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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Doesn't Understand Why 'People Feel The Need To Post Political Hate'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he can't understand why people "feel the need" to ridicule others for their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments shortly after the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a roll call formally nominating Donald Trump to run in the November ...

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SODOM Completes Mixing 'Genesis XIX' Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have finished mixing their new album, "Genesis XIX", at Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. The LP is expected later in the year via SPV/Steamhammer. This past January, SODOM recruited Toni Merkel as its new drummer. He joined the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Mourns Death Of FRANKIE BANALI: 'You Carried The Weight Of The World On Your Shoulders'

Former WHITESNAKE, DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist Doug Aldrich has paid tribute to Frankie Banali, who died earlier this week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Earlier today, Aldrich posted an Instagram photo of the QUIET RIOT drummer and his wife, Regina Banali, and he included the following message: "R.I.P. Frankie. You will ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY Begins Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has entered the studio to begin recording his second solo album. He is using the same team that worked on 2018's "Year Of The Tiger", including producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, as well as drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier. Earlier today, Kennedy posted a photo of ...

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SCORPIONS Are 'Making Progress' On New Album

SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee has posted a short video update from Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany, where he and his bandmates are rehearsing and doing pre-production for their upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue In Seattle Vandalized

The Chris Cornell statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has been vandalized. Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted white. Earlier today, Chris Cornell's widow Vicky released a statement about the statue's defacing via the late ...

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Venus Skytrip - PSYCHLONA

Despite being intermittently denied the chance to enjoy a hot, hazy summer, we always have records as joyously heavy and fuzzed-up as this to keep the sizzling dream alive. PSYCHLONA have already impressed, rising nonchalantly to the top of the aspiring stoner and space rock piles at their first attempt on 2018's "Mojo Rising", but ...

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PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, RUDY SARZO, DEE SNIDER, GLENN HUGHES, Others React To Passing Of QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI

Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Ron Keel (KEEL) and BULLETBOYS are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of QUIET ...

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NAPALM DEATH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Amoral'

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release their new studio album, "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism", on September 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The official music video for the ...

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DEFTONES Unveil Music Video For 'Ohms' Title Track

The official Rafatoon-directed music video for "Ohms", the title track of the new album from the DEFTONES, can be seen below. The band's ninth studio LP will arrive on September 25 via Warner. Speculation of the forthcoming album among fans swept across the media landscape, stoking curiosity as the band's web site and social platforms ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Nocturnal Transmission' EP Due Next Month

London, Ontario, Canada-based atmospheric sludge rock unit THE WHITE SWAN, spearheaded by KITTIE's Mercedes Lander, will release its new EP, "Nocturnal Transmission", on September 18. The EP's four tracks see the trio — Lander with Kira Longeuay and Shane Jeffers (BLOODMOON COLLECTIVE) — wearing their collective heart on their sleeves, delivering over 20 minutes of ...

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KAMELOT Has 25 Songs For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with A&P Reacts, Thomas Youngblood spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for KAMELOT's follow-up to 2018's "The Shadow Theory" album. The guitarist said (see video below): "We have, actually, 25 songs right now, which has never happened — never. So now we have to kill ...

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DEFTONES: 'Ohms' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

DEFTONES have revealed the title and release date for their long-awaited new album. The band's ninth studio LP will be called "Ohms" and will arrive on September 25, as first confirmed by a billboard for the album, the latitude and longitude coordinates for which DEFTONES tweeted on Wednesday (August 19). The follow-up to 2016's "Gore" ...

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Watch DOWN Rehearse For Upcoming 'The Quarter Century Throwdown' Livestreamed Event

Video of DOWN rehearsing for its upcoming "The Quarter Century Throwdown" livestreamed event can be seen below. This year marks the 25th anniversary of DOWN's 1995-released, now classic debut, "NOLA". Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in ...

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DEE SNIDER Is 'Already Writing Material' For Next Studio Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that he is returning to the studio to record his next solo album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. That effort, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, featured contributions from Howard ...

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SLAYER: 'Live Undead' ReAction Three-Pack Set Coming From Super7

Thrash metal legends SLAYER have once again partnered with designer toy and apparel company Super7 to create the "Live Undead" three-pack set. Inspired by the band's 1984 "live" EP, it features the undead band members as 3.75-inch ReAction figures with the bleeding headstone right out of the record's cover art. The set comes with two ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: Those Who Despise DONALD TRUMP Will Try To Get Him Out Of Office By Any Means Necessary

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that people who "despise" President Donald Trump will try to get him out of office "by any means necessary." The musician, who has praised Trump in recent weeks and has accused Democrats of "demonizing" the president and "blaming him for everything under the sun," took to his ...

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THE CULT Is Recording New Album At Legendary ROCKFIELD STUDIOS

Iconic rockers THE CULT have entered the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales to begin recording their new album. The band's follow-up to 2016's "Hidden City" is being helmed by producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with GHOST and ROYAL BLOOD, among others. Earlier today (Saturday, August 15), THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy posted an ...

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