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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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OBSCURA Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Germany's finest progressive death metal band OBSCURA. Founded in 2002, the group established its reputation by releasing five studio albums which have been highly acclaimed by fans and press alike, accompanied by playing support tours as well as their own headline shows all around the globe. Band founder ...

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JINJER Releases Music Video For 'Pit Of Consciousness'

"Pit Of Consciousness", the new video from Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Macro", which was released on October 25 via Napalm Records. Punishing riffs, aggressively blended vocals and astonishingly deep lyrics make "Macro" JINJER's most advanced and undeniable album yet — taking ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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ELEVEN SEVEN LABEL GROUP, Home Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, PAPA ROACH And HELLYEAH, Rebrands As BETTER NOISE MUSIC

When music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac first founded Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group in 2006, he recognized that major record companies were no longer focusing on artist development and marketing. Thirteen years later, E7LG, the industry's global rock powerhouse, has been renamed Better Noise Music. The consolidation of its ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To Snippet Of New Song 'Allesfresser'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released an audio snippet of a new song called "Allesfresser". The track is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Has 'Completed' His Throat Cancer Treatments

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has told Pomelo Rocker in a new interview that there is no tentative release date yet for the band's upcoming studio album. "With Dave's [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] throat cancer treatments that he has now completed, and he's just going through the recovery now, we're hopeful and optimistic about a full recovery ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MACHINE HEAD's Entire Warsaw Concert During 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's entire October 19 concert at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. The show, which was part of the European leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My Eyes", was originally livestreamed via the group's Facebook page. Building on the band's previous ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Rehearsing For HEADLESS CROSS Shows

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is rehearsing for upcoming shows with his band TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS. Joining Martin for the sessions at RB Studio in Birmingham, England are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM) on drums, Dario Mollo (ex-GRAHAM BONNET) on guitar, Eddie George (ex-MAGNUM) on keyboards and Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) on bass. Martin wrote ...

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QUIET RIOT Releases Music Video For 'In The Blood'

QUIET RIOT's music video for the song "In The Blood" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The clip was inspired by spaghetti westerns like "A Fistful Of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad And ...

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SOILWORK Releases Brand New Song 'Feverish'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of ...

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Video Premiere: BAD WOLVES' 'Killing Me Slowly'

BAD WOLVES have released their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N.", via Eleven Seven Music. The LP was produced by vocalist Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin. "After the success of 'Zombie', a tragedy that transmitted it into a beautiful thing, having an entire community get behind the song is something that we can't ever replicate, nor do ...

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1979 - MOTÖRHEAD

An inevitable step after the death of a beloved musician such as Lemmy Kilmister is the posthumous release of products pitched with the promise of paying tribute to that musician's legacy, many of which are cynical cash grabs that are essentially the music version of Malibu Stacy getting a new hat. Luckily for MOTÖRHEAD fans, ...

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Pitfalls - LEPROUS

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death metal, you have to wonder what ...

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The Hallow Mass - DENIAL OF GOD

Gleefully delivering on the macabre promise made by their "The Shapeless Mass" EP earlier this year, DENIAL OF GOD's third full-length album provides yet another reason for fans of heavy metal and horror to get excited. For those unfamiliar with the Danish band, they've been around since the early '90s, releasing countless EP's and splits ...

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New EDDIE VAN HALEN Photos Shared By His Son WOLFGANG

Wolfgang Van Halen has uploaded new photos of his father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Earlier today, Wolfgang took to his Instagram to upload four selfies of him, his mother — Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli — and the iconic axeman. The 28-year-old wrote in an accompanying caption: "Family" Bertinelli split with the 64-year ...

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