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MACHINE HEAD 'Fan' Throws Beer On Band's Soundboard, Takes It 'Completely Out Of Commission' During London Concert (Video)

MACHINE HEAD was forced to perform with a "compromised" sound for part of its concert last night (Saturday, November 2) at the at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England after an "asshole" threw "a full 32-ounce beer" on the band's soundboard, completely taking it out of commission during the "Burn My Eyes" portion of the ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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JOHN 5 Says His 'Invasion' Solo Album 'Couldn't Be More Real'

Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when he finds time to compose new material in between his gig with ROB ...

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Metal Galaxy - BABYMETAL

For some, they are the single most delightful and entertaining thing that has happened to heavy music for decades. For others, they are a despicably cynical distraction from all that is good and true in metal. Neither of these things are true, of course: BABYMETAL are not a phenomenon over which any of us should ...

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Spiritual Instinct - ALCEST

French metallers ALCEST have spent the last decade evolving from their earlier beginnings as a band that seemed torn between moody melody and black metal trappings to stand tall in the corner of the metallic spectrum that is fully immersed in hypnotic shoe-gaze elements. "Les Voyages de l'Âme" (2012) saw them pull off an impressive ...

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KISS Performs 'It's My Life' Live For First Time (Video)

KISS played the song "It's My Life" live for the first time during its set Friday night (November 1) aboard the "Kiss Kruise IX". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The group' setlist was as follows: 01. Say Yeah 02. Larger Than Life 03. Strutter 04. Watchin' You 05. Got To ...

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See Photos Of K.K. DOWNING, DAVID ELLEFSON And LES BINKS Rehearsing For Tomorrow Night's One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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Watch TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Perform U.S. National Anthem At CHICAGO BULLS Vs. DETROIT PISTONS Game

TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick performed the U.S. national anthem last night (Friday, November 1) as the Chicago Bulls battled the Detroit Pistons at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Early today, Skolnick tweeted a photo from the United Center and wrote in ...

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TESTAMENT, Ex-OBSCURA Bassists Team Up In QUADVIUM

American bass player Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) and Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (SALAZH TRIO, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), globally renowned for their fretless signature playing, have teamed up to work on a brand new world-fusion-metal group named QUADVIUM. They have been joined by talented Dutch fusion-metal drummer Yuma Van Eekelen (OUR OCEANS, EXIVIOUS, PESTILENCE). ...

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Watch VOLBEAT's 'Die To Live' Video Feat. CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have released a music video for the song "Die To Live", directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The song and video both feature appearances by CLUTCH's lead singer Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Reunion Spells The End Of PROPHETS OF RAGE: 'It Was Fun While It Lasted,' Says B-REAL

The newly announced RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE reunion appears to have spelled the end of PROPHETS OF RAGE, the supergroup launched more than three years ago by RAGE members Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums) and Tim Commerford (bass) along with PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D and CYPRESS HILL's B-Real. Several hours after it was revealed ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: 'Knebel' Video Premiere

"Knebel", the new video from LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), can be seen below. The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" was once ...

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