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WARBRINGER: 'Glorious End' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Glorious End" from the thrash metal force WARBRINGER can be seen below. The track is taken from WARBRINGER's new album, "Weapons Of Tomorrow", which will be released on April 24 via Napalm Records. WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill says: "'Glorious End' is the grand finale of 'Weapons Of Tomorrow', ...

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CROSSFAITH To Release 'Species' EP In May

Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH will release a new EP, "Species", on May 22 through UNFD. The five-track offering features recent single "Endorphin" as well as the latest song, "Digital Parasite". According to vocalist Kenta Koie, "Digital Parasite", which opens the EP, sees CROSSFAITH getting "dirty and heavy. I felt an explosion from the song and ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Unspoken' Single Next Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — will release a new single, "Unspoken", on April 17. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Holy Ground", which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal ...

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Guitar String Manufacturer ERNIE BALL To Begin Making Face Masks

Ernie Ball, the world's leading manufacturer of premium guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories, has harmonized its string making for musicians with something everyone needs these days, face masks, to assist during this novel coronavirus outbreak. The guitar accessories plant, located in Coachella, has transformed a portion of its manufacturing facility to produce approximately ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Predicts JOE BIDEN Will Lose To DONALD TRUMP In 2020 Presidential Election: 'It Will Be A Bloodbath'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will lose to President Donald Trump in the presidential election. Flynn made his comments in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", posted on Wednesday (April 8), the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announces Fall 2020 European Tour Dates

MACHINE HEAD has announced the rescheduled dates for the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes". The second run of dates, which was postponed due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing ...

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ECLIPSE Covers LISA MISKOVSKY's 'Driving One Of Your Cars'

On April 1, Sweden's ECLIPSE unveiled its cover of Lisa Miskovsky's "Driving One Of Your Cars" during the band's "Eclipse Live From The Quarantine" performance. This was an exclusive live premiere and now the studio version is available everywhere for your listening pleasure. Originally released and recorded by singer-songwriter Lisa Miskovsky, "Driving One of Your ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Canceled Trip To Switzerland For Medical Treatment: 'We'll Get There, Just Later'

Sharon Osbourne spoke to U.K.'s "Today" show about the cancelation of Ozzy Osbourne's trip to Switzerland to see a doctor who specializes in treatment of Parkinson's disease. Ozzy was scheduled to travel this month for radical treatment to help him live with his progressive neurological condition. But Sharon revealed that as movement around the world ...

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DIO's 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Lands On Charts Around The Globe

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases' chart positions. "Master Of The Moon" (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with ...

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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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POWERMAN 5000 Teases 'Black Lipstick' Single

A teaser for POWERMAN 5000's new single, "Black Lipstick", is available below. The track, which will be released soon, is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Noble Rot", due later in the year via Cleopatra Records. When POWERMAN 5000's new deal with Cleopatra Records was first announced last month, vocalist Spider One said: "We ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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Titans of Creation - TESTAMENT

What the world needs now is a comfort-food thrash record that is big, dumb and absolutely killer. Sure, there are plenty of newer bands capable of generating that sort of din. It is exponentially more satisfying when that essential thrash record is put out by established genre greats. TESTAMENT long ago established why they are ...

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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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