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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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Watch VINCE NEIL Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Biloxi

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil performed with his solo band on November 23 at IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "James Front and Center Rocking Roll the night away"). Neil is continuing to tour the world with his solo band, ...

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Original MORGOTH Guitarist CARSTEN OTTERBACH Dies After Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Founding MORGOTH member Carsten Otterbach has died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. The 48-year-old guitarist, who also headed up his own artist management company Direct Management, played on the band's first two EPs, "Resurrection Absurd" (1989) and "The Eternal Fall" (1990), as well as the first three full-length albums, "Cursed" (1991), "Odium" (1993) ...

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Listen To DAWN FADES Song 'Lean' From Upcoming Debut Album

"Lean", a song from the Los Angeles based post-metal group DAWN FADES, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 8, 2019 via Metal Assault Records. Metal Assault has worked with DAWN FADES for a couple of its events in the L.A. area ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Joins Forces With MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS In DEADLAND RITUAL

Bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) have joined forces in a new supergroup called DEADLAND RITUAL. DEADLAND RITUAL is scheduled to appear at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France next summer. The group will perform on ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Italy's HOUR OF PENANCE has signed with Agonia Records. The technical, brutal death metal band entered into an agreement with the Polish-based label in November of 2018, after parting ways with Prosthetic Records, via whom the band released three of their last albums, including 2017's "Cast The First Stone". HOUR OF PENANCE is putting the ...

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SHINEDOWN To Play Intimate Run Of Shows In May

SHINEDOWN has announced "An Evening With Shinedown" live dates — an intimate, limited run of shows kicking off May 6 in New Orleans. These nine special shows will offer fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal live experience amidst the 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, which will see SHINEDOWN pack arenas backed by its biggest, most eye-popping production ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Biopic 'The Dirt' To Arrive In March

The film adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", will be released on March 22, according to Vince Neil. The movie, which is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and ...

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