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MASTODON Drops Another New Song, 'Sickle And Peace'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a new song called "Sickle And Peace". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members ...

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Former DEATH Drummer BILL ANDREWS 'Was Totally On Board' To Take Part In CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts

Former DEATH members James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) will perform the band's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing", in its entirety at two shows in Florida. The December 11 and December 12 concerts at the Brass Mug in Tampa — where Murphy and Butler will be joined by drummer Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE ...

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PAUL STANLEY On Teachers In Texas District Being Told To Give 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust: 'This Is So F**ked'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has weighed in on the controversy that erupted after a district leader in Texas asked teachers to offer students books with an "opposing perspective" of the Holocaust. During a meeting last week between teachers and Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum, they discussed which books teachers should have in their ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: 'In A Perfect World, We Would Like' Our Albums 'To Be Digested From Start To Bottom'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. Asked how he and his bandmates decide on which songs to release first prior to the arrival of the full-length disc, the singer/bassist said: "Our label, Warner ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces January/February 2022 North American Tour

Multi-platinum rock band SHINEDOWN has announced its 2022 North American tour, "Shinedown Live In Concert". Kicking off in San Francisco on January 26, the upcoming 22-date outing will see the acclaimed quartet travel throughout the West Coast, Canada, and more, with stops in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. POP ...

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FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, VOLBEAT, HATEBREED Members Mourn Passing Of Music Industry Veteran SCOTT KOENIG

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and Monte Conner, the music industry veteran who signed FEAR FACTORY to Roadrunner Records, are among the notable figures who have paid tribute to Scott Koenig, former manager of BIOHAZARD and FEAR FACTORY, who died last Thursday (October 7) after a battle with COVID-19. He was ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Drops 'Funeral Derangements' Music Video Inspired By STEPHEN KING Horror Classic 'Pet Sematary'

Slashercore outfit ICE NINE KILLS has dropped the fourth and final new track from its upcoming album "The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood" prior to its release this coming Friday, October 15 via Fearless Records. Today's offering submitted into evidence is titled "Funeral Derangements" and is inspired by the Stephen King horror classic "Pet ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Single 'Teardrinker'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Focus Of Upcoming Book

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has been a major figure in grindcore for more than four decades, and his story is closely tied to the history of that scene. Tentatively due in 2022 via Rocket 88, a new book called "Life? … & Napalm Death" will take the reader on a front seat, white-knuckle ride ...

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MASTODON Teases 'Teardrinker' Music Video

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker" tonight (Thursday, September 30) at 9:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT. A teaser for the video is available below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The ...

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Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER And PETER BALTES Cover AC/DC's 'Shoot To Thrill' With HOWLING GIANT

Nashville trio HOWLING GIANT, which features in its ranks bassist/vocalist Sebastian Baltes, son of former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes, has teamed up with Peter and fellow former ACCEPT member Udo Dirkschneider (vocals) to record a particularly heavy cover version of AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill", to be included on the upcoming Magnetic Eye Records "Redux" series ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Rejoined By Bassist MARK KLEPASKI At Scranton Concert (Video)

BREAKING BENJAMIN was rejoined by former bassist Mark Klepaski on stage during the band's concert last night (Saturday, September 18) at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania to perform the song "Firefly". Prior to launching into the track, BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley addressed the audience, telling them: "I want you guys to ...

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