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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA: 'We Played A Role In Breaking Boundaries Between Genres'

In a new interview with Kerrang! Radio, LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda spoke about how the band's multi-platinum-selling debut, "Hybrid Theory" helped break down the boundaries between music styles by combining different sounds within one album. "It's part of the mission statement of LINKIN PARK," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "We were called HYBRID THEORY ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV Dead At 49

Former ENTOMBED and current ENTOMBED A.D. singer Lars-Göran Petrov passed away on Sunday, March 7 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. In a statement, his ENTOMBED A.D. bandmates wrote: "We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief ...

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SLAYER Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins To Be Released

Renowned thrash metal titans SLAYER have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their legendary album "Reign In Blood" which will be available from March 15, standard-size patches and enamel pins for "Seasons In ...

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IRON MAIDEN Patches To Be Released This Month

Heavy metal legends and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees IRON MAIDEN have teamed up with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this spring. Starting with a backpatch for their acclaimed album "The Number Of The Beast", which will be available from ...

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BUTCHER BABIES 'Have A Ton' Of New Music Recorded

On February 17, BUTCHER BABIES vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about their new "Yorktown" music video, regularly churning out high-quality video content, future recording plans, television and more. Asked if the BUTCHER BABIES are planning to continue to put out new ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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DEE SNIDER Completes Recording Vocals For New Solo Album

Dee Snider has completed recording vocals for his upcoming solo album, tentatively due later this year via Napalm Records. On Tuesday (February 9), the TWISTED SISTER frontman took to his Twitter to write: "FINISHED! Completed vocals on a (brutal) 13th track for my next album today with @jameyjasta at the helm! Due to Covid I'm ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Is Working On Third Solo LP, New ARCH ENEMY Album

During an appearance on "The Riffhard Podcast", ARCH ENEMY guitarist Jeff Loomis revealed that he has spent much of his coronavirus downtime recording a new solo LP. "It's my third solo album for Century Media," he said (hear audio below). "It's gonna be an all-instrumental thing. So, really, I've just been keeping busy doing that ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Trailer For REELZ 'Breaking The Band' Episode

"Twisted Sister: Breaking The Band", which focuses on how TWISTED SISTER crashed and burned in the 1980s, will premiere on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. A 30-second trailer for the program is available below. Official show description: "In 1984, TWISTED SISTER were one of the biggest heavy metal ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Teams Up With ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ For Cover Of QUEEN's 'We Are The Champions'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz to record a cover version of the QUEEN classic "We Are The Champions". A quarantine-style video for their rendition of the song can be seen below. Regarding how the collaboration came about, Alex says: "Last spring, when lockdown 'challenges' were all the ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Recording 13 Songs For New Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has entered the studio to begin recording the vocals for his next solo album. The follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal" will be released this summer via Napalm Records. On Tuesday (January 26), Dee tweeted: "I'm currently in the studio with my live band recording 13 (maybe 14) new ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Release New Song Every Month For Entire Year

Multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, among others, has announced a special album titled "This Is Heavy Metal, Plain & Simple". Recorded during quarantine and pandemic times as a tribute to 50 years of heavy metal, a homage to a lifestyle as well ...

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Watch BUTCHER BABIES' Music Video For 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Sleeping With The Enemy". The song is the second taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Carla Harvey comments: "'Sleeping With The Enemy' is one of the most vulnerable songs we've ...

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