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Obsidian - PARADISE LOST

It's both pleasing and reassuring that so many so-called veteran bands are enjoying such rich, late-career surges of creativity. PARADISE LOST didn't always seem the most likely candidates for serious longevity: around the turn of the millennium, the band seemed to be struggling for new ideas and detached from the heaviness that once defined them. ...

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Postpones Return Until 2021

Mayhem Festival has postponed its return until 2021. On Sunday, the festival's official Instagram was updated with the following message: "as we're sure you've guessed.. due to the pandemic we have to sit this summer out, but 2021 we plan on being back in full swing" The festival originally teased its 2020 comeback last December ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Rejoins LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has rejoined LORDS OF BLACK. The band is putting the finishing touches on its next album, "Alchemy Of Souls - Part I", due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. Romero announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal act in January 2019 and was subsequently replaced by Diego ...

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AMORPHIS's Summer/Fall North American Tour With ENTOMBED A.D. And NERVOSA Has Been Canceled

AMORPHIS's previously announced summer/fall North American tour with ENTOMBED A.D. and NERVOSA has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 38-date trek, which was to celebrate the band's legendary 1994 release "Tales From The Thousand Lakes", was scheduled to launch on September 11 with three shows at the Kingsland ...

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Watch THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN Perform Acoustic Cover Of '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding'

Earlier today (Saturday, May 9), THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen performed an acoustic cover version of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding", a 1974 song written by English singer/songwriter Nick Lowe, during the "Fearless At Home" livestream. The nearly four-hour virtual event functioned like a "festival" to help raise funds for bands ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Red Barchetta' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Brandon Yeagley (CROBOT) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Red Barchetta", recorded with each member separated in his own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Once again, we've been ...

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SYMPHONY X Is 'Ready To Start Writing' A New Album

SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond was asked in a new interview with Metal Nation if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to begin writing material for the follow-up to their 2015 album "Underworld". He responded (see video below): "Well, what we decided is as soon as the virus thing kind of slows ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE On ANDRÉ MATOS: 'He Was The First Guy That Gave Me The Opportunity To Be A Professional Musician'

During this week's installment of SEPULTURA's "SepulQuarta" session, drummer Eloy Casagrande reflected on the passing of former ANGRA singer André Matos. Matos, who also sang for the Brazilian metal bands VIPER and SHAMAN, died last June after suffering a heart attack. He was only 47 years old. Eloy said (see video below): "Back in 2006, ...

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PUSCIFER To Release Fourth Album In The Fall; 'Apocalyptical' Single Now Available

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-born band led by TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, has just released the eerily topical "Apocalyptical" single and video. A message from Keenan arrives alongside the track: "Manipulated information disseminated by kings, queens, dictators, so called leaders, supposed professionals or outliers and conspiracy theorists living underground, or in basements, is not new or ...

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Making Of FIREWIND's New, Self-Titled Album (Video)

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a seven-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for its ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played ...

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RAMMSTEIN Officially Cancels 2020 European Stadium Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have canceled their 2020 European stadium tour. The trek was due to kick off on May 25 in Klagenfurt, Austria and conclude on August 4 in Aarhus. Denmark. Earlier today, RAMMSTEIN released the following statement: "Due to local event restrictions related to COVID-19, which now affect almost all planned dates, the ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY 'Can't Walk Or Sleep' After Ripping Buttock Muscles During 'Over-Enthusiastic Gardening'

QUEEN's Brian May says that he "can't walk or sleep" after ripping his gluteus maximus muscle during a session of "over-enthusiastic gardening." The 72-year-old guitarist revealed his latest health setback in an Instagram post, explaining that he had been "over-stretched" and "harassed by too many demands" before injuring himself. On Wednesday (May 6), May uploaded ...

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