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KANSAS Launches Video For 'Throwing Mountains', First Single From New Album 'The Absence Of Presence'

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The official music video for the disc's new single, "Throwing Mountains", can be seen below. "'Throwing Mountains' might be one of the heaviest songs KANSAS has ever recorded," comments KANSAS guitarist ...

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RATT Has Not Yet Found Replacement For Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS

Juan Croucier says that RATT has not yet found a replacement for guitarist Chris Sanders, who left the band earlier this year. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band, which also features Croucier, singer Stephen ...

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See RATT In New GEICO Commercial

'80s hard rockers RATT are featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. The 40-second spot is part of Geico's "Bundling Made Easy" campaign, which reminds people that bundling your home and car insurance is easy with Geico and helps you save money. According to All TV ...

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BLINK-182 Recruits Fans For 'Happy Days' Video

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 enlisted their army of fans for their brand new video for "Happy Days". The clip, which can be seen below, comes nearly two weeks after the band went on a social media search for footage, and is a montage of how fans are spending their time social distancing, intermixed with ...

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JOE SATRIANI Releases Extended Music Video For 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's extended video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

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See CHESTER BENNINGTON's GREY DAZE Video For 'Sometimes'

GREY DAZE has released "Sometimes", the third single from the band's upcoming album "Amends" (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings), with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song's message of hope amidst unexpected times. "Sometimes things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to," offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Announces New Album, 'Metal Commando'

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", on July 17 via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the title of the album speaks for itself — "Metal Commando" contains "110% PRIMAL FEAR and is full to the brim with power and energy." Pre-orders for the 11-track LP — ...

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CARCASS's New Album Delayed Due To Novel Coronavirus

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have announced that their new album, "Torn Arteries", has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LP had been previously scheduled to arrive on August 7 via Nuclear Blast. Earlier today, CARCASS took to its social media to write: "Well there's no way our new album is gonna get ...

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KANSAS: 'The Absence Of Presence' Album Details Revealed

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video. "We are really excited for our fans to be able ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Appears In NETFLIX's 'Ozark'

Classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appears in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark" this season. The episode (Season 3, Episode 3), "Kevin Cronin Was Here", written by Miki Johnson, is named for REO SPEEDWAGON's iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin. Cronin said: "We are big fans of 'Ozark' here in the Cronin house, and have been ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases #EndCovid19 Version Of 'Rise' Video

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a special #EndCovid19 version of the video for the title track of his second solo album, "Rise". The clip, which was created by Joshua Smith, can be seen below. In a message accompanying the video, Tom wrote: "Our world may be falling but these turbulent times will pass and ...

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Original RIOT Guitarist LOU 'L.A.' KOUVARIS Dies At 66

Original RIOT guitarist Lou "L.A." Kouvaris has passed away. He was 66 years old. No cause of death has been revealed, but RIOT's manager Giles Lavery said Lou developed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, over a week ago. Kouvaris's passing was confirmed by RIOT, who wrote on social media: "Lou ...

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Order Of The Mind - IRIST

Although there have been times when it has felt like major labels are congenitally predisposed to signing as many shitty metalcore bands as possible, common sense does occasionally prevail in the metal mainstream. Despite a weirdly shrug-worthy name (it sounds like it might mean something, but not something interesting enough for anyone to investigate), IRIST ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Big Distortion'

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The latest single, "Big Distortion", can now be streamed below. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, ...

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TAR POND Feat. Former CELTIC FROST And CORONER Members: Debut Album Out Now

TAR POND is a Swiss anti-supergroup established in 2015 by legendary CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain (R.I.P), former CORONER drummer and lyricist Marky Edelmann, renowned scratchboard artist Thomas Ott, Swiss art world heavyweight A.C. Kupper, and Stefano Mauriello. TAR POND's debut album, "Protocol Of Constant Sadness", was released on March 20 and is described in ...

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TRIPTYKON: Trailer For 'Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)' CD + DVD

Swiss avant-garde extreme metal band TRIPTYKON will release "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" on May 15 via Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records. "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" marks the bombastic conclusion of a project over 30 years in the making: The legendary CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON "Requiem" performed for the first time in its entirety and with ...

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