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TESTAMENT And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of DEATH's 'Overactive Imagination' (Video)

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL) and Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a quarantine cover version of DEATH's "Overactive Imagination", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in ...

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MR. BUNGLE Releases First Music In 20 Years: A Cover Of THE EXPLOITED's 'USA'

MR. BUNGLE roars back with their first recorded music since 1999, releasing a blistering cover of THE EXPLOITED's politically charged anthem "USA", available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. The San Francisco Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance, along with Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, ...

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THE SWEET Bassist STEVE PRIEST Dead At 72

THE SWEET's founding bassist Steve Priest has died at the age of 72. His passing was confirmed by Priest's bandmate Andy Scott. In a statement on the band's Facebook page, Scott wrote: "Then there was one! I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN PAICE Offers Advice To Aspiring Musicians

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Paice was asked during a recent question-and-answer session with fans if he has any advice for aspiring musicians. He said (see video below): "Just don't expect anything from your music other than to enjoy it. Surely, that's why you pick up an instrument in the first place — whether it's strum a ...

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YES Founding Member JON ANDERSON Signs With BLUE ÉLAN RECORDS

For music fans everywhere, a new album by legendary YES singer Jon Anderson is cause for celebration. But Anderson's grand and glorious new solo album, "1000 Hands", is quite unlike any other record — it's an event, one which the singer's loyal legion of fans across the globe have been wildly anticipating for three decades. ...

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Video Premiere: NEW YEARS DAY's 'Skeletons'

NEW YEARS DAY has released the official music video for "Skeletons". The song is taken from the band's latest full-length album, "Unbreakable", which was released in the spring of 2019 to critical acclaim. The band enlisted powerhouse producers Mitchell Marlow (ALL THAT REMAINS, IN THIS MOMENT) and Scott Stevens (HALESTORM, SHINEDOWN) to create an album ...

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Lamenting Of The Innocent - SORCERER

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lamenting of the Innocent" is far ...

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Fracture - BLEED FROM WITHIN

Time can be cruel. One of the UK's most respected modern forces, BLEED FROM WITHIN emerged at a time when the Scots' blend of brutal metalcore and post-New Wave Of American Heavy Metal grooves was as close to the mainstream flow of things as it was possible to be. Over the course of four studio ...

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CHARLIE BENANTE And JOHN BUSH Reunite To Perform Quarantine Version Of ANTHRAX's 'Packaged Rebellion' (Video)

To celebrate the 27th anniversary of ANTHRAX's "Sound Of White Noise" album, drummer Charlie Benante and singer John Bush reunited — virtually — to record a quarantine version of the song "Packaged Rebellion". Benante uploaded the video to his YouTube channel and included the following message: "An intimate version from the Sound of white noise ...

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JOE SATRIANI Is Working On Two New Albums While In Quarantine

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani spoke to Australian Musician about how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "I got it in my head that I wanted to create two separate records in the next few months. One would be another instrumental album, and another would be a vocal-oriented ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Skyfall'

The official lyric video for the song "Skyfall" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three ...

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Valhalla - WOLFTOOTH

The mistake a lot of media folk continually make about heavy metal is the assumption that most metalheads have any real desire for the genre to change. Sure, we can all cope with a few hundred nebulous subgenres and nobody will complain if someone conjures a brand new form of metal that elicits the same ...

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