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TESTAMENT Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer GENE HOGLAN

TESTAMENT has parted ways with its longtime drummer Gene Hoglan. The veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers announced Hoglan's exit from the group in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "To all our TESTAMENT fans around the world, "First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul' or 'soul collapse," explains Heafy. "It's a Japanese term ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of MEAT LOAF

Brian May (QUEEN), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Draiman (DISTURBED), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) and SCORPIONS are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of iconic rock singer Meat Loaf. He died on Thursday at the age of 74. According to TMZ, ...

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THE HALO EFFECT Feat. Former IN FLAMES Members: Second Single 'Feel What I Believe' Now Available

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — has released its second single, "Feel What I Believe". The track, the official music video for which can be seen ...

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HALESTORM Members Unharmed After Tour Bus Catches Fire

The members of HALESTORM escaped unharmed after their tour bus caught early Thursday morning (January 20). HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger revealed that he and his bandmates had slept in hotel rooms overnight but were awakened early in the morning to find their "bus burning down." "Old HALESTORM had a night for the books," he wrote ...

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QUIET RIOT Announces 2022 Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT has announced the first batch of shows for its upcoming 2022 tour season, which is set to begin on Friday, February 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The concerts will feature bassist Rudy Sarzo who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the members of ...

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WARRIOR SOUL Announces New Album, 'Out On Bail'

WARRIOR SOUL, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, will release its new album, "Out On Bail", on March 4 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The LP's first single, "We're Alive", arrived in December. "Out On Bail" is described in a press release as "a statement of considerable intent" from Clarke, who is "one of ...

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HAMMERFALL Joined By KING DIAMOND On New Single 'Venerate Me'

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released a new single, "Venerate Me", featuring a special guest appearance by legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", which is due on February 25 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The second single is here, ...

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GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, "Impera", on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Call Me Little Sunshine", lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine, can be seen below. According to a press release, "Impera" "finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of ...

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CHRIS DAUGHTRY's 25-Year-Old Stepdaughter Died By Suicide

Chris Daughtry's family has confirmed that his stepdaughter, Hannah Price, died by suicide while under the influence of narcotics. The 25-year-old was found dead in her Nashville home on November 12 by the Nashville Police Department. In a statement shared exclusively with People, the Daughtry family said: "Our beloved Daughter Hannah ...

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STEVE VAI And IBANEZ Reveal 'Hydra' One-Of-A-Kind Instrument

Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed the "Hydra." This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that's been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument — a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release New Single Next Week

SHINEDOWN will release the first single from the band's upcoming seventh studio album on Wednesday, January 26. Although SHINEDOWN has not yet announced a title for the LP or new single, some fans are speculating, based on various teasers that have been made available, that the album will be called "For The People, By The ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Have 'Something Brewing'

Jeff Scott Soto appears to have reactivated his project with David Ellefson, three months after the singer said their collaboration was "on hold" while the former MEGADETH bassist was working through the fallout from his sex video scandal. Last March, Soto and Ellefson announced that they had been collaborating on some new material under the ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS Passes Kidney Stone Less Than Week After Having His Appendix Removed

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis passed a kidney stone earlier today (Tuesday, January 18) — less than a week after having his appendix removed. Kidney stones, which are hardened or calcified deposits of certain minerals, salts, and other materials, develop in the kidneys themselves before traveling through the ureter and into the bladder, where they are ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of Lita Ford's January 17 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest ...

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