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KROKUS Announces 'Final' Concerts In USA And Canada

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have announced the details of their last-ever concerts in USA and Canada. The 13-date trek will kick off at Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and will conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 10, 2020. "It's not over till it's over," ...

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VOIVOD Guitarist Speaks Out Against Fans Filming Entire Concerts On Their Phones: 'Some People Think They're Watching NETFLIX'

VOIVOD guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain has spoken out against cell-phone use at concerts, saying that "it's just sad" to see fans watching entire shows through their phone. Mongrain made the comment during a brand new interview with The Metal Gods Meltdown. Asked what his opinion is of fans filming VOIVOD's live performances, Daniel said (hear ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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KORN Launches 2019 Docuseries

Episode 1 of the KORN 2019 docuseries can be seen below. The video was produced, directed, filmed and edited by Sebastien Paquet, with additional footage by Wombat Fire, Luke Schlink, Melissa Castro and Nick Siemens. This past September, KORN's latest album, "The Nothing", debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart with 33,000 equivalent ...

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KISS Kicks Off Japanese Tour In Sendai (Video)

Official video footage of KISS's December 8 concert at Xebio Arena in Sendai, Japan can be seen below. The show was KISS's first as a four-piece since the band was forced to cancel its tour of Australia and New Zealand after frontman Paul Stanley was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu. KISS's special ...

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AC/DC's 'Back in Black' Certified 25 Times Platinum In U.S.

On December 6, AC/DC's 1980 breakthrough album "Back in Black" was certified by the Recording Industry Association Of America for U.S. shipments of 25 million copies. "Back in Black" first went platinum in October 1980 and had previously been certified 22 times platinum in December 2007. The RIAA lists "Back In Black" as the fourth ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of DEF LEPPARD And MÖTLEY CRÜE's Press Conference Announcing 'The Stadium Tour'

DEF LEPPARD has uploaded a three-and-a-half-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the December 4 press conference at SiriusXM's Hollywood studios announcing the upcoming "The Stadium Tour". "The Stadium Tour" will feature DEF LEPPARD alongside MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. The 22-date North American trek kicks off July 7 at Miami's Hard ...

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Stolen RANDY RHOADS Memorabilia Found in North Hollywood Dumpster

Several items belonging to legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads and his family were recovered over the weekend after being stolen from North Hollywood, California's Musonia School Of Music, which was founded more than 70 years ago by Randy's mother, Delores Rhoads. Local resident Bobbi Fredriksz says she spotted a guitar and photos in a ...

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DIRTY LOOKS Is Back! First 2020 Shows Announced

Hard rockers DIRTY LOOKS have reunited and are in the process of booking several shows in early 2020. In addition to original members Paul Lidel (guitar), Jack Pyers (bass) and Gene Barnett (drums), the group's current lineup includes DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH and IGNITOR frontman Jason McMaster. So far, two new DIRTY LOOKS concerts have ...

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Read Exclusive Excerpt From Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT's 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography

Jawbone Press has announced the long-awaited autobiography of David Vincent, the legendary frontman for extreme metal pioneers MORBID ANGEL, and outlaw country artist who is now the frontman for two supergroups, VLTIMAS and I AM MORBID. Written with the bestselling author Joel McIver and with a foreword by Rosetta space mission project scientist Dr. Matt ...

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Demon Solar Totem - THE DEATHTRIP

Anything or anyone that encourages people to listen to more interesting forms of heavy music has got to be a good thing. That seems to be the theory that motivates Mat McNerney — also known as Kvohst – whose presence on THE DEATHTRIP's second album makes perfect sense and will doubtless, and quite rightly, bring ...

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No Halos In Hell - CYHRA

It was a little surprising that CYHRA's 2017 debut album, "Letters to Myself", didn't have a greater impact. With former AMARANTHE frontman Jake E. and ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad on board, this was always going to be a band with massive melodies and gleaming hooks in plentiful supply, but when the album was ...

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A Pyrrhic Existence - ESOTERIC

If you've ever wondered who the heaviest band of all time is, you might want to consider ESOTERIC as strong contenders for the title. If not the inventors of funeral doom metal, then certainly the band that have taken the genre furthest into the fathomless cosmos. The Brits have amassed a substantial but sporadic catalogue ...

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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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The Enemy: Reality - WOLFBRIGADE

Legendary Swedish D-beat stalwarts WOLFBRIGADE — the artists formerly known as WOLFPACK — have been hacking away at the chopping block for nearly a quarter century now, aside from a couple of periods of hiatus. Much like many long-running acts, the Swedes have undergone several lineup changes. But WOLFBRIGADE has gelled around a consistent vision ...

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Edge Of Existence - SILVERTOMB

SILVERTOMB has risen from the ashes of TYPE O NEGATIVE and, more recently, SEVENTH VOID. Half of the drab four, vocalist/guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, stand at the core of the New York-based act. The pair has jammed together since they were kids. Their tight bond both musically and personally shines throughout the ...

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Second Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the latest product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear. Titled "Metallica x AI Forever", the new assortment of surf trunks, t-shirts, tank tops, fleece hoodies and corduroy jackets celebrates the relationship between the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Billabong athlete and multiple world champion ...

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