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OVERKILL To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio on Monday, September 14 to begin recording its new album for a tentative April 2021 release via Nuclear Blast. Earlier today, OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner posted a photo of some of the equipment he will be using during the recording sessions, and he included the following caption: "COVID ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: Lyric Video For Cover Of TRACY BONHAM's 'Tell It To The Sky'

London, Ontario, Canada-based atmospheric sludge rock unit THE WHITE SWAN, spearheaded by KITTIE's Mercedes Lander, will release its new EP, "Nocturnal Transmission", on September 18. The effort contains four tracks, including a moving cover of Tracy Bonham's "Tell It To The Sky", the lyric video for which can be seen below. Lander comments: "I've always ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American Tour With PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL And ICE NINE KILLS Has Been Officially Canceled

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's North American tour with PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL and ICE NINE KILLS has officially been canceled. The trek was originally set to take place this past spring before being rescheduled for the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released the ...

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BABYMETAL To Release Two New Live Albums Next Week

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release two live albums next week. Captured on its "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the "Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy" was a two-day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25 and January 26, 2020. "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 1]" and "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" will ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares Manipulated Video Of JOE BIDEN

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a manipulated video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sleeping during a live television interview. The original video, which was of an interview with veteran singer and actor Harry Belafonte almost nine years ago, during which he appeared to doze off, was doctored to show Biden sitting in Belafonte's ...

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HALESTORM's JOSH SMITH Says It's Important For Musicians To 'Use Whatever Platform They Have To Provoke Debate'

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has defended musicians' right to speak out on political issues, saying that "it's important that people use whatever platform they have to provoke debate." Asked in a new interview with U.K.'s Devils Gate Music about singer-songwriter Jason Isbell catching flak from some fans when he recently voiced ...

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BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Feat. Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO: New Music Is In The Works

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, is working on material for its debut album. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa. In a new interview with Finland's

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SANCTUARY: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Into The Mirror Black' To Include Demo Tracks, Live Recordings

SANCTUARY will release the 30th-anniversary edition of "Into The Mirror Black" on October 9. "Into The Mirror Black", originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much-revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: 'If There Ever Was Time For A Revolution, That Time Is Now'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has blasted the "deceptive, corrupt and opportunistic government" for using "disinformation and propaganda tactics" to keep the population "in a state of paranoia and hysteria." Earlier today (Sunday, August 30), Leach took to his Instagram account to write: "One of the single most centering and incredible feelings is musical performance. ...

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JOHN 5 To Release 'Live Invasion' Next Week; Trailer Available

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will release "Live Invasion" next week. Captured at different locations all over the USA during John's 2019 "Invasion" tour, the set includes — for the first time ever — the full JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES experience on DVD, bringing the fans closer than ever ...

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TOM ARAYA And KERRY KING 'Will Never Be SLAYER Again'

Kerry King's wife says that there will never be a SLAYER reunion. Ayesha King shot down the possibility of her husband and Tom Araya sharing the stage ever again under the SLAYER banner while responding to a fan on Instagram. After Ayesha shared three photos of Kerry holding their cat in slideshow-type Instagram post, a ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2' Collection To Include Four Previously Unreleased Songs

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", is now available for pre-order on CD, orange double vinyl, plus pre-release exclusive purple double vinyl and pre-release exclusive white double vinyl from Better Noise Music. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" includes four previously unreleased tracks: ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: 'Immortal' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Michael Schenker will release a new MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP album, "Immortal", on January 8, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork of the LP, which was created by Zsofia Dankova (POWERWOLF), can be seen below. "We have a lot of guest musicians, who will undoubtedly help to make it an exceptional success," Schenker said. "First ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'Junior Dad' From 'Lulu' Album Is 'A Real Accomplishment, Just As Much As 'Ride The Lightning' Is'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "a real accomplishment." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word poetry and lyrics combined with ...

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VAN HALEN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In November

Wymer Publishing has set a November 20 release date for "Van Halen: A Visual Biography". Millions of fans would attest that VAN HALEN is a band eminently deserving of a visual biography. From the single sleeves through the passes, posters and promo items and, of course, most especially David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Clarifies 'Misinformation' About Who Is Responsible For Vandalizing Singer's Statue

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky has shot down rumors that supporters of the "Save The Children" humanitarian organization were responsible for vandalizing the singer's statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted ...

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