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ALICE COOPER, GAVIN ROSSDALE And LZZY HALE Among Judges For 'No Cover' Music Competition TV Show

Hit Parader has announced the all-star judges for "No Cover", its first-ever music competition TV show. Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale, Lzzy Hale and Tosin Abasi have been selected as the judges to help find the world's next greatest unsigned original artist. While most music competition shows such as "American Idol" and "The Voice" ...

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TOOL: ADAM JONES Signature Guitar Announced By GIBSON

Gibson and Adam Jones have announced the kick-off of their partnership and collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar. "I'm proud to finally show the world the first release in our multi-year partnership with Adam Jones," says Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brands. "Adam is one of the most talented and ...

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The Secret Teachings - CELESTIAL SEASON

They may not ring too many bells for metal fans under the age of 40, but CELESTIAL SEASON were definitely a cool name to drop back in the '90s, when stoner rock and doom became dominant forces in the underground. The Dutch crew began as purveyors of morose, deathly doom, before morphing into bong-toting, psychedelic ...

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Watch ARMORED SAINT's Music Video For 'Missile To Gun'

ARMORED SAINT has released a music video for the song "Missile To Gun". The clip was produced by Defiant Digital Productions and directed by Robert Graves. "Missile To Gun" is taken from ARMORED SAINT's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which is being released today (Friday, October 23) via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts ...

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ROB HALFORD Says Recording Audiobook Version Of His 'Confess' Autobiography Was 'Amazing' Experience

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford spoke about what it was like recording the audiobook version of his recently released autobiography, "Confess". "Well, here's the test," Rob said. "When you read a book next time, try reading it out loud, because it's a completely ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Completes Work On Second Album

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, has completed work on its second album. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. On Friday (October 16), NIGHTWISH's Twitter account was updated with a photo ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Shares New Song 'Identical To None'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their new album, "Moment", on November 20 via Century Media. The disc's second single, "Identical To None", can be streamed below. "This one is a celebration of diversity and a condemnation of nearsighted division," the band says. "Moment" will be available as a digipak, black LP, ...

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Ailment - KNEEL

Following hot on the heels of last year's welcome remix and reissue of 2013 debut album "Interstice", KNEEL mastermind Pedro Mau has wasted no time conjuring a blistering follow-up. For those unfamiliar with this project, we are firmly in ultra-modern extreme metal territory here, with elements of death and thrash metal, brutal hardcore and even ...

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti; Livestream Event

PUSCIFER, which recently announced the release of its fourth full-length album, "Existential Reckoning", will take fans into the high desert of Arizona with a visually stunning, livestream concert experience dubbed "Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti". PUSCIFER has become known for its kinetic live productions, a merging of music and the theatrical. Over the years, concertgoers ...

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BURNING POOLS Feat. Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist GINGER POOLEY: 'Bang Bang' Music Video

BURNING POOLS, the rock trio led by former SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Ginger Pooley, has released the official music video for its latest single, "Bang Bang". BURNING POOLS has been long in the making. Ginger and husband Kristopher Pooley had been demoing songs showcasing Ginger's penchant for empowering protest lyrics clothed in pop hooks, when they ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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'Orange Is The New Black' Actress JESSICA PIMENTEL Returns With Another ALEKHINE'S GUN Single, 'Ngepar Chiwa'

New York's blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE'S GUN has released a new single, "Ngepar Chiwa" (Certain Death), from its forthcoming EP, "Year Of The Lazarus". It is the second track to be made available from the EP, following "21", which came out in June. ALEKHINE'S GUN is fronted by Jessica Pimentel, the American actress best ...

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Nemesis - SKELETOON

If you want gritty realism, heavy metal can provide. But if you want escapism of a distinctly ludicrous hue, heavy metal can provide that too, albeit with the necessary caveat that this stuff will really rot your teeth. SKELETOON are unapologetic in their fantasy fervor and melodic cheeriness. They reportedly began life as a HELLOWEEN ...

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THE WINERY DOGS 'Absolutely Want To' Make Third Studio Album

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen has once again said that he "absolutely" wants to make a third studio album with THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). The longtime solo artist addressed the possibility of fresh material from THE ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With OBSCURA And NAILED TO OBSCURITY

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have announced a fall 2021 North American headlining tour. Support on the trek will come from Germany's finest progressive death metal band OBSCURA and German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. The 46-date date tour will kick off on September 2, 2021 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and it will make ...

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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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