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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: COVID-19 'Kicked My Motherf**king Ass'

KORN singer Jonathan Davis is still struggling with COVID-19 after-effects, nearly three weeks after it was announced that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As a result of his infection, the band postponed six dates and canceled two on its current U.S. tour. Davis, who was reportedly fully vaccinated, addressed his COVID-19 battle during ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Criticizes DR. ANTHONY FAUCI For Repeatedly Changing His Recommendations

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci for repeatedly changing his COVID-19 recommendations. Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, has received criticism from Republican leaders throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with some of them asking him to resign over his handling of COVID-19. Owens, who frequently "likes" tweets that amplify ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says He Had A 'Blast' Voicing MARVEL's New Animated Series 'What If …?'

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy has contributed "additional voices" to "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead Of His Hands?", the fourth episode of the first season of Marvel's new animated series "What If …?" The Disney+ series devotes each of its episodes to a different alternate-universe scenario in which things are utterly changed in ways ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Who Killed The Music Business? The Fans Did'

In a new interview with US Weekly, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons once again spoke about the decline of the music industry as consumers value access over ownership and experiences over assets. "By and large, new artists will never have the chance that we got, because record companies would give us millions of dollars — once ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Teases His First Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID

David Ellefson is teasing his first project since he was fired from MEGADETH. Earlier today (Wednesday, September 1), the 56-year-old bassist revealed via his social media that his new band THE LUCID will release its first music on September 8. THE LUCID is a four-piece hard rock band featuring Ellefson, vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist ...

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At One With None - PORTRAIT

A magical proposition from the start, PORTRAIT somehow tapped into heavy metal's unerringly atavistic principles without ever sounding like some self-consciously retro knockoff. Along with WOLF's "Evil Star" and a handful of others, the Swedes' self-titled 2008 debut album gave substance and sustenance to the welcome return of old-school clangor in the 21st century, with ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Doesn't Think It's Odd For Him To Release So Many Albums: 'It's What I Do For A Living'

In recent years, legendary guitarist George Lynch has recorded albums with a number of different projects, including LYNCH MOB, KXM, SWEET & LYNCH, THE END MACHINE and DIRTY SHIRLEY. His most recent release was his first-ever full-length instrumental album, "Seamless", which came out earlier in the month via Rat Pak Records. Speaking to Vinylestimes Classic ...

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Wallflowers - JINJER

For reasons that will become more than apparent when you hear "Wallflowers", JINJER are currently being touted as metal's next big thing. And that, in itself, is cause for celebration. Because while the Ukrainian quartet undoubtedly tick plenty of modern metal boxes, their fourth album displays the exact same disregard for convention or expectation that ...

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ATREYU Drops Remix Of 'Warrior' Featuring TRAVIS BARKER And ZERO 9:36

California metallers ATREYU have dropped the remix for their current single "Warrior", featuring BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker and Zero 9:36. Check it out below. The song, which was described as "inspiring" by Loudwire and "explosive" by Alternative Press, appears on their John Feldmann-produced album "Baptize", out now via Spinefarm. The track has been wholly embraced ...

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SIXX:A.M. Announces 'Hits' Album

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — will release the "Hits" album on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The project is a retrospective celebration of the band's biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. And, most notably, it includes six ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Creation Has Spirit' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Creation Has Spirit". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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EXODUS Singer STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA On New Album 'Persona Non Grata': 'The Lyrical Content Is Very Violent, Very Vicious'

During the latest installment of his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube stream, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed the band's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which will be released on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)", was made available earlier in the month. "Lyrically, ['The ...

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Dancing Into Oblivion - WHITE STONES

Full credit to Martin Mendez. Best known as bassist with OPETH since 1997, the Barcelona-based Uruguayan could conceivably have swerved the side-project route altogether and been content with membership in one of the most revered bands on the planet. Instead, he launched WHITE STONES with excellent debut album 2020's "Kuarahy", establishing a crystal-clear blueprint for ...

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Hear DAVE MUSTAINE's Voice On JOHN 5's New Song 'Qué Pasa'

During his current solo tour, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist is performing a new song called "Qué Pasa". The track, which will be included on John's next studio album, "Sinner", features a guest appearance by MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine. Regarding how Mustaine came to be involved with the record, John 5 told ...

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KK'S PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'Raise Your Fists'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Talks About New Single 'The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)' (Video)

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their new album, "Persona Non Grata", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. A new one-minute video in which guitarist Gary Holt talks about the recording process for the disc's first single, "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)", can be seen below. "Persona Non ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform With Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA, Guitarist RICK HUNOLT At PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS were rejoined by drummer John Tempesta for their appearance yesterday (Sunday, August 22) at Psycho Las Vegas at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tempesta was filling in for EXODUS's regular drummer Tom Hunting who recently underwent a successful total gastrectomy in his battle with squamous cell ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Cancels Tour Due To COVID-19 Concerns

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly DEVIL YOU KNOW), the band fronted by former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones, has scrapped its previously announced tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. LIGHT THE TORCH shared the news of the cancelation in an announcement on social media earlier today (Saturday, August 21). The group wrote: "We are sorry ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces Summer 2022 European Tour

SLIPKNOT will embark on a European tour in July and August 2022. The 13-date trek, which will kick off on July 15, 2022 in Moscow, Russia, includes the previously announced six rescheduled European shows which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2022 tour dates: Jul. 15 - Moscow, Russia @ Park Live Festival Jul. ...

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