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SODOM Recruits Drummer TONI MERKEL

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have recruited Toni Merkel as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, who announced his departure from SODOM earlier in the month. Says the group: "Flying under the radar for a long time, it's a dream coming true for [Toni]. Brace yourself to ...

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GOJIRA's JOE DUPLANTIER Gets New Signature Guitar From CHARVEL

Charvel has expanded its signature artist models with the all-new Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH E Mahogany (pictured below) featuring the GOJIRA frontman's new signature DiMarzio humbucking bridge pickup, as well as new colors for the Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK and Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA. French avant-metal quartet GOJIRA has ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic 'Frankenstein' Guitar Arrives With Price Tag Everyday Musician Can Afford

EVH has revealed the all-new Striped Series Frankie, refreshed Wolfgang WG Standard models including the all-new Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Spalted Maple and new colors for the Wolfgang Special. Widely regarded as the most recognizable electric guitar ever, Eddie Van Halen's iconic and revered Frankenstein guitar has arrived with a price tag the everyday musician ...

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Video Premiere: WE CAME AS ROMANS' 'From The First Note'

WE CAME AS ROMANS have shared the video for their brand new song "From The First Note". Check it out below. "From The First Note" and "Carry The Weight" serve as the first tracks that the band released since singer Kyle Pavone's tragic passing in August 2018. Says guitarist Joshua Moore: "'From The First Note' ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In The Spring

Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album and world tour. Set for release this spring, "Shapeshifting" marks the legendary guitarist's 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly. As previously announced, "The Shapeshifting Tour" opens on April ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Celebrate 20th Anniversary On Spring 2020 North American Tour

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have announced a spring 2020 North American tour that will feature a very special two-set performance celebrating 20 years since the band's inception. The first set will feature a career-spanning setlist, while the second set will see the band play its highly acclaimed 2009 opus "The ...

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Listen To Title Track Of APOCALYPTICA's New Album, 'Cell-0'

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has released "Cell-0", the title track of the group's latest studio album, due out January 10 via Silver Lining Music. In support of the release of "Cell-0", APOCALYPTICA — cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén — will be the special guests for SABATON on ...

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Unhumanized - CIANIDE

Fuck Christmas. Fuck New Year. Only death metal is real. CIANIDE have been flying the flag for old-school extremity for so long now that the only real surprise to be found on "Unhumanized" is that the Chicagoans remain proudly impervious to evolution or the march of time. Although marginally less prone to slowing down than ...

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BABYMETAL Releases Music Video For 'Da Da Dance'

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL has unveiled a new video for the track "Da Da Dance". Filmed across various shows during the group's "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the clip includes footage from BABYMETAL's first-ever U.S. arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on October 11. "Da Da Dance", which features a guest appearance by guitarist ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Vampire Spaghetti Western Completes Filming: 'It's Pretty Crazy,' He Says

Glenn Danzig has completed filming his next movie. It is the follow-up to his "Verotika" feature film directorial debut, which received its premiere in June. Glenn spoke about his new project during a question-and-answer session for the Philadelphia screening of "Verotika" on Friday (December 13) at the Philadelphia Film Center. Danzig said (see video below): ...

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APOCALYPTICA Releases Music Video For 'En Route To Mayhem'

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has released the new music video for " En Route To Mayhem" which can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming studio album, "Cell-0", due out January 10, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen stated about the song: "'En Route To Mayhem' is a ...

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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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