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STONE SOUR: 'Do Me A Favor' Video Released

"Do Me A Favor", the new video from STONE SOUR, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE's "Fertile Green" was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. The song is the first single from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", the second part ...

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MELIAH RAGE Recruits DARK DAY SUNDAY Singer

Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE have announced the addition of singer Marc Lopes to the group's ranks. The band is currently working on a new album, "Warrior", to be released this summer. Lopes, who hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts, was previously involved with DARK DAY SUNDAY, the old-school thrash outfit featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Frank ...

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IRON TONGUE Signs With NEUROT RECORDINGS

Neurot Recordings will release the debut from Arkansas southern rock collective IRON TONGUE. Fronted by Chris "CT" Terry, the founding frontman of sludge legion RWAKE, IRON TONGUE formed when a group of veteran players with diverse musical backgrounds found a common interest in the need to get down and dirty and way, way gone. Churning ...

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TIGERTAILZ Parts Ways With Drummer ACE FINCHUM... Again

Drummer Ace Finchum has once again exited U.K. glam metal legends TIGERTAILZ. He said in a statement: "I have decided to leave the band TIGERTAILZ, as it was a bloody mess and being dragged through the mud, and enough was enough for me. My days of answering to tyrants and given ultimatums had to end, ...

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STONE SOUR: Audio Samples Of Two New Songs

30-second audio snippets of the songs "Red City" and "Black John" from "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", the second part of STONE SOUR's two-album series, "House of Gold & Bones", can be streamed below. Also available is of STONE SOUR lead singer Corey Taylor's video commentary on the two tracks (courtesy of ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2010's "Relentless Retribution" for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany: "After nearly three years of non-stop touring for 'Relentless Retribution', we are about to enter the ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman: DAVID DRAIMAN Is 'The Most Hands-On Producer We've Ever Worked With'

On March 19, Phil Freeman of RoadrunnerRecords.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. RoadrunnerRecords.com: How was the decision made to have David Draiman [of DISTURBED and DEVICE] produce the new [TRIVIUM] record? Heafy: I'll backtrack and I'll give ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS To Enter Studio Next Month

BORN OF OSIRIS will enter the studio on April 1 with producer Nick Sampson (I AM ABOMINATION, IN FEAR AND FAITH, ADESTRIA) to begin recording its new album for a summer 2013 via Sumerian Records. Mixing the CD will be Joey Sturgis, who has previously worked with ASKING ALEXANDRIA and EMMURE, among others. Guitarist Lee ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with Phoenix, Arizona-based metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM aboard 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise, which sailed on January 28 from Miami, Florida and returned to the real world on February 1. You can now watch the chat below. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM recently returned to Metal Blade ...

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NEWSTED: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has scheduled the following U.S. tour dates: Apr. 19 - Red House - Walnut Creek, CA Apr. 23 - San Jose Rock Shop - San Jose, CA Apr. 24 - The Starline - Fresno, CA Apr. 26 - The ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Is Officially 'Over,' Says GLENN HUGHES

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION — the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa — is officially "over" following Bonamassa's decision to exit the project. Hughes writes on his Facebook page: "Joe left and will ...

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METALLICA: 'The Complete Illustrated History' Book Due In November

Voyageur Press has set a November 15 release date for Martin Popoff's "Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History" book. Official book description: "Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, METALLICA has become the single bestselling heavy metal act in music history, with more than 100 million album sales to its credit. Now based in the San Francisco ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: New Video Interview With JASON HOOK

Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, who currently resides in Hollywood, California, conducted an interview with guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH this past Monday (March 18) following a press conference at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California to announce the sixth-year lineup for Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You ...

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THE CONTORTIONIST Parts Ways With Singer

Indiana progressive metallers THE CONTORTIONIST have parted ways with singer Jonathan Carpenter and have temporarily replaced him with Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON. Jonathan, who is expecting his first child with his longtime girlfriend, says in a statement: "It's going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on ...

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SKID ROW's '18 And Life' Covered By Canadian Rapper

Canadian rapper Peter Jackson has dropped a video trailer for his cover of the classic SKID ROW song "18 And Life" featuring another Toronto native, former ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA singer Lukas Rossi. Jackson's new album, "Fresh Start", features collaborations with Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Sizzla Kalonji, Classified, Krizz Kailko, Karl Wolf, Aleesia and is ...

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BROKEN TEETH: 'Flamethrower' Single, Video Released

BROKEN TEETH, the Austin-based hard rock quintet featuring DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER vocalist Jason McMaster, has released a new single, "Flamethrower", via CDBaby. A for the song can be seen below. BROKEN TEETH performed on March 13 at the Heart Of Texas Rockfest in Austin during the South By Southwest festival and is scheduled to ...

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STONE SOUR: New Video Interview With JOSH RAND

A new video interview with STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand conducted by the U.K. branch of Roadrunner Records can be seen below. "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2", the second part of STONE SOUR's two-album series, "House of Gold & Bones", will be released on April 9 via Roadrunner Records. The albums were ...

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STAIND Guitarist Is 'Totally Down' For Playing With NEWSTED

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has joined NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted. NEWSTED will release its full-length debut this summer, around the time of the group's appearance at this year's Download festival in June. "It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one ...

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STAIND Guitarist Joins NEWSTED

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has joined NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted. NEWSTED is: Jason Newsted - Bass, Lead Vocals Jesus Mendez Jr. (THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS) - Drums Jessie Farnsworth - Guitar, Backing Voice Mike Mushok (STAIND) – Guitar A photo of the current NEWSTED ...

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SCHWARZER ENGEL Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Germany's dark metal band SCHWARZER ENGEL has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band was formed in 2007 by the vocalist and guitarist Dave Jason. The live lineup includes Jens Lindmaier (guitar), Stefan Grießhammer (guitar), Bert Oeler (bass) and Marcel Woitowicz (drums). In 2010 they signed with Trisol Music Group and released their debut ...

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KAYO DOT To Enter Studio In April

Boston-born and now New York City-based veteran avant-metallers KAYO DOT, led by Toby Driver, will enter Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington in April with producer Randall Dunn (SUNNO))), WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, BLACK MOUNTAIN) to record their seventh album, "Hubardo". This CD will mark the 10th anniversary of KAYO DOT's debut and landmark release, ...

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