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K.K. DOWNING Once Again Defends JUDAS PRIEST's 'Nostradamus': 'It Was Something Original'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has once again defended the band's controversial symphonic heavy metal concept double album about Nostradamus, saying it was "something original" which allowed him and his then-bandmates to show what they "could actually do as musicians." Released in 2008, the two-CD, 23-track journey through the life of the controversial, 16th-century ...

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NECROPHOBIC To Release New Digital Single 'Mirror Black' In July

Following the release of their latest, critically acclaimed album "Mark Of The Necrogram" in 2018, Swedish blackened death metal veterans NECROPHOBIC return with the release of the new single/EP "Mirror Black" on July 17, as start of the campaign for their upcoming new studio album "Dawn Of The Damned". The "Mirror Black" EP features a ...

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GARY HOLT Is Writing 'Crushing' Riffs For EXODUS's Next Album

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been writing "crushing" new riffs for the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. On Friday (May 29), Holt took to his Instagram to share a photo of a couple of his guitars, and he included the following caption: "New @exodusbandofficial riffs are flying out today, and ...

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ENSLAVED Releases Music Video For New Single 'Homebound'

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released the official music video for their new single, "Homebound". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Utgard", due in the fall via Nuclear Blast. ENSLAVED will release "Homebound" as a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl, limited to 500 pieces, on June 26. The single title cut will be ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI: 2020 Line of Signature Guitars Available From ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

Ernie Ball Music Man, the world's leading manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, has announced the availability of the all-new 2020 line of John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) signature guitars. The Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitar features a flamed maple shield seated in a lightweight Okoume body. A glossy translucent finish on the ...

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PEARL JAM To Release 'Gigaton Visual Experience' On Apple TV

PEARL JAM has announced the "Gigaton Visual Experience" — a special audio-visual event available free to all Apple TV app users in over 100 countries for seven days before being available to rent or buy. This immersive visual album experience pairs the band's inspired visuals, produced by the award-winning Evolve Studios, to create an unparalleled ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer To Donate Hand Sanitizers To Charitable Organizations For Veterans

Moody's Medicinals, Inc., FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody's health and wellness innovator specializing in both Cannabidiol ("CBD") and non-CBD health and wellness products, will donate thousands of its new CBD hand sanitizers to various veteran-led and veteran-serving charities across the country. In addition to the non-profit giveaways, all Moody's Medicinals customers will receive ...

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ENSLAVED Explains 'Utgard' Album Title

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, "Utgard", in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: "'Utgard' bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric 'location', a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Floats Conspiracy Theories About The Origin Of The New Coronavirus: 'I Have A Big Imagination'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has floated a couple of conspiracy theories about the origins of the novel coronavirus, including the suggestion that the COVID-19 virus was created in a laboratory. There has been no shortage of conspiracy theories flying around about the how the coronavirus was unleashed, such as that the pandemic ...

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BABYMETAL: Trailer For 'Live At The Forum' DVD And Blu-Ray

A trailer for BABYMETAL's upcoming DVD and Blu-ray, "Live At The Forum", is available below. Due on May 13, the effort was filmed at the Japanese pop-metal band's October 2019 first-ever arena concert in the U.S. at the The Forum in Los Angeles. The concert was Su-metal and Moametal's second headlining arena concert outside of ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's IVAN MOODY On 'F8' Album: 'We Wanted To Make A Record That Wasn't Just Here Today And Gone Tomorrow'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody has told the Saginaw, Michigan radio station Z93 that there are "many things" that have contributed to making the band's latest album, "F8", the group's strongest effort to date. "It's like going through a transmutation, man," he explained (hear audio below). "You get to a point where you ...

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