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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Teams Up With KHDK ELECTRONICS For 'Sgt D' Pedal

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has partnered with KHDK Electronics for the launch of the Sgt D pedal. Named after the cigar-chewing alter-ego from Scott's mid-1980s crossover thrash project STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH (a.k.a. S.O.D.), the signature boost/preamp pedal is limited to 250 units worldwide and comes in an enclosure illustrated by Kurz Daniel. David Karon of ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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ANTHRAX Announces Limited-Edition 'Persistence Of Time' Wristwatch

Thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX have joined forces with the Stockholm-based Nezumi Studios and its founder David Campo to create and produce the limited-to-50 Nezumi Baleine dive watch, the ANTHRAX "Persistence Of Time" edition. The watch was inspired by the band's gold-certified, Grammy-nominated "Persistence Of Time", currently celebrating its 30th anniversary in release. Each one of ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Overture / Reaching For The Sky' Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Taps CHRIS JERICHO, PHIL DEMMEL For 'Kings Before You' Single; 'The Beast Awakens' Album Announced

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, California, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens". Coming February 12, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, fans can get their first taste of the album ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project To Release 'Perfectly Preserved' Album; 'Down' Single Available

2021 will see LOVE AND DEATH return with "Perfectly Preserved", a blistering but accessible full-length follow-up, driven by the spiritual resilience inherent in the first record, combined with an even starker depiction of real-life struggle. Anger, broken relationships, lowered self-worth, and the collision of optimistic values with oppressive systems are all on display, from the ...

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JON SCHAFFER And MATT BARLOW Release Lyric Video For 'We Three Kings' From 'Winter Nights' EP

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer recently reunited with former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow to celebrate the holiday season as only they can. The duo returns as the SCHAFFER/BARLOW PROJECT and this time are putting their unique spin on five Christmas classics and two ICED EARTH songs. "Winter Nights" was born ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC To Release Fifth Album 'The Absolute Universe' In February

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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EUROPE Performs 'Firebox' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE recently launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second performance, a ...

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BUDGIE's TONY BOURGE: New Biography And CD Due In November

BUDGIE guitarist Tony Bourge's biography, "Rocking Man - With An Axe To Grind", will be released in mid-November. This book tells the story of Bourge, focusing on both the musical and life journeys of this highly respected, much-loved — and forever-humble — guitarist and man. Bourge teamed up with bass-playing partner in crime Burke Shelley ...

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EUROPE Peforms 'Got To Have Faith' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE has launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday, starting October 23 and running for five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during ...

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ANTHRAX Introduces 'Evil Twin I' And 'Evil Twin II'

Not all evil is wicked...especially when it comes with a pedigree, is presented in a fantastic bottle, and was curated by a metal band that has a proven track record for choosing some excellent spirits. Such is the case with ANTHRAX's "Evil Twin I" and "Evil Twin II", the band's brand new, limited-edition, award-winning, high-end ...

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EUROPE Announces 'Friday Nights With Europe The Band', A Visual Series Of Songs Recorded During Lockdown

EUROPE has announced the release of a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 running five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually ...

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