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SLIPKNOT's Knotfest.com To Spotlight Up-And-Coming Artists At 'Pulse Of The Maggots Fest'

Knotfest.com has announced "Knotfest.com Presents: Pulse Of The Maggots Fest", a free online festival sponsored by ESP Guitars and presented by MusiCares, Ernie Ball and Rock Against Racism. Hosted by Knotfest.com's very own Beez, Ryan J Downey and special guests, "Pulse Of The Maggots Fest" is comprised of three digital stages (the MusiCares stage, Rock ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Questions Integrity Of Voting Process: ''American Idol''s Voting Is Fairer Than What's Going On'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has questioned the integrity of the voting process in the U.S. presidential election, saying "'American Idol''s voting is fairer than what's going on." Owens, who frequently "likes" tweets that support President Donald Trump's policies and that are derogatory to Democrats, took to the social media platform on Wednesday ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Why I Voted For DONALD TRUMP

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended his support of Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul "has done a lot of good things for America." Despite the fact that he is twice divorced and has faced over two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct, Trump has continued to be white Christians' preferred ...

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OBSCURA Taps Producer FREDRIK NORDSTRÖM For New Album

German progressive titans OBSCURA have recruited award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström for their upcoming sixth full-length album. The band booked famous Studio Fredman, located in Gothenburg, Sweden, to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium" for a 2021 release via Nuclear Blast. OBSCURA's Steffen Kummerer said: "With 'Diluvium', we closed a ten-year long-lasting chapter of the ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Keyboardist KEN HENSLEY Dead At 75

Ken Hensley, former URIAH HEEP vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, died peacefully on November 4 following a very short illness. He was 75 years old. Hensley was one of the most important musicians of the past half a century. His work with URIAH HEEP in the 1970s helped to make the band hugely influential. He also ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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Glow - COUNTLESS SKIES

The thin line between thrilling, ultra-hooky melodic death metal and weakening, ultra-hooky metalcore was blurred beyond all recognition long ago. Fortunately, the subgenre's malleability has enabled many bands to pursue a more progressive course, and COUNTLESS SKIES elbow barge their way to the front of the quality queue on their second album, following-up a first-rate ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Will Vote 'For Our Future' And Not 'For Personality': 'It's Not About The Messenger; It's About The Message'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he will be voting "for our future" and not "for personality" in this year's U.S. presidential election. Sweet, who resides in Massachusetts, took to his Twitter earlier today (Tuesday, November 3) to write: "Today is the day - #election2020 - I'll be voting in a few ...

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TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY Members Featured In Birthday Video For Photographer STEPHANIE CABRAL

Members of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARMORED SAINT and IN THIS MOMENT are featured in a special surprise birthday video for acclaimed music photographer Stephanie Cabral. The "Metal Party" clip was spearheaded by Stephanie's longtime boyfriend, former MEGADETH and current IN FLAMES guitarist Chris Broderick, and it features appearances by the following ...

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IRON MAIDEN Shares 'Sign Of The Cross' From 'Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City'

BMG recently announced the release of IRON MAIDEN's new double live album on November 20 worldwide. Containing over 100 minutes of classic MAIDEN music and available in multiple formats, including a limited edition Mexican Flag, triple colored (180g) vinyl and a limited-edition deluxe two-CD book format, "Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On The Day METALLICA Fired DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recalled being present at METALLICA's rehearsal studios in Jamaica, Queens, New York in April 1983 shortly after the James Hetfield fronted-act fired Dave Mustaine just days before METALLICA began recording its debut album. ...

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