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HELSTAR To Release 'Clad In Black' Album In February

Veteran U.S. metal outfit HELSTAR will release its new album, "Clad In Black", on February 26 via Massacre Records. HELSTAR already gave you a first glimpse at this new release with the "Black Wings Of Solitude" seven-inch single, which was made available in October 2020. The digipak version of "Clad In Black" includes two CDs: ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Pays Tribute To ALEXI LAIHO: He Was 'A Great Guitar Player' Who 'Was Exciting To Watch On Stage'

DRAGONFORCE's Herman Li has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "a great guitar player" who "was exciting to watch on stage." Earlier today, Li uploaded a 27-minute video to DRAGONFORCE's YouTube channel in which he said about Alexi: "He was awesome. He was really good. I think a lot ...

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Rockers React To Pro-TRUMP Protesters Storming Capitol Hill: 'This Is Next-Level Insanity'

Paul Stanley (KISS), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Otep Shamaya (OTEP), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES) and Danko Jones are among the musicians who have reacted ...

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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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GIBSON Announces Acquisition Of MESA/BOOGIE

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced the acquisition of Mesa/Boogie, one of the most respected and prestigious brands in sound and guitar amplification. Mesa/Boogie — the original "boutique" amplifier company — was founded 51 years ago by Randy Smith, who is responsible for creating the groundbreaking circuits that drive some of the most ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Frontman JAKE LUHRS Opens 'YourLife Gym'

Two-time Grammy-nominated singer Jake Luhrs of Lancaster, Pennsylvania metal band AUGUST BURNS RED opened YourLife Gym, the very first gym to incorporate both mental and physical fitness in one, last fall. The opening of the gym has been profiled by Psychology Today, Alternative Press, Lancaster's LNP, Central PA Business Journal, ABC News, and more. YourLife ...

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CHEVELLE To Release New Single 'Self Destructor' This Friday

CHEVELLE will release the official music video for its new single, "Self Destructor", on Friday, January 8 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A teaser for the clip is available below. "Self Destructor" is taken from CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias", which is due on March 5. Full new ...

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Crypt Of Ice - FROZEN SOUL

Don't shoot the messenger, but 2021 will probably suck almost as bad as 2020. If not worse. That's the bad news out of the way. The good news is that FROZEN SOUL are evoking the remorseless grind of time in the best possible way: by producing utterly crushing death metal that owes a sizeable — ...

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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Is 'Looking Forward' To Performing Entire 'Animosity' Album During Livestream Event

SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon spoke to Midwest Beatdown about the band's upcoming performance of its entire "Animosity" album. The January 8 event will be livestreamed from Opav in Orlando, Florida. "Oh my God. There's some songs on there that we've never played, I think," Lajon said (hear audio below). "It's gonna be fun to get ...

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PAUL STANLEY On Why 'End Of The Road' Is KISS's Final Tour: 'It's Just Not Possible To Continue Doing This The Way We Do It'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke to SiriusXM's Volume about the band's farewell tour, which originally kicked off in January 2019 and is now scheduled to last well into 2022. He said (see video below): "Well, the 'End Of The Road' tour has been amazing in that we've managed to put together a higher technology ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On ALEXI LAIHO: 'You Are Gone Way, Way Too Soon'

Sebastian Bach has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "an incredible guitar player" who "rocked it hard." On Monday (January 4), Bach shared a few backstage photos of him and his wife hanging out with members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, including Laiho, and he wrote in an accompanying message: ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Postponed Over COVID-19 Concerns

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. They will now tentatively take place on March 21, 2021. A combination of health and travel concerns is what ultimately led to the decision to postpone this year's Grammys, with the show's planned location ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And CHRIS JERICHO Criticize Democrat Pastor For Ending Congressional Prayer With 'Amen And Awoman'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet and FOZZY's Chris Jericho have criticized a U.S. Congressman's "light-hearted" attempt to be inclusive on Sunday, when he wrapped up a prayer in the House of Representatives with the words "Amen and awomen," saying it was "a perfect example of going way too far." Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor ...

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CUESTACK Members Talk About Directing DAVID HASSELHOFF And Designing Tours For MACHINE HEAD

Keyboardist/vocalist Martin Kames and guitarist/vocalist Bernth Brodträger of Austrian duo CUESTACK, who recently collaborated with David Hasselhoff on his first metal song "Through The Night", went on the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman". They spoke about their music, as well as their work in video editing, lighting and video design, and graphic design. It ...

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