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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Lyric Video For 'Your Mom'

Serj Tankian has unveiled a lyric video for the song "Your Mom". The clip was directed by artist and animator David Bradford, who has worked with Tankian on solo projects as well as projects with SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Bradford explains his concept for the "Your Mom" clip: "As I listened to the beginning of ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 'The Biography' Book Due In November

Penguin Press has set November 9 release date for Bob Spitz's new book, "Led Zeppelin: The Biography". From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of THE BEATLES comes the authoritative account of the group Jack Black and many others call the greatest rock band of all time, arguably the most successful, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Refuses To Shut Up About Politics

Serj Tankian has defended his right to speak out on political issues. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, who is currently promoting a new documentary about his life and activist work, discussed his decision to publicly express his political views in a new interview with Brazil's G1. Asked how he responds to criticism from SYSTEM ...

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JINJER Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With SUICIDE SILENCE

Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek, dubbed "Coming To America 2021", features special guests SUICIDE SILENCE. Kicking off in Seattle, Washington on October 22, the tour will traverse for over a month — stopping in major cities such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, New ...

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Was TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Based On Christmas Carol 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'? JAY JAY FRENCH Responds

In a new interview with Grand Haven, Michigan's WMPA radio station, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked if it's true that the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" was based on the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we started doing the Christmas ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Music Video For 'Electric Yerevan'

Serj Tankian's critically revered "Elasticity" EP, the SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer's first solo release since 2013's "Orca", is available now. The Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based musician has simultaneously unveiled a second video from the five-song collection, for the track "Electric Yerevan". Tankian said of the tune: "The song was inspired by the successful ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY Earns Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

On Saturday, March 13, Zoltan Bathory, founding guitarist of platinum rock band FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt by his instructors, four-time world champion and seventh degree red/black belt, master Royler Gracie, and fift degree black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Professor Mica Cipili. Bathory is a lifelong martial artist ...

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The Metal Opera By Magnus Karlsson - HEART HEALER

Barely nine months after the release of last year's magnificent "We Are The Night", relentless workaholic Magnus Karlsson has conjured yet another gloriously overblown celebration of metal and melody. This time around it's a full-blown concept album, replete with multiple vocalists playing an assortment of roles, but the essence of the Swede's eminently classy take ...

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Access All Worlds - IOTUNN

Heavy music is often at its most powerful when, on a creative level, caution is thrown to the wind. But you don't generally expect bands to smash open the doors of riff-centric perception on their debut album. Therefore, it seems reasonable to infer that IOTUNN are not like other bands. Not least due to the ...

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United In Chaos - SUMMONING THE LICH

Even the most dedicated brutality fan would struggle to plough through everything that is released under the death metal banner. The modern, well-produced end of the DM scene is particularly guilty of churning out bands that sound identical to one another, but the upside of that scenario is that a band like SUMMONING THE LICH ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Sues SOUNDGARDEN Over Buyout Offer

According to TMZ, Chris Cornell's widow has sued the surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN over the buyout price for her stake in the band. In the lawsuit, which was obtained by BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Vicky Cornell says Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd offered her just $300,000 for Chris's share. This amount, she ...

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