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ARMORED SAINT Resumes Recording New Album

ARMORED SAINT has resumed recording its new album for a tentative late 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. Jeff Duncan has begun laying down guitar tracks with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera at the helm. Last month, ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo Sandoval revealed that he recorded his parts for 11 songs over ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Blue Study' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Blue Study". The original track appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Blue Study" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "'Blue Study' was one of four songs written in 1997 ...

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POWERWOLF Re-Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

German metallers POWERWOLF have re-signed wih Napalm Records. Guitarist Matthew Greywolf (real name: Benjamin Buss) states: "We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and — above all — ...

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Watch SILVERSTEIN's 'Infinite' Video Feat. AARON GILLESPIE Of UNDEROATH

On March 6, SILVERSTEIN will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the release of "A Beautiful Place To Drown", the Ontario-based post-hardcore legends' ninth, and perhaps strongest effort to date. Today, the band share the disc's lead single/video, "Infinite", featuring Aaron Gillespie of UNDEROATH. A blistering cut of aggression and melody, "Infinite" demonstrates SILVERSTEIN's ability to ...

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BAD RELIGION's Autobiography 'Do What You Want' Due In August

"Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion", the all-access autobiography of BAD RELIGION, a Southern Californian institution and one of the most influential and long-standing punk rock bands of all time, will be released on August 18 via Hachette Books. "Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion" reveals the ups and ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At 2020 GRAMMY AWARDS

AEROSMITH is among the artists that will perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Also scheduled to appear are Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. The event will once again be hosted by Alicia Keys. AEROSMITH will be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person ...

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ALESTORM Begins Recording Sixth Album

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM have entered the studio to record their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", to be released this summer via Napalm Records. The band's sixth studio LP promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. ALESTORM's latest album, "No Grave But The Sea", was a ...

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FOREIGNER Adds New Dates To 2020 European Tour

As recently announced, FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE will be hitting arenas across the U.K. in 2020 alongside very special guests EUROPE starting May 31 in London at the O2 Arena. Once the U.K. trek concludes on June 8, FOREIGNER will continue on their headlining tour of Europe, which will include stops in Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. ...

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ABBATH Is Almost Two Months Sober

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has released a video message ahead of ABBATH's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. In the short clip, recorded on January 5, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — reveals that he is almost ...

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METALLICA Pledges More Than $500,000 To Australia Fire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has pledged $750,000 AUD (approximately $516,000) to NSW Rural Fire Service and the Victoria Country Fire Authority to help the victims of Australia's devastating bushfire crisis. The band said in a statement: "We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New ...

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BENEDICTION Singer's 'Serious Health Problems' Force Postponement Of South American Tour

BENEDICTION's previously announced South American tour has been postponed as a result of "serious health problems" suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram. The long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming BENEDICTION tour of Latin ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Slams American News Channels For Creating A 'Divisive And Dangerous Climate'

Paul Stanley has once again slammed American mainstream media outlets for only reporting one political side of the story with bias." Earlier today, the KISS frontman, who recently completed the Japanese leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell trek, posted the following message on social media: "The divisive and dangerous climate in America is ...

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LIVING COLOUR's COREY GLOVER On DISCIPLES OF VERITY's Debut LP: 'This Is The Hardest, Most Metal Record I've Ever Done'

Corey Glover (vocalist of LIVING COLOUR and BOWIE EXPERIENCE), George Pond (former bassist of NEGATIVE SKY), Corey Pierce (former drummer of GOD FORBID), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitarist, SEKOND SKYN) and Danny Puma (lead guitarist, NEGATIVE SKY) have joined forces in a new metal band called DISCIPLES OF VERITY. The official music video for DISCIPLES OF ...

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TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS Debut 'Middle Child' Video

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS ring in the new year with a brand new video for "Middle Child", the latest single from last year's "Get The Money" album (Shanabelle/RCA Records). Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Coffman, the "Middle Child" clip's vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early '80s ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Control By Chaos' From 'The Evolution Of Chaos' 10th-Anniversary Remastered Reissue

The 10th-anniversary remastered reissue of HEATHEN's "The Evolution Of Chaos" album will be made available on January 31 via Mascot Records. The release will be available on CD/DVD, 2LP and digitally with a previously unreleased bonus track, "Seasons Of Purgatory". The CD/DVD will be accompanied by a two-hour "making-of" documentary on the album as well ...

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TOOL To Headline 2020 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

TOOL is among the headliners of the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set to take place June 11-14 at Great Stage Park in Tennessee. Also scheduled to appear are THE STRUTS, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, FLOGGING MOLLY, PRIMUS, TENACIOUS D, OYSTERHEAD, RUN THE JEWELS, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, THE ...

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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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