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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA Is 'Sad And Angry' He Will Never Be Able To Reconcile With WAYNE STATIC

Former STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda (pictured) has released the following statement regarding the passing of ex-STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static: "I am still trying to process the sad fact that I’ve lost my dear old friend, Wayne Richard Wells. He was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, very special person and also a very gifted artist with a clear ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single 'Being Beige' Available For Streaming

SMASHING PUMPKINS have premiered "Being Beige", the first single from the band's album "Monuments To An Elegy", due out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band'seighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album "Oceania". The new CD was recorded in Chicago with ...

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Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN Interviewed By Austria's MetalUnderground.at (Video)

Austria's MetalUnderground.at recently conducted an interview with SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg. You can now watch the chat below. SOEN's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", will be released on November 4 via Spinefarm Records. ...

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Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN: 'Tabula Rasa' Video Released

"Tabula Rasa", the new video from SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", which will be released on November 4 via ...

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Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN To Release 'Tellurian' In November

SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — will release its sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", on November 4 via Spinefarm Records. As "Tellurian" makes plain, SOEN is not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical ...

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BILLY CORGAN May Break Up SMASHING PUMPKINS Again

Seven years after he reactivated the band, frontman and founder Billy Corgan is thinking about putting the SMASHING PUMPKINS to sleep again. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Corgan told the Chicago Tribune in a new interview that the response to the band's two upcoming album will play a big role in deciding the PUMPKINS' ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer JOEY KRAMER: 'I'm Feeling Better Than Ever'

Massachusetts hard rockers AEROSMITH will resume their in-progress "Let Rock Rule" tour on Saturday, August 16 at the Gorge in George, Washington. Earlier this week, AEROSMITH canceled its concert at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California so that drummer Joey Kramer could undergo a minor medical procedure. The musician, who has no history of a ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman DANI FILTH's DEVILMENT Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K.-based band DEVILMENT, featuring vocalist Dani "Filth" Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. DEVILMENT's full-length debut, "The Great And Secret Show", will be released in the fall. The CD was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Complete Recording New Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the SMASHING PUMPKINS announced plans to record two new albums and it looks like they're moving right along with their plans as Billy Corgan recently revealed the first album, "Monuments For An Elegy" featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee on drums, is done. Corgan told Loudwire: "So it's done now, ...

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YES: 'Heaven & Earth' EPK Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Heaven & Earth", the 21st studio album from seminal progressive rock heroes YES, can be seen below. The CD was released on July 22 via Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, YES continues with its ...

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YES: Audio Snippet Of New Song 'The Game'

Seminal progressive rock heroes YES will release their 21st studio album, "Heaven & Earth", on July 22 via Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. "Heaven & ...

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YES: Audio Sample Of New Song 'Believe Again'

Seminal progressive rock heroes YES will release their 21st studio album, "Heaven & Earth", on July 22 via Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. "Heaven & ...

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The Talas of Satan - HARDCORE ANAL HYDROGEN

Such chic wordplay to parlay a fart in moniker. While hardly as outrageous a name as ANAL CUNT, French genre splicers HARDCORE ANAL HYDROGEN are a cacophonous case of WTF? Smashing ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, REFUSED, FANTOMAS, "Bollywood" (as in metalled-up Indian folk music), grind, and black metal (got all that?) into a 22-minute senses rape, ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE To Release 'Lex Talionis' Mini CD

Northern Finland thrash metal veterans NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE will release a new mini CD, "Lex Talionis", on June 27 via Violent Journey Records. The disc features the band's original vocalist, Aku Raaska, and original drummer, Pasi Pauanne. The CD's recording lineup is completed by the third original member Jukka Kyrö (guitar) and new recruits Hapa ...

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