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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Announce 2020 European Tour

Having well and truly rocked North America with 25 giant shows across the summer which drew universally ecstatic reviews and played to sold-out audiences totalling close to 400,000 spectators, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT have finally announced that they will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated "Rhapsody" concert experience to European audiences next year. In what ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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Listen To New STITCHED UP HEART Song 'Warrior'

STITCHED UP HEART has just released a new track, "Warrior". The song will appear on the band's forthcoming full-length album, "Darkness", due out in the spring 2020 via RED Music. The 13-song follow-up to 2016's "Never Alone" was produced by produced by Matt Good of FROM FIRST TO LAST and D.R.U.G.S. "This song is dedicated ...

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TOOL's JUSTIN CHANCELLOR Featured In ERNIE Ball's New 'Striking A Chord' Podcast Series

Ernie Ball, the iconic maker of Slinky guitar strings and instrument accessories, has announced the launch of their new podcast series, "Striking A Chord". The first episode features bassist Justin Chancellor of TOOL. "Striking A Chord" is a new bi-monthly, audio-only podcast interview series hosted by Ernie Ball brand ambassador Evan Ball that features artists ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Really Wish I Hated You'

BLINK-182 has released another new track, "I Really Wish I Hated You". The song is the fifth cut to be released from the band's highly anticipated new album, "Nine", which will be available September 20 via Columbia Records. Following the initial run of tour dates earlier this summer, BLINK-182 and Lil Wayne are currently out ...

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS: 'How It Feels To Be Lost' Music Video

"How It Feels To Be Lost", the new music video from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth full-length album, "How It Feels To Be Lost", which is being released today (Friday, September 6) via Sumerian Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Gossip" was recorded at MDDN Studios ...

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AIRBOURNE Releases Music Video For 'Boneshaker' Title Track

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have released an official music video for their new album's title track, "Boneshaker". The clip was shot during both the band's mainstage performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival in Sweden. The video, which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, ...

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OTHERWISE To Release 'Defy' Album In November

OTHERWISE will release its new studio album, "Defy", on November 8 via Mascot Records, a division of Mascot Label Group. The Las Vegas hard-rockers flew out of the traps when they were heralded in their early days by Fox News as one of the best unsigned bands in the U.S. after their debut single, "Soldiers", ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', To Be Released In December; More Details Revealed

"Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is now available to pre-order from JimmyPageAnthology.com. A companion piece to "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", the new signed, limited edition documents Page's musical career through selected material from his rich personal archives. "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" is narrated entirely in Page's own words, and includes contextual ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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KING DIAMOND: First Trailer For 'The Institute' Album

The first trailer for KING DIAMOND's first studio album in 12 years, "The Institute", is available below. The disc will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. KING DIAMOND's namesake frontman comments: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own ...

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AIRBOURNE To Release 'Boneshaker' Album In October

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE will release their fifth studio album, "Boneshaker", on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The cover artwork for the disc is a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd., and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states: "The whole sentiment we were ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's August 16 concert at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan on drums/vocals — and replaced ...

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PERIPHERY Releases Music Video For 'Chvrch Burner'

PERIPHERY has released a music video for the song "Chvrch Burner". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Periphery IV: Hail Stan", which was released in April via the band's own 3DOT Recordings. "Our video for 'Chvrch Bvrner' is a bit of a strange concept," says guitarist Jake Bowen. "It's one where kids ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Releases KENYA PROJECT Video

Today on World Humanitarian Day, THREE DAYS GRACE and World Vision Canada have released the video for the Kenya Project. The Kenya Project is a MTN Of Hope social justice initiative created by THREE DAYS GRACE. The project protects Kenyan children from violence and provides them with clean water to ensure they are both safe ...

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HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Traced In Air Remixed'

CYNIC has announced the re-release of its sophomore effort, 2008's "Traced In Air". "Traced In Air Remixed" features new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY's Adam "Nolly" Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN) as well as mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic. The album is slated for release on ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Horror' Album In October

Twenty-one years since the release of its murderous debut, EXHUMED continues its onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on its new album, "Horror", coming October 4 via Relapse Records. Aptly titled, "Horror" is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band's most intense tracks to ...

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BI*AS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'Hesitation' Video Released

BI*AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released the official Matt Zane-directed music video for its latest single, "Hesitation". David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE ...

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