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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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DARK SKY CHOIR Recruits Guitarist IRA BLACK

DARK SKY CHOIR has announced the addion of guitarist Ira Black (I AM MORBID, LIZZY BORDEN, VICIOUS RUMORS, METAL CHURCH) to the group's ranks. DARK SKY CHOIR features vocalist Brian Allen (VICIOUS RUMORS), bassist Percy Trayanov (MADAME MAYHEM) and drummer Mike James Sakowski (EXXPLORER). The group's new album, "End Of Days", was written and produced ...

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NILE Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour With TERRORIZER

Technical death metal champions NILE have announced the 2019 "A Vile Caustic Attack" tour with special guests TERRORIZER. The 39-date trek will kick off at the Loft at Centerstage in Atlanta, Georgia on November 1 and will conclude on December 14 at The Firmament in Greenville, South Carolina. NILE founding member Karl Sanders comments: "The ...

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Listen To New TESLA Track 'California Summer Song'

"California Summer Song", the new single from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which will be released on March 8 via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, ...

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I PREVAIL To Release 'Trauma' Album In March

After generating nearly half a billion streams, going gold in a climate where that achievement is becoming more and more rare, and launching a two-year whirlwind of sold-out shows, Detroit's I PREVAIL returns with its second full-length album, "Trauma". Due on March 29 via Fearless Records, "Trauma" represents a victorious moment in the wake of ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Release 'The Coffin Train' Album In May

NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have signed a worldwide deal with Silver Lining Music. The band's new album, "The Coffin Train", will be released on May 24. Comments the band: "We're delighted to be bringing the DIAMOND HEAD lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honored to be standing alongside a stable of ...

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Watch QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Perform At 91st ACADEMY AWARDS

The 91st Academy Awards saw the world's biggest rock band own Hollywood's biggest night. Legendary rock group QUEEN + Adam Lambert opened — and stole — the show at the star-studded Oscars, performing a medley of two of their most iconic songs, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions", getting a much-deserved standing ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: 'Dance Of Life' Video

"Dance Of Life", the new video from WEST BOUND, the hard-hitting Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. The song is taken from WEST BOUND's ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Calls It Quits

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, the project featuring GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has called it quits. The group, which also featured Brian Carpenter on bass and Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone on vocals, released its second album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", last July via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The news of THE APOCALYPSE BLUES ...

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Astronoid - ASTRONOID

ASTRONOID's 2016 debut record, "Air", was a dazzling effort that crept up on unsuspecting listeners, garnering a rabid cult following from those that discovered the band. With members of New England post-black metallers VATTNET VISKAR pulling double duty, ASTRONOID took the integration of shoegaze elements into black metal, popularized by acts such as DEAFHEAVEN, and ...

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TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

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THE QUIREBOYS To Release 'Amazing Disgrace' Album In April

U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS will release their new album, "Amazing Disgrace", on April 5 via Off Yer Rocka. The disc's first single and video will arrive on March 20. On their essential new album, THE QUIREBOYS amazed themselves. "The new music has surpassed all of my expectations," admitted longtime guitarist Guy Griffin. "It's the most ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's First Band Recruits His Son, KORN And P.O.D. Members To Re-Record Old Material

Chester Bennington's former bandmates in his first group, the Phoenix, Arizona-based post-grunge act GREY DAZE, have announced plans to re-record their old material with the help of the late LINKIN PARK frontman's friends and family. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester's 22-year-old son Jaime Bennington, KORN's Brian "Head" Welch ...

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