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I Did Something Bad - THE ERKONAUTS

Okay, so toward the end of the month when your ol' pal Ray is nearing the finish of his monthly review queue, it's not only appreciated but genuinely thanked aloud with nobody but his bemused little boy in the room when an album goes the extra mile to keep his attention receptors alert. Admittedly, reading ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Starlight' Song Streaming

"Starlight", a brand new song from GONE IS GONE, the new project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be streamed using the Apple Music widget below. The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this summer through their ...

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DEATH: Entire Deluxe Reissue Of 'Scream Bloody Gore' Available For Streaming

DEATH's legendary 1987 debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", is more than just an untouchable album — upon its release, it was positively genre-creating. "Scream Bloody Gore" founded the quintessential death metal sound, with more tormented riffs, screams, and leads than the world had ever imagined, and established Chuck Schuldiner's inimitable phrasing and songwriting style as the ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases New Video For Cover Of METALLICA's 'Battery'

On May 10, 1996 Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group is re-releasing it remastered with three bonus tracks. Added to this new version will ...

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New THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Album To Be Released Via COOKING VINYL

Party Smasher Inc., the multi-faceted collective founded by Ben Weinman (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA), has announced a global partnership with Cooking Vinyl. A network for cultural saboteurs of various disciplines — music, art, fashion, and beyond — Party Smasher was established by Weinman in 2009 as a way to unite and empower ...

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DEATH: Listen To Previously Unreleased Version Of 'Legion Of Doom' From 'Scream Bloody Gore' Reissue

"Legion Of Doom", a previously unreleased song from the forthcoming reissue of DEATH's classic debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", can be streamed below. "Legion Of Doom" began life as a MANTAS demo, but the incomplete, instrumental DEATH version from the original "Scream Bloody Gore" Florida recording sessions featuring just Chuck Schuldiner on guitar and Chris ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Violescent' Video Released

A new experimental rock band called GONE IS GONE has been formed by MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin. The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. In anticipation of ...

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DEATH: Remastered Version Of 'Baptized In Blood' Available For Streaming

DEATH's legendary 1987 debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", is more than just an untouchable album — upon its release, it was positively genre-creating. "Scream Bloody Gore" founded the quintessential death metal sound, with more tormented riffs, screams, and leads than the world had ever imagined, and established Chuck Schuldiner's inimitable phrasing and songwriting style as the ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Violescent' Song Streaming

A new experimental rock band called GONE IS GONE has been formed by MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin. The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. In anticipation of ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Designs Flying-V Custom Guitar From EPIPHONE

Epiphone, the world leader in affordable, professional instruments, proudly presents the debut of the limited-edition Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom, a new signature model designed by Brent Hinds, lead singer and guitarist of MASTODON. Hinds was recently honored with a Metal Hammer Golden Gods award by Guitar World for his ferocious guitar chops and has appeared ...

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DEATH: Deluxe Reissue Of 'Scream Bloody Gore' Due In May

DEATH's legendary 1987 debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", is more than just an untouchable album — upon its release, it was positively genre-creating. "Scream Bloody Gore" founded the quintessential death metal sound, with more tormented riffs, screams, and leads than the world had ever imagined, and established Chuck Schuldiner's inimitable phrasing and songwriting style as the ...

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PANTERA Gets Mentioned At ACADEMY AWARDS

PANTERA got a shoutout during Sunday's 88th Academy Awards before the film "The Big Short" took home the Oscar for "Best Adapted Screenplay". Christian Bale, who has earned a reputation for being an incredibly intense method actor, learned to play double-bass drums for a short scene in "The Big Short" where his character, the hedge ...

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MASTODON To Open Rehearsal Facility In Atlanta

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have purchased a rehearsal building in the West End area of their hometown and are working on turning it into a place that will house about twenty individual rehearsal spots. MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher is overseeing the project, which came about after two rehearsal studios, Thunderbox and Avatar Studios, closed last ...

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VEKTOR To Release 'Terminal Redux' Album In May

Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have revealed the full details of their long-awaited new album, "Terminal Redux". Due on May 6 via Earache, "Terminal Redux" is VEKTOR's third full-length release and the band's first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the lyrics of the title track from their ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces U.S. Tour

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in April. The dates are as follows: Apr. 23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Apr. 25 - Pontiac, MI - Cro-foot Apr. 26 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues Apr. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights Apr. 29 - Denver, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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HEAVY MONTREAL 2016: MASTODON, DESPISED ICON Confirmed; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Announced

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. As an official partner of the festival, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal that reactivated deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will perform at the event. Earlier today, MASTODON was also confirmed for this year's festival. The complete Heavy ...

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Purple - BARONESS

Not everyone got on board with BARONESS's last album "Yellow & Green". However, most fans recognized it as one of the bravest albums the heavy underground turned out in recent years. Embracing more of BARONESS's space rock, trad metal, alternative, punk and Eighties rawk affinities, "Yellow & Green" advanced this band beyond the sludge-prog foundations ...

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MASTODON's Contribution To 'Catch The Throne' Mixtape To Be Made Available On Vinyl Picture Disc

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a 12-inch vinyl picture disc of their non-album track "White Walker" on February 19 via Warner Bros. Records. Side A features "White Walker", which was originally released digitally last winter as part of the "Game Of Thrones" mixtape "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Volume II". The track was commissioned ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE To Pay Tribute To LEMMY At West Hollywood Concert

METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, will pay tribute to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister during METAL ALLEGIANCE's January 9 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. With the recent release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album, the ...

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PEPPER KEENAN On Songwriting For Next CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Album: 'It'll Be Very Focused'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan was interviewed on the December 4-6 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: You're back with C.O.C. Woody [Weatherman, guitar], Mike [Dean, bass] and Reed [Mullin, drums] were ...

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