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Thy Serpent Rise - VESSEL OF LIGHT

There are times in life, particularly when the world appears to be circling the cosmic plughole, that only a large, jolting dose of massive riffs and Satan will do. VESSEL OF LIGHT peddle a gloriously gritty and filth-ridden strain of oh-so-New-Jersey doom that exhibits a laudable disregard for straying from the left-hand path. If you ...

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ALCATRAZZ Putting Finishing Touches On First Studio Album In 34 Years

Original ALCATRAZZ bassist Gary Shea has rejoined the band. The group's current lineup is rounded out by fellow founding members Graham Bonnet (vocals) and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), along with guitarist Joe "Shredlord" Stump and drummer Mark Benquechea. ALCATRAZZ's new studio album is nearly complete and will be released mid-2020. The disc was mixed by Andy ...

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SCORPIONS Hope To Release New Studio Album Before End Of 2020

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine spoke to the "Talking Pictures" TV show about the band's plans for a new studio album. The upcoming 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. Klaus ...

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YES And ASIA Keyboardist GEOFFREY DOWNES Says British Monarchy Has Been 'Completely Destroyed' By Two Americans

ASIA and YES keyboardist Geoff Downes says it is "quite astonishing" that the British monarchy has been ruined by two Americans. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to "step back" from their roles as senior members of the Royal family, questions have arisen about its continued relevance to modern day society. Prince Harry ...

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DORO Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch has announced her first U.S. tour dates of 2020. Following her performances on this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise, set for February 8-13, Doro will take to the stage in the following cities: Apr. 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red Apr. 17 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By ...

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PEARL JAM Unveils 'Gigaton' Track Listing

PEARL JAM has unveiled the track listing for its much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and PEARL JAM, "Gigaton" marks the band's first studio album since Grammy ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'We Have Started Recording Our Best, Most Powerful Album Yet'

Openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER have entered SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts to begin recording their new album for a tentative summer release. On Sunday (January 19), STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet shared an Instagram photo from the studio and included the following caption: "We have started recording our best, most powerful album yet. We're ...

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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of DAVE LOMBARDO Playing SLAYER's 'Angel Of Death' With METAL ALLEGIANCE

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo joined Gary Holt (guitar; SLAYER, EXODUS), Phil Demmel (guitar; MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE), Jack Gibson (bass; EXODUS) and Mark Osegueda (vocals; DEATH ANGEL) on stage this past Thursday night (January 16) at the METAL ALLEGIANCE concert at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, Californa to perform three SLAYER "Reign In Blood"-album ...

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