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2R0I2P0 - BORIS WITH MERZBOW

"2R0I2P0" is seemingly a random collection of alphanumeric characters at first glance, but each alphabetic letter splits the numerical digits to essentially stand for "2020 Rest In Peace." Similarly, the pairing of artists that collaborated to create "2R0I2P0" are seemingly out of sync, but the long-running creative union between the psychedelic drone / doom act ...

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FOREIGNER Bassist Talks About Selling Memorabilia Online To Help Crew After Pandemic Hits Music Industry (Video)

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the music industry, with canceled concerts, tours and music festivals, all leaving hundreds of thousands of crew members out of work. Legendary rockers FOREIGNER are trying to help by selling unique items and memorabilia online, with all proceeds going to their out-of-work crew members. Speaking to ...

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SIRENIA To Release 'Riddles, Ruins & Revelations' Album In February

SIRENIA will release its tenth studio album, "Riddles, Ruins & Revelations", on February 12, 2021 via Napalm Records. On this magical output, the French-Norwegian quartet combines a heavy symphonic sound with modern influences, The follow-up to 2018's "Arcane Astral Aeons" sees SIRENIA offering an exciting new twist to its songs, spicing them with electronic vibes, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Unveils Coffee Collaboration With Menotti's Coffee

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is celebrating another year around the sun today with the release of a new animated lyric video for his single "Everybody Dies On My Birthday". Speaking to Metal Hammer earlier this year, Taylor elaborated on the song's significance, stating: "We're all born, and we all die. It's those ...

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BLACK SABBATH Collaborates With Footwear Manufacturer LAKAI

As the search for the perfect gift kicks into high gear, Los Angeles, California-based footwear manufacturer LAKAI and BLACK SABBATH dropped a surprise capsule collection inspired by professional skateboarder Riley Hawk and the infamous heavy metal band's albums "Master Of Reality", "Never Say Die!" and "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll". Paying homage ...

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ENSLAVED Is Focus Of 12-Part Documentary Series On Norwegian TV

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED are being honored with an elaborate 12-part television documentary named "Heimvegen" ("The Way Home"), which is broadcast every Saturday on Norwegian TV (TV Haugaland) and on YouTube. All episodes are subtitled into English. The documentary offers a detailed insight into the history of the band, following Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle ...

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Today Marks 16th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Tuesday, December 8) marks the 16th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD's WES SCANTLIN: 'God Is Real'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin, who previously credited God with saving his life, spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the importance of faith in his life. He said (hear audio below): "God is real, believe me. I have prayed to God my whole life and basically ...

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