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Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - THE OCEAN

The doomy prog metal generated by THE OCEAN has always been wrapped in an apocalyptic aura. But when the German collective began their two-album "Phanerozoic" suite in 2018, there was no way they could have known that the lyrical themes would be hitting incredibly close to home by its completion in 2020. "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic ...

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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning' Album; 'The Underwhelming' Single Now Available

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-born band led by TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, will release its fourth studio album, "Existential Reckoning", on October 30 via Alchemy Recordings, a partnership with BMG. Alchemy Recordings is a new record label created in partnership between Dino Paredes, former American Recordings vice president of A&R, and Danny Wimmer, the founder of ...

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SKILLET Unveils Lyric Video for 'Dead Man Walking'

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum rock band SKILLET delivered what Cryptic Rock called an "epic" deluxe project, "Victorious: The Aftermath" (Atlantic) last week, exciting fans and media alike, with American Songwriter remarking how they "keep rocking harder," and New Release Today remarking how it "helps ease the sting of a rough 2020." The collection features all twelve original ...

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Circle Of Darkness - PLAGUE YEARS

There's always been something uniquely exciting about collisions between thrash metal and brutal hardcore. Recent records by the likes of RINGWORM and INTEGRITY have proved that point tenfold, but while PLAGUE YEARS are considerably more traditional in thrash terms than either of those bands, there is a similarly destructive and anarchic vibe here. Vocalist Tim ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of JAMES HETFIELD Performing Acoustic Cover Of EDDIE MONEY's 'Baby Hold On'

Professionally filmed video of James Hetfield performing live at a tribute to Eddie Money in February can be seen below. The METALLICA frontman played an acoustic rendition of Money's "Baby Hold On" at The Canyon at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California. Hetfield wasn't among the announced guests at "A Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money", ...

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Watch (HED) P.E.'s Music Video For 'First Blood'

The official music video for the song "First Blood" from (HED) P.E. can be seen below. The track taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Class Of 2020", which was released on August 21 via Suburban Noize Records. The "First Blood" clip was directed by Devin Pacheco and features footage from ground zero of the ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Song 'Fallen Torches'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official music video for a new song called "Fallen Torches". The clip, which features a guest appearance by NEUROSIS's Scott Kelly, was directed by Hey Beautiful Jerk and Machina-Infinitum. "Fallen Torches" is taken from MASTODON's new rarities collection titled "Medium Rarities", which is being released today (Friday, September ...

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HELLOWEEN Films First Music Video For Upcoming Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN has just finished filming the first video from its forthcoming studio album. The new LP was recorded in part at the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984). The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and ...

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Listen To New MARILYN MANSON Song 'Don't Chase The Dead'

Marilyn Manson will release his eleventh studio album, "We Are Chaos", on September 11 Via Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and Manson, the ten-track opus was written, recorded, and finished before a pandemic blanketed us all. The second single from "We Are Chaos", a song called ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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NIGHTWISH Reschedules European Tour For May 2021

NIGHTWISH has been forced to postpone its previously announced fall 2020 European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The new dates will now take place in May 2021 and will include shows in U.K., France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Mastermind Tuomas Holopainen comments: ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: Video For New Song 'Sometimes I Feel'

GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, has surprised fans with a new single, "Sometimes I Feel", following the release of "Everything Is Wonderfall" earlier this summer. The new single is available on all digital platforms ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Release Of 'Volbeat Rum III'

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced the latest addition to their acclaimed spirits portfolio this summer. Following the global success of previous editions, the band is launching Volbeat Rum III — a hand-selected, premium blend sourced in The Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Guatemala, and Trinidad. Dark, complex, and aged up to 15 years, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: 'If There Ever Was Time For A Revolution, That Time Is Now'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has blasted the "deceptive, corrupt and opportunistic government" for using "disinformation and propaganda tactics" to keep the population "in a state of paranoia and hysteria." Earlier today (Sunday, August 30), Leach took to his Instagram account to write: "One of the single most centering and incredible feelings is musical performance. ...

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BON JOVI Releases Music Video For 'Do What You Can'

BON JOVI's music video for the song "Do What You Can" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "2020", which will be released on October 2 via Island Records. "Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of 'Do What ...

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Guru Meditation - Next Life

The problem with micro-subgenres like digital grindcore is that, for most of us at least, there is only so much of the stuff one can consume before your brain gives up and sends you howling back to your SLAYER collection. There has always been much to be said for drinking too much coffee and listening ...

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