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JOHN DOLMAYAN Is 'Not Even Sure' He Wants To Make A New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album Anymore: 'It's Just So Much Drama And Bulls**t'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, who is currently promoting his "These Grey Men" solo album, spoke to Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast about the band's stalled attempts to record a follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. Asked if there has been any talk about making ...

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Body Of Light - KING WITCH

There was no mistaking the huge potential in KING WITCH's music from the very start. From a stellar debut demo to 2018's thunderous and commanding "Under The Mountain" full-length, the Scottish quartet have reveled in a clear vision and self-evident shared chemistry, not to mention some genuinely great songs. Pitched firmly in doom-laden, SABBATH-ian territory, ...

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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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CRO-MAGS: Lyric Video For New Single 'The Final Test'

New York hardcore legends CRO-MAGS will release their new album, "In The Beginning", on June 19 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment. The official lyric video for the band's thrashy new single, "The Final Test", can be seen below. "Will you be afraid or will you be at peace when you die?" asks CRO-MAGS ...

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Verminous - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

If any band deserves a medal for nobly bricking up the fissure between mainstream metal and the underground, it's THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Aside from the fact that frontman Trevor Strnad is one of extreme metal's most unrelenting advocates, his band have consistently upheld their pure death metal values while continuing to evolve into something ...

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IGGY POP: 'The Bowie Years' Seven-CD Box Set Due In May

A seven-CD box set "The Bowie Years" exploring Iggy Pop's Berlin-era albums is today announced for release on May 29 via UMe. The box set features remastered versions of "The Idiot", "Lust For Life", live album "TV Eye" and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40-page book. "Lust For Life" and "The Idiot" will also ...

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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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The Eye Is The First Circle - CALLIGRAM

One of the UK's best kept filthy secrets, CALLIGRAM, have really slammed their withered hearts down on the table here. Seemingly recorded during a time of great personal turmoil, "The Eye Is The First Circle" is the kind of album that can only reinforce the link between heavy music and emotional catharsis. This is a ...

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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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ILL NIÑO Putting Finishing Touches On Three New Songs

ILL NIÑO is putting the finishing touches on three new songs, to be released before the end of the month. More information will be made available soon. Last month, ILL NIÑO released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first ...

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See CHESTER BENNINGTON's GREY DAZE Video For 'Sometimes'

GREY DAZE has released "Sometimes", the third single from the band's upcoming album "Amends" (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings), with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song's message of hope amidst unexpected times. "Sometimes things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to," offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half ...

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ILL NIÑO Releases Music Video For 'Sangre' Single

ILL NIÑO has released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first new music in nearly five years. On Thursday (March 26), vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz ...

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CROWN THE EMPIRE Guitarist BRANDON HOOVER Is 'Officially Clear' Two Weeks After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

CROWN THE EMPIRE guitarist Brandon Hoover says that he is "officially clear" after recently testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Earlier today, Hoover shared a short video message with his 70,000 Twitter followers, saying: "Yo, what's up, everybody. As a lot of you may know, I tested positive for the ...

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Me And That Man - ME AND THAT MAN

When BEHEMOTH driving force Nergal released the first ME AND THAT MAN album, "Songs Of Love And Death", back in 2017, it was a project — a collaboration, in fact, with folk musician John Porter — that instantly made complete sense to large swathes of the underground metal world. If you dug Nick Cave, WOVENHAND ...

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