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Watch ANTHRAX Perform At ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's September 18 performance at the Rock Allegiance festival in Chester, Pennsylvania can be seen below. ANTHRAX has sold in excess of ten million units, received multiple gold and platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped ...

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Basses Loaded - MELVINS

Oh, what King Buzzo must dream about in his sleep. It seems the prolific Buzz Osbourne and his revolving MELVINS troupe are wrapping on new product every few months, before tearing up the road as only they can. The band hit every state in the union plus Washington, D.C. in 51 days—unprecedented lunacy—before heading over ...

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Video: ANTHRAX Performs In Pratteln, Switzerland

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX performing the song "You Gotta Believe" on June 18 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently shot down rumors that "For All Kings" would be the band's final album despite drummer Charlie Benante's suggestion to the contrary. Ian's comments came only hours after ...

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SCOTT IAN: 'There Will Be More ANTHRAX Records'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that "For All Kings" won't be the band's final album despite drummer Charlie Benante's suggestion to the contrary. Ian's comments came only hours after Benante gave an interview to EonMusic in which he said the "inspiration" to make another LP "may not be there." Benante said: "I don't even know ...

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POWERWOLF: Teaser For 'The Metal Mass Live' DVD/Blu-Ray

POWERWOLF will release a concert DVD/Blu-ray, titled "The Metal Mass Live", on July 29 via Napalm Records. A video teaser for the set is available below. "The Metal Mass Live" contains three complete live shows with which you can enjoy the irresistible hooklines and great metal hymns of POWERWOLF with live recordings from the Masters ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Releases 'Monster' Video

STITCHED UP HEART's debut full-length offering, "Never Alone", is set for a June 17 release via Another Century. The group's new video for the Active Rock single "Monster" can be seen below. STITCHED UP HEART singer Mixi states: "The track 'Monster' was the very first song we wrote for the new record with Another Century. ...

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Watch AXL ROSE Play His First Show With AC/DC

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose made his live debut as the temporary frontman for AC/DC on Saturday night (May 7) in Lisbon, Portugal, and by all accounts Rose delivered a triumphant vocal performance as fill-in for regular vocalist Brian Johnson even if he was still confined to a chair onstage due to the broken ...

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Listen To AXL ROSE Rehearsing With AC/DC

A couple of fan-recorded audio clips of what appears to be Axl Rose rehearsing with AC/DC in Lisbon, Portugal for the band's May 7 concert in the city can be heard below. The featured songs are "Hells Bells", "Thunderstruck" and "Shoot To Thrill". The show is one of twelve European dates AC/DC will perform with ...

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BULLETBOYS Sign With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BULLETBOYS. The band's new album will be released in late 2016. BULLETBOYS formed in 1988 at the very peak of the Los Angeles hard rock movement. With record companies constantly searching for new talent, they possessed a pedigree that most bands would kill for. Unlike the other ...

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ABORTED Releases 'Divine Impediment' Video

Belgium's gore-mongers ABORTED will release their ninth full-length album, "Retrogore", on April 22 via Century Media. The CD's highly detailed artwork was masterfully crafted by Christopher Lovell. The official video for the "Retrogore" song "Divine Impediment" can be seen below. After delivering two seriously drenched and critically acclaimed albums in the form of "Global Flatline" ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Only Half There' Autobiography Due In August

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has collaborated with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on his autobiography titled "Only Half There". Due in August, the book is available in two editions, both produced to the highest standard. The Classic comes with a CD of newly recorded music titled "Iceland" and includes previously ...

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GRUESOME To Release 'Dimensions Of Horror' EP

After exploding on to the death metal scene in 2015 with their "Leprosy"-inspired full-length debut "Savage Land", death metal wrecking crew GRUESOME — featuring current and former members of EXHUMED, POSSESSED, MALEVOLENT CREATION and DERKETA — returns in 2016 with a new EP titled "Dimensions Of Horror". Produced by the band and co-produced and recorded ...

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EXUMER: 'Catatonic' Video Released

"Catatonic", the new video from German thrash metallers EXUMER, can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Thelen during EXUMER's European tour in January/February and captures the dark lyrical themes of the song, portraying the psychological manifestations of physical torture and abuse. Comments EXUMER vocalist Mem V. Stein: "We were compelled to use ...

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ABORTED: 'Retrogore' Title Track Available For Streaming

Belgium's gore-mongers ABORTED will release their ninth full-length album, "Retrogore", in April via Century Media. The CD's highly detailed artwork was masterfully crafted by Christopher Lovell. The "Retrogore" title track can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Comments ABORTED frontman Sven De Caluwé: "Here it is, ghouls and maniacs! The first, opening track and ...

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ABORTED To Release 'Retrogore' Album In April

Belgium's gore-mongers ABORTED will release their ninth full-length album, "Retrogore", in April via Century Media. The CD's highly detailed artwork was masterfully crafted by Christopher Lovell. After delivering two seriously drenched and critically acclaimed albums in the form of "Global Flatline" (2012) and "The Necrotic Manifesto" (2014), ABORTED have returned to not only deliver another ...

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EXUMER: New Song 'Sinister Souls' Available For Streaming

German thrash metallers EXUMER will release their fourth full-length album, "The Raging Tides", on January 29 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded with producer/engineer Waldemar Soychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany, "The Raging Tides" is a deliberate and violent thrash attack that stays true to the band's 30-year legacy. Conceptually and lyrically, vocalist Mem V. ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To LEMMY, DAVID BOWIE

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page: "At the time of hearing the news of Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister's [MOTÖRHEAD] passing on the early morning of the 28th of December, I felt a familiar feeling deep inside. That of losing someone really close. Someone ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Bassist TOMMY BLACK Cleared Of Drug Charges

According to People, Tommy Black, the 47-year-old bassist in Scott Weiland's band THE WILDABOUTS, will not face drug possession charges related to the former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer's death. Deputy Bloomington Police Chief Mike Hartley told People that they never filed charges after "weighing what it would take to probe the narcotics charges ...

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EXUMER To Release 'The Raging Tides' Album In January

German thrash metallers EXUMER have set "The Raging Tides" as the title of their fourth full-length album, due on January 29 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded with producer/engineer Waldemar Soychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany, "The Raging Tides" is a deliberate and violent thrash attack that stays true to the band's 30-year legacy. Conceptually ...

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ESCAPE THE FATE: 'Alive' Video Premiere

"Alive", the new video from ESCAPE THE FATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Hate Me", which will be released on October 30 via Eleven Seven Music. When a band has had as storied and, at times, controversial a first decade in the limelight as ESCAPE THE FATE, ...

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