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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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VIO-LENCE Completes Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have finished recording their new EP for a tentative late summer release via Metal Blade Records. The sessions took place at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Late Saturday night (April 24), ...

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THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Feat. STONE SOUR's JOSH RAND: Debut Single 'The Nothingness' Out Now

Josh Rand, multi-instrumentalist, veteran songwriter, and long-tenured guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock outfit STONE SOUR, has joined forces with PARALANDRA singer Casandra Carson to form a new band called THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT. Accompanying the announcement of the new project is the release of the group's first track "The Nothingness", which premiered on SiriusXM's Octane yesterday ...

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See OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI In New Trailer For 'Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm' Documentary

Abramorama announced today that is has acquired U.S. distribution rights to "Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm", the story of the first residential recording studio, told through 40-plus years of behind-the-scenes archival footage of sessions for some of the greatest bands in rock history. Directed by Hannah Berryman ("Miss World 1970: Beauty Queens And Bedlam"), ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE: 'I Don't Define Myself As Liberal Or Conservative Or Democratic Or Republican'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was asked how being confrontational about social and political issues has painted an inaccurate picture of his personality and temperament. He responded (hear audio below): "I guess some people would think, 'Oh, this guy is super-duper liberal ...

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PETE DAVIDSON To Play JOEY RAMONE In NETFLIX Biopic

Netflix and STXfilms have partnered to develop and produce "I Slept With Joey Ramone", a biopic chronicling the life of the king of punk. Pete Davidson ("Saturday Night Live") will portray Ramone in the film, which will be made with the cooperation and support of Joey Ramone's estate and with the assistance of Rosegarten Films. ...

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EXODUS Drummer Begins First Round Of Chemotherapy For Cancer Treatment

EXODUS's Tom Hunting has started treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Earlier today, the official EXODUS Instagram shared a photo of the drummer flashing the "devil horns" at the hospital, and included the following words from him: "Getting my 1st Chemikill Concocted Cancer Killing Cocktail!! Thank You ALL for your support!! —Tom ...

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METALLICA's Onetime Therapist PHIL TOWLE: 'I Have Such Deep Love And Respect For The Band, The Guys And Their Families'

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, EDDIE VEDDER To Perform At Streamed Concert To Fund COVID-19 Vaccines

International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World", a global broadcast and streaming special that aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere. During the special, Global Citizen, will call on philanthropists and corporations to donate enough "dollars-for-doses" to vaccinate more ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Diagnosed With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. The 56-year-old musician revealed the diagnosis in a statement released earlier today (Tuesday, April 13). He said: "Today I will be starting treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma. It's a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'What Once Was' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "What Once Was". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Admits He Was 'Maybe Too Quick To Say' He Wouldn't Play ACCEPT Songs With U.D.O. Anymore

Five years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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