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SERJ TANKIAN Previews New Song 'Cyber Criminal'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared a snippet of the song "Cyber Criminal" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violins") soundscapes, it is split up into two collections that will be made available at the same time ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Releases 'Cool Gardens Poetry Suite', A Collection Of Cinematic Compositions With Poetry

Serj Tankian has released "Cool Gardens Poetry Suite", a rich collection of four elegant cinematic works layered with intimate recital of poetry performed by Tankian. The Suite is available now on all major streaming platforms. The verses, which are migrated from his first ever published poetry book of the same name, complement the musical landscape. ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces 2022 U.S. Tour With CONVERGE And TORCHE

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will embark on a U.S. tour in early 2022. The 19-date trek will kick off on February 23 in Silver Spring, Maryland and travel cross-country, making stops in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles before concluding in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20. Joining the band as direct support will be ...

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ARCHITECTS Announce Fall 2021 North American Tour

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS has just announced a 2021 North America headline tour. The trek is set to kick off in Los Angeles on November 2 and will include an appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. General on-sale for the headlining run begins Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m local time. ...

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METALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS And DISTURBED To Headline This Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

METALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS and DISTURBED will headline this year's Welcome To Rockville festival, set to take place November 11 - November 14 at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Over 60 other acts — including DEFTONES, ROB ZOMBIE, LAMB OF GOD, MUDVAYNE, ARCHITECTS and MASTODON — will also appear at the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Lyric Video For 'Your Mom'

Serj Tankian has unveiled a lyric video for the song "Your Mom". The clip was directed by artist and animator David Bradford, who has worked with Tankian on solo projects as well as projects with SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Bradford explains his concept for the "Your Mom" clip: "As I listened to the beginning of ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Refuses To Shut Up About Politics

Serj Tankian has defended his right to speak out on political issues. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, who is currently promoting a new documentary about his life and activist work, discussed his decision to publicly express his political views in a new interview with Brazil's G1. Asked how he responds to criticism from SYSTEM ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Music Video For 'Electric Yerevan'

Serj Tankian's critically revered "Elasticity" EP, the SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer's first solo release since 2013's "Orca", is available now. The Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based musician has simultaneously unveiled a second video from the five-song collection, for the track "Electric Yerevan". Tankian said of the tune: "The song was inspired by the successful ...

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Listen To New ARCHITECTS Song 'Meteor'

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Releases Music Video For 'Elasticity' Title Track

Serj Tankian's eagerly awaited "Elasticity" EP will be released on March 19 via Alchemy Recordings/BMG. A preview of the five-song release comes via the Vlad Kaptur-directed video for the EP's title track. "When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from SYSTEM OF A DOWN a few years back, I started working on ...

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ARCHITECTS Release Music Video For New Single 'Dead Butterflies'

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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ARCHITECTS Release Music Video For New Single 'Black Lungs'

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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ARCHITECTS Announce 'For Those That Wish To Exist' Album

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti; Livestream Event

PUSCIFER, which recently announced the release of its fourth full-length album, "Existential Reckoning", will take fans into the high desert of Arizona with a visually stunning, livestream concert experience dubbed "Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti". PUSCIFER has become known for its kinetic live productions, a merging of music and the theatrical. Over the years, concertgoers ...

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The Symbol Remains - BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

At this point in time's inexorable trudge, it seems unlikely that there are too many people currently chewing their own limbs off in excitement at the prospect of a new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT album. Few would deny the Americans' significance to the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal, and that early catalogue of albums ...

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MARILYN MANSON: 'Now Is The Time For People To Come Together'

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Marilyn Manson spoke about the importance of art as the alternative to "propaganda and bullshit" in today's highly charged political climate. He said (see video below): "If all artists decided to stop making art, the entire world [would] fall apart. Well, not just musical artists, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says It Will Be 'Challenging' To Bring Heavy Metal Concerts Back During Coronavirus Crisis

During an appearance on the latest episode of Revolver's "The Last Show", a video series for road crew relief, former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo was asked how social-distancing restrictions will change the concert experience as large public gatherings slowly return during the coronavirus crisis. He responded (see video below): "That's gonna ...

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