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HELLYEAH's Debut Album Certified Gold In U.S.

HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album was officially certified gold on February 25 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of half a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of a ...

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EXHORDER Is Working On 'Amazing' New Album

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER has confirmed to "The Dan Chan Show" that he and his bandmates are "in pre-production for a new album" at the moment. He said (hear audio below): "I'm writing at home. Marzi's [Montazeri, guitar] writing at home. Jason [Viebrooks, bass] and Sasha [Horn, drums] are ...

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IGGY POP Drops Music Video For 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'

Iggy Pop has just released a music video for the song "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". The track is taken from his latest album, "Free", which was originally made available in September 2019 by Loma Vista Recordings. Featuring collaborators Leron Thomas (trumpet/keys/songwriting/producer) and Noveller (guitar/vocals/producer), the album holds a singular place in ...

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ATREYU To Release New Single In March

In October, California metallers ATREYU surprise-released a new song called "Save Us". It was the first taste of the band's music since the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas a month earlier. The track showcases ATREYU's current lineup consisting of drummer Brandon Saller focusing completely on singing after previously sharing lead vocals with Varkatzas for most ...

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DON DOKKEN Says At Least One Musician In Every Band He Has Talked To In Last Four Months Has Contracted COVID-19

DOKKEN leader Don Dokken and recently talked to his good friend, infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin, about COVID-19, getting vaccinated and when we can expect to return to concerts. You can watch the 80-minute chat below. Speaking about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Don said: "[It's] bad timing because of the government change ...

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THERION Drops Music Video For 'Tuonela' Feat. Ex-NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO HIETALA

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song "Tuonela". The track, which features a guest appearance by former NIGHTWISH singer and bassist Marko "Marco" Hietala on vocals, is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Leviathan", which arrives today (January 22) via Nuclear Blast. THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson comments: ...

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Leviathan - THERION

Three years ago, THERION released one the most insanely ambitious albums in metal history. Three hours in length, "Beloved Antichrist" was a heroically indulgent symphonic rock opera, even by the Swedish band's already exacting standards. What it definitely wasn't was remotely accessible, at least to all but the most devout and obsessive of fans. Doubtless ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Looking For The Light' Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5 via InsideOut Music. Representing the band's ...

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GEOFF TATE Guests On New Single From Prog Rock Supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE

The prog rock supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE, spearheaded by much-heralded producer/musician and member of prog royalty YES, Billy Sherwood, returns with a timely and magnificent new studio album, "Worlds On Hold". This is the first release under the PROG COLLECTIVE moniker since 2013's "Epilogue", which was the follow-up album to the massively popular self-titled debut album ...

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BAD WOLVES Officially Part Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT

BAD WOLVES have officially parted ways with singer Tommy Vext. The remaining members of the band confirmed the split in a statement earlier today. They wrote: "It is true that BAD WOLVES and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways. The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for ...

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Parents Of Late WE CAME AS ROMANS Frontman Establish Scholarship To Provide COVID-19 Relief To Struggling Musicians

2020 has been a difficult year for many, including musicians. Relying heavily on live performances as a source of income, the arrival of COVID-19 meant that performing in person for a live audience was out of the question. In response to the struggle that many musicians are currently facing, the Kyle Pavone Foundation worked with ...

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KAMELOT's Upcoming Album Will Be A Mixture Of 'New Elements' And What 'Fans Expect'

In a recent interview with The Metal Mixtape, KAMELOT's Thomas Youngblood spoke about the band's songwriting approach the follow-up to 2018's "The Shadow Theory" album. Expressing the need to create something engagingly familiar yet altogether unique, the guitarist said (hear audio below): "Obviously, there's a balance between making an album that fans expect but then ...

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DON DOKKEN Weighs In On LYNCH/PILSON 'Heavy Hitters' Album: 'I Hope My Standards As A Songwriter Are A Little Higher Than That'

Don Dokken has thrown shade at his former bandmates George Lynch and Jeff Pilson over their recently released collection of studio recordings that turn pop music classics into metal anthems. Released on December 18, "Heavy Hitters" includes cover versions of such tracks as Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move", Prince's "Kiss", OASIS's "Champagne Supernova", ...

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BEYOND THE BLACK Performs Acoustic Covers Of IRON MAIDEN, DISTURBED, VOLBEAT, SABATON (Video)

Right in time for Christmas, German symphonic/melodic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK gifted their fans with a really special treat: their new EP, "W:O:A Acoustic Clash - The Lockdown Session", available digitally via Napalm Records. The "W:O:A Acoustic Clash" began as a bet between BEYOND THE BLACK and Thomas Jensen (Wacken Open Air): In the course ...

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GOOD CHARLOTTE Returns With New Single 'Last December'

GOOD CHARLOTTE has returned with a new single, "Last December", out now via the band's MDDN label. Marking GOOD CHARLOTTE's first new music since their acclaimed 2018 album "Generation Rx", the track is an introspective rock anthem that fittingly arrives during this year's 20th anniversary of the group's debut album. GOOD CHARLOTTE has also unveiled ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: Third Album Due In Spring 2021

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, has signed with InsideOut Music for the release of its third album. The effort is due in ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER Hopes Time Will 'Heal' Rift With Former Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

In October, California metallers ATREYU surprise-released a new song called "Save Us". It was the first taste of the band's music since the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas a month earlier. ATREYU's current lineup features drummer Brandon Saller focusing completely on singing after previously sharing lead vocals with Varkatzas for most of the band's two-decade-plus ...

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