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THIN LIZZY: 'A Visual Biography' Due In October

Wymer Publishing has set an October 2 release date for "Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography". If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish, full-color photographic book, look no further than THIN LIZZY. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1971 with the first album release, LIZZY's journey ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Cancel 'Rock Invasion 2' Tour

SMASHING PUMPKINS have canceled their previously announced "Rock Invasion 2" tour. The trek was originally scheduled for the spring but was postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The group announced the cancelation in a social media post on Monday (June 8). They wrote: "Though this decision did ...

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Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist Releases New MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Single, 'Anthem Of Us'

Frontiers Music Srl will release "Always The Villain", the debut album from MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS, on July 10. MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS play a diverse and exciting brand of hard rock music incorporating elements from alternative rock and metal, while exploring different textures, genres, and influences. Band mastermind Michael Grant (who plays ...

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HELLOWEEN: Fall 2020 European Tour Postponed To Spring 2021

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of the German heavy metal band HELLOWEEN has been forced to postpone its previously announced European "United Alive World Tour Part II" due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to kick off on September 26 in Zvolen, Slovakia and run through October 31 in ...

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ONSLAUGHT: Lyric Video For New Song 'Religiousuicide'

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have released the official lyric video for a new song called "Religiousuicide". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Generation Antichrist", which will be issued on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Release 'Generation Antichrist' Album In August

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT will release their new album, "Generation Antichrist", on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. "Generation Antichrist" is the first ONSLAUGHT album to feature new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced longtime singer ...

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Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist To Release Debut MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Album, 'Always The Villain'

Frontiers Music Srl will release "Always The Villain", the debut album from MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS, on July 10. MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS play a diverse and exciting brand of hard rock music incorporating elements from alternative rock and metal, while exploring different textures, genres, and influences. Band mastermind Michael Grant (who plays ...

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Watch SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN In The Studio With CHERIE CURRIE: 'Blvds Of Splendor' Behind-The-Scenes Video Part 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blvds Of Splendor", the latest solo project from 1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie, can be seen below. Due on April 28 as a digital release via Blackheart Records, the LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING ...

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HELLOWEEN Is Putting Finishing Touches On Vocals For New Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN recently entered the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" is now being utilized to record the band's ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'Curse Of The Crystal Coconut' Album In May

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", on May 29 via Napalm Records. Two years after the release of "No Grave But The Sea", the pirate metal drinking crew — led by courageous Captain Christopher Bowes — is proud to present eleven bombastic anthems in its signature unadulterated, ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Nine-City 'Rock Invasion 2' Tour

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS today announced the "Rock Invasion 2" tour — a sequel to their iconic 1993 tour that spanned the globe. The nine-stop tour will kick off on April 23 in Louisville, Kentucky and will end in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 8. Tickets for "Rock Invasion 2" ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES Releases New Single 'Signs Of Deliverance'

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has released a new single called "Signs Of Deliverance". The song is taken from the group's new album, "Electric Pentagram", which is due on April 24 via Red River Entertainment/BFD, in partnership with JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Group and distributed by The Orchard in North America. "'Signs ...

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Immortal - LORNA SHORE

Oh man, this is a difficult one. Everything was set up so perfectly for LORNA SHORE to return with an explosive third album and leap a few rungs up the deathcore ladder to somewhere near the very top. On the evidence of "Immortal", that still may happen, and it certainly deserves to in light of ...

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ANVIL Releases Music Video For 'Legal At Last' Title Track

The official music video for the song "Legal At Last" from Canadian metal legends ANVIL can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's upcoming album, due on February 14 via AFM Records as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed ...

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