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MACHINE HEAD Postpones Second European Leg Of 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

MACHINE HEAD has postponed the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus. The second run of dates was scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing across Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, wrapping in ...

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MAGNUM Won't Cancel European Tour: 'F**k Coronavirus'

British rock icons MAGNUM have vowed to play all the scheduled shows on their previously announced European tour despite coronavirus concerns. Earlier today, the band issued the following statement via social media: "A statement regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the forthcoming tour. "Let's get this right out there: "The band are NOT going to ...

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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'To Have Another Opportunity To Do It Again At This Level Is Definitely A Blessing'

In a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, frontman Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER discussed the reasoning behind the long period of inactivity between studio albums before the release of last year's "Mourn The Southern Skies". Although EXHORDER had several reformations since its original dissolution in 1994, the band had long failed ...

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'School Of Rock' Students To Perform On SLIPKNOT's Inaugural 'Knotfest At Sea'

School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is partnering with festival at sea pioneer Sixthman and legendary magazine Modern Drummer, to offer students the exclusive opportunity to perform during the inaugural Knotfest At Sea, August 10-14, hosted by the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum metal band SLIPKNOT as well as appear as a feature in Modern ...

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WHITESNAKE Postpones Japanese Tour Due To Ongoing Threat Of Coronavirus

WHITESNAKE has postponed its previously announced Japanese tour "due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus." Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE's Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. "Currently, we ...

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SLIPKNOT Postpones Asian Tour, Including KNOTFEST JAPAN, Amid Coronavirus Fears

SLIPKNOT has postponed its previously announced tour of Asia, including the band's two-day Knotfest Japan festival, because of "global health concerns" amid the spread of coronavirus. Earlier tonight, SLIPKNOT released the following statement via social media: "In light of global health concerns, SLIPKNOT have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan. "While ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of SLIPKNOT's Entire Performance At Last Year's RESURRECTION FEST

Professionally filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's entire July 5, 2019 performance at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Lugo, Spain can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. 00:01:40 (515) 02. 00:02:26 People = Shit 03. 00:06:17 (Sic) 04. 00:10:07 Get This 05. 00:15:10 Unsainted 06. 00:19:25 Disasterpiece 07. 00:24:35 Before I Forget 08. 00:30:54 The Heretic ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of '30/30-150' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "30/30-150". The original track appeared on the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "30/30-150" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Late in 2004 after cutting some tracks at Catamount Studios ...

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DIMEBAG 'Wanted To Go Back' To PANTERA In Weeks Leading Up To His Death

Daryl "Bobby Tongs" Arnberger, who was one of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's closest friends and an official videographer for PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, recently gave a two-hour interview to the "Landry.audio" podcast in which he went into detail about PANTERA's early glam days, the arrival of singer Philip Anselmo, the changing of the band's sound, Anselmo's drug ...

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PAGE HAMILTON On Collapse Of HELMET's Classic Lineup: 'Money Kind Of Came In And Changed Things'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with HELMET frontman Page Hamilton. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On assembling a setlist for their 30th-anniversary tour where the band is playing 30 songs each night: Page: "Everything's kind of mixed together. Some ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'The Wicked' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "The Wicked". The original track appeared as a bonus cut on the digipack version of the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "The Wicked" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "'The Wicked' ...

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Power Through Terror - GREAT AMERICAN GHOST

These are heady, exciting times for metallic hardcore. Or at least that's how it appears from the perspective of a middle-aged metalhead. I could be wrong. But via the thunderous likes of KNOCKED LOOSE and KUBLAI KHAN, this subsection of a traditionally diverse but slightly confused genre seems to be clicking into a higher gear. ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Looks Back On KNOTFEST MEETS FORCEFEST Debacle: 'We Still Don't Know What Happened'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out about the "security issue" that caused the cancelation of the band's appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City in late November. According to reports, the stage barricade broke during BEHEMOTH's set and it was impossible to fix it in time for either of the two scheduled ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Take A Number' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Take A Number". The original track appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Take A Number" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "When we were trying to figure out what ...

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