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MACHINE HEAD: Pro-Shot Video Of New York City Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's February 1 concert at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below. The North American leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's debut album, "Burn My Eyes", kicked off in Phoenix on January 16 and will continue across Toronto, Chicago and Denver, wrapping up ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release New Standalone Single In February

Robb Flynn has confirmed to "Robb's MetalWorks" that MACHINE HEAD will release another new standalone song in February. The track will follow "Do Or Die", which came out last October and was described by some fans and media outlets as a "diss" track aimed at MACHINE HEAD's detractors, in particular those who have been critical ...

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DROPKICK MURPHYS Release Two New Songs: 'Smash Sh*t Up' And Cover Of GERRY CINNAMON's 'The Bonny'

DROPKICK MURPHYS have released their new single and video, "Smash Sh*t Up". "Smash Sh*t Up" is available digitally and on limited-edition colored vinyl paired with B-side "The Bonny", a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon's 2019 song. Both songs are available on streaming platforms worldwide, with vinyl offered in the DROPKICK MURPHYS webstore, and at ...

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HATEBREED Teases 'When The Blade Drops' Single

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release a new single, "When The Blade Drops", on February 14. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is tentatively due in May. The follow-up to 2016's "The Concrete Confessional" was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE and QUEENSRŸCHE, among many ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Big Disaster' 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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OVERKILL Drummer JASON BITTNER On SEAN REINERT: 'He Became A NEIL PEART-Type Influence For The Metal World'

Former FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and current OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer became a 'Neil Peart'-type influence for the metal world." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was transported to a ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Says 'It Didn't Make Sense' To Continue His Now-Defunct 'Experiment' DEVICE

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "The Sickness": David: "This entire touring cycle — this section of the touring ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Calls NEIL PEART's Passing 'A Tremendous Loss', Says JUDAS PRIEST's ROCK HALL Exclusion Is 'Just Not Right'

During a recent conversation with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman was asked if he thinks the band — which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its debut album, "The Sickness", in 2020 — will merit consideration for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ...

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DISTURBED Releases New Music Video For 'Hold On To Memories'

DISTURBED has released a new music video for the song "Hold On To Memories". The clip was directed by Matt Mahurin, who has previously directed DISTURBED's "The Sound Of Silence" music video. The band previously issued a live visual for the same track. "Hold On To Memories"'s message is a powerful and universal one: as ...

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Listen To New PEARL JAM Single 'Dance Of The Clairvoyants'

PEARL JAM has released a new single called "Dance Of The Clairvoyants". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from the band's much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: Listen To 'Big Disaster' Song

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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Video Premiere: BEHEMOTH's 'Rom 5:8'

On January 24, Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release the "I Loved You At Your Darkest Tour Edition" featuring the "I Loved You At Your Darkest" album with brand new, alternate artwork by Nicola Samori, plus an exclusive BBC Radio 1 session and previously unreleased documentary, "Thou Darkest Art", taken from the band's career-affirming 2018 ...

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Video Premiere: STITCHED UP HEART's 'Warrior'

STITCHED UP HEART's official music video for the song "Warrior", directed by Ron Thunderwood and STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia "Mixi" Demner, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out on March 13 via Another Century. "I'm really excited about this video because I was ...

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ME AND THAT MAN's 'New Man, New Songs, Same S**t, Vol. 1' Album To Feature Members Of SLIPKNOT, MASTODON, TRIVIUM

The dark veil between Nergal's enigmatic blackened blues project and its dedicated congregation has finally been lifted. Napalm Records has announced the official release of ME AND THAT MAN's sophomore full-length album, titled "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1", on March 27. It will be celebrated with a special record-release show in London ...

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Watch Video For HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's New Song 'Empire'

California's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will release its sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. Produced by Matt Good (SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ASKING ALEXANDRIA), the record is comprised of nine high-energy tracks that showcase the band embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort. The official music video ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Teams Up With Ex-U.D.O./SINNER Guitarist ANDY SUSEMIHL

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has teamed up with ex-U.D.O./SINNER guitarist Andy Susemihl to record a full-length album, "Cacophony Of Souls". Joining them on the effort, which is due on March 13 via El Puerto Records, are bassist Malte Frederik Burkert (EXOTOXIS) and drummer Andrea Gianangeli (DRAGONHAMMER, SOULS UNCHAINED). Track listing: 01. Chasing The Shadows ...

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STITCHED UP HEART: Lyric Video For New Song 'Bones'

Rockers STITCHED UP HEART have released a lyric video for their new song "Bones". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out on March 13 via Another Century. "Darkness" will feature previously released tracks such as "Lost" (featuring a guest appearance by Sully Erna of GODSMACK), "Darkness", "Warrior", "Problems", ...

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STATIC-X On Stand-In Singer XER0: 'His Professionalism And Attention To Detail' Is 'Second To None'

STATIC-X has thanked fans for their support, saying that "the amount of love and respect" that the band felt from them on its ongoing tour "far exceeded" its widest dreams. STATIC-X's current trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to STATIC-X's frontman Wayne Static, who died ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Teases 'Warrior' Music Video

Rockers STITCHED UP HEART have released a teaser for the official music video for the song "Warrior", directed by Ron Thunderwood and STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia "Mixi" Demner. The track, which was originally released this past September via Another Century, is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length sophomore album "Darkness", due out in the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, BRAD GILLIS, CARMINE APPICE, JACK RUSSELL, Others To Pay Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of musicians whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR ...

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