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EVANESCENCE And WITHIN TEMPTATION Push Back European Tour To 2022

Due to the ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that local authorities will be able to provide a safe environment in which their European fans can thoroughly enjoy shows by September of this year, EVANESCENCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION have unfortunately had to make the decision to push back their highly anticipated ...

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Organizer Of PAUL DI'ANNO Crowdfunding Campaign Doesn't Know Why IRON MAIDEN Hasn't Contributed To Fundraising Efforts

Kastro Pergjoni, operations director of the Cart & Horses pub in Stratford, London, England where IRON MAIDEN made its live debut in 1976, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise £20,000 (approximately $27,000) so former MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno can undergo his long-delayed knee surgery. So far, Pergjoni has raised ...

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TOM MORELLO Added To 'Set Break' Livestream Event On Calling Awareness To Mental Health Crisis In Music Industry

On April 10, Backline will host "Set Break", its first-ever livestream fundraiser on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch — featuring live performances from all over the world, public service announcements from music industry professionals, and immersive wellness experiences. Following the initial announcement, the non-profit organization, which connects music industry professionals with mental health and ...

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Hear New CANNIBAL CORPSE Song 'Murderous Rampage'

CANNIBAL CORPSE's new song "Murderous Rampage" can be streamed below. The track is taken the band's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Comprised of eleven tracks, "Violence Unimagined" is state-of-the-art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another flawless addition to what ...

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Echoes From A Mass - GREENLEAF

You can't argue with veteran status. GREENLEAF have been around in one form or another for over two decades now, and while guitarist Tommi Holappa (ex-DOZER) is the last man standing from the band that released 2001's "Revolution Rock", "Echoes From A Mass" still feels like a joyous upholding of sonic values that cast their ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Launch New Project ELLEFSON-SOTO

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. The ELLEFSON-SOTO version of the RIOT classic "Swords & Tequila" has just been released across all digital streaming outlets via Ellefson's Combat Records.The song was originally featured on the 1981 RIOT ...

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The Last Horizon - IMPERIA

With the likes of NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPATION, EPICA and BEYOND THE BLACK doing big and even bigger things, symphonic metal hardly needs an injection of fresh blood at this point and is doing far better than anyone could have predicted 25 years ago. But even though logic dictates that there is only so much room ...

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Tortured Whole - SANGUISUGABOGG

Proponents of death metal — including musicians, fans and everyone in between — have a tendency of taking themselves too seriously. Sure, a serious demeanor and outlook go hand in hand with some of the darker and occult-obsessed bands, but when many take the grimacing look and spirit to an extreme, the try-hard nature actually ...

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Inheritance - DEPTHS OF HATRED

Even in this glorious, enlightened future, it takes a deathcore band with large cojones to start dabbling with clean vocals. If there's one thing that instantly alienates a sizeable chunk of the diehard metal audience, it's the sound of some floppy-fringed, whey-faced eunuch bleating over what would otherwise have been perfectly acceptable metal riffs. For ...

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Omega Kaleid - GIZMACHI

It seems reasonable to say that not everyone will remember GIZMACHI. 2005 seems like a very long time ago now, and the band's excellent debut album "The Imbuing" never really got the recognition it deserved. This unexpected return after 16 years is unlikely to cause earthquakes, that is, until people actually hear it. With the ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says He Was Using 'Devil Horns' Hand Gesture Years Before RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'I Showed It To Him And He Made It Famous'

**UPDATE** After BLABBERMOUTH.NET published this article earlier today, Geezer Butler took to his Twitter to clarify that he did not say invented the "devil horns" hand sign. "I always used it in the song 'Black Sabbath'," he wrote. "I merely shared an onstage moment between Ronnie [James Dio] and me. Ronnie made it famous, and ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX Undergoes First Brain Surgery

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox underwent the first of his brain surgeries on Thursday, March 4 to treat one of the tumors that were found in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain — when he suffered his first seizure in August 2018 while performing with SIN ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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Heaven And Hell (2021 Deluxe Edition) - BLACK SABBATH

BLACK SABBATH's Ozzy Osbourne-era undoubtedly changed rock music and expedited the rise of heavy metal with the landmark work they released in the early '70s. That lineup however had been running on empty with their last two albums. 1976's "Technical Ecstasy" and 1978's "Never Say Die" were solid rock albums with a few catchy songs ...

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LAMB OF GOD: Trailer For 'Live In Richmond, VA'

LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records. "This album, and in particular this deluxe edition, is ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Releases 'Inhumane Harvest' Music Video

CANNIBAL CORPSE's David Brodsky-directed music video for the song "Inhumane Harvest" can be seen below. The track is taken from CANNIBAL CORPSE's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Rob Barrett comments: "'Inhumane Harvest' takes a look inside one of organized crime's more sinister activities: ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Teases 'Inhumane Harvest' Music Video

CANNIBAL CORPSE's official music video for the song "Inhumane Harvest" will make its online debut on Wednesday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. PST. A teaser for the clip is available below. "Inhumane Harvest" is taken from CANNIBAL CORPSE's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which will be released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Comprised ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD's Music Video For 'Ghost Shaped People'

LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records. The official music video for the disc's single "Ghost ...

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ABBATH Enters Studio to Record Third Album

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), have entered the studio to begin the recording of their third full-length album. The recording sessions are taking place at the Dub Studio in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola. The LP is due later this year via ...

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Välde - HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH

It's not easy to stand out in an increasingly overcrowded death metal/deathcore marketplace, but Sweden's HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH have already established themselves as a unique force in ultra-modern brutality. Detonating like a sack of sledgehammers chucked through your living room window, "Välde" arrives only 18 months on from the venomous and angular "Abyssal", somehow nudging ...

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