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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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ANGUS YOUNG: AC/DC Was MALCOLM YOUNG's 'Baby, His Life'

Last week, AC/DC released "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL Pay Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN With Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'D.O.A.'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — released its debut full album of '70s rock covers, "American Made", in June via Napalm Records. Since the members of ...

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AC/DC: First Look At Deluxe 'Power Up' Lightbox

AC/DC will release its long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and Williams both left in 2016 for health reasons; and Rudd was sidelined in ...

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BILL WARD Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid': I Knew 'I Was Part Of A Great Band Making Great Music'

The 50th anniversary of "Paranoid", the second studio album by the legendary British heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH, is being celebrated with a 5-LP/4CD edition, released today (Friday, October 9), featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. To mark the "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" release, SABBATH drummer Bill Ward took to his social media ...

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Watch BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's Music Video For 'The Alchemist'

The official music video for a new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT song called "The Alchemist" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Symbol Remains", which is being released today (Friday, October 9) via Frontiers Music Srl. Coming nearly two decades after the release of the band's last studio LP, ...

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Dead End - R.I.P.

Just because most of us are currently unable to do most of the thing we want to do, it doesn't stop us from listening to music that is manifestly prepared to get alcohol poisoning on our behalf. Fans of scuzzy street doom will already be aware of R.I.P. and their self-evident quest to make ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Release Two More New Songs: 'Anno Satana' And 'Birch Grove'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released two more songs from their upcoming double album, "Cyr". "Anno Satana" and "Birch Grove" arrived Thursday night alongside the third episode of the band's five-part animated series "In Ashes". "Anno Satana" and "Birch Grove" come on the heels of previously released "Cyr" tracks "Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict", "Wrath", "The Colour ...

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MIKE TRAMP's 'Trampthology' To Include Four New Songs

Former WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE singer Mike Tramp will celebrate 25 years as a solo artist with the release of the ultimate best-of album: "Trampthology". Christmas comes early this year. On December 18, 2020 the all new best-of album "Trampthology" from Tramp will be released on an amazing double gatefold 180-gram vinyl and ...

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Australian Government Releases New Collection Of AC/DC Coins

The Australian government has once again released a new collection of AC/DC coins. The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) — a government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage — has issued a box set with original AC/DC album covers. The six LP represented in the series are "High Voltage", "TNT", "Dirty ...

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Listen To Remastered Version Of PANTERA's 'Immortally Insane' From 'Reinventing The Steel' 20th-Anniversary Reissue

A remastered version of PANTERA's song "Immortally Insane", taken from the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of the band's final opus, "Reinventing The Steel", can be streamed below. The track was originally included on the soundtrack to "Heavy Metal 2000" (the sequel to the 1981 animated cult film). "Reinventing The Steel" represented a recommitment to everything the ...

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