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SUNFLOWER DEAD Joined By Former FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS

Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group's third album, "Coma", will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), "Coma" features SUNFLOWER DEAD's current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release 'Volume III' DVD In August

Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their new DVD, titled "Volume III", on August 17 via Megaforce. "Volume III" will feature over 90 minutes of new material, including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Pre-orders are available now via Amazon. The first trailer for "Volume III" is available below. MUSHROOMHEAD will ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Announces 'Summer Of Screams Tour' With POWERMAN 5000, THE BROWNING, Others

MUSHROOMHEAD, one of metal's most unique and adventurous bands, will headline the inaugural edition of the "Summer Of Screams Tour" presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. Joining MUSHROOMHEAD on the tour will be POWERMAN 5000 (on select dates), THE BROWNING, PSYCHOSTICK (on select dates), KISSING CANDICE, UNSAID FATE, VOODOO TERROR TRIBE (on select dates), ...

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Watch MUSHROOMHEAD's New Lineup Perform Live For First Time

Fan-filmed video footage of MUSHROOMHEAD's March 17 concert at Music Lynxx in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio can be seen below. The show marked the band's first appearance with new vocalist Steve Rauckhorst (bassist of PITCH BLACK FORECAST) and guitarist Tommy "Tankx" Shaffner (also of VENTANA). Guitarist Tommy Church announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD on March 9. The ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Guitarist TOMMY CHURCH Quits

Guitarist Tommy Church has announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD. The musician, who had been with the band since 2012, released a statement last night in which he said: "It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left MUSHROOMHEAD. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family ...

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JEFF HATRIX Exits MUSHROOMHEAD

MUSHROOMHEAD co-vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), has announced his departure from the Cleveland, Ohio metal band he co-founded in 1993 with Steve "Skinny" Felton. "I am coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that I am leaving MUSHROOMHEAD," Hatrix said in a statement. "It is ...

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Make Them Bleed - TERROR UNIVERSAL

Easy one to kick off the new year, what do all these acts have in common: GWAR, LORDI, SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MOTOGRATER, GHOST, UNDERLINED, ASESINO, BERZERKER and Buckethead? The same thing as TERROR UNIVERSAL, a supergroup of masked marauders. Here the band is made up of alumni from ILL NINO and UPON A BURNING BED. What ...

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PRODUCT OF HATE Releases 'Revolution Of Destruction' Video

"Revolution Of Destruction", the new video from Wisconsin-based newcomers PRODUCT OF HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Buried In Violence", which was released in February 2016 via Napalm Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by James Murphy, known for his work with DEATH, TESTAMENT and OBITUARY. ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Enter Studio This Fall

MUSHROOMHEAD, the influential industrial metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, will enter the studio this fall to record its eighth studio album. The group is also gearing up for its annual Halloween tour. The tour starts September 30 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and concludes in Cleveland and Detroit. The annual Halloween performance is a must-see show, with ...

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The Fallen Sun - SLUDGEHAMMER

You often see polls out there asking metalheads to drum up their votes for best unsigned bands on the scene. Somebody throw SLUDGEHAMMER's name into the hat and be quick about it. SLUDGEHAMMER is one of a thousand or so hybrid metal bands vying for attention, but in their case, attention is well-deserved since they're ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's EMP LABEL GROUP Signs North American Distribution Deal With ENTERTAINMENT ONE

EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has signed an exclusive North American distribution deal with Entertainment One (eOne), North America's leading independent music brand. In addition to offering traditional wholesale and managed inventory services to some of North America's largest retailers, eOne will provide a wide range of digital strategic ...

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Singer WAYLON REAVIS Quits MUSHROOMHEAD

Due to "irreconcilable differences with band ownership," vocalist Waylon Reavis has severed all ties with MUSHROOMHEAD and the group's record label, Filthy Hands. Waylon is thankful for the opportunity MUSHROOMHEAD has provided him the last 11 years and will now be concentrating his time and efforts on another project. MUSHROOMHEAD's current lineup still includes two ...

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MORTIIS To Release 'The Great Deceiver' Album In January

Avant garde/industrial/metal musical act MORTIIS will return with its ninth studio album, titled "The Great Deceiver", on January 29, 2016 via Omnipresence. "The Great Deceiver", which has remained in a torturous state of constant evolution until just recently, led the band through the darkest of places and back. The anger, frustration and disgust that permeate ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Defends Use Of Confederate Flag On Merchandise

Ohio metallers MUSHROOMHEAD have defended their decision to prominently feature the Confederate flag — also known as the rebel flag — on their t-shirts and other merchandise, explaining that "a true rebel stands up for what they believe is right, not against what's right." The Confederate flag's symbolism is the subject of an emotional debate ...

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HELLYEAH Joins DOWN As Headliners Of Michigan's DIRT FEST

HELLYEAH has been added as a co-headliner of Michigan's Dirt Fest 2015, alongside DOWN. This marks the first time former PANTERA bandmates Philip Anselmo and Vinnie Paul Abbott have been billed together as headliners (albeit on different days) since the band's split in 2003. HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul, Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE), Kyle ...

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New MASTODON Song 'White Walker' From 'Catch The Throne: The Mixtape' Available For Streaming

"White Walker", MASTODON's contribution to the the second installment of "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape", for HBO's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series "Game Of Thrones", is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below. Building on the success of Volume I — with over 2.5 million streams to date — that attracted hip-hop and reggaeton ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: New Version Of 'So Low' Song Featuring LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE

PITCH BLACK FORECAST, an all-star project formed by Jason Popson (J Mann of MUSHROOMHEAD) and Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), will release "As The World Burns", a collection of remixed and remastered tracks from PITCH BLACK FORECAST's two previous releases (an out-of-print full-length and EP), on October 21 via Ferocious Records. ...

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The Righteous and the Butterfly - MUSHROOMHEAD

Everything that went down in the early 2000s between MUSHROOMHEAD and SLIPKNOT seems downright silly in retrospect. The notorious feud between these two acts was largely generated by Ohio metal fans, but the far-reaching spatter of "my masked metal band is better than YOURS" slung by said knuckleheads prompted unneeded drama that became more a ...

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