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SOUNDGARDEN Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

The surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN have paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. SOUNDGARDEN was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: The Chris Cornell-fronted outfit's take on "Homicidal Suicidal" was released in 1992 as ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Talks To Former British Army Soldier In Sixth Episode Of 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

The sixth episode of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, has just been launched across all podcast platforms. Check it out below. In this episode, Dutton and Dickinson chat to Andy McNab, the pen name of Steven Billy Mitchell, ...

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Original KITTIE Lineup Reunites For Online Chat To Celebrate 22nd Anniversary Of 'Spit' Album (Video)

The original lineup of the Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIEMorgan Lander (guitar, vocals), Mercedes Lander (drums), Fallon Bowman (guitar) and Tanya Candler (bass) — reunited last night (Tuesday, January 11) for an online chat to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of its gold-certified 2000 debut album, "Spit". You can now watch the discussion below. ...

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Ritual Hymns - WORM SHEPHERD

Everything about this rules, let's face it. WORM SHEPHERD have been hotly tipped by disciples of deathcore and modern death metal for some time now, not least due to the self-evident excellence of the band's 2020 debut "In The Wave Ov Sol". Subsequently snapped up by UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS, the band demonstrated such maturity and ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Live Shows With THE LUCID, Drops Music Video For 'Deaths Of Despair'

THE LUCID, the four-piece hard rock band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY), has released a music video for the song "Deaths Of Despair". The clip, which was directed by Fortier, can be seen below. In other news, THE LUCID has announced ...

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AMORPHIS Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will embark on a North American tour this spring. The trek will kick off on April 13 in New York City and will make its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on May 12 in Baltimore, Maryland. Support will come from SYLVAINE and HOAXED. Comments AMORPHIS: ...

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THE RASMUS Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist PAULI RANTASALMI, Announces Replacement

Finnish rock band THE RASMUS has entered Finland's annual Eurovision selection contest, "Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu" (UMK; The New Music Competition). The band has also announced the release of its Eurovision entry bid and new single, "Jezebel", which will be available on January 17, 2022 via Playground Music. "Jezebel" was co-written and produced by Desmond Child, ...

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EPICA Launches Online 'Universe'

For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year. After announcing plans to re-release their first three albums, the now-classic "The Phantom ...

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MAMMOTH WVH And DIRTY HONEY Postpone Launch Of 'Young Guns' Tour

MAMMOTH WVH and DIRTY HONEY have postponed the launch of their "Young Guns" co-headlining tour to February 20 from the previously announced January 18. Earlier today, the two bands issued the following joint statement: "We take the health and safety of the bands, road crews, local venue staff and especially our fans very seriously. "Due ...

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KING DIAMOND Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. Earlier today, King took to his social media to write: "Sad news that one of my true heroes, Burke Shelley, has left us. "I had the ...

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The Chosen - ENTERPRISE EARTH

It was obvious from their widely acclaimed debut album "Patient 0" that ENTERPRISE EARTH were a deathcore band with unusual focus and fierce individuality. Seven years on, and nothing much has changed in that regard. In keeping with the fervent development showcased on 2019's "Luciferous", the Spokane crew have made another dramatic leap forward on ...

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Oh What The Future Holds - FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY

The sixth full-length from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY sees the band at their most refined level of musicianship and songwriting yet, without sacrificing any of their fury. Each musician performs complex parts that showcase their awe-inspiring expertise with their instrument, while still managing to work cohesively together instead of competing with one another. Will Putney ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Another Retinal Detachment Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has undergone surgery for a re-detached retina. A retinal detachment happens when the retina separates from the back of the eye, causing peripheral vision loss. Without immediate treatment, a retinal detachment can lead to total vision loss, according to Healthline. The 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who had his initial procedure in November, took ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Shares New Video Of Him Jamming At Home

METALLICA's Robert Trujillo has shared a short video of him jamming at home. The bassist uploaded the one-minute clip to his Instagram earlier today (Tuesday, January 11) and included the following message: "I'm just tryin’ to get my groove on. @chloetrujillo #groovy #jamsession". Trujillo, who was born on October 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, ...

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Watch New Trailer For FOO FIGHTERS' Horror Comedy 'Studio 666'

A new trailer for the FOO FIGHTERS horror comedy "Studio 666", starring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, is available below. Open Road Films acquired worldwide rights to the film, directed by BJ McDonnell, which is set for a wide domestic theatrical release in more than 2,000 theatres ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's GEORGE 'CORPSEGRINDER' FISHER Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Solo Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has released a new video teaser for his upcoming solo album, titled "Corpsegrinder". Due on February 25, the 10-song effort was co-produced by Nick Bellmore (DEE SNIDER, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and will be made available through Jasta's new label, Perseverance Music Group. The song "Acid ...

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