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IRON MAIDEN Cancels All 2020 Shows Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

IRON MAIDEN has scrapped all of its previously announced 2020 shows due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The British heavy metal legends announced the concert cancelations in a social media post earlier today. The band's manager Rod Smallwood wrote: "I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says Latest Coronavirus Death Projections Are 'Not Good'

Gene Simmons has expressed his sadness over the fact that coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are expected to nearly double as states continue to ease social distancing restrictions. The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) released a revised mortality model predicting coronavirus deaths will reach 135,000 by August, up considerably from ...

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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly became clear to him that the communication with ...

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ONSLAUGHT Announces New Vocalist

U.K. thrashers ONSLAUGHT have announced the addition of vocalist Dave Garnett to the group's ranks. Garnett has already performed with ONSLAUGHT, having filled in for previous singer Sy Keeler at the House Of Metal festival in Umeå, Sweden in late February (see video below). ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "Obviously it was a huge blow ...

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U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR: 2020 Festival Canceled

The organizers of the annual Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced the cancelation of this year's event. The 2020 edition of the festival was scheduled to take place August 6-9 at Catton Park in Derbyshire, with headlining performance from JUDAS PRIEST, BEHEMOTH and Devin Townsend. Earlier today, the festival organizers issued the following statement: "Following ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE On Post-Pandemic Life: 'We've Gotta Be Prepared For An Entirely New Game'

Back in late March, it was announced that all of WHITESNAKE's previously announced touring activities, including this summer's U.S. trek with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER, were being canceled so that frontman David Coverdale could undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. In a new interview with Steve King, Coverdale offered an update ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION To Release New Single 'Entertain You' Next Week

On May 8, WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a brand new single, "Entertain You", a surprisingly quick follow-up to the band's seventh studio album, "Resist", which came out on February 1, 2019. For the past few years, WITHIN TEMPTATION's flourishing career has been at its peak — both creatively and tour-wise. "Both in the music industry ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Praises Denmark's Response To Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Very Proud To Call Myself A Dane'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has praised Denmark's response to the new coronavirus, saying that the way the Scandinavian country has handled the crisis is "inspiring for the rest of us." Denmark recently began slowly lifting restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Schools for children up to age 11 have reopened, as have ...

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METALLICA Could Make New Album In Quarantine, Says LARS ULRICH

Earlier today (Tuesday, April 28), METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined Marc Benioff for an installment of the Salesforce CEO's livestreamed fireside chat series to discuss how he and his bandmates are staying connected and giving back through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about METALLICA's plans ...

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Black Metal - WITCHCRAFT

WITCHCRAFT has been on the cutting edge of that interesting nexus between occult rock and traditional doom since the release of their eponymous 2004 debut. Numerous musicians have been in and out of the Swedish act's revolving door since its inception 20 years ago, with one constant figure remaining throughout: Magnus Pelander, previously a member ...

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NERVOSA Bassist/Vocalist And Drummer Quit; Guitarist Vows To Carry On

Bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have left the Brazilian thrash metal band NERVOSA. The duo announced their departures in separate statements this weekend. Fernanda wrote: "GOODBYE, NERVOSA! "Everything has a beginning and an end, life is made of beginnings and endings, it is the natural cycle of things. Some of these endings are ...

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Forever Black - CIRITH UNGOL

Countless leather 'n' denim clad metalheads have been waiting for ages for the return of CIRITH UNGOL. It has been nearly three decades since their last album, 1991's awesome "Paradise Lost". CIRITH UNGOL fell into obscurity at the dawn of the grunge era. They didn't obtain the commercial success of many of their peers, but ...

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Video Premiere: EVANESCENCE's 'Wasted On You'

The official music video for "Wasted On You", the new single from EVANESCENCE, can be seen below. The song will appear on will the band's first album of new original music in nine years, "The Bitter Truth", which will be made available over the course of this year via BMG. The video for "Wasted On ...

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Listen To EVANESCENCE's New Single 'Wasted On You'

EVANESCENCE will release its first album of new original music in nine years, "The Bitter Truth" (BMG), over the course of this year, beginning with the first song and video, "Wasted On You". The video for "Wasted On You", which will premiere later today, was shot by each band member — lead singer-songwriter and pianist ...

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