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METALLICA's 'Blackened' American Whiskey Announces 'Season Of Giving' Charity Initiative

Blackened American Whiskey has announced its partnership with METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH), a foundation dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services, for its "Season of Giving" charitable initiative. From now until January, Blackened will donate $5 for each bottle purchased either online ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Democrats 'Brain-Dead Zombies': 'They're The Only Dumb Ones Out There'

During an appearance on the "Joe Pags Show", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent reflected on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the race for the White House, saying that only "brain-dead zombies" would vote for someone like the new commander-in-chief. Nugent, an avid Donald Trump supporter, said (see video below): "We have heard often repeated the ...

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AMARANTHE Singer ELIZE RYD Talks About Being An Adrenaline Junkie And The 'Terrifying' Experience Of Going Onstage

AMARANTHE singer Elize Ryd recently appeared on the "Side Jams" podcast to speak with host Bryan Reesman about being an adrenaline junkie, pushing her boundaries, and how that relates to the "terrifying" experience of being onstage. She also expressed interest in other pursuits like dancing, theater, and criminology. A few excerpts follow: Elize started scuba ...

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Conquered Lands - DEATH DEALER

There comes a time in every metalhead's life when one question becomes unavoidable: exactly how much metal can you actually take? Many are those that fall by the wayside, overwhelmed by the purity and majesty of the real thing. And make no mistake, folks, "Conquered Lands" is absolutely 100% metal-as-all-monolithic-fuck, and absolutely not for the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Will 'Definitely' Throw 'Some Kind Of A Party' To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Painkiller', Says ROB HALFORD

In a new interview with the "Jeremy White Podcast", Rob Halford was asked if there are any plans for JUDAS PRIEST to release a special deluxe edition of the "Painkiller" album to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The singer responded (see video below): "We're looking at all the opportunities. I'll tell you, these kind ...

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Spectre Of Devastation - WARFECT

It's probably a coincidence, but let's go with it: just as thrash metal flourished amid the Cold War paranoia of the Reagan era, so 2020's innumerable horrors seem to have pushed the genre to fresh heights. WARFECT have been snarling and slashing their way through underground territory for over a decade now, but this sounds ...

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Former ILL NIÑO Members Have Completed Recording Debut Album From New Project

Former ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar) have finished recording the debut LP from their new project. Machado, who released his debut solo album, "Hollywood y Sycamore", on September 25 via Chesky Records' sub-label Coconut Bay, discussed his renewed collaboration with Ilustre and Verduzco in a new ...

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MR. BUNGLE Releases Music Video For 'Sudden Death'

MR. BUNGLE, which recently released its first album in over two decades, "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo", has partnered with acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance ("The Place Beyond The Pines", "Blue Valentine") for the band's "Sudden Death" video. The clip debuted this morning via Movieweb and can now be seen below. Cianfrance said: ...

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Listen To New AC/DC Song 'Realize'

"Realize", a brand new song from AC/DC, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' 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 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and ...

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AC/DC To Soundtrack This Weekend's Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix

Ahead of the launch of AC/DC's 17th full-length album, "Power Up", this Friday, the band's first new music since 2014, the legendary rockers have curated a 47-song F1 Tracks takeover playlist featuring some of their greatest hits. The playlist for this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix features iconic hits from the band such as "Highway To ...

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MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members Guest On Solo Album From SAIGON KICK's JASON BIELER

SAIGON KICK's Jason Bieler will release his new solo album, "Songs For The Apocalypse", under the moniker JASON BIELER AND THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA, on January 22, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album sees Bieler working with a diverse array of musical friends, including Todd LaTorre (QUEENSRŸCHE), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Devin Townsend, Pat ...

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Ex-ILL NINO Singer CRISTIAN MACHADO Throws Shade On Band's Latest Single: 'It Doesn't Sound Like They Found Their Way Yet'

Former ILL NIÑO singer Cristian Machado has commented on "Sangre", the first single released by the revamped version of the band, saying that "it doesn't sound like they found their way yet." This past March, Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina announced that they ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Enters Recording Studio

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki to begin recording its first new music. Drummer Waltteri Väyrynen shared a photo from the studio and included the following caption: "Day 1 tracking the drums at @finnvoxstudios for @bodomaftermidnightofficial with @johnnyxjonas". BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT made ...

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Alchemy Of Souls - LORDS OF BLACK

Best known as current frontman with RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW, Ronnie Romero has, to put it mildly, a set of pipes. Away from his higher profile endeavors, the Spaniard has also been putting in the hours with LORDS OF BLACK — an incendiary melodic heavy metal band with occasional toes dipped in symphonic and progressive waters. ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'Black' Album: 'We Wanted To Come Up With A 'Back In Black', An LP Stacked With Singles'

In the latest issue of U.K.'s Uncut magazine, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett discus the making of the band's multi-platinum self-titled 1991 album, also known as "The Black Album". Although METALLICA had scored their first radio and video airplay with their previous effort, 1988's "...And Justice For All", the black ...

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