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North Star - EINHERJER

Despite being around since 1993, one brief hiatus aside, EINHERJER still wear their underdog status as a badge of honor. The very notion of Viking metal is continually in a state of flux and the genre is reliably hard to pin down, but these Norwegian veterans have steadily evolved into one of the most fearsome ...

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Watch 15-Year-Old Girl Sing Bluesy A Cappella Version Of MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Live Wire' On 'American Idol'

A teenage girl sang a slowed-down, bluesy a cappella version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Live Wire" while auditioning Sunday on the TV singing competition "American Idol". Moments after Casey Bishop's audition, one of the judges, Luke Bryan, said: "I think she's the damn winner of 'American Idol'. Period. It's evident." He later added: "Wow, y'all. My ...

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CARLOS CAVAZO On QUIET RIOT Continuing Without Any Members Of Classic Lineup: 'I Think It's Stupid For Somebody To Do That'

Former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo says that "it's stupid" for the band to continue without drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died last August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In September, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on ...

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MACHINE HEAD's MATT ALSTON: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Bulldozer' Performance From North American Tour

Drum-cam footage of MACHINE HEAD drummer Matt Alston performing the song "Bulldozer" with his bandmates during their January/February 2020 North American tour can be seen below. The British-born Alston (DEVILMENT, EASTERN FRONT) and Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) joined MACHINE HEAD in time for the 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Says 'Violence Unimagined' Features His 'Most Intense Drumming Performance Physically'

Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Already well known for the level of extreme technicality they bring to every record, on "Violence Unimagined", the members of CANNIBAL CORPSE have further upped their game, particularly in Paul Mazurkiewicz's drumming. Speaking to

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ANN WILSON To Release 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "The Hammer", on February 25. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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COREY TAYLOR: 'I Hate All New Rock For The Most Part'

In a brand new interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", Corey Taylor decried a lack of originality in modern rock music, saying he hates most young rock artists who are not even trying to come up with anything fresh. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman explained (see video below): "I look at some of these bands that ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER Explains 'Fortitude' Album Title

French progressive metallers GOJIRA will release their long-awaited new album, "Fortitude", on April 30 via Roadrunner Records. The LP stands out as GOJIRA's first full-length release in five years and the follow-up to 2016's "Magma". Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, vocalist/guitarist Joseph Duplantier stated about the album's title: "Fortitude is what ...

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HELLFEST Organizers Comment On 2021 Festival Cancelation

This year's edition of Hellfest has been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said ...

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Watch EVANESCENCE Perform 'Wasted On You' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

EVANESCENCE performed the song "Wasted On You" on Friday night's (February 19) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The five members of the band got together virtually from various locations — including, apparently, Nashville, Sacramento and Germany — to play a song from EVANESCENCE's first album of original music in a decade, "The Bitter Truth", which ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release 'Seamless' Instrumental Solo Album

Legendary guitarist George Lynch has confirmed to Chris Annunziata of "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience" show on 90.3 WMSC that he has a new solo instrumental album coming out later this year. "It's done," he said (hear audio below). "It's been done for a while. It's called 'Seamless'. It's [gonna be released] on Rat Pak ...

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