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Drummer NICK BARKER Exits LOCK UP

LOCK UP drummer Nick Barker has announced his departure from the band. Barker said in a statement: "After 'not feeling it' for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band, I've decided to call it a quits with LOCK UP. There's no bad blood or ill feeling in ...

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This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Has Been Officially Canceled

This summer's German rock music festivals, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Wacken Open Air and Bang Your Head!!!!, have been canceled after the German federal government banned all major events in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced tentative steps to slowly start returning the country to normal, ...

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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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A DAY TO REMEMBER Drops Animated Video For New Song 'Mindreader'

A DAY TO REMEMBER has released an animated music video for a new song, "Mindreader". The track is expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, "You're Welcome", due later in the year. The clip was animated by Awesome, Inc. ("Aqua Teen Hunger Force", "Squidbillies"). Frontman Jeremy McKinnon commented: "We've had this video done for ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: 'Polish Government Is Using Isolation Restrictions To Enact Complete Abortion Ban'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has ripped his country's parliament for considering regressive legislation this week that would restrict reproductive health and rights and put the lives and well-being of women and adolescents at risk. The legislation is scheduled for reading on April 15 or 16, 2020 as the country remains under ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Extended Trailer For 'London To Vegas' Set

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on May 29. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". An extended trailer for "London To Vegas" is available below. Filmed in December 2018, "Hysteria At ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Unspoken' Single Next Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — will release a new single, "Unspoken", on April 17. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Holy Ground", which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal ...

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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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Video Premiere: HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's 'Nightmare'

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's official music video for the song "Nightmare", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", which was released on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD stated about the "Nightmare" clip, which was shot in quarantine: "Nightmares are defined as ...

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Headwars - JIM DAVIES

One of the strangest things about nostalgia for the '90s is how people tend to focus on grunge and nu-metal as the decade's primary phenomena. Both genres started well and ended badly, leaving a lot of truly dismal music behind. And a few classics, I'll grant you. But smart folk know that the '90s was ...

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WOLFHEART: 'The Hammer' Music Video

"The Hammer", the new video from Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "Wolves Of Karelia", which will be released on April 10 via Napalm Records. A windmill-worthy intro is accented by sinister synth and marching percussion as "The Hammer" switches ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Blasts DONALD TRUMP As A 'Fake Tan Freak' Who Is 'Bad At Stringing Together A Sentence'

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has blasted President Donald Trump as a "fake tan freak" who is "worse" than Joe Biden at "stringing together a sentence." Jasta made his comments after apparently watching one of Trump's daily White House briefings about the country's fight against coronavirus. On Sunday (April 5), Jamey took to his Twitter to ...

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