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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces 'Violence Unimagined' Album, Officially Recruits Guitarist ERIK RUTAN

On April 16, Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, the new single "Inhumane Harvest" can be heard below. Comprised of eleven tracks, "Violence Unimagined" is state-of-the-art death metal played with passion and breathless precision, making for another ...

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KREATOR's FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Says He Was 'Pretty Nervous' Before Playing With The Band For The First Time

Frédéric Leclercq spoke to the "Thunder Underground" podcast about what it was like for him to join German thrash metal veterans KREATOR in 2019 following the departure of the band's longtime bassist Christian "Speesy" Giesler. "I was pretty nervous, to be honest, when I went to the rehearsal room for the first time," Leclercq admitted ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Doesn't Have A Problem With Classic Rock Bands Touring With Non-Original Members

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion of GUNS N' ROSES playing massive stadiums around the world while only having three members from its classic lineup, French said: "Unlike ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Releases Music Video For 'Age Of Machine'

GRETA VAN FLEET will release its second album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", on April 16, 2021 via Lava/Republic Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Age Of Machine", can be seen below. The clip, which was co-directed by GRETA VAN FLEET and Matthew Daniel Siskin, creates a new universe filled with ...

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Grand Malevolence - DEPRAVITY

Never mind the traditional spooky intro: "Grand Malevolence" declares clobbering time to be long overdue, as opener "Indulging Psychotic Thoughts" bursts through the speakers and smacks your teeth out through the back of your skull. Death metal diehards will be familiar with DEPRAVITY. One of the most flat-out brutal bands on the planet, they raised ...

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BRET MICHAELS Releases Veterans Day Video Message

POISON singer Bret Michaels has released short video message thanking veterans for their service on this Veterans Day. Check it out below. Last month, Michaels, the son of a Navy veteran, visited Luke Air Force Base to show his continued support for the men and women of the country's military and their families and to ...

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MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members Guest On Solo Album From SAIGON KICK's JASON BIELER

SAIGON KICK's Jason Bieler will release his new solo album, "Songs For The Apocalypse", under the moniker JASON BIELER AND THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA, on January 22, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album sees Bieler working with a diverse array of musical friends, including Todd LaTorre (QUEENSRŸCHE), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Devin Townsend, Pat ...

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P.O.D. Is Spreading Holiday Cheer Early With 'Christmas Lullaby'

This year, Mascot Records will release "Christmas Rocks", a collection of Christmas tunes from many of its bands, including a new, original song from P.O.D., "Christmas Lullaby". Other participating artists include 10 YEARS, BLACK STONE CHERRY, CROBOT, DRAGGED UNDER, OTHERWISE and AYREON. Look for one new track to be released each week. P.O.D. singer Sonny ...

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Return To Hemmersmoor - THEM

Originally formed as a straightforward KING DIAMOND tribute band, THEM have long since outgrown their initial masterplan and evolved into the one of the most entertaining heavy metal bands on the planet. If you missed the international sextet's first two albums, 2016's "Sweet Hollow" and 2018's "Manor Of The Se7en Gables", you missed out on ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Doesn't Want To 'Just Hand' New Album To SPOTIFY Without Being Able To Tour Behind It

During an October 14 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Once Again Defends KISS Against DEE SNIDER's Criticism: 'It's Really None Of His Business' What They Do

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has once again defended KISS after Dee Snider criticized Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for having current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas. In a recent interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, the TWISTED SISTER frontman ...

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GODSMACK's 'Bulletproof' Single Certified Platinum In U.S.

GODSMACK's "Bulletproof" single was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 24 for accumulating 1 million certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. "Bulletproof" was released February 28, 2018 as the first ...

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