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How Much Did Publicity Generated By KENDALL JENNER Wearing SLAYER T-Shirt Affect Band's $10 Million Merchandise Haul?

SLAYER publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald has shot down suggestion that the short-term publicity created by Kendall Jenner being photographed wearing one of the group's t-shirts contributed in any meaningful way to the $10 million merchandise haul on the legendary thrash metal act's farewell tour. "As this is SLAYER's final tour, more fans ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Cancels Shows To Focus On New Studio Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the cancelation of three European shows, as well as a concert in Tel Aviv, "due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production" for the band's upcoming album. CRADLE OF FILTH said in a statement: "Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Announces Solo Tour

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen will embark on a short solo tour of the Netherlands in January 2020. During the trek, she will perform songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Tour dates: Jan. 23 - ...

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PAUL STANLEY Putting Finishing Touches On SOUL STATION Album

KISS frontman Paul Stanley is putting the finishing touches on the debut album from his R&B band SOUL STATION. On Friday (October 4), Stanley shared a photo of him with some of his SOUL STATION bandmates in the studio, along with the following caption: "SOUL STATION In The Studio! Home Stretch Now!" Earlier this year, ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND To Play First Fully Electric Set At 'J-Town Jam' In Florida

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND will play a fully electric setlist for the first time this Saturday, October 5 as the headliners of the inaugural J-Town Jam, a musical benefit concert supporting Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock. This special event will rock Downtown Abacoa Ampitheatre in Abacoa, Florida, starting at ...

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Primal Future: 2019 - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking the spirit of MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, VENOM and SODOM ...

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Valediction - GOST

Metal and synthwave were clearly natural bedfellows from the start. There was something brilliantly fresh and exciting about the latter genre's emergence, too: those first few brutish PERTURBATOR records, the emergence of CARPENTER BRUT's hellish disco-rock and mind-ravaging visual flair and, in particular, everything that GOST have released so far. If you spend too much ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Teases New Song 'The In-Between'

IN THIS MOMENT has released a teaser for a new song apparently called "The In-Between". The full track will make its online debut on October 31. Last month, IN THIS MOMENT began playing another new song called "Legacy" during its concerts. Both tracks are expected to appear on the band's upcoming album, "Mother". The disc ...

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Video Premiere: LIFE OF AGONY's 'Black Heart'

LIFE OF AGONY has released the official music video for the song "Black Heart" from the band's forthcoming concept record, "The Sound Of Scars", due on October 11 via Napalm. On October 12, 1993, LIFE OF AGONY's iconic debut, "River Runs Red", was released. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest metal records ...

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NEW YEARS DAY: Making Of 'Come For Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of NEW YEARS DAY's music video for the band's newest single, "Come For Me", can be seen below. NEW YEARS DAY enlisted longtime director Robyn August ("Defame Me", "Kill Or Be Killed", "I'm About To Break You") and Matt Phelan of Chisel Pixel Productions) to bring singer Ash Costello's vision ...

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Listen To New THE DARKNESS Song 'Live 'Till I Die'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have released another new song, titled "Live 'Till I Die". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming quasi-sci-fi concept album, "Easter Is Cancelled", which is due out on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl. Frontman Justin Hawkins spoke to Planet Rock about the concept for the cover artwork for "Easter Is ...

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Legendary MOUNTAIN Drummer CORKY LAING Releases 'Toledo Sessions' Solo Album

Half a century after his first MOUNTAIN rehearsals, Corky Laing, the legendary drummer and songwriter, shows no signs of slowing down. On September 27, Corky released his first studio album in decades, "Toledo Sessions", via Prudential Records. The excitement brought on by the new repertoire is reminiscent of the classic MOUNTAIN albums "Climbing!" and "Nantucket ...

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