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BODY COUNT Releases 'No Lives Matter' Single To Radio

In light of current events, BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has announced the release of its 2017 single "No Lives Matter" to radio. The track's message is more relevant than ever, as Ice-T states in the music video intro: "It's unfortunate that we have to say 'black ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce 'Re-Stitch These Wounds', A Re-Recording Of 'We Stitch These Wounds' Debut Album

California rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", by releasing a re-recorded version of the LP, dubbed "Re-Stitch These Wounds", on June 26 via Sumerian Records. The cover artwork for the disc — which was reimagined by illustrator Luca Solo Macello — can be seen ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Blasts Democrats For 'Demonizing' DONALD TRUMP And 'Blaming Him For Everything Under The Sun'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has accused Democrats of "demonizing" U.S. president Donald Trump and "blaming him for everything under the sun." Dolmayan, who has praised Trump in recent weeks, continued to speak out on his political views via social media, writing in part on Instagram: "Working together to fix problems seems to ...

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BLACK SABBATH Is Selling 'Black Lives Matter' T-Shirts

A week after RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello posted a photo of him wearing a parody shirt that read "Black Lives Matter" styled in the iconic BLACK SABBATH "Masters Of Reality" font, the legendary heavy metal band apparently decided to capitalize on the moment and release its own limited-edition version of the design, ...

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Hørizøns - BEYOND THE BLACK

Steadily rising up the symphonic metal ranks since their 2015 "Songs of Love and Death" debut, BEYOND THE BLACK have looked like major contenders for a while now. If 2018's "Heart of the Hurricane" didn't quite seal the deal, "Hørizøns" almost certainly will, because this is plainly the sound of a band with their eyes ...

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SAMAEL Recruits Bassist ALES CAMPANELLI

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have announced the addition of bassist Ales Campanelli to the group's ranks. A former member of SYBREED, and currently with OBSYDIANS and THE ERKONAUTS, Ales has been playing with SAMAEL guitarist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey for many years. He is no stranger to the machines-versus-humans music of SAMAEL and has known ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, CHEAP TRICK, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, BRENDON SMALL Featured On Soundtrack To 'Heavy Metal' Pinball Machine

Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, and Incendium, a multi-faceted production company known for an array of animation, comic books, toys, and video games, announced today the availability of a new limited-edition pinball machine celebrating the world's greatest illustrated magazine, Heavy Metal. ...

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IHSAHN And MATT HEAFY Are 'Making Great Progress' On Debut MRITYU Album

MRITYU, the experimental black-metal side project of TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy, is "making great progress" on its long-awaited debut album. The disc is being produced by EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, who wrote in an Instagram post earlier today (Monday, June 15): "It's #mrityumonday and me and @matthewkheafy have been tracking some killer vocals in @cubase.pro through ...

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ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Cover RUN-D.M.C. While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Rob Caggiano (VOLBEAT, ex-ANTHRAX), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-D.M.C.) have teamed ip to record a medley of RUN-D.M.C. songs as part of Benante's ongoing series of quarantine jams. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "I always wanted ...

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THE AGONIST Releases Music Video For 'Orphans' Title Track

THE AGONIST's music video for "Orphans", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, can be seen below. Filmed in haunting black and white, the clip dances between striking, dramatic and abstract images of frontwoman Vicky Psarakis as she delivers the eerie message of the track. "The story behind 'Orphans' was inspired by the ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JINXX Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Refusing To Rename Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson has slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to rename forts named after Confederate leaders and soldiers. As Americans continue to grapple with systemic racism, there is a growing call to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from military bases — including Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Releases Music Video For 'Apocalyptic'

Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic", off their second full-length album, "Harbinger". ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN comments: "This video is super cool because we did everything ourselves. We took the current state of the world and used it as a challenge to be productive and make something ...

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