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SHINEDOWN Announces U.S. Tour With LACEY STURM

SHINEDOWN will hit the road in July with support from former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm. The dates are as follows: Jul. 01 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest Jul. 02 - Naperville, IL - Ribfest Jul. 03 - Traverse City, MI - National Cherry Festival Jul. 05 - Lafayette, IN - Lafayette Theater Jul. 07 - ...

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HATEBREED Films 'Seven Enemies' Video, Talks Next Album

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED are filming a video for their song "Seven Enemies" while on the road in Europe. The clip, which will include performance footage as well as other material shot on tour, is expected to make its online debut later this spring. "Seven Enemies" is taken from HATEBREED's latest album, "The Concrete Confessional", ...

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THE DAMNED THINGS: Audio Snippet Of New Song?

EVERY TIME I DIE's Keith Buckley has uploaded a short clip of what appears to be a new song from THE DAMNED THINGS, his supergroup project also featuring ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, FALL OUT BOY's Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman, EVERY TIME I DIE's Josh Newton, and Rob Caggiano of VOLBEAT (and formerly ANTHRAX). Check out ...

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WICK - ROYAL THUNDER

Georgia is one of contemporary American metal's saving graces. Thusly it shouldn't be a surprise that the state’s ROYAL THUNDER now claims bragging rights, alongside the esteemed company of MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA, as sludge-prog cream of the crop. Though ROYAL THUNDER has taken a slower course to recognition, thirteen years to be precise, its ...

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THE CHARM THE FURY Releases 'Blood And Salt' Video

The official video for the song "Blood And Salt" from the Amsterdam-based metal band THE CHARM THE FURY can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's sophomore album, "The Sick, Dumb & Happy", which was released on March 17 via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire. The disc was recorded at Wisseloord, ICP ...

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New GHOST Lineup Performs Live For First Time (Video)

The new GHOST lineup kicked off its 2017 "Popestar" European tour last night (Friday, March 24) at Norwich UEA in Norwich, England. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. None of the GHOST bandmembers' real names have ever been revealed, although singer Papa Emeritus is believed to be Swedish rock musician Tobias ...

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Video Premiere: NORTHLANE's 'Citizen'

Australia's NORTHLANE has released the official music video for its new song "Citizen". The track was recorded in New Jersey by producer David Bendeth (BRING ME THE HORIZON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE). Speaking about the meaning of the song, NORTHLANE guitarist Josh Smith said: "'Citizen' is a song that was written about the First ...

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KORN Drummer RAY LUZIER Doesn't Know What 'Nu Metal' Is

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier after the band's March 12 show at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy with HELLYEAH and HEAVEN SHALL BURN as the support acts. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KORN's 2016 "The Serenity Of ...

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ENSLAVED Guitarist IVAR BJØRNSON To Release Debut Album From BARDSPEC Project

BARDSPEC, the ambient project/band led by ENSLAVED composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, will release its debut album, "Hydrogen", in June via By Norse. Having launched at Roadburn in 2015, BARDSPEC has since evolved into a fully-fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the live visual aspect of the project, and the layout created by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, LINKIN PARK, DEF LEPPARD, Ex-SKID ROW, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Perform On 'The Comedy Jam'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Chester Bennington (LINKIN PARK), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) and Scott Stapp (CREED, ART OF ANARCHY) are among the musicians who will perform on Comedy Central's new comedy and music series "The Comedy Jam", premiering March 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Watch your favorite actors and comedians make ...

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RATT To Play Only European Show This Summer At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will play its only European show this summer at the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 7-10 in Sölvesborg. Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini played their first official show as ...

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GHOST Wins Swedish GRAMMIS Award For 'Popestar'

GHOST was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent), which was held Tuesday night (February 28) at Konserthuset in Stockholm. This marks the act's third win in this category. The bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2016. "Best Hard ...

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Reunited RATT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY Apr. 27 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - The Sherman Theater - ...

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THE CHARM THE FURY Releases 'Echoes' Video

The official video for the song "Echoes" from the Amsterdam-based metal band THE CHARM THE FURY can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's sophomore album, "The Sick, Dumb & Happy", which will be released on March 17 via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire. The disc was recorded at Wisseloord, ICP Belgium. ...

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The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues - JOHN GARCIA

Post-KYUSS, John Garcia's been on a bit of a roll. You have UNIDA, you have SLO BURN, VISTA CHINO and HERMANO. Additionally, John Garcia has been collaborating with THE CRYSTAL METHOD, KARMA TO BURN and DANKO JONES while dropping a solo album in 2014. Garcia even had a brief reunion in 2005 with former KYUSS ...

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