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The Last Viking - LEAVES' EYES

Although never quite established on the genre's top tier, LEAVES' EYES have certainly earned a formidable reputation as symphonic stalwarts. With a robust catalogue of full-length records and an international fan base, there will be plenty of people waiting for the Norwegians/Germans' new album, and the best news available is that it's very obviously one ...

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MAX CAVALERA Cuts Off His Trademark Dreadlocks

Former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera is sporting a new and somewhat shocking look. The Brazilian-born musician apparently cut off his trademark mono-dreadlock earlier this week, if his wife's social media is anything to go by. On Monday (October 19), Gloria Cavalera, who also manages Max, took to her Instagram to share a ...

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BUCKCHERRY Announces Live Concert Stream

As with most touring artists, BUCKCHERRY's 2020 touring plans were upended in March with the onset of the coronavirus. The band was forced to postpone or cancel close to 75 shows. On November 11 at 5 p.m. EST, BUCKCHERRY will premiere a live show in partnership with the streaming platform LiveXLive Media. The 75-minute performance ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Cut The Strings' Now Available

The official lyric video for "Cut The Strings", the new single from FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, can be seen below. The track is the follow-up to FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP, which came out earlier this year and marked the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Admits It's 'Frustrating' To See JOHN DOLMAYAN Publicly Voicing His Support For DONALD TRUMP

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian has admitted that it's "frustrating" to see his bandmate John Dolmayan publicly voicing his support for Donald Trump. In recent months, Dolmayan has praised Trump and has accused Democrats of "demonizing" the president and "blaming him for everything under the sun." The drummer also called Democrats "the true bigots" ...

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What Makes A 'Perfect' JUDAS PRIEST Album? ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent Book Soup virtual event hosted by Rolling Stone's Kory Grow, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford elaborated on his comment in his autobiography "Confess" where he referred to "British Steel" and "Painkiller" as PRIEST's "masterpieces." Asked what makes a "perfect" PRIEST album, Halford said (see video below): "It's the same as like the ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Says He Has Been 'Pretty Lucky' When It Comes To His Physical Health

Less than a month out from the November 13 arrival of AC/DC's seventeenth full-length album, "Power Up", Angus Young and Brian Johnson make their first-ever podcast appearance on Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk". Among many highlights during the fascinating and far-reaching hour-long interview is talk about Brian's audition, the writing process, the stories behind ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: How HELMET Influenced PANTERA

In a new interview with Machine Music, HELMET leader Page Hamilton discussed his relationship with PANTERA in the early 1990s and his band's influence on what eventually became the Philip Anselmo-fronted act's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album. "If you look at what they were doing before they 'became' PANTERA – the ...

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TOTO Announces New Lineup, Global Livestream Event

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams are life-long friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world-class players. They will continue to tour as TOTO, and are in ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Compares Anti-Maskers To Flat-Earthers

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying that trying to convert them is akin to convincing "flat-Earthers" (people who believe that planet Earth is actually flat) that they are wrong. Mask wearing has been a hot-button issue in the U.S. and other parts of the world ...

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KEE MARCELLO Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Introduced Keyboards Into Metal'

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello has credited Eddie Van Halen for "introducing" keyboards into heavy metal. VAN HALEN scored its first number one single in 1984 with "Jump", which featured Eddie playing the synthesizer, a move which was seen as controversial among fans because Eddie was best known for his dazzling guitar solos. According to ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG: Why I Chose Not To Include MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks On 'Power Up' Album

Two weeks ago, AC/DC released "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson ...

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