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MINISTRY's 'The Industrial Strength Tour' With KMFDM And FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Postponed To 2021

Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MINISTRY has rescheduled "The Industrial Strength Tour", originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added ...

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DEATH ANGEL Drummer On His COVID-19 Recovery: 'I Truly Believe A Higher Power Saved Me'

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll says that he "strongly" believes "everyone's collective prayers and positive energy" played a big part in his recovery when he recently woke up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus. The 47-year-old musician was hospitalized at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco after catching the virus ...

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TOMMY LEE's Son DYLAN JAGGER LEE To Release Debut MIDNIGHT KIDS EP

MIDNIGHT KIDS, the project featuring Dylan Jagger Lee, the 22-year-old son of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and actress Pamela Anderson, will release its debut eight-song EP, "The Lost Youth", on May 22 via RCA. According to a press release, MIDNIGHT KIDS combines dreamy '80s synthwave, anthemic dance productions reminiscent of artists like AVICII and ...

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VINNY And CARMINE APPICE Release RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Video For 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death

Legendary drummers and brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have released a new video to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of the late, great Ronnie James Dio. "Monsters And Heroes" is taken from Vinny and Carmine's first joint studio album, "Sinister", which was released in October 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer. "Monsters And Heroes" credits: Carmine ...

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DEATH: Previously Unreleased 1995 Concert Recording From Corona, California Now Available

Relapse Records is continuing its DEATH "Non Analog - On Stage Series" with the fourth installment, "Showcase Theater, CA 07-14-1995". "Showcase Theater, CA 07-14-1995" captures the band live during the "Symbolic" tour at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, California. Track listing: 01. Spiritual Healing 02. The Philosopher 03. Suicide Machine 04. Crystal Mountain 05. Jealousy ...

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Watch Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite In U.D.O.'s 'We Are One' Video

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has collaborated with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, the military band of the German federal armed forces, on an album called "We Are One", to be released on July 17 via AFM Records/Soulfood Music. The official music video for the "We Are One" title ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Releases 'A' Seven Inch + Digital Single

New England metal titans THE ACACIA STRAIN have just dropped "A", a new seven-inch and digital release through Rise Records. It features two tracks: "Chhinnamasta" and "Inverted Person". Singer Vincent Bennett said: "'Chhinnamasta', goddess of contradictions. See us through this wave of uncertainly. Guide us into the future. Grant us the strength and knowledge we ...

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SCORPIONS Are Trying To Recapture Vibe Of 'Lovedrive', 'Animal Magnetism' And 'Blackout' On Upcoming Album

SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. Speaking about how ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Live Music Experience Will 'Definitely' Change As Result Of COVID-19 Outbreak

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to FM94's "The Dark" about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. Asked if he thinks the live music experience is going to change after the COVID-19 outbreak has subsided, Ellefson said (hear audio below): "It's definitely gonna change, ...

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Palace For The Insane - SHRAPNEL

It is probably due to British thrash metal's failure to ever produce a world-beating band that SHRAPNEL have yet to truly register on the global radar. In terms of quality, you may find it hard to fault anything the band have released to date: both 2014's "The Virus Conspires" and 2017's "Raised On Decay" were ...

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OBSCURA Recruits Drummer DAVID DIEPOLD

Austrian virtuoso drummer David Diepold (BENIGHTED, HATE, BELPHEGOR, GIVE EM BLOOD, COGNIZANCE), known for his highly technical signature playing in extreme metal, has joined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member. He collaborated internationally with several groups as session player and is also working as drum teacher. Diepold appeared on COGNIZANCE's first ...

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BRET MICHAELS Sets Record Straight On STEVIE NICKS Relationship

During an appearance on today's (Monday, May 11) edition of "The Talk", Bret Michaels revealed exclusively what really happened between him and Stevie Nicks when they recorded "Love's A Hard Game To Play", a song that the POISON singer had written for inclusion on her first retrospective release, 1991's "Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks". ...

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La Ilden Lyse - OKKULTOKRATI

Much like that region's well-documented contributions to black metal, there always seems to be something a little more sinister when Scandinavian bands use hardcore punk as a launching point for their din. There is inevitably an extra layer of grave-soaked dirt on the speed-driven assaults coming from that region, and Southern Lord has signal boosted ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Rejoins LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has rejoined LORDS OF BLACK. The band is putting the finishing touches on its next album, "Alchemy Of Souls - Part I", due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. Romero announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal act in January 2019 and was subsequently replaced by Diego ...

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AMORPHIS's Summer/Fall North American Tour With ENTOMBED A.D. And NERVOSA Has Been Canceled

AMORPHIS's previously announced summer/fall North American tour with ENTOMBED A.D. and NERVOSA has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 38-date trek, which was to celebrate the band's legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes", was scheduled to launch on September 11 with three shows at the Kingsland ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Says His Long-Awaited Documentary Will 'Hopefully' Come Out Next Year

Marty Friedman has offered an update on his long-awaited documentary. Titled "Spacefox" (changed from the original title, "Hebi Metal San"), the film — which is being directed by Jeremy Frindel, the founder of Substratum Films — follows Friedman's reinvention from lead guitarist in MEGADETH to one of the most famous TV comedians in Japan. The ...

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