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ABSU Calls It Quits

Black metallers ABSU have split up. Longtime drummer and vocalist Russ Givens, who goes by the stage name Proscriptor McGovern, broke the news of the band's breakup in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve ABSU after three decades of existence. Collectively and ...

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Listen To A Snippet Of NIGHTWISH's New Single, 'Noise'

A 15-second preview of "Noise", the new single from Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, is available below. The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." , which will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing ...

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Heavy Rock Radio II – Executing The Classics - JORN

There are numerous reasons why established artists resort to the ignoble art of the covers album: contractual obligations and desperation being the most obvious. Neither of those reasons seem relevant to this second volume of hallowed anthems from the always mighty Jorn Lande, though, and that's because Jorn has such a ridiculously great voice that ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Kicks Off Solo Tour In Nijmegen (Video)

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen kicked off her solo tour of the Netherlands on January 23 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. During the trek, she is performing songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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LAST IN LINE Begins Recording Third Album

LAST IN LINE has entered Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, California to begin recording its third album. The follow-up to last year's "II" is tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Speaking to Heavy New York at last weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, frontman ...

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NIGHTWISH Becomes First Band Ever To Be Given Permission To Hold Shoot At London's Natural History Museum

During the making of NIGHTWISH's ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature.", the Finland-based symphonic metallers became the first band ever to be given permission to hold a shoot at the Natural History Museum in London, England. NIGHTWISH said: "We had 4 hours all to ourselves in this majestic building. A rare privilege!" The Natural History ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS Says His First Show As Bassist For THIN LIZZY Felt 'Like A Dream'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played bass for iconic rockers THIN LIZZY during their summer 2019 run of European festival appearances to commemorate 50 years since the formation of the original band and 40 years since the release of the seminal "Black Rose" album. Sanders joined guitarist Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton on keyboards, ...

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Listen To CHESTER BENNINGTON Sing On New Single From His Pre-LINKIN PARK Band GREY DAZE

GREY DAZE, the '90s-era band helmed by Chester Bennington and featuring drummer Sean Dowdell, bass player Mace Beyers and guitarist Cristin Davis, give fans an early listen to their as-yet-untitled Loma Vista Recordings debut album with the release of the single "What's In the Eye". Before he sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions throughout ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces New Album, 'Human. :II: Nature.'

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." , on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2. "Human. :II: Nature." ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'Am I Evil?' Graphic Novel Coming Soon

Whether it's METALLICA's iconic cover or DIAMOND HEAD's groundbreaking original, "Am I Evil?" is the perfect heavy metal song, a thrilling eight-minute journey into a world of violence, bloodshed, dark magic, beauty, and vengeance. "Am I Evil? The Graphic Novel" takes us deep into the story of the song, from the fiery execution of the ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Celebrate 20th Anniversary On Spring 2020 North American Tour

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have announced a spring 2020 North American tour that will feature a very special two-set performance celebrating 20 years since the band's inception. The first set will feature a career-spanning setlist, while the second set will see the band play its highly acclaimed 2009 opus "The ...

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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH's Entire Second Las Vegas Concert

VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth played the second show of his Las Vegas residency on Friday, January 10 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. Backing the 65-year-old singer at the House Of Blues were lead guitarist Al Estrada from the VAN HALEN tribute band ERUPTION, rhythm guitarist Frankie Lindri, bassist Ryan ...

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THE WORD ALIVE To Release 'Monomania' Album In February

THE WORD ALIVE will release its new new album, "Monomania", on February 21 via Fearless Records. The disc was produced by Eric Ron (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, GODSMACK). The official music video for the "Monomania" title track can be seen below. "With 'Monomania', I wanted to capture the emotional roller coaster we go through as ...

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BAD RELIGION's Autobiography 'Do What You Want' Due In August

"Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion", the all-access autobiography of BAD RELIGION, a Southern Californian institution and one of the most influential and long-standing punk rock bands of all time, will be released on August 18 via Hachette Books. "Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion" reveals the ups and ...

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Listen To New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Song 'Full Circle'

"Full Circle", a brand new song from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "F8", due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of "Inside Out" and "Full Circle", along with one other new ...

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SATYRICON Bassist ANDERS ODDEN Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Norwegian heavy metal musician Anders Odden is preparing to undergo surgery for colon cancer. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Monday (January 6), is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. Odden, the co-founder and guitarist of the death metal band CADAVER and the bass player for the legendary black ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Loves BILLIE EILISH

The members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD have revealed their favorite albums of 2019. Four of the five musicians selected TOOL's "Fear Inoculum" and Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" as two of the year's highlights, while singer M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates also picked Kanye West's "Jesus Is King". Elsewhere, ...

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