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Spectre Of Devastation - WARFECT

It's probably a coincidence, but let's go with it: just as thrash metal flourished amid the Cold War paranoia of the Reagan era, so 2020's innumerable horrors seem to have pushed the genre to fresh heights. WARFECT have been snarling and slashing their way through underground territory for over a decade now, but this sounds ...

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GLENN HUGHES Pays Tribute To KEN HENSLEY: He Was 'An Incredible Songwriter, Guitarist And Keyboard Player'

Glenn Hughes has paid tribute to Ken Hensley, former URIAH HEEP vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who died peacefully on November 4 following a very short illness. He was 75 years old. Earlier today, the legendary ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist took to his social media to write: "So deeply saddened to hear that my long time friend ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Keyboardist KEN HENSLEY Dead At 75

Ken Hensley, former URIAH HEEP vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, died peacefully on November 4 following a very short illness. He was 75 years old. Hensley was one of the most important musicians of the past half a century. His work with URIAH HEEP in the 1970s helped to make the band hugely influential. He also ...

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Glow - COUNTLESS SKIES

The thin line between thrilling, ultra-hooky melodic death metal and weakening, ultra-hooky metalcore was blurred beyond all recognition long ago. Fortunately, the subgenre's malleability has enabled many bands to pursue a more progressive course, and COUNTLESS SKIES elbow barge their way to the front of the quality queue on their second album, following-up a first-rate ...

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ROB HALFORD Says Recording Audiobook Version Of His 'Confess' Autobiography Was 'Amazing' Experience

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford spoke about what it was like recording the audiobook version of his recently released autobiography, "Confess". "Well, here's the test," Rob said. "When you read a book next time, try reading it out loud, because it's a completely ...

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Dawn Of The Damned - NECROPHOBIC

Black metal has come a long way in its forty-plus years of existence and evolution. These days, our options vary from the utterly low-fi and feral DIY end of the genre to the glossy, high production values of the post-DIMMU set, with all manner of weird, wild and grotesque alternatives swirling around somewhere in the ...

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ENSLAVED Releases Music Video For New Single 'Urjotun'

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released the third single, "Urjotun" from their upcoming album, "Utgard", due on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The track, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey to the outer reaches of the subconscious. Vocalist Grutle Kjellson commented: "The ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases Lyric Video For 'Shotguns' From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian's NORTH KINGSLEY musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne recently released its first three-song collection, "Vol. 1", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. "Vol. 1" features the hard-hitting track "Like That?" and two other songs — the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases 'Die For The Pic' Music Video From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian's NORTH KINGSLEY musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne has released its first three-song collection, "Vol. 1", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. "Vol. 1" features the hard-hitting, previously released debut track "Like That?" and two other ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases First Single From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has officially launched NORTH KINGSLEY, his long-awaited and hotly anticipated new musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne. The collective has released its debut single, the hard-hitting "Like That?" and has announced the release of the first three-track collection of music, "Vol. 1", which will ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Biography 'Total F**king Godhead' To Arrive Next Week

Post Hill Press, whose product is distributed by Simon & Schuster, will release "Total F*cking Godhead - The Biography Of Chris Cornell", the first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell, on July 28. With input from those who knew and worked with him — together with his own words — "Total F*cking Godhead" recounts ...

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