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Solar Spectre - OMEGA INFINITY

With a respectful nod to GUSTAV HOLST, "Solar Spectre" is the kind of interplanetary journey most fans of extreme metal can get behind. OMEGA INFINITY are a shadowy entity plucked from the ether by NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Xenoyr and Tentakel P. , drummer and founding member of German art metallers TODTGELICHTER. If you're familiar with ...

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GODSMACK Teases 'Unforgettable' Video

A teaser for GODSMACK's music video for its latest single, "Unforgettable", is available below. The clip was filmed on February 15 when the band invited more than 300 students to join them for a performance of the song at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It was absolutely insane," Elliott Lempke, a student at ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE' 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anniversary. Founder and president Randall Smith offers his perspective on the impact of his landmark discovery, the cascading high ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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Spirituality And Distortion - IGORRR

From shadowy internet semi-sensation to his current status as Metal Blade's most determinedly eccentric act, IGORRR's Gautier Serre has played his cards beautifully so far. Steadily progressing from the unmistakably clinical clatter of a studio-bound fever dream to the more sophisticated, semi-organic and musically rich incarnation that emerges on "Spirituality and Distortion", IGORRR are exactly ...

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APOCALYPTICA Reschedules North American Tour Dates For January/February 2021

Due to the current global health crisis as well as government-imposed travel and live performance restrictions, Finland's APOCALYPTICA has rescheduled all U.S. and Canada dates on the band's 2020 "Cell-0" world tour. This decision was made following the recommendations and legal regulations of government authorities including the Center For Disease Control to reduce the spread ...

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IRIST Releases Music Video For 'Creation'

"Creation", the new video from the Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Although IRIST's record-release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, the "Creation" clip gives fans a taste ...

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FOZZY Reschedules 'Save The World' Tour For This Summer

FOZZY has announced the rescheduled "Save The World" tour starting July 10 in Columbus, Ohio and ending on September 5 in Orlando, Florida. Due to the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and willingness to comply with CDC and government regulations, FOZZY realized it was necessary to reschedule the trek, originally slated for April ...

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The Eternal Resonance - SWEVEN

If you blinked, you probably missed it, but the rise and fall of MORBUS CHRON remains one of the most intriguing things to happen in the death metal underground in recent times. Frontman Robert Andersson evidently felt that the Swedes' final album, "Sweven", marked a natural period point in his creative story, and it's a ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces Rescheduled 'Deep Dive Tour' Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced the rescheduled dates for its "Deep Dive Tour", during which the band will play "b-sides, deep cuts, plus the singles you know and love." Originally slated to take place in April and May, the trek was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and will now take place this summer. SHINEDOWN said ...

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Releases 'E' Seven-Inch And Digital Single

New England metal titans THE ACACIA STRAIN have just dropped "E", a new seven-inch and digital release, through Rise Records. It features two tracks — "Solace And Serenity" and "The Lucid Dream". The latter track features vocalist Jess Nyx of MORTALITY RATE. "I've been a fan of Jess since JUDICIARY introduced me to her voice, ...

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Watch BRUCE DICKINSON's Spoken-Word Performance In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of Bruce Dickinson's one-man speaking show on March 12 at Vegas City Hall in Moscow, Russian can be seen below. The performance, dubbed "What Does This Button Do?" after the IRON MAIDEN singer's autobiography of the same name, featured a comedic routine as well as an unscripted question-and-answer session with fans. Dickinson ...

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Video Premiere: LAMB OF GOD's 'Memento Mori'

LAMB OF GOD has released the music video for "Memento Mori", the opening track on the band's forthcoming self-titled album, due May 8 via Epic Records. Fans were able to unlock a 10-second teaser of the song through an eerie Instagram Story filter released by the band over the weekend. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm ...

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Watch LINDEMANN Perform In Moscow

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), performed at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia on March 15 as part of its European tour. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", was released ...

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