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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Lightwork' Album, European Tour

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has announced his first new tour in support of the forthcoming album "Lightwork", due to be released in spring 2022. Devin has started recording with producer GGGarth Richardson at his The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Tickets for the "Lightwork Tour 2022" will go on sale ...

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Extinction Level Event - THE VICIOUS HEAD SOCIETY

Several decades ago, when prog metal was in its infancy, the idea that one man could produce an album that sounds even half as good as "Extinction Level Event" was unthinkable. Obviously, technology has played its hand since those primitive times and sonic cathedrals of sound conjured by some plucky nerd and a lightly smoking ...

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Sarcoma - ALLUVIAL

For those who worship at the twin altars of bone-crunching brutality and virtuoso showboating, ALLUVIAL's debut album, "The Deep Longing for Annihilation", was plainly one of 2017's most impressive debuts. Guitarist Wes Hauch is increasingly one of the most admired around, particularly when it comes to modern death metal's cutting edge, and associations with everyone ...

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PROCOL HARUM To Release 'Missing Persons (Alive Forever)' EP

Esoteric Antenna has announced the release of a new CD EP by the legendary PROCOL HARUM. Due on May 7, "Missing Persons (Alive Forever)" was completed during lockdown, after founder and lead singer Gary Brooker rediscovered a CD of rough mixes of two studio tracks the band had laid down during a previous session. "They ...

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Tortured Whole - SANGUISUGABOGG

Proponents of death metal — including musicians, fans and everyone in between — have a tendency of taking themselves too seriously. Sure, a serious demeanor and outlook go hand in hand with some of the darker and occult-obsessed bands, but when many take the grimacing look and spirit to an extreme, the try-hard nature actually ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says His Next Album 'The Puzzle' Is 'Abstract, Complex, Ambient Nonsense'

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend spoke to Guitar Interactive about his upcoming album, "The Puzzle", which he recently completed for an early 2021 release. Regarding how the coronavirus crisis has affected the musical and lyrical direction of the LP, Devin said (see video below): "By being as honest with yourself as possible, what's ...

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Three Of EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic Guitars Sold For $422,000

Julien's Auctions held the highly anticipated "Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N' Roll", the world record-breaking auction house to the stars' annual music extravaganza, on Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2, 2020 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensAuctions.com. The two-day music auction event sold nearly 900 items of pop culture iconography, instruments ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Announces 'The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest' Solo Album

Anneke Van Giersbergen will release her new solo album, "The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest", on February 26, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Lyrically, and musically, the award-winning Dutch artist lays her soul bare with the most evocative record of her career — captivating song-stories told with acoustic guitars, strings, horns, percussion, and Anneke's hypnotic vocal ...

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MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members Guest On Solo Album From SAIGON KICK's JASON BIELER

SAIGON KICK's Jason Bieler will release his new solo album, "Songs For The Apocalypse", under the moniker JASON BIELER AND THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA, on January 22, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album sees Bieler working with a diverse array of musical friends, including Todd LaTorre (QUEENSRŸCHE), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Devin Townsend, Pat ...

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DINO CAZARES Celebrates 30 Years Of FEAR FACTORY With Help From DEVIN TOWNSEND, ROBB FLYNN, Others

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a 10-minute video in which a number of other notable musicians and music industry personalities congratulate the band on its 30th anniversary. Among the people featured in the clip are Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Tony Campos (STATIC-X), Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA), Shaun Glass (REPENTANCE), Hernan "Eddie" Hermida ...

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Forgotten Days - PALLBEARER

It didn't take long for PALLBEARER to perfect their masterful mix of melancholy and beauty after their 2012 debut, "Sorrow and Extinction". Heck, that mix was damn near perfect coming out of the starting gate. It's been a testament to their mastery of songcraft and melodic doom metal that even through minor tweaks here and ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Partners With REVERB To Sell Music Gear Used On Band's Albums And Tours

Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments, announced today that it has partnered with Wolf Hoffmann, longtime guitarist for ACCEPT, to sell guitars, amps, and more used on albums and tours from throughout the heavy metal guitarist's career. The official Wolf Hoffmann Reverb shop will launch ...

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