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PEARL JAM Launches 'Quick Escape' Video Game

Earlier today, PEARL JAM released a brand-new song, "Quick Escape", in anticipation of the band's upcoming album, "Gigaton", due out Friday, March 27 via Monkeywrench/Republic Records. In addition, the band has launched the "Quick Escape" arcade game where fans can select a member of the band to play an intergalactic Space Invader battle set to ...

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PEARL JAM Blasts DONALD TRUMP In New Song 'Quick Escape'

PEARL JAM's new song "Quick Escape" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Gigaton", which arrives this Friday, March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. Produced by Josh Evans and PEARL JAM, the disc marks the band's first studio album since Grammy Award-winning "Lightning Bolt", which was released on October ...

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PEARL JAM Teases 'Gigaton' Album With Hotline

PEARL JAM fans can get a taste of the band's upcoming album, "Gigaton", by dialing 585-20-PEARL (585-207-3275). By calling the number, fans will hear the following message: "Hello, you've reached the PEARL JAM 'Gigaton' hotline. Press 1 to leave a message. Press 2 to opt in to receive updates from the band and preview the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On His Signature Bass: 'My Goal Has Always Been To Invent And Develop Very High-Octane, Cutting-Edge Instruments'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to Guitar World about his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models. "My goal has always been to invent and develop very high-octane, cutting-edge instruments," he explained. "I prefer basses that look like they move fast and move forward. ...

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Neaera - NEAERA

Near legends in their German homeland but largely unknown outside of Europe, NEAERA have arguably suffered for being far too heavy and vicious for their own good. While plenty of other bands peddle a similar blend of pumped-up melo-death and gleaming metalcore hooks, the Münster crew have always sounded ten times more pissed off and ...

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Watch PEARL JAM's Animated Video For 'Superblood Wolfmoon'

PEARL JAM has unveiled the music video for its new single "Superblood Wolfmoon". The song is the latest single to be released from the group's anxiously awaited new album, "Gigaton", arriving March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. PEARL JAM teamed up with D.I.Y. animator Keith Ross — renowned for his homegrown @TinyConcert Instagram channel. The ...

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Hear PEARL JAM's New Single 'Superblood Wolfmoon'

PEARL JAM has released a new single called "Superblood Wolfmoon". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from the band's much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh ...

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PEARL JAM To Play Intimate Show At Apollo Theater

SiriusXM announced today that PEARL JAM will perform at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater in a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Thursday, March 26. The exclusive concert marks the first time that PEARL JAM has performed at the iconic venue and their first concert in New York City in almost three ...

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Listen To New PEARL JAM Single 'Dance Of The Clairvoyants'

PEARL JAM has released a new single called "Dance Of The Clairvoyants". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from the band's much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced ...

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PEARL JAM Unveils 'Gigaton' Track Listing

PEARL JAM has unveiled the track listing for its much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and PEARL JAM, "Gigaton" marks the band's first studio album since Grammy ...

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GOJIRA's JOE DUPLANTIER Gets New Signature Guitar From CHARVEL

Charvel has expanded its signature artist models with the all-new Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH E Mahogany (pictured below) featuring the GOJIRA frontman's new signature DiMarzio humbucking bridge pickup, as well as new colors for the Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK and Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA. French avant-metal quartet GOJIRA has ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic 'Frankenstein' Guitar Arrives With Price Tag Everyday Musician Can Afford

EVH has revealed the all-new Striped Series Frankie, refreshed Wolfgang WG Standard models including the all-new Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Spalted Maple and new colors for the Wolfgang Special. Widely regarded as the most recognizable electric guitar ever, Eddie Van Halen's iconic and revered Frankenstein guitar has arrived with a price tag the everyday musician ...

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PEARL JAM To Release 'Gigaton' Album In March; Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Announced

PEARL JAM will release its much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and PEARL JAM, "Gigaton" marks the band's first studio album since Grammy Award-winning "Lightning Bolt", which was released on ...

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BENEDICTION Singer's 'Serious Health Problems' Force Postponement Of South American Tour

BENEDICTION's previously announced South American tour has been postponed as a result of "serious health problems" suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram. The long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Due to serious health problems suffered by vocalist Dave Ingram, the upcoming BENEDICTION tour of Latin ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Control By Chaos' From 'The Evolution Of Chaos' 10th-Anniversary Remastered Reissue

The 10th-anniversary remastered reissue of HEATHEN's "The Evolution Of Chaos" album will be made available on January 31 via Mascot Records. The release will be available on CD/DVD, 2LP and digitally with a previously unreleased bonus track, "Seasons Of Purgatory". The CD/DVD will be accompanied by a two-hour "making-of" documentary on the album as well ...

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Unhumanized - CIANIDE

Fuck Christmas. Fuck New Year. Only death metal is real. CIANIDE have been flying the flag for old-school extremity for so long now that the only real surprise to be found on "Unhumanized" is that the Chicagoans remain proudly impervious to evolution or the march of time. Although marginally less prone to slowing down than ...

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Lone - OAK

In the sobering, slow motion world of funeral doom, certain traits are non-negotiable. The excruciating tempos, the profound sense of existential despair, the thick wall of grandiloquent reverb: it's a robust and fertile formula, but one that is easy enough to harness that it only occasionally throws up a record of unquestionable brilliance. Audibly aiming ...

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UNEARTH Releases Music Video For 'Sidewinder'

UNEARTH has released the official music video for the song "Sidewinder", taken from the band's "Extinction(s)" album, which came out in November 2018. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, THY ART IS MURDER, SILENT PLANET) at Graphic Nature Studios. Additionally, ...

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PEARL JAM Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

PEARL JAM will embark on a European tour next summer. The 13-date trek, which will feature support from PIXIES, IDLES and WHITE REAPER, will mark the band's first live appearances in nearly two years. PEARL JAM's tour will kick off on on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany and will include three festival appearances — Lollapalooza ...

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PARADISE LOST To Begin Recording New Album This Month

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will enter Orgone Studios in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom at the end of the month with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to begin recording their new album. An early 2020 release is expected. PARADISE LOST previously worked with Arellano on "The Plague Within" (2015) and "Medusa" (2017) albums. This past ...

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PARADISE LOST: Official Biography 'No Celebration' Due In November

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost". Due in November, this brand new hardcover chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with in-depth interviews, first-hand accounts and never-before-seen photos. From their beginnings in the dreary north of England, to their development as the forerunners ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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