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VICIOUS RUMORS Release Music Video For 'Asylum Of Blood'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have released the official music video for the song "Asylum Of Blood", taken from the band's latest album, "Celebration Decay". The disc was made available in August via SPV/Steamhammer. Every new album has its own history, and the latest recording by VICIOUS RUMORS has a pretty unusual ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Lands 24th No. 1 On Billboard Blues Chart

Joe Bonamassa's new solo studio album, "Royal Tea", hit the Billboard charts this week with record-breaking numbers, as the blues-rock titan landed his 24th No. 1 album on the Blues chart; an incredible feat and more than any other artist in the history of the chart. The critically acclaimed new album reigned over a slew ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Music Is 'Incredibly Fierce', Compares Some Songs To 'Painkiller'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky of Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Producer/Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Says GLENN TIPTON Will Still Be 'A Major Part' Of Band's Next Studio Album

JUDAS PRIEST producer and touring guitarist Andy Sneap says that the band's Parkinson's disease-suffering axeman Glenn Tipton will still be "a major part" of PRIEST's next studio album. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than six years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in ...

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What Makes A 'Perfect' JUDAS PRIEST Album? ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent Book Soup virtual event hosted by Rolling Stone's Kory Grow, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford elaborated on his comment in his autobiography "Confess" where he referred to "British Steel" and "Painkiller" as PRIEST's "masterpieces." Asked what makes a "perfect" PRIEST album, Halford said (see video below): "It's the same as like the ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Songs Are 'Monsters': 'Even In A Very Rough, Primitive Stage, They're Great'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Animal House Radio about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

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LINKIN PARK Radio To Take Over SiriusXM's Turbo Beginning October 5

SiriusXM's Turbo (channel 41) will become "Linkin Park Radio" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's milestone debut studio album, "Hybrid Theory". Linkin Park Radio will feature the stories behind the influential and top-selling album, as well as music spanning the band's entire career, including demos, rarities, remixes, live tracks and solo music. Listeners ...

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METALLICA Donates $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has announced a new donation of $250,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California and other parts of the western United States. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Has 'Practically A Complete Album' Waiting To Be Recorded

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner have offered separate updates on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature the 40-year-old Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Raise The Cain' Single On Wednesday

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen will release a new solo single, "Raise The Cain", on Wednesday, September 23. The track, which can be previewed below, features an as-yet-undisclosed "very special guest" on drums. Kotzen's 22nd solo album, "50 For 50", came out in February via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the ...

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Listen To New CARCASS Song 'The Long And Winding Bier Road'

"The Long And Winding Bier Road", a new song from British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP, "Despicable", which will arrive on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker: "Well, the COVID situation has put the release of the new CARCASS ...

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Ties The Knot

SLIPKNOT's Jay Weinberg has married his girlfriend Chloe Howcroft. Late Wednesday night (September 16), the 30-year-old drummer shared a photo of the happy couple after the ceremony, and he wrote: "We're married!" The wedding comes nearly a year after Weinberg proposed to Howcroft on a dirt road overlooking the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares Manipulated Video Of JOE BIDEN

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a manipulated video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sleeping during a live television interview. The original video, which was of an interview with veteran singer and actor Harry Belafonte almost nine years ago, during which he appeared to doze off, was doctored to show Biden sitting in Belafonte's ...

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TRIVIUM Pays Tribute To POWER TRIP's RILEY GALE With 'Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)' Cover (Video)

TRIVIUM paid tribute to POWER TRIP frontman Riley Gale by performing a cover version of the latter band's song "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" during a livestreamed concert on Saturday, August 29. The free show was streamed on TRIVIUM singer/guitarist Matt Heafy's Twitch channel live from the band's rehearsal space in Orlando and can ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue In Seattle Vandalized

The Chris Cornell statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has been vandalized. Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted white. Earlier today, Chris Cornell's widow Vicky released a statement about the statue's defacing via the late ...

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CARCASS To Release 'Despicable' EP In October

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS will release a new EP, "Despicable", on October 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker: "Well, the COVID situation has put the release of the new CARCASS album on the backburner for the time being. Given that we said there'd be new music in August, we thought it ...

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