think the sound of the new album ...

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Making Of MASTODON's 'Emperor Of Sand': First Studio Webisode

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Emperor Of Sand", the eighth studio album from Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON, can be seen below. Due on March 31 via Reprise Records, the follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" is available for pre-order beginning today at ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Releases New Song 'Eternally Yours'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has debuted "Eternally Yours", a new song from the band's forthcoming Roadrunner debut, "Graveyard Shift". "Eternally Yours" is available at all DSPs. "Graveyard Shift" will arrive everywhere May 5. "Eternally Yours" features fan-designed single artwork and follows the previously released single "570", the music video for which has received over 2.6 million ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Featured In Latest Episode Of ERNIE BALL's 'String Theory'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. In the seven-minute clip below, Broderick talks about how he discovered the guys who influenced his style of play ("I got into the shredders — Yngwie [Malmsteen], [Paul] Gilbert and Jason Becker, and they've been torturing these fingers ...

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Members Of WHITE ZOMBIE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, PRIMUS Featured In Documentary About '90s Alternative Rock

It was the early '90s — seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called NIRVANA began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as "alternative" or "post-punk" went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales — ...

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