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Hiding From The World - COMMUNIC

Well-respected in prog metal circles but largely under the mainstream radar, despite tenures on a couple of big labels, COMMUNIC have been one of Norway's best-kept secrets for a long time. As with the band's previous five albums, "Hiding From The World" sits squarely in that sweet spot between old-school prog metal and something darker ...

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Moment - DARK TRANQUILLITY

DARK TRANQUILLITY long ago entered the realm of legacy bands whose newest record will always be, at the very least, pretty good. As some of their other contemporaries from the '90s Swedish melodic death scene faded into complete irrelevance, diminishing returns, or disastrous experimentation, the group has weathered the trends to remain a solid act ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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NEIL PEART Drumset Scholarship Announced By HUDSON MUSIC

Hudson Music has announced the The Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship. Applications begin in March 2021 through the Percussive Arts Society (PAS.org). PAS (Percussive Arts Society) will annually award four drummers the opportunity for online drumset lessons from well-known artists/educators. Before his untimely death in 2020, Peart was considered to be one of the greatest drummers ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases New Single 'Gonna Be Okay'

Los Angeles trailblazers HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD have released a new single, "Gonna Be Okay" from their forthcoming album "New Empire Vol. 2", produced by Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS) and out via BMG/Dove & Grenade. Their latest buzzworthy single showcases swagger-inducing guitar riffs, hard-hitting, blunt force beats and up-by-your-bootstraps lyrics, all of which are ...

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Watch METALLICA Play Reimagined Version Of 'Disposable Heroes' During 'Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction'

METALLICA played both unplugged and electric sets as part of its "Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction", which was streamed live earlier today (Saturday, November 14) from the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California. The acoustic portion saw James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo perform stripped down versions ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform At 'Adult Swim Festival'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played a short set at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on Friday night (November 13). The five-song performance, which can be seen in full below, kicked off with the live debut of the "Once More 'Round The Sun" track "Asleep In The Deep", before continuing with "Thickening", "Steambreather", "The Motherload" and ...

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COREY TAYLOR To Star In New Horror Film 'Rucker'

"Rucker", a new horror film starring SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, is currently in post-production. "Rucker" is described as a genre-bending terror film about a serial killer trucker who attempts to salvage family relationships. Olympic College film professor Amy Hesketh serves as the film's director and fellow OC professor Aaron Drane produced the ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Responds To Accusation That He Is 'Leeching Off' His Father's Name For Solo Single

Wolfgang Van Halen has fired back at an Internet troll who accused him of "leeching off" his father's name in the weeks following the legendary guitarist's death. Two days ago, BLABBERMOUTH.NET broke the news that Wolfgang will release his debut solo single, "Distance", on Monday, November 16. Taken from the VAN HALEN bassist's forthcoming solo ...

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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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TRIBULATION Releases 'Leviathans' Music Video

On January 29, Sweden's TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Where the Gloom Becomes Sound", via Metal Blade Records in North America and Century Media Records in the rest of the world. For a first impression of the album, the video for its first single "Leviathans" (produced by Ulf Lundén) can be viewed below. TRIBULATION ...

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THERION To Release 'Leviathan' Album In January

Sweden's symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the title track from their upcoming 17th studio album, "Leviathan", The disc is due on January 22, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Balancing ominous atmosphere and powerful, seducing chants, "Leviathan" succeeds in virtually conjuring the mythical sea creature the song has borrowed its name from. THERION has always been ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Announces New Bassist, Puts Finishing Touches On Next Studio Album

Arizona thrash metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have announced Bill Bodily (CONTRARIAN, ex-INHUMATUS, ex-TOXIK) as the band's new bass player. Before joining FLOTSAM AND JETSAM on a permanent basis, Bodily filled in for former bassist Michael Spencer during many shows of the group's "Tour Of Chaos" in 2019. Commented Bodily: "Joining FLOTSAM AND JETSAM is ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Death Of A Dream' Music Video

"Death Of A Dream", the new video from GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The song is taken from GONE IS GONE's upcoming album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing ...

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POP EVIL Drops 'Breathe Again' Single, Announces 'Versatile' Album

Michigan rockers POP EVIL have debuted their third single of the year, "Breathe Again", and revealed the title of their sixth album, "Versatile", due out in 2021. After surprising their fanbase with the most significant stylistic shift in sound to date with "Work", POP EVIL championed that success into the explosive catharsis found on their ...

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