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Update: New Photos Released Of ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Carrying 'Bear Spray' During Capitol Riot

**UPDATE**: According to the FBI, ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer was among the rioters who sprayed United States Capitol police officers with "bear spray," a form of capsaicin pepper spray sold by many outdoors retailers, as part of their efforts to push the officers back inside the Capitol and breach the Capitol building themselves. Schaffer was ...

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PAUL SHORTINO: 'Denying The President And Others The Right To Express Opinions Is Dangerous To The Nation'

Former ROUGH CUTT and QUIET RIOT frontman Paul Shortino has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Last week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands of his supporters violently stormed ...

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DEMON HUNTER Drops Reworked Version Of 'I Will Fail You' From New Album 'Songs Of Death And Resurrection'

DEMON HUNTER has released a reworked version of "I Will Fail You" from its forthcoming album, "Songs Of Death And Resurrection", a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records. "Songs Of Death And Resurrection" features 11 new "Resurrected" versions of classic DEMON HUNTER songs from across the band's ten studio ...

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See New Trailer For SERJ TANKIAN Documentary 'Truth To Power'

A new documentary about SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, "Truth To Power", will be released on February 19 via Oscilloscope Laboratories. With unique and exclusive access to the man behind the music, award-winning director/writer/producer Garin Hovannisian ("I Am Not Alone") captures both intimate and historic public moments, including Serj's role in inspiring the ...

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Hear New ACCEPT Song 'Zombie Apocalypse'

German/American metal legends ACCEPT have released the official visualizer video for their new single, "Zombie Apocalypse". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Too Mean To Die", which will be made available on January 29 (postponed two weeks from the previously announced January 15) via Nuclear Blast. The LP will be the group's ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Guitarist SYLVAIN SYLVAIN Dead At 69

Sylvain Mizrahi, better known as Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and founding member of the NEW YORK DOLLS, has died at the age of 69. The news of his passing was confirmed by former PATTI SMITH GROUP guitarist Lenny Kaye, who wrote: "Sylvain Sylvain, the heart and soul of the NEW YORK DOLLS, bearer of the Teenage ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Once Again Accuses CHRIS JERICHO Of 'Miming To A Tape', Says 'Professional Wrestling Sucks'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. The former SKID ROW vocalist initially accused Jericho of "miming to a tape" at FOZZY concerts in a social media post last July. In response, the wrestler-turned-rocker insisted that he ...

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JEFF PILSON Defends Social Media Companies In Banning TRUMP's Accounts: 'His Speech Clearly Can Incite Insurrection'

During an appearance on the "Rock 'N' Roll Icons With Bode James" podcast, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked to weigh in on Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Last week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Was 'Shocked' But 'Not Really Surprised' By JON SCHAFFER's Presence At U.S. Capitol Riot

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre says that he was "shocked" but "not really surprised" by last week's revelation that ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill. On Friday, the FBI's Washington Field Office released 40 photos of people who are suspected of unlawful entry ...

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DEAN Relaunches 'Dime Razorback Rust' In Tribute To 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT

Dean Guitars has relaunched a true original with the Dime Razorback Rust electric guitar, which pays tribute to the late legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Originally introduced as a limited U.S. custom run, the Dime Razorback Rust joins other signature Dimebag guitars in Dean's Artist Series. Offering several custom appointments, including the unique rust graphic design ...

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NOFX Announces 'Single Album', Drops 'Linewleum' Video Featuring AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Longstanding California punk band NOFX will release its 14th full-length album, titled "Single Album", on Friday, February 26 via Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords. Boasting 12 new tracks and recorded at Motor Studios in San Francisco with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (RISE AGAINST, ALKALINE TRIO, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET), the follow-up to 2016's "First Ditch ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'The Dumb, Racist A**holes Who Invaded The Capitol Did It To Support The Dumb, Racist, Lying President'

SACRED REICH frontman Phil Rind has blasted the scores of Donald Trump supporters who swarmed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday during a violent insurrection, leaving five people dead and forcing the Senate to evacuate. Earlier today, Rind, whose band is known for its socially consious and politically aware lyrics, took to SACRED REICH's social media ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Criticizes Twitter For 'Censoring' DONALD TRUMP: 'Freedom Of Speech Is Gonna Be Gone'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands ...

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BAD WOLVES Officially Part Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT

BAD WOLVES have officially parted ways with singer Tommy Vext. The remaining members of the band confirmed the split in a statement earlier today. They wrote: "It is true that BAD WOLVES and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways. The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for ...

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ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Single 'The Nameless Elite'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Longtime Friend And DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Is 'Deeply Shocked' By Violence At U.S. Capitol

German metallers BLIND GUARDIAN — whose frontman, Hansi Kürsch, shares a long-running project with ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer, DEMONS & WIZARDS — have released the following statement regarding the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday (January 6): "We are deeply shocked and our thoughts are ...

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