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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT, DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Join OF GODS & MONSTERS

OF GODS & MONSTERS has announced its new lineup and upcoming record. Joining founding member and singer Kevin Goocher (OMEN, PHANTOM-X) are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO), bassist Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, SOUL SIGN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, QUIET RIOT) and guitarist Ira Black (DOKKEN, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH). Goocher said: "I'm beyond thrilled with the ...

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BLACK SABBATH Collaborates With Footwear Manufacturer LAKAI

As the search for the perfect gift kicks into high gear, Los Angeles, California-based footwear manufacturer LAKAI and BLACK SABBATH dropped a surprise capsule collection inspired by professional skateboarder Riley Hawk and the infamous heavy metal band's albums "Master Of Reality", "Never Say Die!" and "We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll". Paying homage ...

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EVERGREY To Release 'Escape Of The Phoenix' Album In February

Swedish progressive metal band EVERGREY will release its 12th album, "Escape Of The Phoenix", on February 26, 2021 via AFM. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "Forever Outsider", is available below. Stomping and grooving forward, this song takes no prisoners — inevitably dragging listeners into the ambitious and energetic EVERGREY universe. Written ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Teams Up With Content Creator JARED DINES On 'Dines X Heafy' EP

Modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines and Grammy Award-nominated TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy have joined forces for the groundbreaking "Dines X Heafy" EP. Bridging the gap between online content creators and recording artists, the five-song EP is available today on all streaming platforms as well as on Soundtrack By Twitch, giving Twitch streamers a way ...

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RAMMSTEIN's TILL LINDEMANN Collaborates With Violinist DAVID GARRETT On Cover Of 'Alle Tage Ist Kein Sonntag'

RAMMSTEIN singer Till Lindemann has collaborated with violinist David Garrett on a version of the Schlager song "Alle Tage Ist Kein Sonntag" which enjoyed great popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. The track, originally from 1922, was written by Carl Ferdinands and Carl Clewing, and has been performed by the likes of Fritz Wunderlich and ...

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STATIC-X Still Doesn't Want To Publicly Reveal New Singer's Identity Even Though 'Everyone Knows' Who He Is

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos says that he knew "there would be some negativity" in response to the band's decision to reunite without its late frontman Wayne Static. STATIC-X's recent tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and paid homage to Static, who died six years ago. While the identity ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Didn't Want To Get Involved In Making Of MAMMOTH WVH Album: 'He Didn't Wanna Touch It'

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Big J of the 100.3 The X Rocks radio station about the upcoming debut album from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Tentatively due in early 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records, the LP was preceded by the standalone single "Distance", which was released on November 16. Wolfgang wrote the song ...

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GOJIRA And PUCK HCKY Release New Hockey-Themed Collaboration

Puck Hcky, the hockey-based fashion brand, has announced a new relationship with the much-respected French metal band GOJIRA to deliver a new collection of items. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, said: "We have been into the music and lyrical content of GOJIRA for years! They have a uniqueness to them that no other band ...

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AC/DC To Film 'Virtual Video' For Next Single From 'Power Up'

AC/DC will film a "virtual video" for the next single off the band's latest album "Power Up". Released on November 13, "Power Up" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says His New Solo Album Will Be 'All Acoustically Driven'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie is currently in the studio recording a new solo album for a 2021 release. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts TRUMP Adviser SCOTT ATLAS For Telling Michigan To 'Rise Up' Against COVID-19 Restrictions

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has blasted White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist and senior fellow at the University's Hoover Institution, after he wrote a tweet that many interpreted as potentially inciting violence. On Sunday, Atlas tweeted: "The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform At 'Adult Swim Festival'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played a short set at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on Friday night (November 13). The five-song performance, which can be seen in full below, kicked off with the live debut of the "Once More 'Round The Sun" track "Asleep In The Deep", before continuing with "Thickening", "Steambreather", "The Motherload" and ...

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RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman Pull The Plug On Their LINDEMANN Collaboration

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has called it quits. Earlier today, the following statement was posted on the LINDEMANN social media: "As Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren confirm today, the two artists have ended their collaboration on the project ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Death Of A Dream' Music Video

"Death Of A Dream", the new video from GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The song is taken from GONE IS GONE's upcoming album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing ...

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LZZY HALE, JOE BONAMASSA, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Rock To Remember' Virtual Concert

Gibson Gives — the charitable arm of Gibson guitars, the iconic American instrument brand — and Guitars For Vets have announced the inaugural "Rock To Remember", a virtual concert featuring all original content on Wednesday, November 11, Veteran's Day. "Rock To Remember" will be hosted by Jared James Nichols and feature performances from 20 plus ...

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