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BEAST IN BLACK Releases 'Hardcore' Music Video

BEAST IN BLACK, the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, released its third album, "Dark Connection", last Friday (October 29). The official music video for the LP's third single, "Hardcore", can be seen below. Kabanen comments: "Welcome to the next century. Dark connections and prohibited pleasures is the name ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Have No Problem With DAVID LEE ROTH'

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says that he has "no problem" with the band's original singer, David Lee Roth. The 74-year-old Red Rocker, who just kicked off his Las Vegas residency, discussed his relationship with Roth in a new interview with "The Mike & Carla Morning Show" on the 96.3 KKLZ radio station. He ...

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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Has 'A Couple Of More' Songwriting Sessions Left To Do For His Debut Solo Album

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for his long-in-the-works debut solo album. He said: "I'll start writing again after this [SEVENDUST] tour. I've got a couple of more sessions I wanna do, a couple of people I'd like to write ...

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METAL HALL OF FAME Launches All-Star Charity Single

Top musicians and producers throughout the industry are joining forces with the Metal Hall Of Fame to launch the "Metal Hall Of Fame All-Stars", a charity CD to help bring free music programs to special needs children isolated by the COVID lockdown. The first single from the "Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars" charity CD ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Guitarist On New, Self-Titled Album: 'We Started Writing Heavy Right From The Start'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their new, self-titled studio album on November 5. The follow-up to 2018's "Gravity" was previously described by frontman Matt Tuck as "brutal, heavy and technical" as well as "more visceral and passionate than it's ever been." Asked in a new interview with A&P Reacts if it was a conscious ...

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VOLBEAT Shares Another New Song 'Becoming'

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have released a new song called "Becoming". The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Servant Of The Mind", which is due on December 3 via Republic Records. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe 2LP vinyl (in various limited-edition variants) and a deluxe digital edition. ...

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SCORPIONS Unveil 'Peacemaker' Single Cover Artwork

SCORPIONS have unveiled the cover artwork for their new single, "Peacemaker". The track, which was originally scheduled for release on October 21, will now arrive on November 4. The band said: "Here it is: the Peacemaker Cover Artwork! This photo captures perfectly how we feel as a band. So excited for you all to hear ...

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Dark Connection - BEAST IN BLACK

Following his 2015 departure from Helsinki's renowned BATTLE BEAST, guitarist extraordinaire Anton Kabanen launched BEAST IN BLACK, a project that is equally if not more over the top in its forwarding of unabashed heavy metal thunder. The unit's first two albums, 2017's "Berserker" and 2019's "From Hell With Love", have been revered globally by power ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Snoqualmie, Washington

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's October 23 performance at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington can be seen below. For the past four and a half years, Casey Grillo has been filling in for QUEENSRŸCHE's original drummer Scott Rockenfield, who stepped away from the band's touring activities in early 2017 to spend time with his young ...

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K.K. DOWNING Wishes RICHIE FAULKNER A 'Speedy Recovery' After Health Scare: 'It's A Terrible Thing'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has wished his replacement, Richie Faulkner, a "speedy recovery" after Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival. After being rushed to the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital on September 26, Faulkner underwent an approximately 10-hour surgery — an aortic ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Shares Brand New Track 'Siren Song'

Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and ALICE IN CHAINS co-founder Jerry Cantrell has released "Siren Song", the third and final song before next week's release of his new album "Brighten". The album will be made available on October 29. "Siren Song" begins with a soft, finger-picked acoustic guitar, as a lead into the heavy distorted sound ...

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Watch STEEL PANTHER Perform With New Bassist RIKKI DAZZLE

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have recruited Rikki Dazzle as their new bassist following the departure of Lexxi Foxx. Fan-filmed video footage of some of STEEL PANTHER's recent live performances, featuring Dazzle on bass, can be seen below. Earlier this month, Lexxi — whose real name is Travis Haley — told Rocking With Jam ...

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ARCH ENEMY Drops First New Song In Four Years, 'Deceiver, Deceiver'

Swedish/Canadian/American melodic death metallers ARCH ENEMY have dropped "Deceiver, Deceiver", their first new song in four years. The track's official music video, directed by Patric Ullaeus, can be seen below. The band announced the release in a video message earlier today. In the clip, which can be seen below, frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz said: "Surprise! We ...

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SIXX:A.M. Doesn't Have Any Plans To Tour Or Record More New Music

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release a compilation album, "Hits", on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The album is a retrospective celebration of SIXX:A.M.'s biggest hits and fan-favorite songs that also includes previously five unheard tracks ...

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See Video Of EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque Dedication In Pasadena

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California was officially unveiled on October 11 — a little over a year after his death. A six-and-a-half-minute video of the ceremony (courtesy of Pasadena Media) can be seen below. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Drummer CASEY GRILLO: 'We Couldn't Ask For A Better Person To Do What He Does With Us'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo celebrated his 45th birthday onstage with his bandmates this past Saturday, October 16 at Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Before leading the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to his longtime friend, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre said about Casey: "This guy's been playing with us for almost five years now. ...

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Former DEATH Drummer BILL ANDREWS 'Was Totally On Board' To Take Part In CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts

Former DEATH members James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) will perform the band's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing", in its entirety at two shows in Florida. The December 11 and December 12 concerts at the Brass Mug in Tampa — where Murphy and Butler will be joined by drummer Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Would Like 'Touring' Guitarist MIKE STONE To Make An Appearance On Next Studio Album

QUEENSRŸCHE's Michael Wilton has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will likely contribute guitar solos to the band's next studio album. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for ...

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Resurgence - MASSACRE

The legendary Floridian death metal band MASSACRE has returned from the beyond. The seminal act's roster, past and present, has included musicians from bands such as KREATOR, DEATH, OBITUARY, NASTY SAVAGE, SIX FEET UNDER, DOWN BY LAW and more. Remarkably, the sheer number of musicians involved has exceeded a couple dozen. In recent years, core, ...

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