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The Ides Of March - MYLES KENNEDY

While still conquering all with both ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, Myles Kennedy is steadily establishing his identity as a solo artist. Plainly one of the most significant voices in modern (hard-ish) rock, the Boston-born singer was never likely to veer off on some eccentric, experimental tangent, but there is more than enough clear blue water ...

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Zeitgeister - CALIBAN

While there was a definite period when metalcore seemed creatively redundant and ready for the scrapheap (and just for fun, I'm gonna say 2006, in-between the third and fourth AS I LAY DYING albums), but somehow the genre has endured far beyond its somewhat meagre artistic aspirations. It helps that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are still out ...

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X - ARTILLERY

Thrash heads know the score. You never could fuck with ARTILLERY as members of the serrated-edge riff elite, from the Danish band's early classics "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance" right through to more recent works by the reconvened and consistently convincing incarnation of guitarist Michael Stützer's enduring ensemble. Their last album, "The Face Of Fear", ...

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PETER FRAMPTON's 'Phenix' Les Paul Custom Guitar Recreated By GIBSON

For the past 127 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. Gibson is celebrating the iconic models of the Golden Era while leaning into the future with inspiring instruments that nurture new players across generations, and genres of music. Gibson is celebrating the Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who has been a signature ...

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BON JOVI's PHIL X Recalls Impressing ROB HALFORD

Phil X, guitarist for BON JOVI and THE DRILLS, recently did an interview with the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" and spoke about the charity work his family does for frontline workers. He also told a story about jamming with JUDAS PRIEST at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in 2016 when he was one ...

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Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin - MOTÖRHEAD

"Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God," Brendan Fraser's character Chazz asks in the 1994 rock 'n' roll comedy "Airheads". In response to the wrong answer, Steve Buscemi's character Rex made the correction with authority. "Trick question: Lemmy is God." Although he's deceased, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, frontman of the hard rocking metal legends ...

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See CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH In Music Video For TANK's 'Shellshock' From 'Baphomet' Soundtrack

Cleopatra Records has set a May 14 release date for the soundtrack to the motion picture "Baphomet", a horror film from writer-director Matthan Harris. "Baphomet" tells the tale of an American family (the Richardsons) celebrating their daughter's pregnancy, but things begin to go awry when Satanic cult leader Henrik Brandr unexpectedly visits their ranch. Henrik ...

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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery. The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: "Hi everyone, You ...

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Vultures Die Alone - Arion

This is almost certainly the wrong forum to be discussing the Eurovision Song Context, but that is where ARION first made their mark in the music world. With LORDI as a rather endearing precedent, the Finns have emulated their fellow countrymen by forging a solid and promising career, with two strong studio records in the ...

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Watch MIKKEY DEE Play Intro To KING DIAMOND's 'Welcome Home'

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee revisited his KING DIAMOND days by playing the intro to the song "Welcome Home" for a video posted to his official Facebook page. In introducing his performance, Dee stated about the song, which originally appeared on KING DIAMOND's 1988 album "Them": "I got so many requests, the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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Bionic Swarm - CRYPTOSIS

Biting the bullet and doing what feels right is arguably the key to most great music. CRYPTOSIS are living proof: the Dutch trio were originally known as DISTILLATOR and released two albums of top-notch old-school thrash before deciding, perfectly reasonably, that a change of approach was in order. The result is a new band, a ...

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No Other Godz Before Me - AGENT STEEL

If you know and love your old-school thrash, you will know that AGENT STEEL's first two albums are stone cold classics of none-more-bonkers, skull-rattling speed worship. Whether you view later albums like "Order of the Illuminati" and "Alienigma" in the same light probably depends on whether you acknowledge those later, Bruce Hall-fronted lineups as legitimate ...

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Hear New CHEAP TRICK Single 'Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll'

CHEAP TRICK has released Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll, the latest single from the band's eagerly anticipated 20th studio album, "In Another World", arriving via BMG on Friday, April 9 digitally as well as on standard black vinyl and CD. Limited-edition blue and white splattered vinyl will be available at independent record stores ...

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CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN: 'We're Too Dumb To Quit'

Rick Nielsen spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about CHEAP TRICK's upcoming 20th studio album, "In Another World", which is due on April 9 via BMG. Asked how long it took for him and his bandmates to complete the effort, the guitarist said: "It was supposed to have ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG: BON SCOTT Thought BRIAN JOHNSON Was The Best Singer He Had Seen In A Long Time

Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary AC/DC, Angus Young spoke with Matt Pinfield for the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" series. Virtually connecting from his Australian studio, Angus took some time to speak on the newest AC/DC offering, "Power Up", the 45th anniversary of "High Voltage", the impact Malcolm Young left ...

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New MEGADETH Album Will Include A Cover Song, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

During a recent episode of his Gimme Radio program "The Dave Mustaine Show", the MEGADETH leader offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (hear audio below): "Lyrics, all done. Singing, almost all done. Guitar solos, in the process. And all the other ...

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Ominous - LAKE OF TEARS

Gothic metal has the stubborn durability of a cockroach, albeit a cockroach with a taste for absinthe and cheap speed. LAKE OF TEARS have long been of the genre's most interesting and inventive bands, and recent-ish times have seen the Swedes explore a more progressive approach, with a strong whiff of both the analogue '70s ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Ozzy Osbourne received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine earlier this week. The legendary BLACK SABBATH singer revealed he got the shot while appearing, alongside his wife Sharon, on the British talk show "Loose Women". Ozzy, who turned 72 in December, told the "Loose Women" panel he had the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and ...

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