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Will RAMMSTEIN Release New Music Video On Thursday?

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are teasing what appears to be the first video from their long-awaited new album. The band has uploaded a series of video snippets that contain Roman mumerals which seem to point to this Thursday's date (March 28), presumably the official release date for the new clip. Earlier this year, RAMMSTEIN posted ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Trying To Be Creative'

Guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) spoke to RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Invasion", the forthcoming full-length album from JOHN 5 AND THE ...

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MACHINE HEAD Is Holding Auditions For New Guitarist And Drummer

MACHINE HEAD has begun holding auditions to find replacements for drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel, who left the band last fall. During an Instagram live stream, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the sessions are taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with engineer Zack Ohren, who worked on the group's latest album, ...

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Three SLIPKNOT Singles Certified Platinum In U.S.

SLIPKNOT's singles "Snuff", "Before I Forget" and "Wait And Bleed" have just been certified platinum (one million units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams) by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America). These mark the first-ever platinum single certifications for the Iowa-based masked metallers. "Snuff" is taken off SLIPKNOT's platinum-certified ...

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AMON AMARTH To Release 'Berserker' Album In May; First Single, 'Raven's Flight', Now Available

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, "Berserker", on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The album's first single, "Raven's Flight", can be streamed ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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AMON AMARTH Teases New Song

An audio sample of a new AMON AMARTH song, apparently titled "Raven's Flight", is available below. The track, which is expected to make its online debut this Wednesday (March 20), is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due this spring via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Regroups For NASCAR Cup Race: Photos, Video

All four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE attended yesterday's (Sunday, March 17) NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Named grand marshals of the race, they gave the famous command "Drivers, Start Your Engines" prior to the start of the Auto Club 400. Joining the band were actors Douglas Booth (who plays bassist Nikki ...

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Warpaint - BUCKCHERRY

The "anti rock star" ethos of grunge was a reaction to the excess and debauchery so prevalent and definitive of late-eighties glam. Even though grunge's popularity was declining in its overt form by the end of the nineties, it planted the rhetorical seeds from which both nü-metal and pop punk would subsequently flourish. Ironically enough, ...

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