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THE SWORD Strips Down For 'Low Country' Album

Following nine months of touring in support of their critically acclaimed album "High Country", Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD returned to the studio to experiment with a stripped-down acoustic presentation of the LP's songs. The result, produced by bassist Bryan Richie and mixed by J. Robbins, is "Low Country", which will see a worldwide ...

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LEMMY To Be Honored At This Year's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Renowned British master luthier Cynosure has paid tribute to late, great MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy by creating two basses to be displayed at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. The Lemmy Bass, which brings the MOTÖRHEAD War-Pig (or Snaggletooth) logo to life, and the more traditional Motörhead Bass, which pays homage to Lemmy's ...

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SLAYER Comic Books Coming Later This Year

SLAYER and its record label, Nuclear Blast, have teamed with comic-book publisher Dark Horse for a three-part title based on the band's revenge-themed music videos "Repentless" and "You Against You", both of which share a story arc devised by director BJ McDonnell ("Hatchet III"). The first issue, "Slayer: Repentless, Vol. 1", will come out later ...

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ELIMINATE Feat. Ex-DARK ANGEL, HIRAX, WHIPLASH Members: West Coast Dates Announced

ELIMINATE, the new band featuring former DARK ANGEL singer Don Doty, will embark on a short West Coast tour in August. Bay Area thrashers HATCHET will provide support on all dates. ELIMINATE is comprised of Doty, guitarists Scott Owen (HIRAX, SUBVERSION) and Henry Elizondo (DEVASTATION), bassist John Signorelli (SUBVERSION) and drummer Joe Cangelosi (WHIPLASH, KREATOR, ...

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SLAYER Releases 'You Against You' Single

Today marks the release of SLAYER's new single, "You Against You", after the thrash titans unleashed their bloody music video to the world earlier this year. You can purchase the two vinyl editions of the single (in black and bi-colored versions) here. With the video for "You Against You", SLAYER deliver the prequel ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Says JOE LYNN TURNER Should Have Been Honored By ROCK HALL For His Work With DEEP PURPLE

On Friday night, April 8, Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center hosted the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, welcoming a star-studded class that included DEEP PURPLE, which had been eligible for induction for two decades. METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich inducted DEEP PURPLE into the institution, after which the current lineup of DEEP ...

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SLAYER: Teaser For 'You Against You' Video

A teaser for SLAYER's new music video for the song "You Against You" is available below. The full clip, which will be released soon, was directed by BJ McDonnell, who previously worked with SLAYER on the "Repentless" video. "Repentless" was McDonnell's first stint directing a music video. He directed the 2013 horror film "Hatchet III" ...

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Documents Shed Light On SCOTT WEILAND's Death

StarTribune.com has obtained documents and photos from the Bloomington Police Department shedding new light on what Scott Weiland's bandmates and crew members told police, and what investigators found in the bus where the iconic singer was pronounced dead. On December 3, SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS tour manager Aaron Mohler went to check ...

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Fear Beyond Lunacy - HATCHET

Bay Area thrash revivalists HATCHET have already faced the growing pains of any band, much less the forefathers from whom they take inspiration. HATCHET has been slinging it out since 2008. The band was met with the metal underground's favor with their last full-length, "Dawn of the End". In the intervening two years, vocalist/guitarist Julz ...

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ROBERT PLANT Reunites With ALISON KRAUSS For 'The Light Of Christmas Day' Christmas Original (Audio)

Republic Records will release the "Love The Coopers" official soundtrack album on Friday, November 13 through all digital retailers. Capturing the "Coopers" holiday theme, the soundtrack includes the studio reunion of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on their Christmas original "The Light Of Christmas Day", their first recording since the 2007 album "Raising Sand". The ...

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SLAYER: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Repentless' Video Shoot From RED DIGITAL CINEMA

SLAYER unleashed its new album, "Repentless", on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate its release, the band created a gore-soaked music video for the CD's title track — and RED Digital Cinema was there to capture the entire shooting experience. Watch RED's behind-the-scenes clip of "Repentless" below. RED commented on the music video: "Featuring ...

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Video Premiere: SLAYER's 'Repentless'

SLAYER's video for "Repentless" — the title track of the band's new album — can be seen below. The clip was filmed on August 26 at the Sybil Brand Institute, the women's prison in East Los Angeles. While SLAYER performed the track under that punishing sun over an eight-hour period, the "prisoners" had to stage ...

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HATCHET: Lyric Video For New Song 'Living In Extinction'

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET will release their third studio album, "Fear Beyond Lunacy", on October 30 via The End Records. The follow-up to 2013's "Dawn Of The End" marks the recording debut of the new HATCHET lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on ...

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Baptized in the Rio Grande - SONS OF TEXAS

In less than two years since forming, SONS OF TEXAS are steadily working their way through the mainstream rock sector. Their debut album "Baptized in the Rio Grande" has all the staples of a successful contemporary hard rock album, which is good for making a quick strike impression upon their AOR-targeted audience. That being said, ...

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New Song Premiere: HATCHET's 'The World Beyond'

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET will release their third studio album, "Fear Beyond Lunacy", on October 30 via The End Records. The follow-up to 2013's "Dawn Of The End" marks the recording debut of the new HATCHET lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on ...

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