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THE AMITY AFFLICTION Releases New Single 'Give Up The Ghost'

Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION have shared another new track, "Give Up The Ghost". The emotionally charged but heavy song wasn't meant to be recorded, as it came at the end of a session where they were recording alone for the first time. "It turns out everything is faster and yet we have the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Has Ideas 'Floating Around' For Next Album

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar spoke to the "Loaded Radio" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated "Humanicide" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There is plans [to record a new LP]. Right now, there's just rumblings and just ideas floating around. We haven't really sat down ...

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MANOWAR Records New Song Inspired By HOMER's 'Odyssey'

MANOWAR will return to Greece next June for a headlining performance at the Release Athens 2022 festival at Plateia Nerou. In a press conference held in Athens, MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio announced that the band will bring a crushing new production, killer setlist and a special gift for the Greek fans to commemorate a truly ...

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NIGHTWISH Pays Tribute To Late CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO At Oslo Concert (Video)

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH paid tribute to late CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho during their concert Sunday night (November 14) at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. While NIGHTWISH performed the song "The Greatest Show On Earth", a photo of Laiho was displayed on the screen above the stage, a nod to the Finnish metal ...

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OPETH Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer MARTIN 'AXE' AXENROT

OPETH has parted ways with longtime drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot. The Swedish progressive metallers announced Axenrot's exit from the group in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "Due to a conflict of interests, Martin Axenrot is no longer part of the OPETH collective. His replacement for the North American tour with MASTODON ...

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG On JOEY JORDISON's Death: 'We're All Affected'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg spoke about the recent passing of his predecessor, SLIPKNOT's founding drummer Joey Jordison. Asked how Jordison's death has changed his "sense of curating" Joey's legacy, Jay said: "I think with Joey's tragic passing, of course, we're all affected. And ...

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METALLICA Announces 'The Metallica Black Box'

METALLICA has announced the opening of The Metallica Black Box. Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the Black Box will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of METALLICA from the early 1980s garage days up to its present status as multi-platinum, stadium-filling hard rock standard bearers. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk ...

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TED NUGENT Is Puzzled By GENE SIMMONS's Anti-Vaxxer Comments: 'I'm Gonna Call Him And Try To Fix Him'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has criticized Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel last week, the KISS bassist and vocalist said that many people were turned away from the band's recently completed Kiss Kruise because they were not vaccinated. All guests on the cruise, which ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE To Release New Single 'So Called Life'

THREE DAYS GRACE's new single, "So Called Life", will arrive on November 29. It will mark the band's first release since THREE DAYS GRACE's cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", which came out in July 2020. Earlier this week, THREE DAYS GRACE announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and ...

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TOTO's 'Africa' Surpasses One Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

TOTO's "Africa" recently crossed the threshold of one billion streams on Spotify. This accomplishment speaks to the continual discovery of the band's repertoire, alongside the multi-generational fan base enjoying a composition that is nearing 40 years since the band's album "IV" was released. Co-writer David Paich shares: "This surpasses a dream come true! Thank you ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On RICHIE FAULKNER's Life-Saving Surgery: 'The Lord Intervened'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has offered an update on Richie Faulkner's recovery after the PRIEST guitarist suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky in late September. Faulkner was rushed to the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital where the cardiothoracic surgery team needed ...

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TESTAMENT, EXODUS And DEATH ANGEL: Five Dates Added To Rescheduled U.S. Leg Of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour'

Five new dates have been added to the rescheduled North American leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour" featuring TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL. Newly confirmed shows will take place in Orlando, Florida (April 25); Chattanooga, Tennessee (April 28); Seattle, Washington (May 22); Portland, Oregon (May 23); and Sacramento, California (May 25). Tickets go on ...

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METALLICA Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 'Master Of Puppets' Performance From 'Intimate' Florida Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Master Of Puppets" during the band's "intimate" concert on November 4 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support ...

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Watch FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service

A public funeral service for QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. The entire event was livestreamed to the public and a playback is available for viewing below. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played ...

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Watch Second Episode Of IRON MAIDEN Singer BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Video Podcast

The second episode of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, has just been launched across all podcast platforms. New episodes will be made available every other Tuesday. Episode Two continues where Episode One left off; dissecting 666, "The Number ...

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How Five Former IN FLAMES Members Came Together To Form THE HALO EFFECT

Earlier this month, THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMESJesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — released its debut single, "Shadowminds". The track, the official music video for which can be seen below, ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Fills In For DAVE LINSK At OVERKILL Concert: Video, Photos

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel filled in for Dave Linsk at OVERKILL's November 13 concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. The gig marked OVERKILL's first pandemic-era performance — "609 f!!kin' days" after they were supposed to play the same venue before the coronavirus crisis forced everything to shut ...

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JASON NEWSTED Recalls Concert That Was 'Personally Huge' For METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Bill Burr's "Monday Morning" podcast, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked if there was a particular concert that stood out in his mind as being particularly memorable. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The ones that have been glorified over time and sensationalized, like the big ...

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Worship - HYPOCRISY

A classic example of a great metal band who are perennially taken for granted, HYPOCRISY have been incredibly consistent over the years. There has also been an unwavering dedication to standing apart from the death metal crowd evident in the band's music, and not just through Peter Tägtgren's undisputed mastery of production and mixing. Even ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Will Never Completely Feel Like He 'Belongs' In Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, who has been living and recording music in Japan since 2003, recently took part in the fourth event in Cardiff University's Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series where he spoke about how the mastery of the Japanese language unlocked opportunities for his life and career. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Announces Spring 2022 U.S. Tour

THREE DAYS GRACE has announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and May 2022, including a number of headlining concerts and radio shows as the support act for GODSMACK. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. local time. THREE DAYS GRACE tour dates: Apr. 19 - Huntsville, AL - ...

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KISS's Second Las Vegas Residency Will Now Happen In Late 2022, Says Band's Longtime Manager

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, KISS's longtime manager Doc McGhee blamed COVID-related matters for the cancelation of the band's second Las Vegas residency. Ticketmaster notified ticket holders of the 12-date residency's cancelation via e-mail earlier in the month. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's initial report cited ...

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