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SION Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES And YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES: 'The Blade' Music Video

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, has released the official music video for its debut single, "The Blade". Check it out below. Speaking about how their collaboration came about, Dines told Rock Feed: "Way back [in] 2018 was the TRIVIUM tour that I ...

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Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Joins Forces With YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES In SION

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, will release its debut single and accompanying music video, "The Blade", on March 11. A short teaser for the track is available below. Speaking about how their collaboration came about, Dines told Rock Feed: "Way back [in] ...

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Watch KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project Perform 'Down' During Livestreamed Concert

Video of KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's LOVE AND DEATH project performing the song "Down" during its February 12 livestreamed concert can be seen below. The track is taken LOVE AND DEATH's latest album, "Perfectly Preserved", which arrived on the same day via Earache Records. "Perfectly Preserved" is described in a press release as "a ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer ANDY BIERSACK's 'They Don't Need To Understand' Memoir Is Now Available As An Audiobook

Singer, songwriter, actor, podcast host and comic book creator are all descriptions that can be used when talking about BLACK VEIL BRIDES founder Andy Biersack. Now No. 1-selling author can also be added to that list with the release of his autobiography "They Don't Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'The Hunter'

The official lyric video for "The Hunter", a new song from KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's LOVE AND DEATH project, can be streamed below. The track, which features special guest Keith Wallen from BREAKING BENJAMIN, is taken LOVE AND DEATH's upcoming album, "Perfectly Preserved", which will arrive on February 12 via Earache Records. "The ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is In U.S. Marshals Service Custody

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been transferred to federal custody on Tuesday (January 26) to be extradited to Washington, D.C. Indiana Public Media reporter Brock E.W. Turner tweeted a few hours ago that officials with U.S. Marshals Service indicated the 52-year-old musician was under their supervision. Turner wrote: "US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Releases Music Video For 'Finish Them'

CATTLE DECAPITATION's music video for the song "Finish Them" can be seen below. Directed by Nicholas Vidler, the clip features live footage from the band's sold-out shows in Melbourne, Australia in early 2020. The track is taken from CATTLE DECAPITATION's latest album, "Death Atlas", which was released in November 2019 via Metal Blade Records. Vocalist ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: How I Almost Joined MEGADETH In 1987

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, the former SLAYER drummer once again confirmed that he came close to joining MEGADETH nearly three and a half decades ago as the replacement for Gar ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Looks Back On Filling In For METALLICA's LARS ULRICH At 2004 DOWNLOAD Festival: 'It Was A Moment In History'

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, the former SLAYER drummer reflected on famously filling in for Lars Ulrich during METALLICA's performance at Download festival in England in June 2004. He said (hear ...

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DEMON HUNTER Drops Reworked Version Of 'I Will Fail You' From New Album 'Songs Of Death And Resurrection'

DEMON HUNTER has released a reworked version of "I Will Fail You" from its forthcoming album, "Songs Of Death And Resurrection", a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records. "Songs Of Death And Resurrection" features 11 new "Resurrected" versions of classic DEMON HUNTER songs from across the band's ten studio ...

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See New Trailer For SERJ TANKIAN Documentary 'Truth To Power'

A new documentary about SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, "Truth To Power", will be released on February 19 via Oscilloscope Laboratories. With unique and exclusive access to the man behind the music, award-winning director/writer/producer Garin Hovannisian ("I Am Not Alone") captures both intimate and historic public moments, including Serj's role in inspiring the ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Announces Virtual Concert

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP), will kick off 2021 with an exclusive livestream performance later this month. The multi-camera livestream event will take place ...

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SOIL Is Working On New Music

During a December 5-6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, SOIL vocalist Ryan McCombs spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Whole" album. He said: "We just started writing here recently with the SOIL guys. So that's been a breath of fresh air for me, 'cause I've been going ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Loved METALLICA From Moment He Heard 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, Friedman talks about discovering KISS, his formative bands in Hawaii, hearing the METALLICA demo "No Life 'Til Leather", the albums "Kill 'Em All", ...

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MICHAEL MONROE: Official Documentary To Be Released In 2022

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" podcast, former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe discussed the status of the long-in-the-works documentary about his life. He said (see video below): "There was somebody who started making it some years ago, but it wasn't working out with the person, ...

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DEMON HUNTER's RYAN CLARK And Brother DON CLARK Announce Album Artwork Livestream Event For New Book

Ryan Clark of DEMON HUNTER and Don Clark, the brothers behind the accomplished design company Invisible Creature, will host a livestream event this Friday, December 18 in celebration of their new book, "Face The Music: Twenty Years Of Album Art", The multi-camera live event will see them sift through numerous albums to uncover the stories ...

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Watch Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman HOWARD JONES Sing Stunning Rendition Of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 'Simple Man'

Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH singer Howard Jones performed a cover version of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's "Simple Man" for a recent episode of "The Oyster" podcast. Video footage of his rendition can be seen below. Jones left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in 2012 and battled manic depression and bipolar disorder before forming a new project, ...

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Former KYUSS Members BRANT BJORK And NICK OLIVERI Reunite In STONER

CDWA Records and the California Desert Wizards Association (CDWA) — known for their annual Joshua Tree live music festival/generator party Stoned And Dusted — will present a world premiere livestream concert film series highlighting the California Desert rock scene, "Live In The Mojave Desert: Volumes 1-5". Inspired by PINK FLOYD's "Live At Pompeii 1972" concert ...

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