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Field Trip - CASSIUS KING

As the world spins faster and faster, an occasional, nourishing chunk of certainty is something to cling on to. One such unshakeable truth is that when Jason McMaster sings some heavy metal, that heavy metal stays fucking sung. Best known as vocalist for tech-metal pioneers WATCHTOWER, and more recently with the mind-bending HOWLING SYCAMORE, McMaster ...

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The Dark Parade - MORDRED

Time should probably have been a lot kinder to MORDRED. Years ahead of their time, the San Francisco thrash crew were mixing balls-out funk and scratching skills into their crossover sound in the late '80s. Although nominally part of the "funk metal" movement that coalesced around RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and FAITH NO MORE, MORDRED ...

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Watch EXODUS Singer's AC/DC Tribute Band AC/DZ Perform In Concord, California

AC/DZ, the long-running San Francisco Bay Area-based AC/DC tribute band featuring EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza and DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll, performed last night (Saturday, July 17) at Vinnie's Bar And Grill in Concord, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the show is available below. In addition to Souza and Carroll, AC/DZ's current lineup includes ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Members of SCORPIONS, STRYPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, L.A. GUNS and SLAUGHTER are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio ...

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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released "Cadillac Man", the first single and video from their debut album, "Let's Rattle", out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin' and rockin' big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who've sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 ...

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LIVING COLOUR Has Commenced Work On New Music

In a brand new interview with "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps", LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid was asked if the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2017's "Shade" album. He responded: "Corey [Glover, LIVING COLOUR singer] and I started working on a song. We'll see where that goes." As for what ...

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ANTHRAX Joins PANDORA For First-Ever Heavy Metal Mode

Today, Friday July 9, 2021, Pandora has launched its first-ever metal Artist Takeover Mode featuring heavy-metal legends ANTHRAX. The Grammy-winning, trailblazing five-piece is a fitting first pick for the genre's inaugural Mode. Listen to ANTHRAX's Artist Takeover Mode on Pandora's Classic Metal station here. Ian and Benante share commentary throughout their ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Debut Live Version Of 'Tumble In The Rough' From 25th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of 'Tiny Music'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 LP "Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop" by releasing a three-disc/one-LP deluxe edition. Due on July 23, it will feature a remastered version of the original album, alternate versions and mixes of several of the songs, and a complete concert taped at the ...

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TREMONTI To Release Fifth Studio Album, 'Marching In Time', In September

World-renowned guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti is back with his fifth album from his solo band TREMONTI. The new album, titled "Marching In Time", is scheduled for global release on September 24, 2021 via Napalm Records and is available for pre-order beginning today. Tremonti is no stranger to storytelling. Throughout his years with top-charting bands ALTER BRIDGE ...

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SAVING ABEL Rejoined By Original Singer JARED WEEKS

SAVING ABEL has announced the return of original vocalist Jared Weeks. A new EP, "Shade Of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", which revisits some of the group's earliest material, will be released this Friday, July 9. "Shade of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", a nod to SAVING ABEL's original moniker when the band first formed ...

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