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RORY GALLAGHER Online Tribute Concert Planned For This Weekend

Sunday, June 14 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the unveiling of a statue outside of the Ulster Hall in Belfast, and the annual Rory Gallagher four-day ...

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Rapper POST MALONE Reveals His Favorite Heavy Metal Bands

Rapper Post Malone made a surprise guest appearance during a live video chat Wednesday (June 10) between MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert. Asked to name his favorite metal bands, Post Malone, a lifelong rock fan, said: "I'd say y'all. I mean, MEGADETH has gotta be the best for me. I ...

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ARCH ENEMY, TRIVIUM, SOILWORK And DARK TRANQUILLITY Members Contribute Vocals To 'Metal: Hellsinger' Game

Matt Heafy (TRIVIUM), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and Björn Strid (SOILWORK) have contributed vocal performances to "Metal: Hellsinger", the new game from developer The Outsiders and publisher Funcom. "Metal: Hellsinger" is a rhythm first-person shooter (FPS) game, where your ability to shoot on the beat will enhance your gameplay experience. The ...

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The Birth Of Hateful Existence - DOMINION OF SUFFERING

A new project from Neptun, former drummer with Slovakian death metal legends NOMENMORTIS, DOMINION OF SUFFERING's debut is one of those low-key, unassuming releases that could easily get lost in these wildly fruitful times. Fortunately, it jumped out at me like a heavily armed stalker. Like pretty much every death and black metal debut ever, ...

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METALLICA's Full Performance At 2017 ROCK ON THE RANGE To Kick Off 'Offstage With DWP' Series

Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent promoters in the United States, has announced a new online content series, "Offstage With DWP". The series will feature never-before-seen festival performances straight from the DWP vault, one-on-one band interviews, exclusive acoustic performances, lifestyle segments and more. "Like so many other live event producers, we have been ...

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Worlds Beyond - PARALYDIUM

Seemingly out of nowhere, PARALYDIUM have conjured one of the melodic metal albums of the year. Armed with the same rhythm section as fellow Swedes' DYNAZTY, who have already dropped an absolute melodic-ripper this year, this band operate on similar territory, but "Worlds Beyond" is a deceptively unconventional beast. Herein, overwrought balladry, ultra-uplifting power metal ...

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We Are The Night - MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREE FALL

Hats off, as they say, to MAGNUS KARLSSON. The Swede already has plenty on his plate, what with being lead guitarist for PRIMAL FEAR and routinely charged with putting together projects for FRONTIERS MUSIC, the recent ALLEN/OLZON album included. In fact, it's impressive that Karlsson has found the time to revisit his FREE FALL project, ...

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STYX Has Enough New Material For A Double Album

STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" 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, a longtime collaborator ...

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Listen To New ENUFF Z'NUFF Song 'Broken Love'

ENUFF Z'NUFF will release its new album, "Brainwashed Generation", on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2018's "Diamond Boy" is described in a press release as "a diverse collection of songs that demonstrate the progression of musical styles in the ENUFF Z'NUFF catalog, all while retaining the undercurrent that has kept them ...

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BAD WOLVES Singer Embraces Conspiracy Theories About 'Black Lives Matter', Says Racism In U.S. Is 'Manufactured'

BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext has shared his views on the current state of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and what he believes is actually happening behind the scenes, along with his thoughts on racism and whether it exists. In a six-plus-minute video posted on Instagram, Vext suggests that "Black Lives Matter" was created by ...

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STAIND Is Working On First New Music In Nearly A Decade

STAIND has finally commenced work on its first new music in nearly a decade. The news of a possible new record from STAIND was broken yesterday (Tuesday, June 9) by frontman Aaron Lewis, who was a guest on GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's Internet show, called "Hometown Sessions". Speaking about his current activities, Aaron said: "I'm ...

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COACHELLA Festival Canceled For 2020

This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been canceled due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The California desert festival was one of the first major music events to be postponed in the wake of COVID-19, moving from its usual April dates to two weekends in October. But it has ...

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Former UFO Guitarist PAUL CHAPMAN Dead At 66

Paul Chapman, the Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in UFO and WAYSTED, has died at the age of 66. His passing was confirmed by his son, who wrote on Paul's Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dads 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon. ...

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