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PAPA ROACH Teases 'Infest In Conversation' Event

PAPA ROACH has shared a teaser for a special event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album "Infest". "Infest In Conversation" will be held on April 25 — two decades to the day since the arrival of PAPA ROACH's second full-length record and first major label release. "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Born To Thrash - Live In Germany' In May

Last year, German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION played a spectacular show at the country's Party.San Metal Open Air festival. Fortunately, for everyone who wasn't able to attend, the thrash heroes recorded this metal party — and now that the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the whole touring industry, the time has come to share this memory ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS To Release 'Death By Rock And Roll' Album

Century Media Records has announced signing of the American alternative rock act THE PRETTY RECKLESS for territories outside the USA. The band's fourth album, "Death By Rock And Roll", is due later in the year. "When we first heard the new album, 'Death By Rock And Roll', we were very excited," said David Sonenberg, manager ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

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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Mestarin kynsi - ORANSSI PAZUZU

While loosely categorized as black metal, there has never been anything straightforward about the sounds generated by Finland's ORANSSI PAZUZU throughout their decade-long existence. Their musical output so far is definitely discordant enough to earn the genre tag, and the vocals — shared by guitarist Jun-His, bassist/keyboardist Ontto, and keyboardist/percussionist EviL — are hauntingly corrosive ...

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Chaos. Order. Renewal - ETHERIUS

These are strange times. That's obvious, I know, but beyond all the craziness going on in 2020, the notion that 24 minutes of music should be regarded as a "full-length album" is currently blowing my mind more than anything else. Even "Reign In Blood" managed to pass the 27-minute mark. Not that there is anything ...

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RATT Has Not Yet Found Replacement For Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS

Juan Croucier says that RATT has not yet found a replacement for guitarist Chris Sanders, who left the band earlier this year. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band, which also features Croucier, singer Stephen ...

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LINKIN PARK Is One Of 10 Most-Streamed Music Groups On YouTube

According to Chart Data, LINKIN PARK is one of the 10 most-streamed music groups on YouTube. The Chester Bennington-fronted outfit came in at No. 9 on the list, which is based on views generated by "official videos" and "features" on the Google-owned video site. Also appearing the chart are MAROON 5, BTS, COLDPLAY and IMAGINE ...

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See RATT In New GEICO Commercial

'80s hard rockers RATT are featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. The 40-second spot is part of Geico's "Bundling Made Easy" campaign, which reminds people that bundling your home and car insurance is easy with Geico and helps you save money. According to All TV ...

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BENEDICTION: New Album Pushed Back To August

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been forced to delay the release of their new album due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Originally scheduled for May, BENEDICTION's next LP is now expected in August. BENEDICTION has released the following statement regarding the change of plans: "It will be of no ...

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BLINK-182 Recruits Fans For 'Happy Days' Video

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 enlisted their army of fans for their brand new video for "Happy Days". The clip, which can be seen below, comes nearly two weeks after the band went on a social media search for footage, and is a montage of how fans are spending their time social distancing, intermixed with ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Predicts JOE BIDEN Will Lose To DONALD TRUMP In 2020 Presidential Election: 'It Will Be A Bloodbath'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will lose to President Donald Trump in the presidential election. Flynn made his comments in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", posted on Wednesday (April 8), the ...

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Watch FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Break Down Riff From 'Replica'

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a six-minute video of him breaking down the riff from the band's song "Replica", taken from the 1995 album "Demanufacture". Check it out below. In a November 2018 interview, FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell said that the band had completed a new album tentatively titled "Monolith". He ...

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