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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Completes Recording First Music

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has completed recording its first new music. The sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT posted a short video from the studio and included the following caption: "Recordings finished now and the files are ready ...

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STATIC-X Still Doesn't Want To Publicly Reveal New Singer's Identity Even Though 'Everyone Knows' Who He Is

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos says that he knew "there would be some negativity" in response to the band's decision to reunite without its late frontman Wayne Static. STATIC-X's recent tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and paid homage to Static, who died six years ago. While the identity ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Explains 'Power Up' Album Title

In a recent interview with Australia's Triple M radio station, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "Power Up". He said (hear audio below): "I went through everything — like titles in songs. In the song 'Realize', there's the line, 'I've got the power to mesmerize.' ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Music Video Released

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, released its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort was made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which issued the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover version of the ...

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AC/DC's 'Power Up' Tops Album Charts In 18 Countries

Following a high-octane release just over a week ago, AC/DC has taken over the No. 1 spot in 18 countries and counting with its brand-new album. "Power Up". The list of topped charts includes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, selling over 117,000 copies in the first week. "Power Up" marks AC/DC's sixth ...

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TED NUGENT Says 'The Election Was A Fraud,' Falsely Claims 'A Lot Of Dead People' Voted

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent says that this year's presidential election was a "fraud," falsely insisting that "a lot of dead people" voted and claiming that a lot of "suspicious" ballots came in for President-elect Joe Biden. Nugent, an avid Donald Trump supporter, offered his opinion of this year's election during Monday's (November 23) episode ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Weight Of The False Self - HATEBREED

It might be hard to comprehend at this point, but there are still some people out there who haven't succumbed to the wonder of HATEBREED yet. Quite how Jamey Jasta and his comrades could do more to ingratiate themselves with fans of heavy music is anyone's guess. Far beyond diehard, the band have been omnipresent ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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AC/DC: 'Back in Black' World Tour Diecast Truck Coming In December

In December, AC/DC will release the official "Back In Black" world tour diecast truck. This authentic Mack super-liner 60" flattop sleeper cab diecast metal replica model comes paired with a Kentucky storage trailer and features an opening hood with authentic engine detail, poseable front wheels, accurately detailed cab interior, pivoting fifth-wheel for trailer attachment, functioning ...

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DORO PESCH Defends Artists Playing Drive-In Concerts: 'It's Better Than Doing Nothing'

German metal queen Doro Pesch played three drive-in concerts in her home country this past summer. The shows complied with Germany's social distancing regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Drive-in concerts have received a mixed response from artists and fans, with MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn calling them "the stupidest fucking shit I've ever seen," and DESTRUCTION's ...

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AC/DC Scores U.K.'s Fastest-Selling Album Of 2020 With 'Power Up'

AC/DC's latest album, "Power Up", has topped the U.K. chart with the biggest first-week tally of 2020 so far. Notching up 62,000 chart sales, the legendary hard rockers have comfortably taken their place at the top of the 2020 leaderboard of fastest-selling albums, overtaking Kylie Minogue, who racked up 55,000 chart sales of "Disco" just ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA's 'No Remorse' (Video)

When DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" four decades ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New ...

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COREY TAYLOR Shares 'Samantha's Gone' Live Performance

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a live performance of his single "Samantha's Gone", which was captured during his groundbreaking "Forum Or Against 'Em" global streaming event at the iconic Los Angeles venue The Forum. Originally broadcasted on October 2, "Forum Or Against 'Em" saw Taylor and crew blaze through a 23-song ...

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ANTHRAX And Z2 COMICS Assemble All-Star Lineup Of Writers And Artists For 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher's most ambitious projects yet. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most iconic albums. ...

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