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STONE SOUR Releases Original Demo Version Of 'Mission Statement'

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Mission Statement". The final version of the track appeared on the band's third album, "Audio Secrecy", which came out in 2010. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Mission Statement" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand said: "After the 'Come What(ever) May' cycle ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Singer Says 'Almost Any Of The Songs' On METALLICA's 'Load' And 'Reload' Albums 'Could Go On A NICKELBACK Record'

ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte says that most of the songs on METALLICA's "Load" and "Reload" albums are sonically very similar to any of the NICKELBACK albums. Labonte compared the legendary heavy metal band to the much-maligned Canadian rockers during a recent appearance on "Breaking The Ice", the new podcast hosted by former WAAF ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases 'Become The Hunter' Non-Album Track 'Overlord'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released "Overlord", a "B-side" song from the sessions for their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter". You can now stream the track below. Singer Hernan "Eddie" Hermida comments: "The inspiration for 'Overlord' came from the events surrounding the Heaven's Gate mass suicide in the late '90s. The lyrics ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Memento Mori' Guitar Playthrough Video

A video playthrough of the LAMB OF GOD song "Memento Mori", featuring guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, can be seen below. The track opens the band's forthcoming self-titled album, which is due on June 19 via Epic Records. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm Und Drang" marks LAMB OF GOD's first recordings with Art Cruz, ...

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ALAIN JOHANNES To Release 'Hum' Solo Album In July

Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, will release "Hum", his third solo album, on July 31 via Ipecac Recordings. "It's more about me than probably any album I've ever ...

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LAMB OF GOD, KREATOR And POWER TRIP Members Are Collaborating On 'Seriously Massive' New Song

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton and KREATOR vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza are collaborating with POWER TRIP frontman Riley Gale on a "seriously massive" new song. The three bands were scheduled to tour Europe together this spring but the trek has since been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Gale tweeted: "working ...

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JOEY CASSATA's 'Start With A Dream' Book Feat. Foreword By PETER CRISS Now Available In Paperback And As Audiobook

Featuring a foreword by original KISS drummer Peter Criss, Joey Cassata's book, "Start With A Dream: A Drummer's Journey From Rock & Roll To T.V. To Broadway", is now available in paperback and audiobook editions. The audiobook foreword comes courtesy of Chris Jericho (FOZZY). Originally released in early 2019, "Start With A Dream" is a ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of '1st Person'

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "1st Person". The final version of the 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 "1st Person" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand said: "So just like 30/30-150, I ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Freewill' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Freewill", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Dear friends: Once again, the three of us ...

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PEARL JAM To Release 'Gigaton Visual Experience' On Apple TV

PEARL JAM has announced the "Gigaton Visual Experience" — a special audio-visual event available free to all Apple TV app users in over 100 countries for seven days before being available to rent or buy. This immersive visual album experience pairs the band's inspired visuals, produced by the award-winning Evolve Studios, to create an unparalleled ...

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Hear New LAMB OF GOD Song 'New Colossal Hate'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have unleashed another track from their forthcoming self-titled album (now due June 19 via Epic Records) in the form of "New Colossal Hate" — a song which finds the band at the height of their formidable powers — unrelenting, unstoppable, and as always, setting the standard for aggressive modern ...

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Listen To New TRIVIUM Song 'Bleed Into Me'

Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM will release its ninth full-length album, "What The Dead Men Say", on April 24 through Roadrunner Records. The LP, which was produced by TRIVIUM and Josh Wilbur, is available for pre-order now. Today, the band has shared another new track, "Bleed Into Me". Listen to it below. TRIVIUM will set up a ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Parts Ways With Vocalist/Guitarist LEE WOLLENSCHLAEGER And Drummer PHIL CANCILLA

MALEVOLENT CREATION has parted ways with drummer Phil Cancilla and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger and has replaced them with Ronnie Parmer and Ryan Taylor, respectively. The Florida death metal veterans announced the lineup changes in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We've got a few things to announce: First on the list we had ...

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LAMB OF GOD's Self-Titled Album Pushed Back To June

LAMB OF GOD's self-titled album has had its release date pushed back to June 19 from the previously announced May 8. The band announced the date change in a press release earlier today. LAMB OF GOD said: "Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five ...

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