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CROSSFAITH To Release 'Species' EP In May

Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH will release a new EP, "Species", on May 22 through UNFD. The five-track offering features recent single "Endorphin" as well as the latest song, "Digital Parasite". According to vocalist Kenta Koie, "Digital Parasite", which opens the EP, sees CROSSFAITH getting "dirty and heavy. I felt an explosion from the song and ...

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Watch KIKO LOUREIRO's 2015 MEGADETH Audition Video

In April 2015, it was announced that Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro had joined MEGADETH, replacing Chris Broderick, who had left the band five months earlier. In the nine-minute video below, Kiko reveals the story behind his audition for MEGADETH, and shares a clip he sent to David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine of him performing the ...

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Human. :II: Nature. - NIGHTWISH

From their massive international fanbase to the flagrant extravagance of their music, everything about NIGHTWISH is righteously, riotously big. Easily one of the biggest metal bands on the planet and clearly riding a wave of creative momentum, they would have surprised everyone a lot more if they had made a new album that wasn't even ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Canceled Trip To Switzerland For Medical Treatment: 'We'll Get There, Just Later'

Sharon Osbourne spoke to U.K.'s "Today" show about the cancelation of Ozzy Osbourne's trip to Switzerland to see a doctor who specializes in treatment of Parkinson's disease. Ozzy was scheduled to travel this month for radical treatment to help him live with his progressive neurological condition. But Sharon revealed that as movement around the world ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Collaborates With SEBU SIMONIAN And MISHO On 'Introvert (Call Me Crazy)' Song

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has collaborated with Sebu Simonian, the Armenian-American member of the Los Angeles-based indie pop duo CAPITAL CITIES, and Armenian rapper Misho on a song called "Introvert (Call Me Crazy)". The track, which can be streamed below, will likely appear on Simonian's upcoming album, tentatively titled "Many Faces". Simonian ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says RUSH Was 'The Most Incredible Band Ever'

In a recent interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Show", legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke about the passing of iconic RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Asked what kind of influence RUSH had on his life, Graham said (see video below): "On my life, not very much. But I love the ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN And TROY DONOCKLEY Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Nemo' At PLANET ROCK (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley recently played the band's classic song "Nemo" as part of a Planet Rock acoustic session. Check out video footage below. NIGHTWISH's new album, "Human. :II: Nature.", will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" is a double album containing ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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