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Watch BRING ME THE HORIZON Perform 'Ludens' In Tokyo

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released a new official live video of their performance of the new single "Ludens" in Tokyo, Japan, where they played as the support act for BABYMETAL. Speaking to Kerrang! about how "Ludens" came together, singer Oli Sykes explained: "Now we've put six albums out, and we've made such ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's First Band GREY DAZE To Release Album Of Re-Recorded Material In His Honor

Chester Bennington's former bandmates in his first group, the Phoenix, Arizona-based post-grunge act GREY DAZE, have re-recorded their old material with the help of the late LINKIN PARK frontman's friends and family. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the recordings are Chester's 23-year-old son Jaime Bennington, KORN's Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" ...

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Havoc At The Midnight Hour - AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR

Metalheads are well catered for these days. If you want to listen to bright and shiny modern stuff, there's plenty of that available, and, if you want to pretend that the '90s never happened, you can do that too. AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR are firmly in the latter camp, of course: naming yourself after an early SLAYER ...

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EVANESCENCE To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2020

Prior to EVANESCENCE's ill-fated appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City on November 30, singer Amy Lee confirmed to Summa Inferno that she and her bandmates were in process of composing material for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. "We're working on a new album — the first time in a ...

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PSYCHOTIC WALTZ To Release 'The God-Shaped Void' Album In February

U.S. progressive metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ return in full original lineup with their highly anticipated fifth studio album and first new music in 23 years. Titled "The God-Shaped Void", the upcoming album and InsideOut Music debut will be released on February 14, 2020. The basic tracks for "The God-Shaped Void" were recorded with ...

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Watch MYLES KENNEDY Play 'Hallelujah' On JEFF BUCKLEY's Guitar

On December 9, ALTER BRIDGE performed at Paris, France's L'Olympia, a venue very near to the band's hearts due to it being the location where Jeff Buckley's historic 2001 live album was recorded. To mark the occasion, ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy got to play a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" — famously covered by ...

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THE WHO Announces Most Intimate Show In 40 Years

To celebrate the release of their new album, "Who", legendary rockers THE WHO have announced that they will play their smallest live show in over 40 years. The date is set to mark 50 years to the day of their historic "Live At Leeds" show. The never-to-be-repeated intimate acoustic performance will take place on February ...

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THE USED Announces Intimate January/February 2020 Tour

THE USED will kick off 2020 with a very special tour. Starting in Solana Beach on January 21, the band will be hitting intimate venues for the biggest fans throughout the United States. With these rooms being some of the smallest the band has played in over a decade, tickets will go fast. Fans can ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Scotland's WINTERSTORM Festival

Rockfiend Publications Scotland has uploaded video footage of SKID ROW's November 29 performance at WinterStorm festival at Troon Concert Hall in Troon, Scotland. Check it out below (filmed by Martin Goulden). Last week, SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo confirmed to Paul Anthony of Planet Rock that the band is putting the finishing touches on ...

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DISTURBED, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, GODSMACK, DEFTONES, STAIND, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today's top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida's Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020. As previously ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Music Video

Vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE), bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, THE END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), and drummer Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG) have joined forces in BLACK SWAN, a new band project signed to Frontiers Music Srl. Their debut album, "Shake The World", is a delightful romp of powerful hard ...

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