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Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

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HOUSE OF LORDS: 'The Both Of Us' Music Video

The official music video for "The Both Of Us", a new song from HOUSE OF LORDS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "New World - New Eyes", which was released on June 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. Recorded and produced by the band's singer and mastermind, James ...

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Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Teams Up With Former MEGADETH Bassist JAMES LOMENZO In FIRSTBORNE

Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler has teamed up with fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo on new project FIRSTBORNE. FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP marks the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band release since his departure from MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD. FIRSTBORNE features Girish Pradhan on vocals and guitar, Myrone on guitar, LoMenzo on bass, and Adler ...

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MORDRED Is Back With 'Volition' EP

MORDRED has released a new single, "Not For You", the first track to be taken off the influential crossover band's upcoming EP, "Volition", due out on June 19. MORDRED, a band always ahead of its time, was formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the "Big ...

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TED NUGENT: 'DONALD TRUMP Was Sent Here By God'

During a recent appearance on "London Real", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was asked why he is such a big supporter of President Donald Trump. He responded in part (see video below): "Donald Trump was sent here by God. Just like our founding fathers were touched by divine intervention… Because man was not created to ...

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Watch GREY DAZE's 'B12' Music Video Feat. CHESTER BENNINGTON, BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH, JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER

GREY DAZE, the Phoenix-based rock band that birthed one of the most recognizable voices in modern rock music, Chester Bennington, has released a new music video, "B12". The song is taken from GREY DAZE's forthcoming album, "Amends', due on June 26 via Loma Vista Recordings. "Everything we've done surrounding the upcoming release of 'Amends' has ...

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MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Team Up For Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's Falling Off The Edge Of The World' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren, ANIMAL DRIVE/DIRTY SHIRLEY singer Dino Jelusić and BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Demmel to record a "quarantine" cover version of the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH classic "Falling Off The Edge Of The World" as part of Phil's ...

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TESTAMENT And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of DEATH's 'Overactive Imagination' (Video)

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL) and Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a quarantine cover version of DEATH's "Overactive Imagination", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Cover Of 'We're An American Band'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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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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Watch METALLICA Battle Torrential Rain In Manchester

METALLICA has posted another video as part of its new concert series, "#MetallicaMondays", where the band is streaming a complete live show for fans on the group's YouTube channel and on Facebook every week. The latest concert to be shared was recorded on June 18, 2019 at at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. The evening ...

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KISS Announces More Details For Rescheduled 'Kiss Kruise X'

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 29 – November 3, 2021. Join the KISS members as they sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras aboard Norwegian Jewel. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says BOB KULICK Sounded 'Angry Yet Lonely' Last Time They Spoke: 'Something Was Not Quite Right With Him'

Graham Bonnet spoke to Myglobalmind about the passing of legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick. The former RAINBOW and current ALCATRAZZ singer first worked with Bob in the early 1990s supergroup BLACKTHORNE. More recently, Kulick recorded a guest appearance on the upcoming ALCATRAZZ album "Born Innocent". Asked if he and ...

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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Releases Video For 'Wounded' From Upcoming GARDNER/JAMES Album 'Synergy'

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner has released the official music video for the song "Wounded" from GARDNER*JAMES, her collaborative project with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. The track is taken from GARDNER*JAMES's upcoming album, "Synergy", which will be released later in the year via Pavement ...

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