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RICHIE KOTZEN Completes Work On 'New Collection Of Songs'

Richie Kotzen has put the finishing touches on "a new collection of music songs." The guitarist/vocalist announced the project's completion in an Instagram post earlier today (Saturday, March 14). He added: "Not sure how or when it will be presented or what it will be called but after having recorded and released a 50 song ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Postpones Remainder Of 'North American Crusade' Tour With OBITUARY And LORD DYING

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has postponed the remainder of its winter/spring 2020 "North American Crusade" tour with OBITUARY and LORD DYING. Earlier today, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde issued the following statement via social media: "Berserkers! We are postponing the remainder of our 'North American Crusade'. Rescheduled ...

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Underneath - CODE ORANGE

Judging by some of the full-bore plaudits it has received already, a lot of people are pinning their hopes on the new CODE ORANGE album, seemingly viewing it as some kind of epoch-shattering, great leap forward for heavy music in general. In terms of hardcore/metal crossovers, it's pretty undeniable that "Underneath" stands firmly at the ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release New Music In 2021

In a brand new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Negal" Darski was asked if there are any plans for the band to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. He responded: "Yes, it will be 30 years of BEHEMOTH. Holy fuck!! [Laughs] Well, I'm going to be straight with you ...

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EVANESCENCE And WITHIN TEMPTATION Postpone European Tour

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of current events, EVANESCENCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION have been forced to postpone their massive co-headline European tour. The "Worlds Collide" trek, which was due to kick off in Brussels on April 4, will now move to later this year. Specific information dates for the rescheduled shows will be available ...

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PARADISE LOST Announces New Album, 'Obsidian'

"Obsidian", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, will be released on May 15 via Nuclear Blast. The group's sixteenth studio album, which was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews its immediate predecessors' gruesome, myopic approach in favor of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive ...

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PALAYE ROYALE To Release 'The Bastards' Album In May

Canadian-American rockers PALAYE ROYALE will release their third album, "The Bastards", on May 29 via Sumerian Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Lonely", can be seen below.. The track features some of the most honest and heartbreaking lyrics ever written by frontman Remington Leith and the accompanying clip, which he also ...

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Mandala Of Fear - HUNTSMEN

Some moments of inspiration are simply meant to be. When HUNTSMEN unveiled their cross-genre sound on 2018's "American Scrap", it was hard to believe that no one had previously blended thunderous post-metal with the windswept atmospheres and wistful harmonies of sun-scorched Americana: for those with a taste for melancholy and massive riffs, it was an ...

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LIVE NATION To Pause All Tours Due To Coronavirus

According to Billboard, America's largest concert promoter and venue operator Live Nation is instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All Live Nation tours are affected, both domestically and internationally, through the end of the month. Live Nation will reportedly re-evaluate ...

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TOOL: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Pneuma' Performance From Boston

Vic Firth has uploaded video footage of its signature artist Danny Carey of TOOL performing the song "Pneuma" with his bandmates last November in Boston, Massachusetts. Check out the clip below. On its current tour, TOOL has been playing two-and-a-half hour sets, with vocalist Maynard James Keenan spending the entirety avoiding the spotlight, singing mostly ...

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