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COZY POWELL Biography 'Dance With The Devil' Due In March

Wymer Publishing has set a March 20, 2020 publication date for "Dance With The Devil - The Cozy Powell Story". Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore once said: "You can't get any better than Cozy, you know. He's always up there on stage going crazy; he always pushes me on when I look ...

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METALLICA Mourns Passing Of MUSIC FOR NATIONS Founder MARTIN HOOKER

METALLICA has paid tribute to Martin Hooker, the founder of the influential British record label Music For Nations. Launched in 1983, Music For Nations' importance cannot be underestimated. The label signed, exclusively distributed or collaborated with such artists as METALLICA, TOOL, SLAYER, OPETH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, ENTOMBED, POISON, W.A.S.P. and Frank Zappa. They also ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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SEVENDUST Will Wait Until Summer 2020 To Release New Album

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery says that the band has "pretty much wrapped" the recording process for its new album. The follow-up to last year's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says It's 'Truly Magical' To Be Able To Celebrate Band's Five-Decade History

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Rob Halford reflected on JUDAS PRIEST's five-decade history which will be celebrated next year on a world tour. The singer said (hear audio below): "You tend to remember the early years more significantly. Because, as any band will tell you that's had the ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces 'To Plant A Seed' 10th-Anniversary Tour

This spring, WE CAME AS ROMANSJoshua Moore (guitar), Dave Stephens (vocals), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass) and David Puckett (drums) — will embark on an 10th-anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains ...

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DISTURBED, DEFTONES, DAVID LEE ROTH, GODSMACK, STAIND, Others Confirmed For Next Year's EPICENTER Festival

The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, set to take place May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. As previously announced, rock icons METALLICA will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band DISTURBED will headline ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT To Release 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography In February

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent will release his autobiography, "I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, And The Power Of Self-Determination", on paperback on February 11, 2020 via Jawbone Press. "I Am Morbid" tells the astounding story of Vincent, former bassist and singer with MORBID ANGEL and now outlaw-country performer ...

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Video: KING DIAMOND Performs In Baltimore

Fan-filmed video footage of KING DIAMOND's November 11 performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below. Earlier this month, KING DIAMOND released a new song called "Masquerade Of Madness". Mixed by Andy La Rocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, the track will appear on ...

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Former EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES Sings JUDAS PRIEST's 'Turbo Lover' On NEW MESSIAH's Debut Album (Audio)

NEW MESSIAH, the band featuring C. Will Harden on guitars and Craig Cefola (DUKES, WHEELHOUSE JUNCTION) on drums, recently released its debut album, "Voice Of Choice". The disc includes 20 cover songs that showcase several singers, including legendary drummer Tom Hunting (EXODUS). Tom handpicked the Stevie Wonder classic "You Haven't Done Nothin'" as a song ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Surprises JUANES With 'Person Of The Year' Award At 2019 LATIN GRAMMYS

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich presented Juanes with the Latin Recording Academy "Person Of The Year" award at last night's 20th annual Latin Grammys in Las Vegas. The drummer made a surprise appearance after the Colombian singer/songwriter performed several of his greatest hits. "[I met] Juanes years ago, after performing in Mexico," Ulrich said in English. "And ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD To Release 'New Empire, Vol. 1' Album In February

California's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will release its sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. Produced by Matt Good (SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ASKING ALEXANDRIA), the record is comprised of nine high-energy tracks that showcase the band embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort. "Time Bomb", the dynamic ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH Perform 'Slaying The Dreamer' From 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' Blu-Ray

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Drugs Don't Enhance Creativity

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has argued against the use of drugs to enhance creativity, insisting that "you sound better and play better and you have a better energy" when you're not under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Taylor, who has been open about his battle with addiction, spoke about musicians using drugs ...

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Daemon - MAYHEM

If you're a (black) metalhead who passes time by cvlting on social media, there's a 99 percent likelihood that you've stumbled across at least half dozen "I was on my way to kill Euronymous, too" memes over the course of the last month. These memes of course stem from the recent claims of MAYHEM bassist ...

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TRIUMPH's 'Classics' To Be Re-Released As Double LP

On December 13, TRIUMPH's 13-track "Classics" will once again hit the racks (via Round Hill/Triumph Catalog), and all of the expected gems are included — "Lay It On The Line", "Magic Power", "A World Of Fantasy", "Fight The Good Fight" and "Hold On". Also featured are two special live recordings that close the set — ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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THE AGONIST Releases 'The Gift Of Silence' Video

"The Gift Of Silence", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Orphans", which was released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says vocalist Vicky Psarakis: "When I heard the first instrumentals for 'Orphans' I was a bit ...

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