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ALESTORM Begins Recording Sixth Album

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM have entered the studio to record their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", to be released this summer via Napalm Records. The band's sixth studio LP promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. ALESTORM's latest album, "No Grave But The Sea", was a ...

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FOREIGNER Adds New Dates To 2020 European Tour

As recently announced, FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE will be hitting arenas across the U.K. in 2020 alongside very special guests EUROPE starting May 31 in London at the O2 Arena. Once the U.K. trek concludes on June 8, FOREIGNER will continue on their headlining tour of Europe, which will include stops in Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. ...

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ABBATH Is Almost Two Months Sober

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has released a video message ahead of ABBATH's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. In the short clip, recorded on January 5, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — reveals that he is almost ...

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METALLICA Pledges More Than $500,000 To Australia Fire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has pledged $750,000 AUD (approximately $516,000) to NSW Rural Fire Service and the Victoria Country Fire Authority to help the victims of Australia's devastating bushfire crisis. The band said in a statement: "We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Slams American News Channels For Creating A 'Divisive And Dangerous Climate'

Paul Stanley has once again slammed American mainstream media outlets for only reporting one political side of the story with bias." Earlier today, the KISS frontman, who recently completed the Japanese leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell trek, posted the following message on social media: "The divisive and dangerous climate in America is ...

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LIVING COLOUR's COREY GLOVER On DISCIPLES OF VERITY's Debut LP: 'This Is The Hardest, Most Metal Record I've Ever Done'

Corey Glover (vocalist of LIVING COLOUR and BOWIE EXPERIENCE), George Pond (former bassist of NEGATIVE SKY), Corey Pierce (former drummer of GOD FORBID), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitarist, SEKOND SKYN) and Danny Puma (lead guitarist, NEGATIVE SKY) have joined forces in a new metal band called DISCIPLES OF VERITY. The official music video for DISCIPLES OF ...

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TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS Debut 'Middle Child' Video

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS ring in the new year with a brand new video for "Middle Child", the latest single from last year's "Get The Money" album (Shanabelle/RCA Records). Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Coffman, the "Middle Child" clip's vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early '80s ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Control By Chaos' From 'The Evolution Of Chaos' 10th-Anniversary Remastered Reissue

The 10th-anniversary remastered reissue of HEATHEN's "The Evolution Of Chaos" album will be made available on January 31 via Mascot Records. The release will be available on CD/DVD, 2LP and digitally with a previously unreleased bonus track, "Seasons Of Purgatory". The CD/DVD will be accompanied by a two-hour "making-of" documentary on the album as well ...

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TOOL To Headline 2020 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

TOOL is among the headliners of the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set to take place June 11-14 at Great Stage Park in Tennessee. Also scheduled to appear are THE STRUTS, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, FLOGGING MOLLY, PRIMUS, TENACIOUS D, OYSTERHEAD, RUN THE JEWELS, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, THE ...

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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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GARGOYL Feat. REVOCATION's DAVE DAVIDSON: Debut Album Due This Year

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of GARGOYL. The progressive grunge rock band, which features guitarist Dave Davidson (REVOCATION) and guitarist/vocalist Luke Roberts (AYAHUASCA), will release its full-length debut later this year. Davidson comments on the signing: "Season Of Mist have always been an unconventional label with a unique vision, so we're very proud ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Thank God' Iranian Military Commander QASSEM SOLEIMANI Is Dead

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has expressed his gratitude for the fact that President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force. Trump personally ordered the killing by airstrike of Iran's top general, who was viewed by the United States as a ruthless ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 34 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford celebrated the 34th anniversary of his getting sober on Monday, January 6. Halford posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "To thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 34. He wrote: "thank you for all the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And ELTON JOHN Are Collaborating On A Song

Ozzy Osbourne is working on a new song with Elton John. The news of the surprise collaboration was broken earlier today (Monday, January 6) by Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon on her daytime TV talk show "The Talk". Asked by co-host Carrie Ann Inaba what 2020 has in store for Ozzy, Sharon said (see video ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Teams Up With Ex-U.D.O./SINNER Guitarist ANDY SUSEMIHL

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has teamed up with ex-U.D.O./SINNER guitarist Andy Susemihl to record a full-length album, "Cacophony Of Souls". Joining them on the effort, which is due on March 13 via El Puerto Records, are bassist Malte Frederik Burkert (EXOTOXIS) and drummer Andrea Gianangeli (DRAGONHAMMER, SOULS UNCHAINED). Track listing: 01. Chasing The Shadows ...

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QUEEN Details Special Fan-Voted Album 'Greatest Hits In Japan'

As part of their massively-successful global tour, titled "Rhapsody Tour", QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT return to Japan in January 2020. To mark the much-anticipated tour of the Land of the Rising Sun, "Greatest Hits In Japan", a special compilation album featuring Top 12 classic QUEEN songs voted by Japanese fans, is set to be released ...

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