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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Says He And JOHN DOLMAYAN Are Subjected To An 'Unjustifiable' Amount Of Online Hate

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian says that "the amount of online hate and stupidity" he and his bandmate John Dolmayan are subjected to is "unjustifiable." Earlier today, Tankian took to his Instagram to write: "My drummer and brother in law @johndolmayan_ whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary ...

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Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

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RUSH Art Director HUGH SYME Discusses 'Permanent Waves' Artwork

RUSH art director Hugh Syme has narrated a new video in which he shares details behind the artwork for the band's classic album "Permanent Waves". On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continued its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Stage: Live In London' Due In September

Supergroup FLYING COLORS will release a brand new live set, "Third Stage: Live In London", on September 18 via Music Theories Recordings. "Third Stage: Live In London" was filmed during FLYING COLORS' 2019 U.S. and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on December 14 at the iconic Grade II Listed, ...

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Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Teams Up With Former MEGADETH Bassist JAMES LOMENZO In FIRSTBORNE

Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler has teamed up with fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo on new project FIRSTBORNE. FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP marks the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band release since his departure from MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD. FIRSTBORNE features Girish Pradhan on vocals and guitar, Myrone on guitar, LoMenzo on bass, and Adler ...

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MACHINE HEAD Taps KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman JESSE LEACH For New Song 'Stop The Bleeding'; 'Civil Unrest' Single Out Now

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released "Civil Unrest", a two-song digital single featuring A-side "Stop The Bleeding" and B-side "Bulletproof", with the former featuring additional guest vocals from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud ...

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SEETHER Teases New Single 'Dangerous'

SEETHER will release a new single called "Dangerous" "within two weeks," according to the band's guitarist/vocalist Shaun Morgan. A short preview clip of the song was made available at the end of Morgan's YouTube live chat and acoustic session on Sunday (June 14). Check it out below. "Dangerous" will be included on SEETHER's recently completed ...

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MORDRED Is Back With 'Volition' EP

MORDRED has released a new single, "Not For You", the first track to be taken off the influential crossover band's upcoming EP, "Volition", due out on June 19. MORDRED, a band always ahead of its time, was formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the "Big ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Play 'Socially Distanced' Concerts In August

Ace Frehley will play a pair of shows this summer that will apparently respect guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. The original KISS guitarist is scheduled to perform at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Coronavirus restrictions have eased ...

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The Birth Of Hateful Existence - DOMINION OF SUFFERING

A new project from Neptun, former drummer with Slovakian death metal legends NOMENMORTIS, DOMINION OF SUFFERING's debut is one of those low-key, unassuming releases that could easily get lost in these wildly fruitful times. Fortunately, it jumped out at me like a heavily armed stalker. Like pretty much every death and black metal debut ever, ...

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Worlds Beyond - PARALYDIUM

Seemingly out of nowhere, PARALYDIUM have conjured one of the melodic metal albums of the year. Armed with the same rhythm section as fellow Swedes' DYNAZTY, who have already dropped an absolute melodic-ripper this year, this band operate on similar territory, but "Worlds Beyond" is a deceptively unconventional beast. Herein, overwrought balladry, ultra-uplifting power metal ...

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AMARANTHE Cancels Summer/Fall 2020 North American Tour

AMARANTHE's previously announced summer/fall 2020 North American headlining tour has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The 37-date trek with Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST and the Boston symphonic metal band SEVEN SPIRES was scheduled to kick off at the Soundstage in Baltimore on August 20 and will make stops in Chicago, ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Cover Of 'We're An American Band'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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FEVER 333 Releases New Song 'Supremacy'

Grammy Award-nominated activists FEVER 333 have shared a poignant new track, "Supremacy", which is available on all streaming platforms. "Supremacy" arrives on the heels of FEVER 333's "Long Live The Innocent" full production livestream performance, which is streaming now on the band's YouTube channel. Conceived in solidarity with the communities across the county protesting for ...

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