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Genesis - SIMULACRUM

Three albums in, and Finland's SIMULACRUM have definitely focused in on their sound. Presumably buoyed by a decent record deal, the band have risen to unexpected heights on "Genesis", even though this is very much an album of two distinct halves. The key to this band's efficacy lies in their shrewd and subtle blending of ...

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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Where August Mourn'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Where August Mourns", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The Phoenix" came to life according to plans that ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Defends EDDIE VAN HALEN Mural, Calls It 'Literally Flawless'

Wolfgang Van Halen has defended renowned muralist Robert Vargas against criticism from VAN HALEN fans over the mural of his father, legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen. On Tuesday (January 26), Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, unveiled an Eddie Van Halen mural on the outside wall of its flagship Hollywood, California store located ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY On Upcoming LP 'War Within Me': 'This Is An Album That I Want To Put On And Feel Very Positive About'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, will release a new studio album, "War Within Me", on April 9. All songs were written and produced by Blaze and guitarist Chris Appleton. "War Within Me" finds Blaze moving forward from the success of his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy released ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Release New Single Next Week

Rock icon Rob Zombie will release the second single from his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", on Friday, January 29. Due on March 12 via Nuclear Blast, the LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Guitarist SYLVAIN SYLVAIN Dead At 69

Sylvain Mizrahi, better known as Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and founding member of the NEW YORK DOLLS, has died at the age of 69. The news of his passing was confirmed by former PATTI SMITH GROUP guitarist Lenny Kaye, who wrote: "Sylvain Sylvain, the heart and soul of the NEW YORK DOLLS, bearer of the Teenage ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases Music Video For 'Finish Line' From New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), will release his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), ...

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MEGAFORCE RECORDS Co-Founder MARSHA ZAZULA Dies At 68

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z), died earlier today (January 10) at the age of 68. Marsha and Jonny's daughter Rikki Zazula confirmed her mother's passing, writing in a Facebook post: "RIP Mom April 21, 1952 -January 10, 2021 Your love, Your strength, Your memory and ...

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EVERGREY Releases Music Video For 'Eternal Nocturnal'

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Eternal Nocturnal", can be seen below. Written and recorded during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, "Escape Of The Phoenix" came to life according to plans that ...

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TIMO TOLKKI's INFINITE VISIONS Calls It Quits After Failing To Meet Its Crowdfunding Goal For Debut Album

INFINITE VISIONS, the band formed by ex-STRATOVARIUS guitarist and songwriter Timo Tolkki, has has called it quits after failing to raise sufficient funds to record its debut album. The group said in a statement: "Unfortunately, as INFINITE VISIONS did not meet its crowdfunding goal there will be no album and the band will not continue. ...

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SOIL Is Working On New Music

During a December 5-6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, SOIL vocalist Ryan McCombs spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Whole" album. He said: "We just started writing here recently with the SOIL guys. So that's been a breath of fresh air for me, 'cause I've been going ...

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METALLICA And PUCK HCKY Release New Hockey-Themed Collaboration

Puck Hcky, the hockey-based fashion brand, has announced a new relationship with heavy metal legends METALLICA to deliver a new collection of items. The METALLICA x Puck Hcky collection includes hoodies, flannels, jerseys and hats, all inspired by the band's music and art. In addition to the merch METALLICA will be carrying in the

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY And Content Creator JARED DINES Release 'Can We Turn Back Yesterday?' Music Video

Modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines and Grammy Award-nominated TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy have joined forces for the groundbreaking "Dines X Heafy" EP. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Can We Turn Back Yesterday?", can now be seen below. Bridging the gap between online content creators and recording artists, the five-song EP ...

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