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War Within Me - BLAZE BAYLEY

A startling 21 years have passed since Blaze Bayley released his first solo record, "Silicon Messiah". Perhaps more importantly, it is 13 years since the former IRON MAIDEN and intermittent WOLFSBANE frontman released "The Man Who Would Not Die"; notably, the first to bear his full name, but also a record that loudly rewrote Blaze's ...

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Vultures Die Alone - Arion

This is almost certainly the wrong forum to be discussing the Eurovision Song Context, but that is where ARION first made their mark in the music world. With LORDI as a rather endearing precedent, the Finns have emulated their fellow countrymen by forging a solid and promising career, with two strong studio records in the ...

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BANGER FILMS Announces New Original Comedy Series 'Heavy Metal Hitchhiker'

Banger Films has announced "Heavy Metal Hitchhiker", an eight-episode original comedy web series produced by its digital division BangerTV. The series is directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli ("Shredders Of Metal", "Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition") and stars comedian Garrett Jamieson and is soundtracked by music from POWER TRIP, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EARTHLESS ...

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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album 'Echoes Of The Soul' Due In June

Brazilian/Dutch death metal band CRYPTA will release its debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul", on June 11 via Napalm Records. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Announces 'ZII' EP

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will release a new EP, "ZII", on May 21 via Solid State Records. The original "Zombie" EP dropped all the way back in August 2010 and remains an intense fan favorite. While not a chronological release in the THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA catalog, "ZII" is the next chapter. "There's no question ...

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Watch RISE AGAINST Perform New Single 'Nowhere Generation'

Armed with a blistering, aggressive new single "Nowhere Generation", the multi-platinum, politically imbued punk rockers RISE AGAINST celebrate the track's catapulting into the Top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and Top 30 on Billboard's Alternative charts in only its third week of release. The song is a David-and-Goliath call-to-arms directed primarily at Millennials, Gen ...

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Hear New THE OFFSPRING Song 'We Never Have Sex Anymore'

Southern California rockers THE OFFSPRING have released a new song called "We Never Have Sex Anymore". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "Let The Bad Times Roll", which will arrive on April 16 via Concord Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Spring/Summer European Tour Moved To 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's European tour, which was scheduled to kick off in late May, has once again been postponed due to "ongoing COVID-19 vaccine issues." The trek will now run from May 27, 2022 in Moscow, Russia until July 31, 2022 in Oberhausen, Germany. Earlier today, PRIEST issued the following statement: "Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 ...

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LEE AARON To Release New Album 'Radio On!' In June

On June 18, award-winning Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron will release "Radio On!", a collection of 12 brand-new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial and hear the best of what this rock 'n' roll legend has to offer. Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, "Radio ...

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Watch OZZY OSBOURNE Get Inducted Into 'WWE Hall Of Fame'

Ozzy Osbourne was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Tuesday night (April 6). Osbourne was an unannounced addition of the combined 2020/2021 WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony, which was taped last week. Although the legendary heavy metal singer was not present to accept the honor, he did tape a video message that was aired ...

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SOULFLY Is Putting Finishing Touches On Twelfth Studio Album: It's 'Pretty Killer', Says MAX CAVALERA

SOULFLY is putting the finishing touches on its twelfth album for a tentative late 2021 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2018's "Ritual" was recorded at Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona with producer Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE. In a new interview with Chris ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Looks Back On His Acrimonious Exit From POISON: 'I Think We All Got Over S**t And Moved On'

THE WINERY DOGS guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, who made a name for himself via his hard rock, blues-influenced solo albums, perhaps got his most notable exposure during his one-album stint with glam rockers POISON in the early '90s. Kotzen was in POISON for two years before getting fired in November 1993 after drummer Rikki Rockett found ...

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ANN WILSON To Release 'Black Wing' Single On Monday

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "Black Wing", on April 12. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "Black Wing", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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LORDI To Release Seven New Studio Albums In October

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release no less than seven new studio albums in October. The LPs will mark the first new music from LORDI since the arrival of 2020's "Killection", a fictional compilation album which contained songs that LORDI would have written had the band existed between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s. ...

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TOM MORELLO Added To 'Set Break' Livestream Event On Calling Awareness To Mental Health Crisis In Music Industry

On April 10, Backline will host "Set Break", its first-ever livestream fundraiser on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch — featuring live performances from all over the world, public service announcements from music industry professionals, and immersive wellness experiences. Following the initial announcement, the non-profit organization, which connects music industry professionals with mental health and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Blasts Anti-Maskers: 'If Suffering Is Putting A Mask On, You Don't Know What Suffering Means'

George Lynch has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, calling their refusal to wear masks in public spaces "very juvenile and selfish and irresponsible and childish." While more than 550,000 Americans have died so far as a result of COVID-19, a number of people have come out against COVID-19 response measures, including ...

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