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NEW YEARS DAY Singer ASH COSTELLO Is Now Engaged

NEW YEARS DAY vocalist Ash Costello has confirmed that she is now engaged. Jered Boeving proposed to the singer on New Year's Eve at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Costello and Boeving have been dating for less than a year after initially crossing paths in 2016. Ash broke the news of the engagement in an Instagram ...

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SATYRICON Bassist ANDERS ODDEN Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Norwegian heavy metal musician Anders Odden is preparing to undergo surgery for colon cancer. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Monday (January 6), is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. Odden, the co-founder and guitarist of the death metal band CADAVER and the bass player for the legendary black ...

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LAMB OF GOD Teases 2020 Studio Album

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have shared a video teaser for what appears to be their next album. The clip, which can seen below, features footage of the band in the studio and ends by displaying the LAMB OF GOD logo along with the number "2020," which presumably refers to the year when the ...

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TOOL, IRON MAIDEN And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Jam Together

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) and Justin Chancellor (TOOL) came together for a jam Sunday night (December 29) at an undisclosed location, while celebrating the birthday of Smith's wife, Nathalie Dufresne-Smith. Earlier today, Odadjian took to his Instagram to post a photo of the trio, along with the following caption: ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Always Thought That Instrumental Music Was For 'Better Guitar Players' Than Me'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has admitted that she initially had some reservations about putting out an album of instrumentals with her debut solo LP, last year's "Controlled Chaos". "I always thought that instrumental music was for 'better guitar players' than me," she wrote in a new Instagram ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS And THIN LIZZY Frontman RICKY WARWICK Undergoes 'Small Procedure' At California Hospital

BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY frontman Ricky Warwick underwent a "small procedure" this morning (Monday, December 30) at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in West Hollywood, California. Earlier today, Warwick posted a photo of him laying on a hospital bed and flashing the "devil horns, along with the following caption: "Should never have asked [wife] Tina ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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SLAYER's GARY HOLT Shares Photos Of Final Concert

SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt has shared a few photos of the band's last-ever concert, which took place on November 30 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. "A few from the final show taken by none other than my wife and best friend on this earth @lisaholt777 !" Holt wrote on Instagram. "Her new camera is ...

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BEHEMOTH: Reissue Of Debut EP Due In May

According to an Instagram post by Adam "Nergal" Darski, BEHEMOTH will re-release its debut EP, "And The Forests Dream Eternally", in May. The five-track recording was originally released in 1995 via the Italian label Entropy Productions and reissued in 2005 by Poland's Metal Mind Records, when three songs from the band's 1997 sophomore EP "Bewitching ...

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AIRBOURNE Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour

Australian rockers AIRBOURNE will embark on the first North American tour in support of their riff-roaring new album (and fifth overall) "Boneshaker", out now via Spinefarm Records. The spring tour kicks off April 20 in New York City and concludes on May 23 in Montreal. The trek includes appearances at several major rock festivals, such ...

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ARMORED SAINT's GONZO SANDOVAL Completes Drum Tracks For New Album

ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo Sandoval has completed laying down drum tracks for the band's new album. According to Gonzo, he recorded his parts for 11 songs over a six-day period at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California with engineer Josh Newell and producer and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands ...

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Listen To New SEPULTURA Song 'Last Time'

"Last Time", a brand new song from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Quadra", which will be released on February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017's "Machine Messiah", SEPULTURA returned to Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to once ...

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