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Alpha And The Omega - KONKHRA

Death metal fans of a certain age will already be familiar with KONKHRA. One of the few bands to successfully blend the brutality of the underground with the churning grooves popularised by the likes of SEPULTURA and MACHINE HEAD in the mid '90s, they never received the recognition that albums like "Spit Or Swallow" (1995) ...

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Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

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New TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS Album To Feature DUFF MCKAGAN, ROGER TAYLOR, NANCY WILSON

On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he's spent two years on tour supporting FOO FIGHTERS' international #1 album "Concrete And Gold". The forthcoming third TAYLOR HAWKINS AND THE COATTAIL RIDERS album, "Get The Money", will be released by Shanabelle/RCA Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered ...

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Listen To New PRETTY MAIDS Song 'Firesoul Fly'

"Firesoul Fly", a brand new song from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Undress Your Madness", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Undress Your Madness" is PRETTY MAIDS' highly anticipated follow-up to 2016's critically and commercially successful ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes Mixing And Mastering Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has completed work on its second album. ...

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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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The Sound Of Scars - LIFE OF AGONY

When unexpected reunions turn into long-term campaigns, the results can be wildly variable. Perhaps surprisingly, given the media's inevitable preference for discussing Mina Caputo's personal journey rather than celebrating her music, LIFE OF AGONY have yet to drop the creative ball and arrive at their sixth studio album with reputations enhanced and credibility intact. If ...

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Listen To New LEPROUS Song 'Distant Bells'

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS has released another new song, "Distant Bells". The track is taken from the band's sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", which is due on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. LEPROUS bassist Simen Børven said: "The instrumental part of 'Distant Bells' is a compilation of my musical background. Influences from ...

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Listen To New AIRBOURNE Single 'Backseat Boogie'

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have released "Backseat Boogie", the second single from their forthcoming studio album, "Boneshaker". "Boneshaker" will be released on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The cover artwork for the disc is a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd., and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. With the creation of "Boneshaker", ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces 'Thrash Alliance' 2020 European Tour With LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH. DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier comments: "Yeah, the 'Thrash Alliance' is back with a BANG! We are delighted ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And SHERI MOON ZOMBIE To Take Part In Q&A Following '3 From Hell' Screening In Universal City

Rob Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, will take part in a question-and-answer session at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, California on October 14, immediately following the encore screening of his movie "3 From Hell". The sequel to Zombie's 2005 film "The Devil's Rejects", "3 From Hell" brings back Sid ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Dismisses 'K.K. DOWNING Clone' Accusations: 'I Didn't Try To Copy Him'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has dismissed the criticism he received for supposedly trying to look too much like the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. Nearly three decades Downing's junior, Faulkner joined PRIEST in 2011 after previously playing guitar in the backing group for Lauren Harris, daughter of IRON MAIDEN bassist ...

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