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ALEXI LAIHO's Wife Shares Photos Of His Private Funeral Service

Alexi Laiho's wife has shared photos of the private funeral service for the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, who passed away on December 29 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death. On Wednesday (February 3), Australian-born Kelli Wright, who has previously worked as ...

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AT THE GATES Is 'Finishing Up' Mixing Of New Album

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are "finishing up" the mixing of their new album with producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The follow-up to 2018's "To Drink From The Night Itself" was recorded in part at Studio Gröndahl in Stockholm, Sweden. In its latest Instagram post, AT THE ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Featured In FORD Commercial

Ford has licensed the 1991 METALLICA hit "Enter Sandman" to serve as the soundtrack for its all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor — a desert-racing inspired version of its best-selling F-150 pickup. When Ford began planning a reveal for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, it wanted to push the envelope. Having owned this niche category since ...

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Jylhä - KORPIKLAANI

It's not unreasonable to be on the fence about bands like KORPIKLAANI. On one hand, the Finns are an unstoppable, beer-sodden force for cheeriness and collective uplift. On the other, their trademark folk metal brew could easily seem a bit too fucking cheerful, especially in the midst of today's ongoing clusterfuck of disasters. If you ...

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SONIC TEMPLE And EPICENTER Festivals To Take A Hiatus In 2021

As the music industry looks to bring live events back to eager fans in 2021, leading independent live entertainment producer and promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has announced its upcoming festival calendar for the year. The event lineup includes the return of fan favorites Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville, alongside the previously announced Aftershock, ...

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Rejoice In The Suffering - TODD LA TORRE

Todd La Torre's tenure as QUEENSRŸCHE's frontman has been one of the greatest joys in recent metal memory. Not content with revitalizing the prog metal giants, this absurdly talented multi-instrumentalist is now giving us the encumbered solo goods, thanks in part to the unwanted hiatus forced upon his thriving day job. Created in collaboration with ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces 'Existence Is Futile' Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have set "Existence Is Futile" as the title of their 13th studio album, due later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP was once again recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins and features artwork from Arthur Berzinsh, who previously worked with CRADLE on 2015's "Hammer Of ...

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EVILE To Release New Album 'Hell Unleashed' In April

Since their formation in 2004, British thrash metallers EVILE have been turning heads and taking names, delivering four pure thrash offerings blended with an uncompromising death metal assault. Their upcoming fifth studio album, titled "Hell Unleashed", will impact the metal masses on April 30 via Napalm Records, and is the long-awaited successor to 2013's "Skull". ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Says He Could Have Pulled Off Replacing BRIAN JOHNSON On AC/DC's 'Rock Or Bust' Tour: 'That's Kind Of My Wheelhouse'

Cited by many as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Chris Jericho joins the latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" to salute his favorite band and put the beatdown on such topics as Angus Young and Brian Johnson recently guesting on his "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, adding AC/DC songs to the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Decade Of Domination' Book Due In June

Wymer Publishing has set a June 11 release date for "Judas Priest: Decade Of Domination". When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, JUDAS PRIEST, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a chopper on ...

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Angelus Apatrida - ANGELUS APATRIDA

2020 was a phenomenal year for thrash, but this is no time for complacency. Someone needs to keep the wrecking ball spinning, and ANGELUS APATRIDA have kindly stepped up to the plate. The Spaniards have been cultivating a formidable reputation for the last 20 years, releasing a series of increasingly impressive records that deftly bridged ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO's Exit From THE DEAD DAISIES Explained

THE DEAD DAISIES' Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich have opened up about the recent departure of Deen Castronovo. The drummer announced his exit from the group two days after THE DEAD DAISIES' publicist revealed that Tommy Clufetos (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER) will rejoin the band when they hit the ...

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METALLICA To Perform On 'A Late Show: Super Bowl Edition'

METALLICA will perform on "A Late Show: Super Bowl Edition", a live special edition of Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", on Sunday, February 7. It will follow late local news after Sunday's Super Bowl LV, beginning at approximately 11:35 p.m. ET/8:35 p.m. PT on CBS. METALLICA announced its participation in the program ...

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