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ATREYU To Release New Single In March

In October, California metallers ATREYU surprise-released a new song called "Save Us". It was the first taste of the band's music since the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas a month earlier. The track showcases ATREYU's current lineup consisting of drummer Brandon Saller focusing completely on singing after previously sharing lead vocals with Varkatzas for most ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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EPICA Drops Acoustic Version Of 'Omega' Title Track

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released a video for the acoustic version of the title track of their upcoming album, "Omega". Due on February 26 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. ...

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DELAIN's MARTIJN WESTERHOLT Announces End Of Band's Most Recent Lineup: 'The Others Have Chosen To Pursue Different Paths'

DELAIN keyboardist Martijn Westerholt has announced the dissolution of the band's most recent lineup. Going forward, Martijn plans to "keep DELAIN alive" by taking it back to a project form, releasing music with special guests. Westerholt broke the news of the end of the latest DELAIN lineup in a social media post earlier today. He ...

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OBITUARY/Ex-DEATH Bassist TERRY BUTLER Teams With THE ABSENCE Members To Form INHUMAN CONDITION

Florida death metal veteran Terry Butler (OBITUARY, DEATH, MASSACRE, SIX FEET UNDER) has joined forces with Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) on drums/vocals and Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG) on guitar to form INHUMAN CONDITION. The trio is currently in the studio at Kling and Nordberg's own Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring ...

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BURNING WITCHES To Release New Album 'The Witch Of The North' In May

Swiss metallers BURNING WITCHES will release their fourth full-length album, "The Witch Of The North", on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. Following 2020's "Dance Of The Devil", which charted at #22 in Germany, and the "Circle Of Five" EP, vocalist Laura Guldemond, guitarists Romana Kalkuhl and Larissa Ernst, bassist Jeanine Grob and drummer Lala ...

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BRIAN WHEAT Says DAVE RUDE 'Saved' TESLA

In 2006, when TESLA needed a new guitar player to replace original member Tommy Skeoch, Dave Rude took the job and the band hasn't looked back since. TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to "The SDR Show" about how Rude ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'I Gave My Life To Christ When I Was A Kid'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "The Andrew Brunet Show" about his recently released debut book, "Awake & Alive To Truth (Finding Truth In The Chaos Of A Relativistic World)". Regarding his inspiration for writing the book, John said (see video below): "I gave my life ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says Playing With SCORPIONS Is 'So Much More Physically Demanding' Than Performing With MOTÖRHEAD Ever Was

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee was recently interiewed on "Drum For The Song", the podcast hosted by Dane Campbell, son of ex-MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what the main difference is between playing with MOTÖRHEAD and touring with SCORPIONS in terms of how he paces ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's ROB BARRETT Says ERIK RUTAN Is 'Definitely The Better Guitar Player' But Insists He Is 'Not Intimidated By Him At All'

Florida death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Erik Rutan, one of the death metal's most acclaimed guitarists who is known for his time as part of MORBID ANGEL throughout the '90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars for HATE ETERNAL, ...

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STEVE VAI Undergoes Trigger Finger Surgery, Details New Projects

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai recently sat down for an interview with Cassius Morris on "The Cassius Morris Show". You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his current and upcoming projects, the 60-year-old Vai, who recently underwent trigger finger surgery, said: "I always had this desire to one day just do an acoustic record ...

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