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SKINLAB Announces West Coast Tour With ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB will embark on a West Coast tour in August. Support on the 12-date trek will come from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN. The tour will kick off on August 18 in Reno, Nevada and make stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver before the final performance on ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Says Musicians And Athletes Have Right To Speak Out On Issues They Are Passionate About

Duff McKagan says that musicians and athletes should have the right to speak out on political or social issues, adding that they are perfectly justified in using their platform to voice their opinions on things they feel passionate about. The GUNS N' ROSES bassist made his comments while speaking to SiriusXM's "Debatable" about the inspiration ...

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Something Wicked Marches In - VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS is a veritable who's who in extreme metal music. Death metal drum god Flo Mounier, the sole original member of the renowned Canadian brutal technical death metal outfit CRYPTOPSY, steadies the beat, while guitars are handled by Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen who has spent decades with blackened thrashers AURA NOIR, in addition to his ...

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SCOTT STAPP Debuts Autobiographical 'Purpose For Pain' Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for CREED, and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain", revealing an autobiographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album Producer SHOOTER JENNINGS: 'I Have All Kinds Of Plans For Us For, Like, The Next 30 Years'

On April 4, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings — the producer of McKagan's new solo album, "Tenderness" — discussed the album with Scott Goldman during an appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how the two met in the early 2000s: ...

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SCOTT STAPP Doesn't Pay Attention To Critics

CREED frontman Scott Stapp says that he doesn't pay attention to his critics. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, who will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records, made the decision nearly two decades ago to dismiss the disparaging reviews that have become par for the course ...

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Rituals Of Power - MISERY INDEX

It has been five long years since MISERY INDEX's last album. Since 2014's "The Killing Gods", the members of the long-running deathgrind outfit have spent that time engaged in a variety of activities ranging from involvement with other musical projects to family life and, as has been well noted, the ongoing pursuit of education. Expectations ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN: 'Better Off Without' Video

"Better Off Without", the new video from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut, which was released on March 29. "Harbinger" was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM) and ...

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SWORN ENEMY: 'Coming Undone' Video

Metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY return with a vengeance on their venomous new record, "Gamechanger", due out next Friday, April 5. Produced by Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (SUFFOCATION, FALLUJAH, WARBRINGER), the hard-knuckled album expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore. On the heels of the well-received first single "Prepare ...

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How STEVEN TYLER Inspired SCOTT STAPP's New Single, 'Purpose For Pain'

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp spoke to iHeartRadio heritage rock station WJRR about his new single, "Purpose For Pain". The song, which was released last Friday, is taken from the CREED frontman's upcoming album, "The Space Between The Shadows", due in July via Napalm Records. "It's a bangin' rock track," Stapp ...

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SCOTT STAPP To Release 'The Space Between The Shadows' Album In July; 'Purpose For Pain' Visualizer Video Available

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records. The visualizer video for the disc's bombastic first single, "Purpose For Pain", can be seen below. "The Space Between The Shadows" documents a five-year journey to find meaning — and redemption ...

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Video Premiere: EVERGREY's 'All I Have'

"All I Have", the new video from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new studio album, titled "The Atlantic", which was released on January 25. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" (which entered the charts on ...

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How Finland Has Embraced Heavy Metal Music

Professor Esa Lijla of Helsinki University recently spoke to CNN's Richard Quest about why he thinks Finns love heavy metal. He said (see video below): "We are a small country. Such a small country that many times, we only have one thing at a time. So, let's say, in the '80s, it was heavy metal; ...

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ROB HALFORD On Spate Of Suicides In Rock: 'It's Just This Terrible Thing That Doesn't Seem To Go Away'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has emphasized the importance of trying to end the stigma connected to talking about mental health. Halford made his comments while discussing the recent deaths of fellow musicians Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and Keith Flint, all of whom took their own lives after battling substance abuse and depression. Acknowledging that ...

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ENTHRONED To Release 'Cold Black Suns' Album In June

Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED will release their new album, "Cold Black Suns", on June 7 via Season Of Mist. The first single from the disc, "Silent Redemption", can be streamed below. The band comments: "We're proud to introduce our first single 'Silent Redemption' from the upcoming album 'Cold Black Suns'. This track unveils one of ...

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