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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Slams LIVE NATION For Wanting Artists To Take Pay Cuts And Cancelation Burdens For Shows In 2021

EXODUS's Gary Holt and ANTHRAX's Scott Ian are among the musicians who have slammed conceret giant Live Nation for reportedly planning to make significant changes to its policies regarding concert tours and festivals when touring is expected to resume in 2021. According to a Live Nation memo circulated to talent agencies and first

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Video Premiere: PRIMAL FEAR's 'I Am Alive'

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", on July 24 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's second single, "I Am Alive", can be seen below. Bassist and producer Mat Sinner comments: "'I Am Alive' is the opening track of the new album and a statement ...

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Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Teams Up With Former MEGADETH Bassist JAMES LOMENZO In FIRSTBORNE

Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler has teamed up with fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo on new project FIRSTBORNE. FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP marks the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band release since his departure from MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD. FIRSTBORNE features Girish Pradhan on vocals and guitar, Myrone on guitar, LoMenzo on bass, and Adler ...

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EXODUS To Enter Studio In September

EXODUS will enter the studio in September to begin recording its long-awaited new album. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve ...

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HEATHEN: Trailer For 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

A trailer for "Empire Of The Blind", the forthcoming album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN, is available below. The disc is due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. "Empire Of The Blind" is the follow-up to "The Evolution Of Chaos", which was released as a 10th-anniversary remastered reissue on January 31 ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Legend - Metal Galaxy' In September

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release a new concert set, "Legend - Metal Galaxy", on September 9 on Blu-ray, DVD and CD. "Legend - Metal Galaxy" was recorded at the group's two shows at Chiba's Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Japan on January 25 and January 26. The Blu-ray and DVD editions of the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Spent Last New Year's Eve With DREAM THEATER Bassist JOHN MYUNG: 'We Had A Great Time Together'

Mike Portnoy has revealed that he spent last New Year's Eve with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung. The ex-DREAM THEATER drummer addressed his relationship with Myung while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Asked if he ...

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ENSIFERUM Releases Music Video For New Single 'Andromeda'

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, "Thalassic", on July 10 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc's latest single, "Andromeda", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland. On release day (July 10), ENSIFERUM will host a record release ...

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BODY COUNT Releases 'No Lives Matter' Single To Radio

In light of current events, BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has announced the release of its 2017 single "No Lives Matter" to radio. The track's message is more relevant than ever, as Ice-T states in the music video intro: "It's unfortunate that we have to say 'black ...

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MACHINE HEAD Taps KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman JESSE LEACH For New Song 'Stop The Bleeding'; 'Civil Unrest' Single Out Now

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released "Civil Unrest", a two-song digital single featuring A-side "Stop The Bleeding" and B-side "Bulletproof", with the former featuring additional guest vocals from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud ...

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BLACK SABBATH Is Selling 'Black Lives Matter' T-Shirts

A week after RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello posted a photo of him wearing a parody shirt that read "Black Lives Matter" styled in the iconic BLACK SABBATH "Masters Of Reality" font, the legendary heavy metal band apparently decided to capitalize on the moment and release its own limited-edition version of the design, ...

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