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Ravening Iron - ETERNAL CHAMPION

ETERNAL CHAMPION may honestly be the platonic ideal of what, on a basic level, heavy metal should sound like. In a modern heavy metal field that is increasingly crowded with bands paying tribute to tried-and-true sounds, the group crafts songs that are lean and streamlined, not coming off as regurgitated hero worship or comically over-the-top ...

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METALLICA's 'Blackened' American Whiskey Announces 'Season Of Giving' Charity Initiative

Blackened American Whiskey has announced its partnership with METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH), a foundation dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services, for its "Season of Giving" charitable initiative. From now until January, Blackened will donate $5 for each bottle purchased either online ...

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KENNY ARONOFF Joins LATIN PERCUSSION Family

Latin Percussion (LP) has announced that Kenny Aronoff has joined its percussive family. One of the most influential session and live drummers in the world, Kenny has worked with a list of artists that reads like a who's who of rock royalty: THE ROLLING STONES, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mellencamp, ...

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JINJER Releases 'Retrospection' Live Video

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER are back with their brand new single "Retrospection (Live)", taken from their upcoming live album "Alive In Melbourne", which will be released on November 20 via Napalm Records. The live album and the accompanying videos were filmed on March 5 this year during JINJER's debut Australian tour, with the pandemic ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Have Begun Teasing Their Tenth Studio Album

FOO FIGHTERS appear to be have started teasing their tenth studio album. Over the course of the last few days, fans have reported seeing the band's classic logo next to an X, the roman numeral for 10, at various locations in California, suggesting that an official announcement is imminent. This past May, FOO FIGHTERS frontman ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' CHAD SMITH Rocks Latin Percussion Red Hot Pack Of Percussion Accessories

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith rocks the Latin Percussion Red Hot Pack of percussion accessories in the company's latest "LP Your Kit" video. In a scorching display, he demonstrates how the pack's percussion instruments add alternate sounds, different textures and distinctive rhythmic flavors to his playing. The Red Hot Pack features a fiery trio ...

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P.O.D. Is Spreading Holiday Cheer Early With 'Christmas Lullaby'

This year, Mascot Records will release "Christmas Rocks", a collection of Christmas tunes from many of its bands, including a new, original song from P.O.D., "Christmas Lullaby". Other participating artists include 10 YEARS, BLACK STONE CHERRY, CROBOT, DRAGGED UNDER, OTHERWISE and AYREON. Look for one new track to be released each week. P.O.D. singer Sonny ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Releases Music Video For 'The Dark Unbroken'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their new album, "Moment", on November 20 via Century Media. The official music video for the disc's third single, "The Dark Unbroken", can be seen below. The band comments: "Filmed in the heart of Gothenburg with renowned TV/film director Erik Eger ('Thicker Than Water', 'One Hundred ...

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ALICE COOPER, GAVIN ROSSDALE And LZZY HALE Among Judges For 'No Cover' Music Competition TV Show

Hit Parader has announced the all-star judges for "No Cover", its first-ever music competition TV show. Alice Cooper, Bishop Briggs, Gavin Rossdale, Lzzy Hale and Tosin Abasi have been selected as the judges to help find the world's next greatest unsigned original artist. While most music competition shows such as "American Idol" and "The Voice" ...

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TOOL: ADAM JONES Signature Guitar Announced By GIBSON

Gibson and Adam Jones have announced the kick-off of their partnership and collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar. "I'm proud to finally show the world the first release in our multi-year partnership with Adam Jones," says Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brands. "Adam is one of the most talented and ...

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The Secret Teachings - CELESTIAL SEASON

They may not ring too many bells for metal fans under the age of 40, but CELESTIAL SEASON were definitely a cool name to drop back in the '90s, when stoner rock and doom became dominant forces in the underground. The Dutch crew began as purveyors of morose, deathly doom, before morphing into bong-toting, psychedelic ...

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Watch ARMORED SAINT's Music Video For 'Missile To Gun'

ARMORED SAINT has released a music video for the song "Missile To Gun". The clip was produced by Defiant Digital Productions and directed by Robert Graves. "Missile To Gun" is taken from ARMORED SAINT's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which is being released today (Friday, October 23) via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts ...

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ROB HALFORD Says Recording Audiobook Version Of His 'Confess' Autobiography Was 'Amazing' Experience

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford spoke about what it was like recording the audiobook version of his recently released autobiography, "Confess". "Well, here's the test," Rob said. "When you read a book next time, try reading it out loud, because it's a completely ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Completes Work On Second Album

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, has completed work on its second album. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. On Friday (October 16), NIGHTWISH's Twitter account was updated with a photo ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Shares New Song 'Identical To None'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their new album, "Moment", on November 20 via Century Media. The disc's second single, "Identical To None", can be streamed below. "This one is a celebration of diversity and a condemnation of nearsighted division," the band says. "Moment" will be available as a digipak, black LP, ...

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Ailment - KNEEL

Following hot on the heels of last year's welcome remix and reissue of 2013 debut album "Interstice", KNEEL mastermind Pedro Mau has wasted no time conjuring a blistering follow-up. For those unfamiliar with this project, we are firmly in ultra-modern extreme metal territory here, with elements of death and thrash metal, brutal hardcore and even ...

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