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Hear ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Cover BLACK SABBATH's Classic Song 'The Wizard'

This Friday (September 4) will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE), release their spectacular tribute to the Birmingham four, a faithful yet supercharged rendition of BLACK ...

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BABYMETAL To Release Two New Live Albums Next Week

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release two live albums next week. Captured on its "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the "Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy" was a two-day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25 and January 26, 2020. "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 1]" and "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" will ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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CODE ORANGE To Release 'Under The Skin' Digital Album

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE will release "Under The Skin", a new digital album, this Friday, September 4. The record officially captures and chronicles CODE ORANGE's full-band stripped-down "Under The Skin" livestream with enhanced audio. Conceptually akin to classic "MTV Unplugged" performances, but with digital twists and turns, CODE ORANGE originally transmitted "Under The Skin" around ...

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MISERY INDEX Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of U.S. death metal/grindcore veterans MISERY INDEX to a worldwide deal. Active since the early 2000s, MISERY INDEX has established itself as a stronghold for outspoken, politically charged lyrics and savage yet surgically precise metal, releasing six studio albums, several EPs and performing well over 1,000 concerts in ...

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Official PINK FLOYD Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In November

PINK FLOYD will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment this fall. "Ummagumma", "Animals", "Pulse", "The Division Bell", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Later Years" will be made available on November 6, 2020 as a 500-piece puzzles. Zee Productions will release the album cover as a jigsaw via its Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of ...

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Mara - CULT OF LILITH

Death metal fans have been particularly well served this year, with countless strong releases from all over the planet. But even in these fecund times, a band like CULT OF LILITH stands out. Coming straight out of Reykjavik, Iceland, with the kind of force and ferocity that always pays dividends in the underground, this five-piece ...

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Listen To New SIX FEET UNDER Song 'Amputator'

On October 2, death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER will release their 17th full-length album, "Nightmares Of The Decomposed", via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Amputator" can be seen below. Vocalist Chris Barnes comments: "Working again after 25 years writing an album with my old bandmate from CANNIBAL ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is Being Mixed, Says TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is currently being mixed. KK'S PRIEST is Owens's collaboration with founding PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton ...

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NIKKI SIXX's Music Catalog Acquired By HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only U.K.-listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced that the company has acquired the music catalog of musician, songwriter and producer Nikki Sixx, best known as the founding member, bassist, ...

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DARK ANGEL Is Still 'Attempting' To Write Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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SANCTUARY: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Into The Mirror Black' To Include Demo Tracks, Live Recordings

SANCTUARY will release the 30th-anniversary edition of "Into The Mirror Black" on October 9. "Into The Mirror Black", originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much-revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its ...

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RAVEN Releases Music Video For 'Metal City' Title Track

British/American metal trio RAVEN has released the official music video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Metal City". The LP is due on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer as a CD digipak, LP, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream. RAVEN's English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark Gallagher ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: 'If There Ever Was Time For A Revolution, That Time Is Now'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has blasted the "deceptive, corrupt and opportunistic government" for using "disinformation and propaganda tactics" to keep the population "in a state of paranoia and hysteria." Earlier today (Sunday, August 30), Leach took to his Instagram account to write: "One of the single most centering and incredible feelings is musical performance. ...

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