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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist On Decision To Release New Music To Benefit Armenia: 'This Is Bigger Than Our Egos'

This past Friday, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released "Protect The Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz", the band's first new songs in 15 years. The tracks were motivated by the recently erupted conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, the latter aided by Turkey and accountable for the greatest violence the region has endured in 26 years. Produced by ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL Releases New Single 'The Doorway'

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL, the Florida-based psychedelic rock side project of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, will release its self-titled album on December 11. The official music video for the disc's second single, "The Doorway", can be seen below. The nine-track album loosely follows an autobiographical narrative centered around a protagonist on ...

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LOVEBITES: New Song To Be Featured In Upcoming Series 'Vladlove'

"Winds Of Transylvania", a new song from LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, will be its first to be featured in anime. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods award-winning band will be in charge of the opening theme song for "Vladlove", a new series from highly acclaimed visionary directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji ...

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AC/DC's PHIL RUDD: How I Ended Up Returning To The Band

During an appearance on a recent episode of Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd confirmed that the seed for his return to the band was planted at the funeral of AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017. Rudd, singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams all attended the ceremony. At ...

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SEETHER Releases Full-Band Acoustic Version Of 'Dangerous'

SEETHER has released a full-band acoustic version of "Dangerous", the lead single off the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"). The performance clip was filmed while the four members of the group were in quarantine and can be seen below. Last month, SEETHER claimed the No. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Releases First New Music In 15 Years

It's been 15 years since the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling SYSTEM OF A DOWN, one of the most beloved rock bands in the world, released new music. For years, fans and press speculated about this, and of late, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive hypothesizing when the band might return to the studio. Today, motivated by ...

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ALBERT BOUCHARD Releases Music Video For 'Blue Oyster Cult' From 'Re Imaginos' Album

Albert Bouchard, who is best known as a founding member of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, will release "Re Imaginos" on November 6 through he and his brother's (Joe Bouchard) new imprint label, RockHeart Records/Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album is Albert's reimagining of the 1988 BLUE ÖYSTER CULT LP "Imaginos", which was originally intended as ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Why I Voted For DONALD TRUMP

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended his support of Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul "has done a lot of good things for America." Despite the fact that he is twice divorced and has faced over two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct, Trump has continued to be white Christians' preferred ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For 'BOOM!1'

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE recently released its new album "Manifest", via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's fifth single, "BOOM!1", can be seen below. AMARANTHE comments: "In a time when everyone seems to have an opinion about absolutely everything our very own motormouth, GG6, reserves his right to help himself to ...

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AC/DC: Deluxe 'Power Up' Lightbox Unboxing Video

AC/DC will release its long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and Williams both left in 2016 for health reasons; and Rudd was sidelined in ...

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New Fossil Species Discovery Named After ROTTING CHRIST

Metal brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis of the Greek metal legends ROTTING CHRIST have been bestowed the immortal honor of having a newly discovered fossil species named after them. Two researchers from the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg, Dr. Ben Thuy and and Dr. Lea Numberger, recently found a new brittle-star species and decided to ...

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ALICE COOPER Releases 'Fact Video' For 'Elected'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has released a "fact video" for his classic song "Elected". The Godfather of Shock Rock recently produced a new "campaign" video for "Elected". The clip takes a lighthearted look at the process and positions Cooper as the best presidential candidate. Running on the Wild Party ticket, Cooper's campaign platform speaks volumes: ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Will Vote 'For Our Future' And Not 'For Personality': 'It's Not About The Messenger; It's About The Message'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he will be voting "for our future" and not "for personality" in this year's U.S. presidential election. Sweet, who resides in Massachusetts, took to his Twitter earlier today (Tuesday, November 3) to write: "Today is the day - #election2020 - I'll be voting in a few ...

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TOMMY LEE: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Caviar On A Paper Plate' Video

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official Nick Peterson-directed music video for "Caviar On A Paper Plate", the latest single from his new solo album, "Andro". The track features a guest appearance by Mickey Avalon. "The video's ridiculous," Tommy told Kare11.com. "It's fun." The theme of "Andro" ...

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AC/DC Previews New Song 'Demon Fire'

A one-minute snippet of "Demon Fire", a brand new song from AC/DC, is available below. The track is taken from the legendary rockers' long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), ...

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Under A Godless Veil - DRACONIAN

Get ready to swoon. Get ready to shed a tear. DRACONIAN have created a gorgeous, mournful masterpiece here. A band that have long deserved greater recognition for their consistent and immersive catalogue of albums, the Swedes may share some obvious traits with other gothic (and maybe even funeral) doom bands, but "Under A Godless Veil" ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Releases 2020 Version Of 'Am I Evil?'

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" forty years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry — and establish — with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime ...

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