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NEW YEARS DAY: Making Of 'Come For Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of NEW YEARS DAY's music video for the band's newest single, "Come For Me", can be seen below. NEW YEARS DAY enlisted longtime director Robyn August ("Defame Me", "Kill Or Be Killed", "I'm About To Break You") and Matt Phelan of Chisel Pixel Productions) to bring singer Ash Costello's vision ...

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Horror - EXHUMED

In essence, death metal is what happened when snotty kids heard METALLICA and SLAYER and decided that this music wasn't fast or horrible enough. More than three decades on from the genre's genesis, it may be significant that it seems to be older, veteran bands that have the firmest grasp on that explosive, exuberant spirit ...

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DREAM THEATER Vocalist Hopes To Release New Solo Album In 2020

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie recently appeared on the "Hyde Archives" program on the St. Albans, West Virginia radio station Rock 105. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's longevity: James: "We've had a great ride, and we're still going strong. We've been fortunate ...

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Announce 2020 European Tour

Having well and truly rocked North America with 25 giant shows across the summer which drew universally ecstatic reviews and played to sold-out audiences totalling close to 400,000 spectators, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT have finally announced that they will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated "Rhapsody" concert experience to European audiences next year. In what ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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Listen To New STITCHED UP HEART Song 'Warrior'

STITCHED UP HEART has just released a new track, "Warrior". The song will appear on the band's forthcoming full-length album, "Darkness", due out in the spring 2020 via RED Music. The 13-song follow-up to 2016's "Never Alone" was produced by produced by Matt Good of FROM FIRST TO LAST and D.R.U.G.S. "This song is dedicated ...

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TOOL's JUSTIN CHANCELLOR Featured In ERNIE Ball's New 'Striking A Chord' Podcast Series

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of their new podcast series, "Striking A Chord". The first episode features bassist Justin Chancellor of TOOL. "Striking A Chord" is a new bi-monthly, audio-only podcast interview series hosted by Ernie Ball brand ambassador Evan Ball that features artists ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Really Wish I Hated You'

BLINK-182 has released another new track, "I Really Wish I Hated You". The song is the fifth cut to be released from the band's highly anticipated new album, "Nine", which will be available September 20 via Columbia Records. Following the initial run of tour dates earlier this summer, BLINK-182 and Lil Wayne are currently out ...

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS: 'How It Feels To Be Lost' Music Video

"How It Feels To Be Lost", the new music video from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth full-length album, "How It Feels To Be Lost", which is being released today (Friday, September 6) via Sumerian Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Gossip" was recorded at MDDN Studios ...

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AIRBOURNE Releases Music Video For 'Boneshaker' Title Track

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have released an official music video for their new album's title track, "Boneshaker". The clip was shot during both the band's mainstage performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival in Sweden. The video, which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, ...

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OTHERWISE To Release 'Defy' Album In November

OTHERWISE will release its new studio album, "Defy", on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single, "Soldiers", ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', To Be Released In December; More Details Revealed

"Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is now available to pre-order from JimmyPageAnthology.com. A companion piece to "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", the new signed, limited edition documents Page's musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is narrated entirely in Page's own words, and includes contextual ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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KING DIAMOND: First Trailer For 'The Institute' Album

The first trailer for KING DIAMOND's first studio album in 12 years, "The Institute", is available below. The disc will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. KING DIAMOND's namesake frontman comments: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own ...

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AIRBOURNE To Release 'Boneshaker' Album In October

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE will release their fifth studio album, "Boneshaker", on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The cover artwork for the disc is a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd., and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states: "The whole sentiment we were ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's August 16 concert at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan on drums/vocals — and replaced ...

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