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Let There Be Nothing - JUDICATOR

There was a time, not so long ago, when the U.S. trad and power metal scenes seemed terminally unable to compete with their European counterparts. Or at least that's what we tell ourselves shortly before the shaming revelation that JUDICATOR are poised to release their fifth studio album. Doubtless there are plenty of diehards in ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA Defends CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Allegations: He 'Is A F**king Rock Star'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia is the latest musician to have come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris ...

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IN FLAMES' BJÖRN GELOTTE On 'Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition': 'We Didn't Wanna Re-Record The Whole Thing'

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th-anniversary edition of "Clayman", to be released on August 28. "Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition" ...

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Listen To New (HED) P.E. Single 'First Blood'

The official lyric video for the song "First Blood" from (HED) P.E. can be seen below. The track is the first single from (HED) P.E.'s twelfth studio album, "Class Of 2020", which will be released on August 21 via Suburban Noize Records. The date also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the group's breakthrough LP, ...

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Senators Introduce Relief Bill For Independent Live Music Venues During Pandemic

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced the Save Our Stages Act, which would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants would provide six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector ...

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MOONSPELL Parts Ways With Original Drummer MIGUEL 'MIKE' GASPAR, Prepares To Record New Album

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have parted ways with original drummer Miguel "Mike" Gaspar and have replaced him with Hugo Ribeiro (no relation to MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro). The band will enter the studio in September to record its new album with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, ULVER, GHOST). An early 2021 release via Napalm Records ...

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STYX Is Almost Done Recording New Album: 'We'll Be Ready To Mix Before You Know It,' Says TOMMY SHAW

STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw spoke to the "Ted Nugent Spirit Campfire" show about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS, ANTHRAX And LAMB OF GOD Members To Celebrate 40 Years Of AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Album

On Friday, July 24, Gibson will celebrate 40 years of AC/DC's landmark album "Back In Black" with the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" livestream event. Hosted by Jared James Nichols, the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" will feature Slash, Sebastian Bach, members of ALICE IN CHAINS, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, ...

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