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TALAS Singer PHIL NARO Dies After Battle With Cancer

TALAS singer Phil Naro has passed away after a battle with tongue cancer. He was 63 years old. The news of Naro's death was broken by his family earlier today. They said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our son, father, friend and musician Phillip Sampognaro, ...

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SABATON Announces 'Defence Of Moscow' Single

Paying respects to the Soviet Union forces in WWII and in time for the Russian Victory Day on May 9, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their new single, "Defence Of Moscow", on May 7. The song is a cover from Russian superstar Radio Tapok who has a huge following in Russian-speaking countries and ...

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New SOULFLY Album 'Probably' Won't Be Released Before 2022

Max Cavalera says that SOULFLY fans will likely have to wait until next year to hear the band's twelfth album. The Brazilian-born musician and his bandmates have spent the last few months working on the follow-up to 2018's "Ritual" at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announces 'The Bastard Tracks' Livestream Event

DEATH ANGEL has announced another concert livestream. Dubbed "The Bastard Tracks", the event will take place at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and will see the Bay Area metallers digging deep into their catalog to perform older favorites, newer classics and songs that have never been performed live before. You'll hear the ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Shoots Down Claim He Wasn't Drinking Real Vodka In 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' Movie

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. The interview stood out in stark ...

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CHEVELLE Releases Music Video For 'Mars Simula'

The official Josh Stone-directed music video for CHEVELLE's song "Mars Simula" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation), which came out on March 5. "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation) stands out as ...

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JOHN 5: How I Landed Gig As DAVID LEE ROTH's Guitarist

John 5 has opened up about how he landed the gig as David Lee Roth's guitarist more than two decades ago. The 50-year-old axeman, who got his first big break playing on Roth's solo album, "DLR Band", before securing stints with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, spoke about his working relationship with the VAN HALEN ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Guests On CORY MARKS's 'Blame It On The Double' Single

Critically acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks has released a new high-energy, rock-heavy single, "Blame It On The Double", which is a collaboration with THEORY OF A DEADMAN's Tyler Connolly of and former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook. The track, available via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid-back ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Announce June/July 2021 U.S. Tour Dates

This June, THE DEAD DAISIES will be dusting off the cobwebs by playing a series of warm-up dates where they finally get to showcase the band's new lineup which is eager to perform its first new music for fans since 2018. Said bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes: "We couldn't play for you in 2020 and we're really ...

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DECAPITATED To Release Demo Collection 'The First Damned'

On June 4, Polish tech death metal virtuosos DECAPITATED will release their early demos in a carefully handpicked collection called "The First Damned". Officially released via Nuclear Blast for the first time, DECAPITATED's early demos have not been remixed, remastered, or messed with in any way. Instead, this is a blistering snapshot of four young ...

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Documentary Film 'Long Live Rock: Celebrate The Chaos' To Premiere On THE CODA COLLECTION

On May 1, preeminent global distributor and rights management partner for music films Abramorama will have its documentary "Long Live Rock: Celebrate The Chaos" premiere on The Coda Collection — a unique, subscription streaming offering featuring an exclusive, curated selection of iconic music documentaries, concert films, and episodic series via Amazon Prime video channels, paired ...

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SPIRITBOX Releases Video For New Song 'Circle With Me'

Canadian metal outfit SPIRITBOX has released a brand new song, "Circle With Me", via Rise Records. The track features the glorious combination of ethereal vocals, bombastic riffs and savage screams that make up the utterly unique SPIRITBOX calling card. It is accompanied by a gorgeous music video directed by Orie McGinness that perfectly complements the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Releases 'Rumi' Music Video

Serj Tankian has released a video for the song "Rumi", a tribute to both the 13th century Sufi poet and Tankian's six-year-old son of the same name. "Lyrical specificity in music is generally discouraged because less people internalize them as they have less of a personal connection," explains the SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman of ...

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Australian Politician Ordered To Pay $1.2 Million After Losing TWISTED SISTER Copyright Case

Australian politician Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay AUS$1.5 million (approximately $1.17 million) in damages after losing a copyright case involving TWISTED SISTER's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It". In 2019, Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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Reared Up In Spectral Predation - UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED

When you consider how incredibly fucking weird the world has become over the last few years, it makes sense that death metal should respond in kind. Following in the radioactive footsteps of BLOOD INCANTATION, CRYPTIC SHIFT, BEDSORE and many others, UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED are firmly entrenched in the surreal and psychedelic world of sci-fi-obsessed, cosmic extremity, ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Teams Up With 'Anvil' Filmmaker SACHA GERVASI To Script Story Of Sarajevo Siege Concert

According to Deadline, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is teaming up with filmmaker Sacha Gervasi ("Anvil: The Story Of Anvil!" ) to co-write a narrative screenplay about the legendary concert Dickinson played with his solo band during the wartime siege in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Dickinson and his band came to Sarajevo with ...

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EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

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