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INTO ETERNITY: 'Fukushima' Song Preview Available

Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY have posted studio and rehearsal footage of their new song "Fukushima". The track was written about the Fukushima Daiichi, Japan nuclear disaster (a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami ...

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METALLICA Bassist Performs With BAD RELIGION Drummer At 'Drum Off Grand Finals' (Video)

Drummer Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION, TENACIOUS D) played with Robert Trujillo (METALLICA) and Armand Sabal-Lecco (PAUL SIMON), both on bass, this past Saturday (January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch video footage of ...

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MALICE Guitarist Comments On New Record Deal

Reunited Los Angeles heavy metal legends MALICE have inked a deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band recently entered Silvercloud Recording studio in Redondo Beach, California with producer Joe Floyd (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, WARRIOR) to record updated versions of six classic MALICE metal anthems such as "Stellar Masters" and "No Haven For The Raven" as well as ...

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METALLICA 30th-Anniversary Celebration Discussed In Latest 'Shockwaves Skull Sessions' Podcast

Shockwaves Skull Sessions episode #54 is the METALLICA 30th-anniversary podcast covering the band's four shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration for fan club members only. The episode includes two separate discussions, the first featuring Ron Quintana, Patrick Scott and Tobe Baad along with host Bob Nalbandian; and the ...

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METALLICA Bassist To Perform At Guitar Center's 'Drum-Off'; PETER CRISS To Be Inducted

Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announces additional performers and judges for the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 14, 2012. In addition to the five grand finalists competing for the nearly $50,000 grand prize, the ...

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EBENEZER BLOOD: Debut Album Available For Streaming

Craig Silverman (ONLY LIVING WITNESS, SLAPSHOT), Steve Young (SINNERS & SAINTS, CONFRONT), Robert Falzano (SHATTER MESSIAH, ANNIHILATOR), Mark Lind (SINNERS & SAINTS, DUCKY BOYS) and Will Toxic (TOXIC NARCOTIC) have joined forces in a new Boston, Massachusetts-based band called EBENEZER BLOOD. EBENEZER BLOOD began in 2010 as a recording project between Lind and Falzano. The ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Announces 'Theatre Of The Escapists' Tour

From the beginning, JANE'S ADDICTION has thrown the most unique parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality with theatrical flair onstage. 2012 sees the band — who've always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger — return in support of their acclaimed album "The Great Escape Artist" (Capitol Records), which features the now-buzzing-at-radio track "Underground". Starting ...

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SATARIEL Rejoined By Founding Guitarist

Swedish melodic death metallers SATARIEL have announced the return of guitarist and founding member Mikael Granqvist to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "When Mike decided to quit after recording the 'Chifra' EP, we lost an important creative force and also a big part of the SATARIEL spirit. It isn't an overstatement to say that ...

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MAYHEM: New Video Interview With ATTILA CSIHAR

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted a video interview with vocalist Attila Csihar of Norwegian/Hungarian black metallers MAYHEM prior to the band's December 4, 2011 performance at the Emo's in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. MAYHEM last year parted ways with French guitarist Silmaeth (ex-VORKREIST) and replaced him with Teloch ...

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NECROPHOBIC: Footage From EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Posted Online

Video footage of NECROPHOBIC's December 18, 2011 performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Holland can be seen below. NECROPHOBIC recently inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The band, which was recently joined by guitarists Robert Sennebäck (DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED) and Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED), is currently writing material for its seventh album, ...

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LITA FORD: Video Interview Posted Online

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford in October 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. In a 2011 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Lita said that fans can expect to hear her "real comeback album" later this year. She explained, ...

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SATARIEL: New Song Sample Available

An audio sample of the song "Daemons" from "White Ink", the forthcoming full-length album from Swedish melodic death metallers SATARIEL, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The band previously stated that the new CD would "continue in the sound of [the band's mini-CD] 'Chifra', which was released [in 2007], but probably will have ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About His 'Guitar Prodigy' Interactive App

Ranked No. 1 by Joel McIver in "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists" book, Dave Mustaine godfathered fast-heavy-metal guitar generations, first as the original lead guitarist for METALLICA, and then as the founder of legendary MEGADETH. Now, Mustaine has teamed with the creators of Rock Prodigy to give his legions of fans an entirely new way ...

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THE MINI BAND Stunned By METALLICA Video Message Of Support

THE MINI BAND — the Thatcham, United Kingdom-based group made up of 8- and 10-year-olds whose performance of METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" has racked up more than three million YouTube views in ten weeks — was stunned when METALLICA sent them a video message ahead of a recent gig. THE MINI BAND said it had been ...

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LUCA TURILLI Talks Next RHAPSODY Album In New Interview

In August 2011, RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli announced their decision to go their separate ways. Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE's original name), in ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Fire And Ice' Video Released

"Fire And Ice", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The clip features both live footage and video footage that was filmed for use during the band's live performances. "Fire And Ice" comes off WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", which sold around 12,000 copies in the United ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist To Take Part In 'Experience Hendrix Tour'

The 2012 edition of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix concert tour will launch with a three-week run of dates starting March 6 featuring an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Fender Musical Instruments, this year's tour will include performances by the following musicians: * Buddy ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE Talks TRILLIUM On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville was interviewed on the December 15, 2011 edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Somerville interview begins around the 23-minute mark.) Somerville's metal project TRILLIUM released its debut album, "Alloy", on November 1 in North America (three days later in ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Taps Director ROBERT HALES For 'Underground' Video

Alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION have tapped Robert Hales (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, NINE INCH NAILS, BRITNEY SPEARS, MILEY CYRUS, KID ROCK) to direct the video for their song "Underground". The clip is expected to make its online debut during the coming weeks. "Underground" comes off JANE'S ADDICTION's new album, "The Great Escape Artist", which sold ...

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