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Watch METALLICA's Four-Man Drum Jam In Vienna, Austria

METALLICA played on March 31 at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria as part of the second European leg of the band's "WorldWired" tour. The two-hour show included a four-man drum jam that first made an appearance at METALLICA's Mexico City gigs in March 2017 within the new song "Now That We're Dead". During the section ...

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EARTHLESS: 'Volt Rush' Video Released

"Volt Rush", the new video from the San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS, can be seen below. The clip, which is set in EARTHLESS's hometown, as well as neighboring Oceanside, was directed by skateboard/visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder T-Spliff (a.k.a. Taylor Smith). "Stoked to present to you the very first EARTHLESS video, ...

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EARTHLESS: Listen To 'Black Heaven' Title Track

San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS will release its new full-length album, "Black Heaven", on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) handling production. The album's title track can now be streamed below. "A whirlwind ride through dark clouds ...

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EARTHLESS To Release 'Black Heaven' Album In March

EARTHLESS, the San Diego-based trio whose most recent release, the 2013 album "From The Ages", was included on multiple best-of-year lists, including Rolling Stone and Magnet magazines, returns with the full-length album "Black Heaven" on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave ...

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ASSASSIN To Release 'Combat Cathedral' Album In May

German thrash metal pioneers ASSASSIN will release their new studio album, "Combat Cathedral", on May 20. The effort will be made available via Steamhammer/SPV worldwide on CD, limited-edition LP (500 copies only on red 180-gram vinyl + CD) and as a digital download. The cover art was created by Marcelo Vasco, who also worked with ...

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Video: SUICIDE SILENCE Song Performed On 'Romanians Have Talent' Reality Competition Series

A contestant on the Romanian reality competition series "Românii Au Talent" (English-language translation: "Romanians Have Talent") surprised the judges last week by performing the song "Unanswered" by SUICIDE SILENCE. You can watch video footage of his appearance below. Vadim Balaban, who is 19 years old, hails from Moldova, a former Soviet republic. Moldova is said ...

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AC/DC Launches 'Rock Or Bust'-Inspired Beer

Legendary Australian hard rockers AC/DC have teamed up with ALDI stores to release their own line of beer in Australia. AC/DC Premium Beer features a design inspired by AC/DC's 17th album and current world tour, "Rock Or Bust". The beer will be available exclusively in all licensed ALDI stores in NSW and Victoria on September ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 'Hits Unplugged and Live' Charity Album For 2016

FOREIGNERMick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) — is universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out ...

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220 VOLT: 'Through The Wastelands' Video Released

"Through The Wastelands", the new video from long-running Swedish metallers 220 VOLT, can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band's new album, "Walking In Starlight", which was released on October 15, 2014 through AOR Heaven. The CD was produced by the band and mixed by Max Norman and Ronnie Björnström ...

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AS I LAY DYING Singer TIM LAMBESIS Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis was given a six-year prison sentence without probation for his role in a murder-for-hire plot. The singer's ex-bandmates Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert were present in the San Diego Superior courtroom earlier today (Friday, May 16) when Judge Carlos Armour handed down the sentencing. The 33-year-old ...

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220 VOLT Mixing New Album

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT have started mixing their new album, set for a late August release. Some recording is still left to do, but the 13 songs should be all done in about three weeks. A short YouTube clip from the studio containing about 30 seconds of a new song can be seen ...

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New DIMEBAG Signature Guitar Uses Pieces Of Oak Tree From Late PANTERA Guitarist's Backyard

An inside look at the new limited-edition Dean Dimebag Darrell Signature Roots ML guitar at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is taking place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be seen below (courtesy of Guitar Center). Dean Guitars, in collaboration with the estate of late ...

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EASY ACTION, 220 VOLT Members Join Forces In THE SUMMIT

On May 14, Rambo/Gain will release the debut album from THE SUMMIT. THE SUMMIT is a new collaboration between old friends, among them members of classic Swedish rock bands 220 VOLT and EASY ACTION. THE SUMMIT's first CD is described as a nod to the members own musical references and influences, mainly from the '70s. ...

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