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HAMMERFALL Joined By KING DIAMOND On New Single 'Venerate Me'

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released a new single, "Venerate Me", featuring a special guest appearance by legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond. The track is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", which is due on February 25 via Napalm Records. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The second single is here, ...

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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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U.S. Government Granted Permission To Share Material From JON SCHAFFER Case As Discovery To Other OATH KEEPERS Cases

The U.S. government requested and was granted permission to share sealed materials from the case involving ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer's role in the U.S. Capitol riot case as discovery to the three main Oath Keepers cases. Discovery is the legal term used to describe the different processes that require parties in a lawsuit to ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Thanked METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD For Organizing 'Big Four' Shows: They 'Didn't Have To Do That'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on November 20, 2021 for an intimate question-and-answer discussion, acoustic performance and book signing in celebration of his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which was released earlier that month. At the event, which was hosted by Meltdown ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Frontman BURTON C. BELL On His Singing Style: 'It's All About Vocalizing For Feeling And Vocalizing A Moment'

Former FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell and his ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS bandmate Jayce Lewis took part in a Facebook Live chat yesterday (Friday, January 14) on the official ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS page. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. When asked if he identifies more with melodic or aggressive vocals, Bell ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Looks Back On His Near-Death Experience: 'All These Memories Started Flashing Before My Eyes'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Ivan Moody has once again opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction. The singer, who celebrated his third year of sobriety last March, previously said that he nearly died due to an alcohol-related seizure and woke up surrounded by EMTs and his daughter holding him while crying. He also admitted ...

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KING DIAMOND And MERCYFUL FATE Classics Turned Into Sweet Lullabies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" track listing: 01. Abigail (KING DIAMOND) 02. Welcome Home (KING DIAMOND) 03. Halloween (KING DIAMOND) 04. ...

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ONCE HUMAN Releases 'Erasure' Single

ONCE HUMAN has released "Erasure", the fourth single from the band's upcoming "Scar Weaver" album, due on February 11. ONCE HUMAN vocalist Lauren Hart states: "'Erasure' is a song about blood diamonds. It's about the clear-cut, horrific message that a rock is worth more than a life to their producers. Although today there are human ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Talks To Former British Army Soldier In Sixth Episode Of 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

The sixth episode of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, has just been launched across all podcast platforms. Check it out below. In this episode, Dutton and Dickinson chat to Andy McNab, the pen name of Steven Billy Mitchell, ...

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MAMMOTH WVH And DIRTY HONEY Postpone Launch Of 'Young Guns' Tour

MAMMOTH WVH and DIRTY HONEY have postponed the launch of their "Young Guns" co-headlining tour to February 20 from the previously announced January 18. Earlier today, the two bands issued the following joint statement: "We take the health and safety of the bands, road crews, local venue staff and especially our fans very seriously. "Due ...

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KING DIAMOND Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. Earlier today, King took to his social media to write: "Sad news that one of my true heroes, Burke Shelley, has left us. "I had the ...

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Oh What The Future Holds - FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY

The sixth full-length from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY sees the band at their most refined level of musicianship and songwriting yet, without sacrificing any of their fury. Each musician performs complex parts that showcase their awe-inspiring expertise with their instrument, while still managing to work cohesively together instead of competing with one another. Will Putney ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Another Retinal Detachment Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has undergone surgery for a re-detached retina. A retinal detachment happens when the retina separates from the back of the eye, causing peripheral vision loss. Without immediate treatment, a retinal detachment can lead to total vision loss, according to Healthline. The 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who had his initial procedure in November, took ...

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Watch New Trailer For FOO FIGHTERS' Horror Comedy 'Studio 666'

A new trailer for the FOO FIGHTERS horror comedy "Studio 666", starring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, is available below. Open Road Films acquired worldwide rights to the film, directed by BJ McDonnell, which is set for a wide domestic theatrical release in more than 2,000 theatres ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's GEORGE 'CORPSEGRINDER' FISHER Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Solo Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has released a new video teaser for his upcoming solo album, titled "Corpsegrinder". Due on February 25, the 10-song effort was co-produced by Nick Bellmore (DEE SNIDER, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and will be made available through Jasta's new label, Perseverance Music Group. The song "Acid ...

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