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Four Members Of Classic ANTHRAX Lineup To Contribute To The Upcoming 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Last fall, the announcement of the upcoming graphic novel inspired by ANTHRAX's landmark 1987 album dominated the news cycle across the music and pop culture landscape. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Recording 13 Songs For New Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has entered the studio to begin recording the vocals for his next solo album. The follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal" will be released this summer via Napalm Records. On Tuesday (January 26), Dee tweeted: "I'm currently in the studio with my live band recording 13 (maybe 14) new ...

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KRAMER Guitar Brand Debuts New Collaborations With DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO And TRACII GUNS

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with a legacy of premium, performance-focused instruments since it was first launched in 1976. Made for rule-breakers that play fast and loud, Kramer has been embraced by legendary rockers and shredders like Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Richie Sambora, Elliot Easton and Mick Mars and ...

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U.K. Extreme Metal Drummer NICK BARKER Launches Hardcore Band BORSTAL

BORSTAL, the brand new U.K. hardcore band featuring Pierre Mendivil (KNUCKLEDUST), Nick Barker (BRUJERIA, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT) and members of DRIPBACK and KING OF PIGS, has dropped a video for its debut single "Vicious Circles". BORSTAL will release its debut EP, titled "At Her Majesty's Pleasure", on April 1 via 4Family Records. ...

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Supergroup Featuring COREY TAYLOR, DAVE NAVARRO And TAYLOR HAWKINS To Perform At 'A Bowie Celebration'

GROUND CONTROL, the supergroup featuring SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor, FOO FIGHTERS' Taylor Hawkins, and JANE'S ADDICTION's Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, will perform at "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!" live streaming concert this weekend. Produced by David Bowie's longest-standing band member Mike Garson, in partnership with Stacey Sher and Kerry Brown ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'For A Band Like Us, With Our Catalog, We Don't Have To Make Records Anymore'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian took part in the "Classic Album Clash", where they joined host Chris Jericho and Eddie Trunk to discuss their classic second and third albums, 1985's "Spreading The Disease" and 1987's "Among The Living", respectively. ...

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SABATON To Begin Recording New Album 'In A Few Days'

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio "in a few days" to begin recording their next album. The upcoming LP will be the follow-up to "The Great War", which came out in July 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record was a concept effort covering stories from the First World War. The news ...

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SABATON Teases New Song

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a short teaser for a brand new song. In a message accompanying the YouTube clip, the band wrote: "We bet you did not see this one coming.. Are you ready for some new SABATON music? Wait no more! Hear now a teaser of one of our upcoming songs.." Earlier this ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER's 'Death Punch'd' Memoir Now Available In Audiobook Form

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and co-founder Jeremy Spencer has released the audiobook version of his 2014 memoir "Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem". The audiobook is available via Google Play, Chirp, HiBooks and Scribd. Watch the trailer below. Spencer narrates a fascinating and first-hand account of one of the most ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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Watch SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Play METALLICA's 'Battery'

SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande has uploaded a video of him playing along to the classic METALLICA song "Battery". Check it out below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the video, Eloy wrote: "I played my way!!! No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone ...

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STYX's TODD SUCHERMAN Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART With '13 For NP' Performance (Video)

STYX's Todd Sucherman was among the drummers who paid tribute to Neil Peart during the Modern Drummer Festival 2020, the twentieth annual edition of the festival. The pay-per-view event took place on September 12, produced and distributed by LiveXLive. Sucherman's contribution to Modern Drummer Festival 2020 consisted of "13 For NP", an original piece of ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release KAI HANSEN-Penned 12-Minute Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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JEREMY SPENCER Is 'A Little Surprised' By IVAN MOODY's Reaction To JASON HOOK's Guest Appearance On PSYCHOSEXUAL EP

Jeremy Spencer has opened up about his collaboration with another ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH member, guitarist Jason Hook, on the new EP from Spencer's theatrical rock band PSYCHOSEXUAL. Last month, PSYCHOSEXUAL surprise-released a covers EP, "Songs To Stalk You By", featuring a guest appearance by Hook on two songs: the KISS ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members JEREMY SPENCER And JASON HOOK Reunite On New PSYCHOSEXUAL EP

Looking for a twisted take on the classics this holiday season? Las Vegas-based theatrical rock band PSYCHOSEXUAL is celebrating Black Friday with the surprise release of a brand-new covers EP, "Songs To Stalk You By". It is available across all streaming and digital platforms, and on vinyl, CD and USB via www.psychosexualalbums.com. Tis the season ...

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