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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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Crimson Riders - BOKASSA

There are few things more likely to enhance your profile than a celebrity endorsement. He may still have an uncanny ability to generate controversy, but when Lars Ulrich declared that BOKASSA were his favorite new band, he almost certainly enabled the Norse "stoner-punks" to skip a couple of years and make a far bigger splash ...

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KORN Frontman Explains 'The Nothing' Album Title

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has explained the title of the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is a sonic reaction to the darkness in the singer's life over the past year. "I was struggling with the thing that's chasing me — that's ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces 2020 European Stadium Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will embark on a European stadium tour in 2020. The trek will kick off next May and include shows in Germany, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Northern Ireland. Tour dates: May 25 - Klagenfurt, Austria @ Wörthersee Stadion May 29 - Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena Jun. ...

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Watch DISTURBED Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of DISTURBED's entire June 16 concert at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. DISTURBED is currently in the midst of an international tour, though they did recently come home for show-stealing performances in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma). Upcoming dates include shows in Israel, ...

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Watch DISTURBED Perform In Warsaw

Fan-filmed video footage of DISTURBED's June 20 concert in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. DISTURBED is currently in the midst of an international tour, though they did recently come home for show-stealing performances in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma). Upcoming dates include shows in Israel, Greece and Hungary. DISTURBED's ...

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One Fire - COMBICHRIST

If you come to COMBICHRIST from the industrial or electronic music scenes, you probably won't require any explanation here. If, on the other hand, you're a curious metalhead, just rest assured that it's not explicitly compulsory to wear rubber trousers while listening to "One Fire". It just sounds like it. And that's no bad thing, ...

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Profound Evil Presence - POWER FROM HELL

It is a well-established fact that South American metalheads go harder and with more psychotic passion than just about anyone else. Hailing from the hallowed metal breeding ground of Sao Paulo, Brazil, POWER FROM HELL have always been the living embodiment of that unique underground spirit. The band is not just named after a seminal ...

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LIVING COLOUR Singer Is Collaborating With ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist On 'Bluesy' And 'Funky' Album

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando is collaborating with LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover on a new project. The as-yet-unnamed band is currently recording its debut album for a tentative early 2020 release. In a recent interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, Orlando described the project's musical direction as "just straight-up rock. It's heavy ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's PERRY FARRELL Guests On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell took part in an interview and live performance on last night's (Monday, June 17) episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Perry recently released the official music video for his latest single, "Pirate Punk Politician". The track, which he previously ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Quality Video Of Dresden Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of RAMMSTEIN's June 12 concert at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion in Dresden, Germany can be seen below. RAMMSTEIN kicked off its 2019 European tour on May 27 at Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The band's current setlist includes no less than nine songs off RAMMSTEIN's new, untitled (or self-titled) album, plus such fan favorites as "Sonne", ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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The Blind Leading The Blind - 1914

Formed just over five years ago by a gaggle of Ukrainian underground metal veterans, 1914 immediately sound like a band with a bright future. Heavy music doesn't need to be complicated, and this band are not inclined to stray from the extreme metal basics, but there is something undeniably fresh and invigorating about the way ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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