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THE ACACIA STRAIN Releases 'E' Seven-Inch And Digital Single

New England metal titans THE ACACIA STRAIN have just dropped "E", a new seven-inch and digital release, through Rise Records. It features two tracks — "Solace And Serenity" and "The Lucid Dream". The latter track features vocalist Jess Nyx of MORTALITY RATE. "I've been a fan of Jess since JUDICIARY introduced me to her voice, ...

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Sixth Annual 'Ride For Ronnie' Motorcycle Ride And Concert Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The sixth annual "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and concert, originally planned for Sunday, May 17, has been postponed due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The annual event benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale followed ...

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Video Premiere: LAMB OF GOD's 'Memento Mori'

LAMB OF GOD has released the music video for "Memento Mori", the opening track on the band's forthcoming self-titled album, due May 8 via Epic Records. Fans were able to unlock a 10-second teaser of the song through an eerie Instagram Story filter released by the band over the weekend. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Postpones Spring 2020 North American Tour

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sebastian Bach has postponed his spring 2020 North American tour celebrating the 31st anniversary of SKID ROW's debut album. Earlier today, Bach issued the following statement via social media: "Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control, we will be postponing the 2nd leg of the 30th ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Slams 'Dumbf**k Politicians', Says TRUMP's Action On Coronavirus Is 'Too Late'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has blasted "dumbfuck politicians" for blaming the media for supposedly exaggerating the risk and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). While the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in thousands of deaths globally and has hugely affected the stock market, some supporters of President Donald Trump say the growing crisis is largely the work ...

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VAN HALEN Producer TED TEMPLEMAN To Release Memoir In April

ECW Press has set an April 21 release date for "A Platinum Producer's Life In Music", the new memoir from legendary music producer Ted Templeman. Crafting smash hits with VAN HALEN, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, Nicolette Larson and VAN MORRISON, Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography — as told to Greg Renoff — ...

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SEPULTURA Postpones North American Tour

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have been forced to postpone their spring 2020 North American tour in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The trek was scheduled to kick off on March 18 in San Diego, California and conclude on April 22 in Ventura, California. Support on the tour was supposed to come from SACRED REICH, ...

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LOCAL H Shares New Single 'Hold That Thought'

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has released "Hold That Thought", a bouncy, riotous track which revamps classic rock tones with the band's signature style. The offering is the third single off LOCAL H's most ambitious and exciting album to date, "Lifers", due April 10 via AntiFragile Music. Frontman Scott Lucas candidly divulges of the inspiration behind ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Postpones Japanese Tour Dates

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has canceled its previously announced tour of Japan, including a headlining appearance at Download Festival Japan. "The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice," the band said in a statement. "We had very much ...

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VIO-LENCE Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's new EP is tentatively due to be recorded in the coming months. Vocalist Sean Killian comments: "My first real exposure to thrash metal was brought to me by Metal Blade Records in the form of SLAYER's 'Show No ...

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