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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'I'm Super Bummed That We Can't Get Out And Connect With All Our Friends And Our Fans'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has delivered a message of encouragement to fans on the band's new SiriusXM channel Mandatory Metallica. He said (hear audio below): "Obviously, these are unprecedented and challenging times for everybody all over the world. I'm super bummed that we can't get out and connect with all our friends and our fans, we're ...

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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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Hear MARISSA NADLER's Cover Of METALLICA's 'Nothing Else Matters'

Singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler has covered METALLICA's "Nothing Else Matters" for her new EP, which she made available today (May 1) for Bandcamp's second revenue-waiving day. In addition to the METALLICA song, "Covers 3" features Nadler's takes on Townes Van Zandt's "My Proud Mountains", Bob Dylan's "I Was Young When I Left Home" and KING CRIMSON's ...

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Watch LARS ULRICH's Sons Cover THE BEATLES' 'Eleanor Rigby'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's sons Layne and Myles performed a bass-and-drums cover of "Eleanor Rigby" as part of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's fireside chat earlier this week. Lars initially wanted to end his interview by playing a song himself, but he couldn't figure out the right piece for the occasion. "I'm like, 'Nobody wants a ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Praises Denmark's Response To Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Very Proud To Call Myself A Dane'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has praised Denmark's response to the new coronavirus, saying that the way the Scandinavian country has handled the crisis is "inspiring for the rest of us." Denmark recently began slowly lifting restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Schools for children up to age 11 have reopened, as have ...

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SiriusXM Launches New Channels from GUNS N' ROSES, LED ZEPPELIN And METALLICA

SiriusXM has collaborated with acclaimed and iconic artists and their representatives to create personally curated audio experiences for listeners everywhere. The collection of exclusive music channels launching on Friday, May 1 — and in conjunction with SiriusXM's extended Stream Free period through May — are dedicated to megastars David Bowie, EAGLES, FLEETWOOD MAC, George Strait, ...

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METALLICA Could Make New Album In Quarantine, Says LARS ULRICH

Earlier today (Tuesday, April 28), METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined Marc Benioff for an installment of the Salesforce CEO's livestreamed fireside chat series to discuss how he and his bandmates are staying connected and giving back through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about METALLICA's plans ...

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Damnation Is My Salvation - WITCHES HAMMER

WITCHES HAMMER first began their death rumblings way back in the mid-eighties, and now the band is simply legendary in the extreme metal underground. Their reputation has only been solidified by the fact that key member Marco Banco played on BLASPHEMY's 1990 war metal benchmark "Fallen Angel of Doom….". The guitarist looks gargantuan and Herculean ...

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Watch APOCALYPTICA Play Set From Rehearsal Space

On Saturday, April 25, Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA livestreamed a performance from their rehearsal room, featuring some of the material from their recently released studio album, "Cell-0". The entire hour-long session can now be seen below. Addressing the online viewers, APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen said: "If there is somebody watching this and doesn't know that we ...

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Forever Black - CIRITH UNGOL

Countless leather 'n' denim clad metalheads have been waiting for ages for the return of CIRITH UNGOL. It has been nearly three decades since their last album, 1991's awesome "Paradise Lost". CIRITH UNGOL fell into obscurity at the dawn of the grunge era. They didn't obtain the commercial success of many of their peers, but ...

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This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Is Officially Canceled

This year's Louder Than Life festival, which was scheduled to take place in September in Louisville, Kentucky, has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Even though the festivals are not until September, the advanced planning realities of producing three back-to-back-to-back events have necessitated that a decision be made sooner than later. Our decision ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Shares 'Lockdown' Version Of 'Godzilla'

Legendary rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has recorded a "lockdown" version of its classic song "Godzilla". The special performance of the track — which originally appeared on 1977's "Spectres" album — was recorded from each member's respective home and shared by BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on the band's official YouTube channel. In a statement accompanying the ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says '...And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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CRO-MAGS: Lyric Video For New Single 'The Final Test'

New York hardcore legends CRO-MAGS will release their new album, "In The Beginning", on June 19 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment. The official lyric video for the band's thrashy new single, "The Final Test", can be seen below. "Will you be afraid or will you be at peace when you die?" asks CRO-MAGS ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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