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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Opens Up About Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Battle: 'I'm Still Fighting The Good Fight'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 14 months, offered an update on his health during an appearance Wednesday (June 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". He said (hear audio below): "I'm still fighting the good fight. I'm still doing the chemotherapy. I switched to a different ...

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MEGADETH Is Recording 18 Songs For New Album; 'It's Up There' With 'Rust In Peace' And 'Countdown To Extinction', Says DAVE MUSTAINE

As part of today's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" streaming event hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (see video below): "Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and David Ellefson [bass] both just finished their parts. And ...

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Watch EMMURE's Official Visualizer For 'I've Scene God'

The official visualizer for "I've Scene God", the new single from EMMURE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hindsight", which will be released digitally on June 26 via Sharptone Records. Physical copies will be made available on July 24. "Hindsight" continues the creative partnership between the band's ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Play 'Socially Distanced' Concerts In August

Ace Frehley will play a pair of shows this summer that will apparently respect guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. The original KISS guitarist is scheduled to perform at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Coronavirus restrictions have eased ...

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ALCATRAZZ Unveils Music Video For 'London 1666'

"London 1666", the new music video from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Innocent", due on July 31. Guitarist Joe Stump comments: "Hell on earth is here! 'London 1666' is about the Great Fire of London which had a devastating ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Neverhappy' Lyric Video

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official lyric video for its new single, "Neverhappy". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's upcoming second album, due later in the ...

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DORO Announces New Single 'Brickwall'

One and a half years after the release of her extremely successful double album "Forever Warriors, Forever United", metal queen Doro Pesch has already started working on material for a new album. "Since February, I've been back in the studio in the USA," she says. "There are some pretty awesome things happening in these writing ...

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Rapper POST MALONE Reveals His Favorite Heavy Metal Bands

Rapper Post Malone made a surprise guest appearance during a live video chat Wednesday (June 10) between MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert. Asked to name his favorite metal bands, Post Malone, a lifelong rock fan, said: "I'd say y'all. I mean, MEGADETH has gotta be the best for me. I ...

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Former UFO Guitarist PAUL CHAPMAN Dead At 66

Paul Chapman, the Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in UFO and WAYSTED, has died at the age of 66. His passing was confirmed by his son, who wrote on Paul's Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dads 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon. ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Delays 'Parasite Eve' Single Release

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have delayed plans to release their new single "Parasite Eve". The track was originally scheduled to arrive this Wednesday (June 10), but has now been postponed in light of current events related to Black Lives Matter, the recent civil unrest and calls for police reform in the wake of ...

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IN FLAMES Announces 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Clayman' Featuring Re-Recorded Songs

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th-anniversary edition of "Clayman", to be released on August 28. The lyric video for ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Unveils Music Video For 'The Heresy'

The official music video for "The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. Hair-raisingly dynamic and socially-inclined, "The Heresy" is a melodic, haunting rally cry featuring the ...

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DEFTONES' European Tour Postponed To 2021

DEFTONES have postponed their 2020 European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The trek, which was originally set to kick off on June 9 in Lyon, France, will now take place next year. DEFTONES announced the postponement earlier today in a statement via social media. The group wrote: "Our upcoming European tour ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Praises DONALD TRUMP, Calls Him 'The Greatest Friend To Minorities'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities." Dolmayan made the comment while sharing a meme featuring Trump's claim that his administration has done more for the African American community "than any president since Abraham Lincoln". In a ...

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