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ALICE COOPER Teams Up With HOT SHOTS For His Own Line Of Hot Sauce

American rock legend Alice Cooper is gearing up to bring his fans a different type of release this fall, something a little spicy. The beloved godfather of shock rock announced today he has partnered with the world's largest specialty hot sauce distributor, Hot Shots. In collaboration with his publishing company, Primary Wave Music, Cooper is ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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MACABRE Announces First Album In Almost 10 Years, 'Carnival Of Killers'

Chicago legends of "murder metal/death metal" MACABRE will release their first full-length album in almost 10 years, "Carnival Of Killers", on November 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Lake Of Fire", can be streamed below. MACABRE's Corporate Death (a.k.a. guitarist/vocalist Lance Lencioni) comments: "'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden ...

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Listen To New Version Of SIXX:A.M.'s 'Maybe It's Time' Feat. DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT, GUNS N' ROSES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody are among the musicians who are featured on the new version of the SIXX:A.M. song "Maybe It's Time". The track is the cornerstone of an industry-wide initiative to draw attention to the opioid ...

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DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT, GUNS N' ROSES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Guest On New Version Of SIXX:A.M.'s 'Maybe It's Time'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody are among the musicians who are featured on the new version of the SIXX:A.M. song "Maybe It's Time", to be released on Friday (August 21) as part of the Artists For Recovery project. ...

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Immersion - Primitive Man

If you're a fan of heavy music, there is seldom a shortage of exciting music that fits the bill. Then, of course, there are bands that make the vast majority of so-called heavy bands sound like absolute lightweights. PRIMTIVE MAN definitely fit into that category, and for those who have enjoyed (if indeed 'enjoyed' is ...

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Generation Antichrist - ONSLAUGHT

It really doesn't matter how many mainstream chatterers want metal to "move forward": subgenres as resilient as thrash will never disappear or lose their relevance, particularly when so many of its original progenitors are still releasing albums as monstrous as this. ONSLAUGHT have already amassed a near-immaculate catalogue. If you don't regularly injure yourself to ...

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Music From SIXX:A.M., BAD WOLVES, FROM ASHES TO NEW And ESCAPE THE FATE Featured On 'Sno Babies' Soundtrack

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith's feature film "Sno Babies". The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly ("Game Of Silence"), Paola Andino ("Queen Of The South"), Michael Lombardi ("Rescue Me"), Evangeline Young ("The Good Wife") and Joanne Baron ("This Is Us"). "Sno Babies" ...

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Let There Be Nothing - JUDICATOR

There was a time, not so long ago, when the U.S. trad and power metal scenes seemed terminally unable to compete with their European counterparts. Or at least that's what we tell ourselves shortly before the shaming revelation that JUDICATOR are poised to release their fifth studio album. Doubtless there are plenty of diehards in ...

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Limbo - GAEREA

If you can cast your mind back as far as 2018 (and you are forgiven if you're currently struggling to remember what you had for breakfast), GAEREA released one of the very finest black metal albums of that year, the subtly eccentric "Unsettling Whispers"; released through remarkably consistent Mumbai imprint Transcending Obscurity. If you've heard ...

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ONSLAUGHT Releases Music Video For 'Bow Down To The Clowns'

U.K.-based thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT have revealed a travelling circus-inspired music video for "Bow Down To The Clowns", the second single from the upcoming "Generation Antichrist" album. Lyrically inspired by society’s tendency to allow itself to be controlled by others, the lip offers a literal depiction of dark clowns with a demonic ringmaster pulling the ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says COVID-19 Is 'A Psychological Warfare Campaign More Than It Is A Serious Pandemic'

ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer has voiced his controversial views on the coronavirus crisis, claiming that COVID-19 is "a psychological warfare campaign on the people more than it is a serious pandemic." Schaffer, who raised eyebrows in 2009 when he initially launched his SONS OF LIBERTY project via an appearance on a radio show hosted ...

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666 - 666

The official consensus on black metal's evolution tends to focus on the contributions of VENOM, BATHORY and then, perhaps most definitively, MAYHEM. And rightly so, of course. But there are always missing links lurking in metal's obsidian shadows, and Norway's 666 are definitely worth a lot more than a footnote. Pre-dating MAYHEM by a couple ...

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Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

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Strike.Smother.Dehumanize - REVENGE

Six albums into an avowedly spotlight-shunning career, REVENGE have earned themselves a formidable reputation. Admittedly, it's a reputation for making records that sound like all the hatred in the world, condensed down to an unstoppable tornado of harrowing, blackened noise. But that still counts. And the truth about REVENGE is that while the Canadians could ...

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CRO-MAGS Release 'From The Grave' Music Video

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single "From The Grave", featuring former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell. "The idea for the video is that I'm rising from the grave ...

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GRIM REAPER Members Reunite Remotely For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH Classic 'Heaven And Hell'

GRIM REAPER vocalist Steve Grimmett has reunited remotely with the band's founding member, riff writer and guitarist Nick Bowcott, to record a "quarantine jam" version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Heaven And Hell". "It's all [renowned Internet guitar teacher] Steve Stine's fault," quips Bowcott. "He's the guy who was nice/dumb enough (delete as you deem ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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Hear New LAMB OF GOD Song 'New Colossal Hate'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have unleashed another track from their forthcoming self-titled album (now due June 19 via Epic Records) in the form of "New Colossal Hate" — a song which finds the band at the height of their formidable powers — unrelenting, unstoppable, and as always, setting the standard for aggressive modern ...

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