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HELLOWEEN: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its new, self-titled album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Breaks Down 'Gung-Ho' Song For MODERN DRUMMER Magazine (Video)

In the nine-minute video below, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante breaks down the song "Gung-Ho" from the band's classic second studio album, 1985's "Spreading The Disease". The clip was originally produced for Modern Drummer magazine. Produced by ANTHRAX with Carl Canedy, the 44-minute "Spreading The Disease" marked the first ANTHRAX album to feature singer Joey Belladonna ...

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TESTAMENT And ANTHRAX Members Cover STEVIE NICKS's 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Bentante, along with singer Jennifer Cella (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), rhythm guitarist Randy McStine (MCSTINE/MINNEMANN), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE, BPMD) and keyboardist Harry Waters to record a quarantine cover of Stevie Nicks's "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around". Alex uploaded the video to his YouTube channel ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' 'Dead & Bloated' (Video)

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Jason Christopher (Corey Taylor, ex-PRONG) and Brandon Pertzborn (HO99O9, Corey Taylor) have joined forces to record a quarantine cover of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' "Dead & Bloated". Check it out below. Christopher shared a video of the performance on his Instagram and wrote in an ...

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MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For 'The Hermit Saints'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", on February 26 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "The Hermit Saints", can be seen below. The clip takes us on an epic trip to the heights of the world and the lows of the abysses. Accented by melodic ...

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ROB DUKES Discusses His Dismissal From EXODUS With STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: 'I'm Glad That Everything Worked Out The Way It Did'

On December 26, 2020, Grey Haven Media released pay-per-view video of a conversation between current EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza and the band's former vocalist Rob Dukes, recorded earlier that month at Zetro's studio in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Souza's "Zetro's Toxic Vault" YouTube interview series. The discussion at the time ...

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SEPULTURA Partners With Streetwear Brand THE HUNDREDS

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA are teaming up with Los Angeles streetwear brand The Hundreds. The Hundreds X Sepultura line will be launched on Wednesday, February 24 at 9 p.m. PST. Formed in 1984 in Brazil, SEPULTURA has gone on to sell over 20 million records and solidify its legacy as one of the greatest metal bands ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Mourning Star' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has just released "Mourning Star". This song is a continuation of the sound that the band has moved toward since "Save Myself" — a high-intensity mix of thrash, rock and heavy metal punctuated by breakneck technical playing from Adler, LoMenzo ...

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VIO-LENCE's PHIL DEMMEL And TYKETTO's DANNY VAUGHN Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Blackout' (Video)

Members of VIO-LENCE, TYKETTO, U.D.O. and BONFIRE recently teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Blackout". You can watch the video below. Recording lineup: Vocals - Danny Vaughn (TYKETTO) Guitar - Phil Demmel (ex-MACHINE HEAD/VIO-LENCE) Guitar - Dee Dammers (U.D.O.) Bass - Michael "Mülli" Müller (JADED HEART) Drums - André ...

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Jylhä - KORPIKLAANI

It's not unreasonable to be on the fence about bands like KORPIKLAANI. On one hand, the Finns are an unstoppable, beer-sodden force for cheeriness and collective uplift. On the other, their trademark folk metal brew could easily seem a bit too fucking cheerful, especially in the midst of today's ongoing clusterfuck of disasters. If you ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Teams Up With ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ For Cover Of QUEEN's 'We Are The Champions'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz to record a cover version of the QUEEN classic "We Are The Champions". A quarantine-style video for their rendition of the song can be seen below. Regarding how the collaboration came about, Alex says: "Last spring, when lockdown 'challenges' were all the ...

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Would Thrash Metal Have Existed Without Influence Of MICHAEL SCHENKER?

Michael Schenker claims the president of his current record label told him "thrash metal never would have existed" without the influence of the legendary German guitarist. Schenker has often been heralded by prominent guitarists of the style such as METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine and TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick primarily for his influence on their ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Save Myself' Now Available

"Save Myself", the new single from FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, can be streamed below. The track is the third to be released following the arrival of FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP, which came out last year and marked the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band release ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Record New Album This Year

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll has confirmed to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, that he and his bandmates have spent part of their coronavirus downtime putting together material for the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated "Humanicide" album. "We're gonna record a new album this year, for sure," he said (see video ...

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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Claims He Predicted METALLICA's Chart-Topping Success In 1985

In a new interview with the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed METALLICA's late 1980s/early 1990s transition from being uncompromising thrash metal standard-bearers to arena rock's heaviest band. "It's funny," he said (see video below). "[SLAYER's] Tom Araya told me one thing long, long, long ago. He said, 'Zetro, just stay heavy ...

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Watch One-Hour Video Tribute To Late CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Featuring GENE HOGLAN, TOMAS HAAKE, DIRK VERBEUREN

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, has released a one-hour video tribute to late CYNIC drummer Sean Reinert, who passed away a year ago. Included in the tribute are interviews with some of Reinert's colleagues and bandmates, among them Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH), Tomas ...

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MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For 'All Or Nothing'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "All Or Nothing", can be seen below. "All Or Nothing" brings back the ethereal and melodic sounds of MOONSPELL served by a beautiful musical landscape, and makes it most ...

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WEEZER Announces 'OK Human' Album

Los Angeles, California's WEEZER will release its fourteenth studio album, titled "OK Human", on Friday, January 29 via Crush Music/Atlantic. The LP's first single, "All My Favorite Songs", can be heard below. For anyone keeping score at home: 2020 was going to be the year of "Van Weezer" — the big riffs rock album WEEZER ...

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