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PYREXIA: 'Unholy Requiem' Album Details Revealed

Long-standing New York death metallers PYREXIA have returned with their newest and arguably most devastating album, "Unholy Requiem". The record, which will see a September 14 release date via Unique Leader, was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Subsonic Audio by guitarist Chris Basile and shows the band returning to their filthy, pulverizing, classic sound. Basile ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Ponders Future Of The Electric Guitar: 'Like All Instruments, There's A Time When It Goes Out Of Fashion'

In a recent interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett pondered the future of the guitar in light of the troubles facing iconic brand Gibson, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. As more popular music has been made with computers, international guitar sales began to decline, creating ...

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CLUTCH Announces North American Tour With SEVENDUST

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced U.S./Canada fall dates for their "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2018". CLUTCH is making the following special offer for this tour: The price of a ticket when purchased in advance online includes a physical CD copy of CLUTCH's new album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". Fans will receive information on how ...

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METALLICA Honored With POLAR MUSIC PRIZE; GHOST And CANDLEMASS Members Perform 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge (as his new alter ego, Cardinal Copia) was backed by members of CANDLEMASS and the Swedish songwriting, producer and artist duo VARGAS & LAGOLA for a performance of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Thursday, June 14) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants were honored with the prestigious Polar ...

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Video: OZZY OSBOURNE Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's June 8 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV). He was joined at the gig by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). The main North American leg ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Very Lucky That I Have A Strong Voice And My Body Is Still Pretty Active And Physical'

The "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate about his 30th-anniversary tour for QUEENSRŸCHE's landmark "Operation: Mindcrime" concept album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the stage show for "Operation: Mindcrime": Geoff: "We're really just ...

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Prequelle - GHOST

Swedish rockers GHOST has been one of the most divisive acts in metal since the band hit the ground running with its 2010 debut "Opus Eponymous". Arguments over the band's comic book-esque imagery and stage personas — mostly centered around the face-painted, Papal regalia wearing frontman initially known as Papa Emeritus — overwhelmed the merits ...

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DEEP PURPLE Members To Read Citation For POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Laureates METALLICA; GHOST, CANDLEMASS Members To Perform

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice and Roger Glover will read the citation for METALLICA (pictured) when the San Francisco heavy metal giants are honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize next month. The ceremony traditionally features Swedish artists performing the Laureates' music, and this year, members of GHOST and CANDLEMASS will play a METALLICA song at ...

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BLOODBATH Forced To Postpone North American Tour

Due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances involving complications with the U.S. visa process, Swedish/British death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with OPETH's Martin Axenrot and PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes, has been forced to postpone their previously announced North American tour dates. The band's excursion was ...

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MACHINE HEAD's PHIL DEMMEL, JARED MACEACHERN Pay Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL With 'I Am The Highway' Cover (Video)

Before the first of MACHINE HEAD's two shows in London, guitarist Phil Demmel and bassist Jared MacEachern paid tribute to Chris Cornell on the first anniversary of the SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE singer's death. The duo performed a cover version of the AUDIOSLAVE song "I Am The Highway", with Demmel on acoustic guitar and MacEachern on ...

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'The Music Of Cream - 50th Anniversary' Feat. KOFI BAKER, MALCOLM BRUCE And WILL JOHNS: North American Tour Announced

Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMGinger Baker's son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce's son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton's nephew (by marriage) Will Johns — have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band's ...

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