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Universal Death Church - LORD MANTIS

The musical nihilists known as LORD MANTIS were, by all accounts, considered a done deal in 2016. That's when founding member and percussionist Bill Bumgardner tragically committed suicide. But the unlikely and very much desired reunion came to fruition once vocalist/bassist Charlie Fell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski decided to rekindle their unsettling, ravaging musical fires. ...

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ANTHRAX Joins Forces With PUCK HCKY For Hockey-Inspired Clothing Line

ANTHRAX has announced a new alliance with Puck Hcky, the Michigan-based, premium hockey apparel brand. Beginning immediately, Puck Hcky is making available a series of high-quality, small batch hockey jerseys and streetwear that pull visual inspiration from the band's rich catalog of album, EP, single, and t-shirt artwork, including ANTHRAX's instantly-recognizable logo and its longtime ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD To Release 'New Empire, Vol. 1' Album In February

California's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will release its sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. Produced by Matt Good (SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ASKING ALEXANDRIA), the record is comprised of nine high-energy tracks that showcase the band embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort. "Time Bomb", the dynamic ...

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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases Music Video For 'Already Dead'

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has released the official music video for its new single, "Already Dead". The song marks the band's first music released since 2018's "Psalms" EP, which has racked up over 50 million streams worldwide. "Already Dead" is also the first effort from HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's forthcoming sixth full-length album, due next year via Dove & ...

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OVERKILL Singer On Lineup Changes: 'New Blood Is A Good Thing'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the high turnover of his bandmates and how it has affected the group's sound over the years. "Not every member has brought something, let's say, groundbreaking to it, but new blood is a good thing," Bobby said. "But some members change the chemistry. Case ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Returns With New Single 'Already Dead'

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has returned with a fiery new single, "Already Dead". The song marks the band's first music released since 2018's "Psalms" EP, which has racked up over 50 million streams worldwide. "Already Dead" is also the first effort from HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's forthcoming sixth full-length album, due next year via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. More ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Co-Headline Next Year's LOLLAPALOOZA Festivals In Chile, Argentina And Brazil

Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil have unveiled the lineups for the 2020 editions, revealing a bill featuring headliners GUNS N' ROSES, Travis Scott, THE STROKES, Lana Del Rey, Martin Garrix and Gwen Stefani. The lineup also includes Armin Van Buuren, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, James Blake, BROCKHAMPTON, Alan Walker, ILLENIUM, THE LUMINEERS, ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: Inside Look At Drum Rig (Video)

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio recently joined Charlie Banante from ANTHRAX for an inside look at his drum rig. Watch the clip below. Earlier this year, Benante spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said: "There's a collection of songs so far ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer On His Erotic Horror Series: 'Whatever Warped Stuff I Could Think Of, I Put On Paper'

Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and founding member Jeremy Spencer spoke to Rock Confidential about his latest venture, a new series called "LadyKiller TV". Spencer is creator, executive producer, writer, co-director and actor on the show, which is a collection of eight erotic horror parodies based on iconic horror films and ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Spoofs Classic Slasher Films With Adult Film Stars In 'LadyKiller TV'

Horror and erotica make familiar bedfellows in a brand-new series coming this fall from 6ex Films, WG Films and Whore Gore, "LadyKiller TV", a collection of eight erotic horror parodies pulled from iconic slasher films — but made better with the biggest adult film stars. Jeremy Spencer, the former drummer of hard rock outfit FIVE ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Teases New Single 'Inside Out'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released a short preview of a brand new song called "Inside Out". The track will appear on the band's upcoming eighth album, tentatively due in early 2020. The disc is once again being helmed by Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who currently lives in Las Vegas, where ...

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Watch ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sing U.S. National Anthem Before CHICAGO WHITE SOX Vs. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Game

Earlier today (Thursday, September 12), ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before Chicago White Sox's game against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Video footage of his rendition can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ""theREALkongzilla"). Belladonna, who has sung the U.S. national anthem at a ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Disputes Assault Allegations: 'There Was No Bloody Altercation,' Attorney Says

An attorney for former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has disputed allegations that his client beat two elderly men inside a Queens, New York hotel last month. The 43-year-old musician is accused of punching the older men on August 30 at the Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport hotel in East Elmhurst. The alleged attack happened after ...

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