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Listen To New MASTODON Song 'Fallen Torches'; 'Medium Rarities' Compilation Details Revealed

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a rarities collection titled "Medium Rarities" on September 11. The compilation includes one brand new song, "Fallen Torches" (featuring a guest appearance by NEUROSIS's Scott Kelly), which can be heard below, along with a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package ...

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MASTODON To Release New Single, 'Fallen Torches', This Friday; 'Medium Rarities' Compilation Due In September

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a new single, "Fallen Torches", on Friday, July 31. The track is taken from what appears to be a new rarities compilation titled "Medium Rarities", which is scheduled to arrive on September 11. A short "Fallen Torches" preview is available on the lightthetorch.mastodonrocks.com web site. ...

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TOOL, PRIMUS, MASTODON And COHEED AND CAMBRIA Members Team Up For Cover Of RUSH's 'Anthem' (Video)

Danny Carey (TOOL), Les Claypool (PRIMUS), Claudio Sanchez (COHEED AND CAMBRIA), Bill Kelliher (MASTODON), Stephen Brodsky (MUTOID MAN, CAVE IN) and Jordan Olds (a.k.a. Gwarsenio Hall) have teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of RUSH's "Anthem" as part of "Two Minutes To Late Night"'s cover series. The video, which was edited by Drew ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Release New Album In October

ARMORED SAINT will release its new album in October via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera and was once again being mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER, AMON AMARTH). This past February, ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush told ...

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FOZZY's New Album Will Contain 12 Songs, Including One Cover

During last night's episode of "Saturday Night Special", FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's weekly live series which airs on his YouTube channel and Facebook page, he spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2017's "Judas" album. He said: "We are working now. I actually have the track listing of the ...

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Senators Introduce Relief Bill For Independent Live Music Venues During Pandemic

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced the Save Our Stages Act, which would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants would provide six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To CHRIS JERICHO: 'Your Singing Sucks'

Sebastian Bach claims that he has been "trying to get a response" from Chris Jericho days after the former SKID ROW frontman accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. On Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Sings A Cappella Version Of SKID ROW's 'Youth Gone Wild' After Being Accused By SEBASTIAN BACH Of 'Miming To A Tape'

Just days after he was publicly accused by former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho sang an a cappella version of one of SKID ROW's biggest hits. During last night's episode of "Saturday Night Special", Jericho's weekly live series which airs on his YouTube ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Blasts 5G COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: 'That Is The Stupidest Thing I've Heard My Whole Life'

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has blasted people who promote the conspiracy theory that the COVID-19 pandemic is part of a strategy conceived by global elites — such as Bill Gates — to roll out vaccinations with tracking chips that would later be activated by 5G, the technology used by cellular networks. "Don't get sucked ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To CHRIS JERICHO: 'Don't Pretend That You Do What I Do'

Sebastian Bach has continued his Twitter tirade against Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Just hours after Bach initially accused Jericho of "miming to a tape" at FOZZY concerts, the former SKID ROW vocalist defended his position, firing back against several Jericho supporters over their claim ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Allegations: 'Every Clip On The Internet Is You Miming To A Tape'

Sebastian Bach has engaged in a Twitter feud with Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. The exchange began on Wednesday (July 15), when one fan commented on the social media platform that Jericho "is starting to look like" the former SKID ROW singer, with Sebastian weighing ...

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TONY IOMMI Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH Reunion For LIVE AID Concert: 'It Was Great Being With The Guys Again'

SiriusXM's Volume is taking a special look back at Live Aid, 35 years later, chatting with artists who were there. Volume's "Live Aid Look Back: 35 Years Later", a special two-hour broadcast hosted by SiriusXM's Mark Goodman, Lori Majewski, Nik Carter, Alan Light, Lyndsey Parker and Eddie Trunk, features new interviews with original Live Aid ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says COVID-19 Is 'A Psychological Warfare Campaign More Than It Is A Serious Pandemic'

ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer has voiced his controversial views on the coronavirus crisis, claiming that COVID-19 is "a psychological warfare campaign on the people more than it is a serious pandemic." Schaffer, who raised eyebrows in 2009 when he initially launched his SONS OF LIBERTY project via an appearance on a radio show hosted ...

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THE ROLLING STONES: 'Goats Head Soup' Reissue To Include Previously Unreleased Studio And Live Material

Another prized jewel in THE ROLLING STONES' unmatched catalog will be restored to its full glory and more with the September 4 multi-format release of their 1973 classic "Goats Head Soup". The album will be available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, with a treasure trove of unreleased studio and ...

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Garbers Days Revisited - Inter Arma

Covers albums are curious things. Wildly variable in quality and often a lot less revealing than we might hope, they can be cynical, lazy stopgaps or heartfelt and fascinating detours. INTER ARMA seem like the kind of band to deliver the latter, rather than assailing us with a handful of self-consciously wacky '80s pop covers ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Releases 'Overflow' Single

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has released a new solo single, "Overflow". It is the third single from Loureiro's fifth solo album, "Open Source", which will arrive on July 10. Last week, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the LP's second single, featuring a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover artwork for "Overflow", "Imminent ...

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DEE SNIDER Says DONALD TRUMP Is 'A Commie-Loving Traitor' Who Is Prostituting Our Democracy

Dee Snider has blasted President Donald Trump as "a commie-loving traitor" who is prostituting our democracy. The TWISTED SISTER frontman, who got to know Trump personally after appearing more than once on "The Celebrity Apprentice", took to his Twitter earlier today to share a BLABBERMOUTH.NET article headlined " TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH: 'DONALD TRUMP ...

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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO To Release 'Overflow' Single On Friday

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro will release a new solo single, "Overflow", on Friday, July 3. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. Last month, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the second single from his fifth solo album, "Open Source". The track features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover ...

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