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New Crab Species Named After NIGHTWISH

A new crab species has been named after Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. The band says: "One new crab species (Tanidromites nightwishorum) was named after us in honor in particular for our 2015 album, 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful', about the evolution of life. "The new species of crab was found in eastern Austria and lived during ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Discusses His Guest Appearance On Wife LAUREN MONROE's 'Big Love' EP (Video)

Mailboat Records and Cherry Bomb Records have just released "Big Love", the EP by singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe, wife of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. Densely textured and imaginatively layered, legendary producer Jim Scott and Monroe have given us an anthem for this moment in time. With consummate backing from the likes of such heavyweights as ...

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT: Third Episode Of 'Roadies In Lockdown' Video Series Now Available

QUEEN's official YouTube channel's behind-the-scenes "Lockumentary" series "Roadies In Lockdown", which explores the roles of various QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT crew members on the road and catches up with them in lockdown continues its weekly outing with episode three. Sam Augustus sheds light on his role as lighting BlackTrax engineer in the show production and ...

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Video Premiere: KATAKLYSM's 'The Killshot'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Killshot", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'The Killshot' is very ...

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10 YEARS To Release 'Violent Allies' Album In September

Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 YEARS will release their new studio album titled "Violent Allies", on September 18 via Mascot Records. Earlier this year, the band's first new music in two and a half years was introduced gaining immediate traction at radio and streaming platforms across the globe. That song, "The Shift" has already exceeded a ...

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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT: 11 Solo Titles Reissued Digitally

For decades, Rik Emmett — largely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time — has been a prolific recording artist, whether it be as a member of TRIUMPH, offering solo material, or collaborating with others. And now, fans will be able to enjoy quite a few of his solo releases once again ...

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Watch ENSLAVED's Music Video For New Single 'Jettegryta'

Norway's progressive black metallers ENSLAVED have released the second single, "Jettegryta", from their upcoming studio album "Utgard". The single is accompanied by a frost-bitten video, in which an Icelandic pristine glacial landscape is darkened by sinister events. Grutle Kjellson commented on the clip: "Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for 'Jettegryta'. "'Jettegryta' ...

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Listen To New DEEP PURPLE Single 'Nothing At All'

With the release of their 21st studio album "Whoosh!" approaching, legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE embark on the next part of their journey by releasing their new single, "Nothing At All", on July 10. The lyrics of "Nothing At All" sound like an observation of what we humans have done to Mother Earth in our short ...

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OPETH Announces March 2021 European Tour

Swedish prog-metal/rock veterans OPETH have announced a European tour for March 2021. Support on the trek will come from retro rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN from Iceland. Tour dates: March 10 - EE - Tallinn - Helitehas March 11 - LV - Riga - Palladium March 12 - PL - Warsaw - Progresja March 13 - ...

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The End Of Dormancy - VOIVOD

VOIVOD is quite simply one of a kind. The sci-fi obsessed Canadian band has returned with a three-track, 12-inch vinyl and digital EP titled "The End Of Dormancy", following 2018's Juno Award-winning album "The Wake". The new release is built around a revisioning of "The End Of Dormancy", a song that originally appeared on "The ...

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AEROSMITH's 50th-Anniversary Concert Postponed To 2021

AEROSMITH's previously announced 50th-anniversary concert, which was originally scheduled for September 14 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, has been postponed to next year. "Out of an abundance of love and caution our 50th Anniversary Fenway show is being rescheduled to 14th September 2021," the band said in a statement. "It's better to look ahead ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says COVID-19 Is 'A Psychological Warfare Campaign More Than It Is A Serious Pandemic'

ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer has voiced his controversial views on the coronavirus crisis, claiming that COVID-19 is "a psychological warfare campaign on the people more than it is a serious pandemic." Schaffer, who raised eyebrows in 2009 when he initially launched his SONS OF LIBERTY project via an appearance on a radio show hosted ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says It Was 'All Quiet' In Metal Community Following GEORGE FLOYD's Death

As part of HardDrive Radio's latest "Roundtable", MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Jesse Leach joined Lou Brutus to talk about what they've been up to during quarantine and their thoughts on the current state of politics in the U.S., as well as their collaboration on MACHINE HEAD's latest single, "Stop The Bleeding". The ...

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METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' Covered By CHRIS KAEL, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And DOC COYLE (Video)

Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) recently teamed up with Chris Ojeda (BYZANTINE), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, MACHINE HEAD) and Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) to record a quarantine cover version of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw". Kael uploaded video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying ...

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RON KEEL, VINNY APPICE And RUDY SARZO Cover BLACK SABBATH's 'Die Young': Official Music Video

The official music video for the song "Die Young" from EMERALD SABBATH, the ambitious epic rock and classical music tribute to BLACK SABBATH, can be seen below. Founded and produced by Michael Suilleabhain, an Irish nuclear construction safety inspector, EMERALD SABBATH's "Ninth Star" disc features 10 former members of BLACK SABBATH, The English Chamber Choir ...

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