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TOOL Guitarist Shares Early Version Of 'Descending' Song

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has shared a one-minute clip of an early version of "Descending", a song which is featured on the band's latest album, "Fear Inoculum". Jones posted the clip on Instagram and wrote in an accompanying message: "Early comp of what is now descending. Writing music Justin [Chancellor, bass] and I normally bring ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD And Son Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Wheels Of Steel' For Album's 40th Anniversary (Video)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of SAXON's "Wheels Of Steel" album, singer Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford have shared their acoustic rendition of the LP's title track. The performance was recorded at their home whilst self-isolating during the COVID-19 international lockdown. Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'Most Of The Bands You Know And Love Won't Make It Out Of This'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has criticized people who don't take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough. Hale addressed the crisis just days after 48 states began easing shelter-in-place restrictions in an attempt to reinvigorate their local economies following a nearly nationwide two-month lockdown. Earlier today (Sunday, May 17), Lzzy took to her Instagram to write: "Hey ...

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AT THE GATES Has Demoed Eight Songs For Next Album

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have demoed eight songs for their next album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "To Drink From The Night Itself", which came out in May 2018 via Century Media. Earlier today, AT THE GATES posted a video update from drummer Adrian Erlandsson, and included the ...

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Eternity of Shaog - ESOCTRILIHUM

Italy's I, Voidhanger Records has established itself as a haven for compelling black metal generated by one-man projects, each with their own unique voice. The label has carved out a strong niche by finding these musicians, seemingly out of nowhere, as evidenced by two of 2019's strongest black metal releases, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's "Biolume Part 1 ...

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SHINEDOWN Has Ideas 'Lying Around' For Next Album

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" album. Asked if he and his bandmates usually revisit old ideas when commencing a new project or if they start with a clean slate, Brent said (see video below): "A lot of ...

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JAMES MICHAEL Doesn't Rule Out More New Music From SIXX:A.M.

In a recent interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, James Michael was asked about the possibility of new music from SIXX:A.M., his long-running collaboration with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist DJ Ashba. He responded (hear audio below): "We have gotten together since 2016 or 2017, whenever we last toured. We wrote and ...

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VIO-LENCE Has 'Two Songs Done' For Comeback EP

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VIO-LENCE's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. He said (see video below): "We've got two songs done. We've got ideas ...

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See MIKE PATTON Join S.O.D. Members To Perform 'Speak Spanish Or Die' While In Quarantine

A month after sharing "quarantine versions" of the STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH songs "March Of The S.O.D." and "Chromatic Death", recorded with each member separated in their own homes, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-ANTHRAX) have returned with another S.O.D. track, "Speak English Or Die", the lyrics of which have ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Doesn't Believe In Hologram Shows

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick says that he doesn't "believe in hologram shows." Over the course of the past four years, former BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who died in 2010 at the age of 67, has been the subject of a touring show in which his three-dimensional representation is backed by members ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Says It Was 'Fantastic' To See All The Reactions To Her New Solo Song

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen has recorded a Dutch-language song called "De Beelden Blijven" for the documentary "Kinderen In Oorlog: 75 Jaar Later" in cooperation with War Child. An English version of the track, which can be heard below, will also be released. War Child is an organization that provides education and psychological care for children ...

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SLIPKNOT: Making Of 'Unsainted' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of SLIPKNOT's "Unsainted" video can be seen below. The clip, which was once again directed by the band's own M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, contains nods to popular landmarks in SLIPKNOT's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, including seating from the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, and an upside down Iowa Capitol golden ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI And GEEZER BUTLER Remember RONNIE JAMES DIO On 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have paid tribute to Ronnie James Dio on the tenth anniversary of the legendary singer's death. Earlier today, Tony tweeted: "Remembering our dear friend Ronnie. I can't believe it’s been 10 years since Ronnie passed away. He is so greatly missed but never forgotten and his ...

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