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Obsidian - PARADISE LOST

It's both pleasing and reassuring that so many so-called veteran bands are enjoying such rich, late-career surges of creativity. PARADISE LOST didn't always seem the most likely candidates for serious longevity: around the turn of the millennium, the band seemed to be struggling for new ideas and detached from the heaviness that once defined them. ...

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La Ilden Lyse - OKKULTOKRATI

Much like that region's well-documented contributions to black metal, there always seems to be something a little more sinister when Scandinavian bands use hardcore punk as a launching point for their din. There is inevitably an extra layer of grave-soaked dirt on the speed-driven assaults coming from that region, and Southern Lord has signal boosted ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Announces 'Virtual World Tour'

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE have announced a "virtual world tour" with unique sets exclusive merchandise and custom experiences in each market. Each show will feature a professionally filmed multi-camera live set along with an extensive post-performance question-and-answer session. Every market will have its ticket purchase geo-gated within a reasonable radius so that only those ...

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Satan Is King - ACXDC

With the world being run by lunatics, there's never been a better time to be stridently blasphemous. ACxDC may have a name that may make you think of both AC/DC and ANAL CUNT, but there is something uniquely swivel-eyed and forceful about this band's religion-baiting cacophony. For a start, the band's full name is ANTICHRIST ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Postpones Return Until 2021

Mayhem Festival has postponed its return until 2021. On Sunday, the festival's official Instagram was updated with the following message: "as we're sure you've guessed.. due to the pandemic we have to sit this summer out, but 2021 we plan on being back in full swing" The festival originally teased its 2020 comeback last December ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Rejoins LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has rejoined LORDS OF BLACK. The band is putting the finishing touches on its next album, "Alchemy Of Souls - Part I", due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. Romero announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal act in January 2019 and was subsequently replaced by Diego ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Celebrates 40th Anniversary of 'Friday The 13th' With Tongue-In-Cheek Horror Parody 'Jason's Mom'

During the mammoth #FearlessAtHome live stream event that took place on Saturday (May 9), horror-themed theatricore outfit ICE NINE KILLS celebrated the 40th anniversary of classic horror movie "Friday The 13th" with the debut of "Jason's Mom" — a very special, acoustic parody in honor of one of the deadliest matriarchs in movie history, just ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer Says Some Bands Are Opposed To Touring With Groups That Feature Female Members

In a new interview with The Women's International Music Network, STITCHED UP HEART singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner was asked if she has noticed attitudes toward women shifting in a traditionally male-centered and male-dominated business of rock and roll. She responded (hear audio below): "My actual observation has changed over time, because I feel like… I ...

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Take A Video Tour Of MATT SORUM's DRAC STUDIOS

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum recently gave a video tour of his Drac Studios to Brazil's "Dois Da Tarde" radio show. Check it out below. Nestled in the middle of world-famous Hollywood, California, Drac Studios provides a discreet, inspiring and comfortable location while being within minutes of everything Los Angeles has to offer. ...

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AMORPHIS's Summer/Fall North American Tour With ENTOMBED A.D. And NERVOSA Has Been Canceled

AMORPHIS's previously announced summer/fall North American tour with ENTOMBED A.D. and NERVOSA has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 38-date trek, which was to celebrate the band's legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes", was scheduled to launch on September 11 with three shows at the Kingsland ...

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Watch THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN Perform Acoustic Cover Of '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding'

Earlier today (Saturday, May 9), THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen performed an acoustic cover version of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding", a 1974 song written by English singer/songwriter Nick Lowe, during the "Fearless At Home" livestream. The nearly four-hour virtual event functioned like a "festival" to help raise funds for bands ...

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KISS Is Working On Career-Spanning Book Of Concert Posters

KISS is working on a coffee-table book of concert posters spanning the band's entire five-decade existence. Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons discussed KISS's plans for the book during a May 7 Facebook Live chat with Scott Brown, the United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Asked if there are any projects KISS is working on right ...

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