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AS I LAY DYING Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

AS I LAY DYING will embark on a U.S. tour in March. The three-week trek will kick off on March 15 in St. Louis, Missouri and run through April 6 in Springfield, Missouri. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Mar. 16 - Peoria, IL. @ Monarch Mar. 17 - Joliet, ...

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HALESTORM Announces Spring 2019 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Grammy-winning hard rock band HALESTORM has announced a month-long North American tour, kicking off April 12 at Ladson, South Carolina's 98 Rockfest and running through Columbus, Ohio's Sonic Temple, with dates across the continent, including a stop at Mexico City's Domination Festival in early May. PALAYE ROYALE and BEASTO BLANCO will open for HALESTORM on ...

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DIRK VERBEUREN: My Favorite MEGADETH Song To Play

In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a very unique style of playing that really stood out for me. It was unlike ...

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Watch BEARTOOTH's 'You Never Know' Video

"You Never Know", the new video from BEARTOOTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Disease", which was released in September via Red Bull Records. The disc was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (DEFTONES, KORN, FOO FIGHTERS). Vocalist Caleb Shomo told Kerrang! that ...

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KORN's RAY LUZIER Still Doesn't Consider Himself A Rock Star

In a recent interview with Everyone Loves Guitar, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the importance of working hard and never resting on his laurels. "I've never been one of those guys that's, like, 'Oh, Ray made it. He's a rock star now,'" Luzier said (hear audio below). "I still don't consider myself that. I'm ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: 'Cycles Of Tragedy' Video

BORN OF OSIRIS has just released one of the most expansive offerings of its already heralded career. "The Simulation" shows the group continuing to evolve and push itself further to create something that is truly timeless. A brand new music video for the song "Cycles Of Tragedy", taken from "The Simulation", can be seen below. ...

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The Simulation - BORN OF OSIRIS

Founded in 2003, BORN OF OSIRIS went through many early name changes, and we'll skip tallying the number of members—including, recently, longtime bassist David Darocha—who have come through this prog-core unit. These changes express the demanding creative body on the band itself to peak. With drummer Cameron Losch the last original member, and new bassist, ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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Watch AS I LAY DYING Perform In Tilburg

Fan-filmed video footage of AS I LAY DYING's December 2, 2018 concert at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. Last month, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis, who served time in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, said that part of his life's work now is to undo ...

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BEARTOOTH Releases 'Fire' Music Video

"Fire", the new video from BEARTOOTH, can be seen below. The clip is an accumulation of video footage across 20 shows from the band's "Disease" tour. "Fire" is taken from BEARTOOTH's third album, "Disease", which was released on September 28 via Red Bull Records. The disc was recorded at BlackBird studio in Franklin, Tennessee with ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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PAPA ROACH: Lyric Video For New Song 'Elevate'

The official lyric video for "Elevate", a brand new song from the California alternative-rock quartet PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?", which will be released on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music. The 12-song disc features the band's signature heavy ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announces 'Black Antenna' Film Project

Earlier this year, ALICE IN CHAINS released "Rainier Fog" (BMG), the band's first album in five years. It hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and has now earned ALICE IN CHAINS a much-deserved Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Album." It's the ...

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