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AMORPHIS Guitarist's SILVER LAKE Project To Feature Guest Appearances By KATATONIA, SOILWORK Members

SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN, the solo project of AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen, will release its self-titled debut album on May 28 via Nuclear Blast. Since 1990, Holopainen has been the lead guitarist of the progressively-minded heavy metal innovators AMORPHIS. Thanks to the metallic and melodic beauty of such classic albums as "Tales From The ...

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BON JOVI: 'Story Of Love' Music Video To Premiere Tomorrow

BON JOVI's music video for the song "Story Of Love" will make its online debut on Thursday, February 18. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "2020", which was released last October via Island Records. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Story Of Love" video can be seen below. Originally set for ...

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GOJIRA Announces New Album 'Fortitude'; 'Born For One Thing' Music Video Available

French progressive metallers GOJIRA will release their long-awaited new album, "Fortitude", on April 30 via Roadrunner Records. Today, the band has shared the forthcoming album's first single, "Born For One Thing", which is available on all streaming platforms and accompanied by a Charles De Meyer-directed official music video shot in France and Belgium. Available for ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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Methods Of Human Disposal - GRAVESEND

If anyone is searching for a reason to be cheerful, "Methods Of Human Disposal" is probably not the album you need to be listening to right now. For the rest of us, resigned as we are to the fucked-up nature of things, this foul and violent tailspin through the blood-spattered streets of the rotting Big ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why KORN Doesn't Like Playing Encores

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has weighed in on the encore ritual at live music events. Returning to the stage for the encore has become all but a formality at almost every concert, whereby a band will finish its regular set, walk offstage and then come back a few minutes later and play another couple ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Blasts New York City's 'Insulting' 'Open Culture' Program

Acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa has blasted New York City's "Open Culture" program as "insulting" to "the hundreds of thousands of dedicated performers and professionals put out of work due to this pandemic." Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals officially introduced "Open Culture", which will ...

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COREY TAYLOR Has Completed Five Movie Scripts

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman revealed that he has written five movie scripts that have not yet been developed. Asked if he would be interested in going into acting at some point in the future, Corey said (see video ...

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MASTODON Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a short video in celebration of the band's 21st anniversary. The band wrote in an accompanying message: "MASTODON is officially of drinking age! Yay! Thanks to all of our supporters who have stuck in with us over the years, and for the new ones, welcome to they party! It's ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Releases 'Carry On' And 'Madness Within' Videos From Grindhouse-Style 'Shroomhouse' Double Feature

This past Valentine's Day, Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD kicked things into high gear with the reveal of their first ever grindhouse-style "Shroomhouse" double feature: a 25-minute trip inside the minds of the masked madmen featuring two extravagant new music videos for recent fan favorites "Carry On" and "Madness Within". Both clips can now be viewed ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH And DJ/Presenter MATT STOCKS Launch 'Stoke The Fire' Podcast

"Stoke The Fire" is a new, alternative lifestyle and culture podcast, hosted by two-time Grammy-nominated musician, poet, and mental health advocate Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TIMES OF GRACE), and veteran DJ/presenter Matt Stocks, founder and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast "Life In The Stocks" and author of its recently released book. The new show ...

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Ominous - LAKE OF TEARS

Gothic metal has the stubborn durability of a cockroach, albeit a cockroach with a taste for absinthe and cheap speed. LAKE OF TEARS have long been of the genre's most interesting and inventive bands, and recent-ish times have seen the Swedes explore a more progressive approach, with a strong whiff of both the analogue '70s ...

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KIP WINGER Is Recording Vocals For WINGER's Seventh Studio Album

Kip Winger has commenced laying down vocals for WINGER's seventh studio album. The disc, which is tentatively due this summer, will be the follow-up to 2014's "Better Days Comin'". On Monday (February 15), WINGER uploaded a short video of Kip in the studio, and it captioned it: "Started vocals! #WingerVII". Last December, WINGER guitarist Reb ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: Fifth Album Completed

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — have completed work on their fifth album at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge, U.K. with producer Simon Efemey. The follow-up to 2020's "Politics Versus The Erection" is tentatively due later this year via Season Of Mist. Earlier today, VENOMOUS CONCEPT ...

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JAMES DURBIN Wanted QUIET RIOT To Tour More

James Durbin says that he wishes his former bandmates in QUIET RIOT "all the success in the world." Durbin recorded two studio albums with QUIET RIOT — 2017's "Road Rage" and 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys" — during his three-year stint with the group. In September 2019, QUIET RIOT parted ways with Durbin and replaced him with ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Louder Than Noise… Live In Berlin' Multi-Format Release Due In April

MOTÖRHEAD and Germany… it was always a love affair. Throughout the Grammy Award-winning band's illustrious 40-year career, Germany never wavered in its loyal and fanatical support of MOTÖRHEAD's untouchably loud rock 'n' roll, with the band regularly selling out tour after tour. And on December 5, 2012, at the Berlin Velodrom, MOTÖRHEAD played one of ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Wants His Association With 'Toxic Energy' Of Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Book To End

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir says that he will be donating any royalties he receives from the the former PANTERA bassist's book to charity. The move comes after Rex has repeatedly claimed that "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" contains passages that were published without his consent. Earlier today (Tuesday, February ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Mourning Star' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has just released "Mourning Star". This song is a continuation of the sound that the band has moved toward since "Save Myself" — a high-intensity mix of thrash, rock and heavy metal punctuated by breakneck technical playing from Adler, LoMenzo ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's First Fiction Novel, 'Rock Star Hitman', Now Available As Audiobook

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's first venture as a fiction thriller novelist, "The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman", is now available in audiobook form via iTunes, Amazon and Audible. "The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman" is the first chapter in the action-packed saga of Sledge; an up-andcoming musician who uncovers a startling ...

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