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The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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STEELHEART Releases Timely And Powerful Video For 'My Freedom'

The video for hard rockers STEELHEART's timely, powerful, anthemic ballad "My Freedom" can be seen below. The song will be released digitally worldwide on Friday, July 3. Originally available on their most recent studio album, 2017's "Through Worlds Of Stardust", this newly recorded, stripped-down, solo acoustic version of the song and corresponding video exemplify the ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE On 30th-Anniversary 'Persistence Of Time' Deluxe Edition: 'It Just Sounds Awesome'

On August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial launch, thrash/metal-masters ANTHRAX will celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of its fifth studio album, the gold-certified "Persistence Of Time", produced by ANTHRAX and Mark Dodson. Available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and ...

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Mongolia's THE HU Raises Much-Needed Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Mongolia's biggest rock act THE HU has just dropped a beautiful new acoustic video for "Shireg Shireg". The clip shows behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio, offering fans a real insight into its recording process. It also gives a closer look at THE HU's gorgeous traditional instruments and a glimpse of their live ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 30-Day Fitness Challenge With PHIL COLLEN

DEF LEPPARD has launched a new video series called "30 Day Fitness Challenge With Phil Collen". Join the guitarist for the month of July as he takes on a 30-day fitness challenge. Use the hashtag #PhilCollen30Days to follow along as Phil works on his exercises, his diet and overall health. At 62 years old, Collen ...

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By Chance - MORA PROKAZA

While most of us enjoy a good chuckle at the expense of scowling black metal purists from time to time, the idea that the genre could ever be restricted by some overarching set of rules has been preposterous for well over two decades now. As a result, something as plainly perverse as MORA PROKAZA's third ...

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LEMMY Praises AC/DC In Never-Before-Heard Interview: 'We're Like Birds Of A Feather'

"AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast where extraordinary fans salute this extraordinary band, kicks off episode Season 2 this week with a posthumous interview from MOTÖRHEAD founder and rock and roll icon Lemmy Kilmister. Captured before his death in 2015, this never-before-heard exchange features Lemmy trying to impress his date by bringing her backstage to ...

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JIMMY DEGRASSO: RATT Needs WARREN DEMARTINI

Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to exit RATT after playing a number of shows with the veteran California hard rock act in 2017 alongside three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini. "I played with them back ...

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SCORPIONS To Embark On 'Full-Blown' U.S. Tour In 2021

Rod MacSween, renowned music agent and founder/CEO of ITB (International Talent Booking), spoke to Pollstar about his nearly three-decade-long working relationship with German hard rock legends SCORPIONS. Asked about the band's upcoming tour plans, he said: "The Vegas residency is being moved to 2021, along with a full-blown USA run. We're ...

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COLD Bassist LINDSAY MANFREDI Releases Her Debut Book, 'Unf**kwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery'

When two-time gold-album selling alternative rock band COLD's 2020 tour was postponed due to the pandemic, bassist Lindsay Manfredi found herself quarantined on a farm in Fallbrook, California. The result is her debut book, "Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery", published by Rose Gold Publishing, LLC. Lindsay says: "Working on the road on something other ...

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GWAR Joins Forces With IN DE GOOT ENTERTAINMENT

In De Goot Entertainment, the New York City-based music management firm founded and run by Bill McGathy, today announced the worldwide management signing of the legendary Grammy-nominated intergalactic rockers GWAR. "You can't talk about outrageous live performances and career longevity in the heavy metal world without talking about this legendary band," said McGathy. "As human ...

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KIM MITCHELL To Release First Album In 13 Years, 'The Big Fantasize'

Multi-platinum Juno Award-winning rock icon, Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee and ex-MAX WEBSTER leader Kim Mitchell has surprise released his brand new single "Wishes". The song is taken from his forthcoming album "The Big Fantasize" (El Mocambo Records), Kim's first full-length recording since 2007's "Ain't Life Amazing". When it comes to "Wishes", the way ...

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