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MY RUIN Recording New Album

MY RUIN — the Los Angeles-based band featuring the husband-and-wife rock duo of vocalist Tairrie B. Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Mick Murphy — is back in the studio deep in the hills of Knoxville, Tennessee recording its eighth full-length album. The group is laying down 10 new songs at Soundtrack Black Studio, where last year's "A ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Says 'The World Misses' PHILIP ANSELMO

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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KISS: 'Destroyer: Resurrected' Audio Samples Available

On August 21, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album "Destroyer: Resurrected", newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob Ezrin. Ezrin pulled the tapes from the vaults and painstakingly remixed the entire album, enhancing the sound and bringing out its rich texture and vibrancy, while ...

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FOZZY: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Sin And Bones", the new album from FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward — is available for streaming in its entirety below (courtesy of Loudwire). The CD will be released on August 14 (one day earlier internationally) via the group's new ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Talks About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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IN DYING ARMS: 'Bathed In Salt' Lyric Video Released

Balimore, Maryland-based melodic metal band IN DYING ARMS will release its new studio album, "Boundaries", on September 25 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Stephen Hawkes, who has previously worked with CHELSEA GRIN, ATTILA and CLOSURE IN MOSCOW. "Boundaries" track listing: 01. Second Best 02. Running Out Of Time 03. The ...

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ENSIFERUM: 'In My Sword I Trust' Video Released

"In My Sword I Trust", the new video from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early July in Poland with director Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa 13, which has previously worked with BEHEMOTH, KREATOR, ELUVEITIE, SONATA ARCTICA and DECAPITATED, among others. Commented the band: "The shoot took place in ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN, BELLO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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New QUEENSRŸCHE Material 'Rocks,' Says GEOFF TATE's Replacement

The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup — featuring singer Todd La Torre as the replacement for Geoff Tate — is currently writing material for its new album, tentatively due sometime in 2013. La Torre writes on his Facebook page. "Listening to new QUEENSRŸCHE material with vocals I recorded today. Oh... my... Gawd. It ROCKS!" QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael ...

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NIGHTRAGE Taps SNOWY SHAW For South Korea Concert

Multi-national thrashers NIGHTRAGE have tapped Snowy Shaw (THERION, KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, DIMMU BORGIR) to sit behind the kit for their August 26 concert in South Korea. Snowy will be filling in for regular NIGHTRAGE drummer Johan Nunez, who has been busy touring and recording with FIREWIND. NIGHTRAGE states, "We are honored to have [Snowy] ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL: 'King For A Day' Video Released

"King For A Day", the new video from the California-based progressive post-hardcore band PIERCE THE VEIL, can be seen below. The clip, which was first revealed on "MTV Buzzworthy", features the guys' tongue-in-cheek take on a heist movie. "We wanted something that mixes 'Ocean's Eleven' with the old-school '80s heist movies like 'Point Break' and ...

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SLAYER's KING, LOMBARDO Talk About 'Metal Masters 4' (Video)

Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike are returning with their successful "Metal Masters" clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, "Metal Masters 4" will take place in New York City on September 7 at The Gramercy. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the clinic starting at 8:00 p.m. ...

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SLAYER Guitar Tech Interviewed In Camden (Video)

On July 27, TheToneKing.com conducted an interview with SLAYER guitar tech Warren Lee at the Camden, New Jersey stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King's longtime tech Armand Crump died on March 31. The band's other axeman, Jeff Hanneman, in January 2011 contracted ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: North American Tour Canceled

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) has canceled his previously announced North American tour. Commented Blaze: "It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my planned tour of the U.S. and Canada in September is cancelled. "I am so sorry. Due to circumstances beyond my control the tour ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirmed For 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup has been confirmed for the Monsters Of Rock Cruise, which will embark on its second voyage from March 16 to March 20, 2013. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this cruise will visit the private island of CocoCay, plus Nassau, Bahamas with a rockin' bonus day at sea, sailing the emerald waters ...

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'Black Metal' Band Featured In New FEDEX Commercial

A unnamed, corpse-painted, black metal-meets-industrial-style band is featured in a new commercial for FedEx, the king of air, ground and freight delivery services. According to Adweek, the 30-second spot, which was created by the New York City-based advertising agency network BBDO, "touts the delivery firm's golf club shipping services for die-hard duffers. In ...

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Legendary ROADRUNNER RECORDS A&R Man MONTE CONNER Exits Label

Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner, who signed countless bands to the label over the years — including ANNIHILATOR, BIOHAZARD, COAL CHAMBER, DEICIDE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, GOJIRA, LIFE OF AGONY, MACHINE HEAD, OBITUARY, RUSH, SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR, TRIVIUM and TYPE O NEGATIVE — has left the company after 25 years. The label couldn't ...

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VINCE NEIL To Headline 'Family-Friendly' Tybee Island Pirate Festival

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will headline this year's Tybee Island Pirate Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Neil will headline a live concert on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, for the eighth annual Tybee ...

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