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NEUROSIS's STEVE VON TILL Announces New Album And First Book

Uncertainty abounds, and Steve Von Till's "No Wilderness Deep Enough" provides a voice of existential wisdom and experience to offer comfort and perspective in an era of uncharted territory. The album's six pieces of music shape a hallucinatory landscape of sound that plumbs the depths of the natural world's mysteries and uncertainties — questions that ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Shares 'Lockdown' Version Of 'Godzilla'

Legendary rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has recorded a "lockdown" version of its classic song "Godzilla". The special performance of the track — which originally appeared on 1977's "Spectres" album — was recorded from each member's respective home and shared by BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on the band's official YouTube channel. In a statement accompanying the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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This Year's DOWNLOAD To Become 'Virtual Festival'

According to BBC, U.K.'s Download festival — which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe — will be transformed into a "virtual festival." The 2020 edition of Download was set to take place on June 12-14 at Castle Donington, with headlining performances by IRON ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via ...

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THE SWORD Announces Two Career-Spanning Compilations

It's been two years since THE SWORD decided to take a break, but the Austin, Texas heavy rockers are unsheathed once more: two career-spanning collections will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the technically dazzling, riff-heavy and far-reaching metal that the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago. "Conquest Of Kingdoms", an explosive ...

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IRON MAIDEN's May 2020 Japanese Tour Has Officially Been Canceled

IRON MAIDEN has been forced to cancel its previously announced Japanese tour due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The British heavy metal legends announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "We have been informed by our Japanese Promoter, Creativeman Productions that they are cancelling all ...

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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS And STATUS QUO Jigsaw Puzzles Due In April

Horror rock icon Alice Cooper, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS and British rock veterans STATUS QUO will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release two classic SCORPIONS album covers ("Blackout" and "Lovedrive"), two classic ALICE COOPER album covers ("Welcome To My Nightmare" and "Trash"), and three classic STATUS ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Apologizes For Social Media Comments About His Former Band

Ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has apologized for letting his former bandmates' comments about his contributions to "The Blackening" album "get the best" of him. In a March 26 e-mail blast to its mailing list, MACHINE HEAD celebrated the 13th anniversary of "The Blackening" by stating the following, in part, about the LP: "While ex-guitarist ...

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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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