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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Single Due In January

IMONOLITH, the new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, will release its first official single, "Hollow", on January 18, 2019. IMONOLITH was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT Says 'The World Is Righted Again' Now That BRIAN JOHNSON And PHIL RUDD Are Back

Simon Wright says that the world has been "righted again" now that AC/DC is apparently once again making music with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Johnson and Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios in August. Based on the pictures, the assumption is that AC/DC ...

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Evolution - DISTURBED

When you title a body of work "Evolution", the subtext implies something of an anthropological nature or a systematic process of moving forward—in this case, a band. DISTURBED serves itself a tall order for its seventh album, "Evolution", which vocalist David Draiman has reputedly cited as the band's "Black Album". If DISTURBED is to be ...

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Reactivated U.K. Death Metallers CANCER Release 'Garrotte' Song From 'Shadow Gripped' Album

U.K. death metal veterans CANCER will release their new album, "Shadow Gripped", on November 2 via Peaceville. The disc was recorded at Foel studios in Wales with Simon Efemy (PARADISE LOST, NAPALM DEATH, AMORPHIS) handling production and mixing duties alongside the band, with further recording taking place in Spain. The song "Garrotte", taken from "Shadow ...

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Listen To EKTOMORF's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Hardwired'

Hungarian metallers EKTOMORF have just released a brand new two-track digital single. The single, which was recorded in one day in early September at No Silence Studio in Hungary, features a new EKTOMORF song, "Eternal Mayhem", as well as a cover version of METALLICA's "Hardwired". You can now listen to both tracks below. EKTOMORF's latest ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Doesn't Understand Why People 'Went Crazy' Over His Decision To Remove Chin Piercings

David Draiman has told HardDrive Radio that DISTURBED's massively successful cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" has had a profound effect on him and his bandmates. While they had another No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs hit from 2015's "Immortalized" with their original tune "Open Your Eyes", the triple-platinum "Silence" spent seven weeks ...

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DISTURBED: Pro-Shot Video Of Intimate Chicago Concert

DISTURBED played a special intimate show on October 10 at the 1,000-capacity Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The concert, which was presented by SiriusXM, saw the live premiere of the first two singles from DISTURBED's upcoming "Evolution" album, "Are You Ready" and "A Reason To Fight", as well as powerful renditions of a dozen or ...

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Former GHOST Members Plan To Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit

Former members of GHOST have vowed to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit against the band's leader, Tobias Forge. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album ...

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