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Former ABSU Drummer/Vocalist Launches PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ

Agonia Records has announced the signing of PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ, the new, Texas-based "mythological occult metal" act led by former ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens). PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ's self-titled debut album will be released later in the year. When Proscriptor dissolved ABSU on January 27, 2020, his main intention was to splinter ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON: 'I Do Not Agree With This Defunding The Police Garbage That's Going On'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon says that he disagrees with calls to "defund the police" in the United States. Protests around the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have reignited conversations about the role of police in society, with some abolitionists advocating for dissolving existing police departments, ...

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ONSLAUGHT Releases Music Video For 'Bow Down To The Clowns'

U.K.-based thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT have revealed a travelling circus-inspired music video for "Bow Down To The Clowns", the second single from the upcoming "Generation Antichrist" album. Lyrically inspired by society’s tendency to allow itself to be controlled by others, the lip offers a literal depiction of dark clowns with a demonic ringmaster pulling the ...

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WARRANT's JOEY ALLEN On Performing Live Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We're Definitely Not Gonna Be The First Guinea Pigs'

In a new interview with the "80's Glam Metalcast" podcast, WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen spoke about the band having to postpone its "Cherry Pie" 30th-anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. He said (hear audio below): "We got into this business because we love music, we're fans of music and ...

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JACK RUSSELL Teams Up With ROBIN MCAULEY For Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of TOTO's 'Hold The Line'

Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) and Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR) have teamed up with several friends to record a quarantine acoustic cover version of the TOTO classic "Hold The Line". Joining them are Robby Lochner (JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) on steel-string acoustic guitars, Jose Antonio Rodriguez on nylon-string guitars, Felix ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's 'The Phoenix' Album To Include Guest Appearances By STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, BILLY SHEEHAN

Acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, has signed to InsideOut Music for the release of his new solo album, "The Phoenix". His first solo LP since 2011's "Oceana" is due on September 18. Once again, Sherinian has teamed ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Says He Had To 'Beg' Producer TOM WERMAN To Include 'We're Not Gonna Take It' On 'Stay Hungry' Album

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has once again slammed Tom Werman over the veteran hard rock producer's collaboration with the group on the triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. During an appearance on "The Jasta Show", the Internet program hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, Snider said (see video below): "A producer, and this is just a ...

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See TESLA Perform 'Breakin' Free' While In Quarantine

While practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento rockers TESLA got together — virtually — to jam out a quarantined version of "Breakin' Free" as part of their new online series, "Home To Home". Check it out below. The original recording of "Breakin' Free" appeared on TESLA's 2008 album "Forever More". TESLA has ...

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WARRANT's JOEY ALLEN Hints At New Music

WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen has hinted to "Metalhead Bash" that the band is working on the follow-up to 2017's "Louder Harder Faster" album. Asked what is going on in the WARRANT camp during the coronavirus pandemic, Joey said (hear audio below): "We are waiting with bated breath to go on tour when it's safe for ...

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