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METALLICA To Receive Prestigious Swedish Award POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The San Francisco Bay Area heavy metal giants have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award. The announcement was made Wednesday (February 14) morning at Stockholm City Hall by Alfons Karabuda, chairman of the Polar Music Prize award committee. ...

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See First Photo Of JAMES HETFIELD In 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile' Movie

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has joined the ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile". The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time had no knowledge of Bundy's crimes. Hetfield will play ...

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DISTURBED Re-Teams With Producer KEVIN CHURKO

DISTURBED has confirmed that it has returned to The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko to record its first new music since 2015's "Immortalized" album. Prior to the arrival of "Immortalized", DISTURBED had been on hiatus since the fall of 2011, after completing the touring cycle for its previous studio ...

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GODSMACK Gets Help From SEBASTIAN BACH, BILLY RAY CYRUS For New Video

GODSMACK filmed a video for the band's new single on Thursday, February 7 at a Los Angeles-area studio. The clip, which is being directed by the band's longtime visual collaborator Troy Smith, features television host and personality Chris Jacobs ("Overhaulin'") playing a fireman and cameo appearances by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and country ...

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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Black Abyss' Album Due In March

San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS will release their debut album, "Black Abyss", on March 9 via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter Kennedy (ORCHID) on drums, Jeremy Epp (BLACKGATES, THE VENTING MACHINE) on guitar, and Cornbread (SPIRALARMS, WHITE ...

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New KXM Album is 'Better Than The First Two,' Says GEORGE LYNCH

KXM, the band featuring bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick (KING'S X), guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN) and drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), is wrapping up the recording process for its third album at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California. The LP, which is being tracked with producer/engineer Chris Collier — who also helmed the group's first ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording JAMEY JASTA-Produced Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will tentatively feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM ...

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IRON ANGEL: Teaser For 'Ministry Of Metal' Video

IRON ANGEL will release its new album, "Hellbound", on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. Watch a teaser for the "Ministry Of Metal" video below. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the Hamburg-area back in 1980 and known for two classic ...

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SEVENDUST Begins Mastering New Album

SEVENDUST has begun the mastering process for its new album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" was recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. SEVENDUST's new disc will be the group's first for ...

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MADBALL To Begin Recording 'For The Cause' Album Next Month

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will enter the studio next month to begin recording their new album, titled "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" will be RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc will be mixed and mastered by Danish producer ...

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Three Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Members Photographed In Studio

According to The Pulse Of Radio, three original SMASHING PUMPKINS members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16). Founder and frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram: "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy ...

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Catharsis - MACHINE HEAD

Ahead of the release of the Bay Area band's ninth full-length, MACHINE HEAD's central figure, Robb Flynn, stated that the album isn't one of the unit's heaviest. The notorious frontman doesn't listen to a lot of metal these days, in fact. His hardcore, punk rock and hip hop listening habits surface on the quartet's latest ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Formally Charged With Disrespecting Poland's National Coat Of Arms

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has been formally charged by Polish authorities for allegedly disrespecting one of the country's national symbols. The case, referred to court by the District Prosecutor's Office in Gdańsk, northern Poland, involves the band's "Republic Of The Unfaithful" tour artwork and merchandise, which is said to be "insulting" to ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Hopes DECAPITATED Members 'Strike Back Soon' After They Were Cleared Of Rape And Kidnapping Charges

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal "Darski says that he hopes members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED "get their justice and strike back soon" after rape and kidnapping charges against them were dropped by prosecutors in Washington state. Less than two weeks before the musicians were scheduled to go on trial for allegedly kidnapping and ...

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BABYMETAL Guitarist MIKIO FUJIOKA Dies At 36

Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarists in the the KAMI BAND, which serves as the backing group for the Japanese pop-metal outfit BABYMETAL, has died at the age of 36. "The 'Little' Guitar Kami of #BABYMETAL's #Kamiband has passed away in the METAL GALAXIES," BABYMETAL tweeted on Tuesday. "We hope that he is now with ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Interviewed For Upcoming VAN HALEN Documentary

On Saturday, January 6, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed for a documentary about the legendary rock band which is being produced by a British company. Anthony posted a photo on his Instagram account taken immediately after the interview, along with the caption: "Filmed an interview today for a Van Halen documentary in ...

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