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VAN HALEN: 'The Eruption And The Aftershock' Book Due In October

Backbeat Books has announced the October 1, 2021 release of "Van Halen: The Eruption And The Aftershock" by Michael Christopher. The book is available now for pre-order in multiple formats. This is the epic story of how one of America's greatest bands weathered arguably the most dramatic soap opera in rock and roll history with ...

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Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell - WHARFLURCH

Despite what you may have heard, old-school death metal never went away. But what a new generation is increasingly discovering is that there are subtly new ways to evoke the sound of a crushing avalanche of blood, guts and existential dread. The most adventurous of these bands are taking the hallucinogenic cosmic death route, and ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Defends LED ZEPPELIN In Copyright Dispute Over 'Stairway To Heaven', Says Lawsuit Was 'F**king Ridiculous'

Osiris Media has released the latest episode of Alex Skolnick's "Moods & Modes" podcast in which the TESTAMENT guitarist examines songs that exhibit nearly identical musical qualities. He dives deep on classic songs, comparing "Waiting On The World To Change" to "People Get Ready", "Comfortably Numb" to "Here Comes The Flood", "Always Somewhere" to "Simple ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Not Hanging Out With Anyone' On Current Tour: 'The Goal Is To Get To The End Without Testing Positive'

Tonight (Tuesday, August 31), HALESTORM kicks off a series of headline dates and a set at Rocklahoma prior to a co-headline run with EVANESCENCE beginning November 5 in Portland, Oregon, running through December 18 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Earlier today, HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger shared a few photos from the road on Instagram, and he included ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Alone Again'

Acclaimed British rock group ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release its new full-length studio album, "See What's On The Inside", on October 1 via Better Noise Music. The official music video for the disc's first single, the poignantly powerful, guitar-driven "Alone Again", can be seen below. A raw, emotional, introspective rock anthem, the track was co-written by ...

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Listen To JASON NEWSTED's Original Instrumental Which Formed The Basis Of METALLICA's Song 'My Friend Of Misery'

METALLICA has released a demo version of Jason Newsted's original bass instrumental containing ideas which were later incorporated into the song "My Friend Of Misery" from the band's self-titled 1991 album, better known as "The Black Album." "My Friend of Misery (From Jason's Riff Tapes)" is taken from the "Riffs & Demos" 2CD included in ...

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Aeromantic II - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

A supergroup formed by vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid and guitarist Daniel Andersson of SOILWORK and joined soon after by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY) on paper has the makings of a devastating display of heavy metal forces joining together. Beginning with their 2012 debut record "Internal Affairs", THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA surprisingly soon ...

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SCORPIONS Honored With European Culture Prize

Legendary German hard rock band SCORPIONS was honored at the European Culture Prize (Europäischer Kulturpreis) gala this past Saturday, August 28 at Bonn Opera House in Bonn, Germany. The event, which was held in the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, was dedicated to the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. SCORPIONS singer ...

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ANVIL Completes Recording New Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have finished recording their 19th album at a studio in Germany. Earlier today (Monday, August 30), the band's guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow tweeted: "Officially completed the recording process for the new album!! Songs all kick major ass!! Growth is more than evident!!!" ANVIL released its latest album, "Legal At Last", in ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2021

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated winter 2021 tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album "Christmas Eve And Other Stories", this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for ...

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Watch MEGADETH Play Sold-Out Concert In DAVID ELLEFSON's Hometown

MEGADETH played its seventh show with bassist James LoMenzo in nearly 12 years this past Sunday night (August 29) in Phoenix, Arizona. "The Metal Tour Of The Year" concert at the the Arizona Federal Theatre saw MEGADETH share the stage with co-headliners LAMB OF GOD, along with TRIVIUM and HATEBREED. MEGADETH's setlist was as follows: ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

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