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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces New Album 'The Battle At Garden's Gate'; 'Age Of Machine' Single Available

After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a Grammy Award, and performances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live", GRETA VAN FLEET is hurtling into the future with its second album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", due April 16, 2021 via Lava/Republic Records. A bold evolution from ...

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Necromancy - PERSUADER

There was time, not so long ago, when power metal seemed to be dominated by bands that sounded, to put it mildly, a bit too fucking cheerful. Not that there's anything wrong with an occasional dose of positivity, but these are dark times. As humanity at least appears to be pirouetting blindly towards oblivion, super-melodic ...

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DEEP PURPLE Will Try To Make Another Studio Album In 2021

DEEP PURPLE is planning to enter the studio in 2021 to begin work on another album. The news of the legendary British rockers' upcoming recording activity was broken by bassist Roger Glover during a virtual meet-and-greet with Finnish fan Anssi Herkkola. Speaking about how he and the other members of PURPLE have been spending their ...

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Hear STEVE LUKATHER's New Single 'Serpent Soul' From 'I Found The Sun Again' Album

Steve Lukather and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present "Serpent Soul", the second instant-gratification track featured on Luke's upcoming new studio album titled "I Found The Sun Again". The accompanying video presents the still photographs and video content captured in the recording studio by Mini Carlsson when the album was tracked. In reference ...

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ARCHITECTS Release Music Video For New Single 'Black Lungs'

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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Grand Malevolence - DEPRAVITY

Never mind the traditional spooky intro: "Grand Malevolence" declares clobbering time to be long overdue, as opener "Indulging Psychotic Thoughts" bursts through the speakers and smacks your teeth out through the back of your skull. Death metal diehards will be familiar with DEPRAVITY. One of the most flat-out brutal bands on the planet, they raised ...

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METALLICA Monopoly Returns With 'World Tour' Edition

METALLICA has collaborated once again with one of the world's most popular board games, Monopoly, to bring you an all-new, second edition of this American classic. This time they are celebrating life on the road, including the world record-breaking, whiplash-filled year of 2013 when METALLICA became the first and only band to ever perform on ...

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Former KYUSS Members BRANT BJORK And NICK OLIVERI Reunite In STONER

CDWA Records and the California Desert Wizards Association (CDWA) — known for their annual Joshua Tree live music festival/generator party Stoned And Dusted — will present a world premiere livestream concert film series highlighting the California Desert rock scene, "Live In The Mojave Desert: Volumes 1-5". Inspired by PINK FLOYD's "Live At Pompeii 1972" concert ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has inked a deal with Napalm Recordsfor all territories excluding Japan. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Vili Itäpelto. BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT said ...

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AC/DC Engineer MIKE FRASER Discusses Making Of 'Power Up' In Part Two Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

Halfway through 2018, Mike Fraser, Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer and AC/DC's go-to guy since 1990, witnessed the most authentic version of AC/DC gather for a clandestine recording session in Vancouver. "I remember walking into the studio…and there's everybody there — the whole gang again," he said. "It was probably a good hour of hugs ...

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BRANN DAILOR Says Everything MASTODON Does From Now On Will, In Some Way, Be Dedicated To Late Manager

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have entered the studio to begin recording their next album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Completes Recording First Music

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has completed recording its first new music. The sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT posted a short video from the studio and included the following caption: "Recordings finished now and the files are ready ...

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A Whisp Of The Atlantic - SOILWORK

Firstly, let's briskly dispense with the notion that "A Whisp Of The Atlantic" is an EP. The whole concept of EPs has been widely abused in recent years: the fact that this five-track effort lasts roughly nine minutes longer than "Reign in Blood" should push it way past whichever marker one requires for album status. ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Has 'Nothing Against Religion' But Says It's Okay To 'Question Some Things That Are Not Logical'

In a candid interview with "The Jasta Show", LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia — who grew up Roman Catholic in Italy — opened up about her views on religion. She said (see video below): "I have nothing against religion. I think that every person can decide for their lives if religion brings you comfort in ...

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