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ANTHRAX Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebrations

One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge ...

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MASSACRE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nearly four decades after their unholy conception, masters of Floridian death metal MASSACRE have found a diabolical union with Nuclear Blast Records, with plans to release their fourth studio album, and first in seven years, later this year. Nuclear Blast's U.S.A. general manager Gerardo Martinez, who signed MASSACRE, says: "For many of us at Nuclear ...

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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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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Subdivisions' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Brandon Yeagley (CROBOT) and Mee Eun Kim (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Subdivisions", recorded with each member separated in his or her own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an ...

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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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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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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Announces 'Silver Linings' Covers Album

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has announced a brand new album, "Silver Linings", due out May 14 via Megaforce Records. The 14-track effort features an all-star cast of "who's who" in the thrash, metal, and rock worlds, with all cuts culled from Benante's acclaimed "quarantine jam" video series. Benante has earmarked a portion of the "Silver ...

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JOURNEY's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Hits 1 Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

JOURNEY's classic song "Don't Stop Believin'" has reached 1 billion listens on Spotify. JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon commemorated the milestone by posting a screenshot of the band's Spotify page, and he included the following message: "Wow!!! Thank you Fans!! We are Over 1 Billion Streams on Spotify Don't stop Believin QUEEN is the ONLY other ...

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Here's The First Trailer For GLENN DANZIG's Vampire Spaghetti Western 'Death Rider In The House Of Vampires'

The first trailer for Glenn Danzig's upcoming homage to Italian spaghetti westerns and classic vampire films, "Death Rider In The House Of Vampires", can be seen below. It is the follow-up to his "Verotika" feature film directorial debut, which received its premiere in June 2019. "Death Rider In The House Of Vampires" was written and ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Releases Music Video For 'Elasticity' Title Track

Serj Tankian's eagerly awaited "Elasticity" EP will be released on March 19 via Alchemy Recordings/BMG. A preview of the five-song release comes via the Vlad Kaptur-directed video for the EP's title track. "When I conceived possibly doing another record with the guys from SYSTEM OF A DOWN a few years back, I started working on ...

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Former MEGADETH Members Team Up With Ex-FIREWIND Singer, Former FATES WARNING Bassist In New Project

Former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has launched a new project with his brother, and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, Glen Drover. The as-yet-unnamed band also features former FATES WARNING bassist Joe DiBiase and German singer Henning Basse, who has previously played with FIREWIND, METALIUM and MAYAN. In a new interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, Shawn stated ...

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Watch BUTCHER BABIES' Music Video For 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Sleeping With The Enemy". The song is the second taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Carla Harvey comments: "'Sleeping With The Enemy' is one of the most vulnerable songs we've ...

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Political Journey Of D.O.A.'s JOE KEITHLEY Focus Of Upcoming Documentary

Award-winning documentary filmmaker/director Scott Crawford ("Creem: America's Only Rock'N'Roll Magazine") and producer Paul Rachman ("American Hardcore") have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of their new project, "Something Better Change". The film documents hardcore punk band D.O.A. frontman and lead guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley's unprecedented political rise in his native Burnaby, ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE, HENRY ROLLINS, ADAM LAMBERT Set For CYNDI LAUPER's 10th Annual 'Home For The Holidays' Benefit Concert

Cyndi Lauper — the Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning icon and advocate — has announced that her 10th annual "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert will premiere on Friday, December 11 exclusively on her TikTok at 8 p.m. EST, with an additional stream Sunday, December 13 on Lauper's YouTube and Facebook handles at 8 p.m. EST. ...

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Watch METALLICA Play Reimagined Version Of 'Disposable Heroes' During 'Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction'

METALLICA played both unplugged and electric sets as part of its "Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction", which was streamed live earlier today (Saturday, November 14) from the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California. The acoustic portion saw James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo perform stripped down versions ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' CHAD SMITH Rocks Latin Percussion Red Hot Pack Of Percussion Accessories

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith rocks the Latin Percussion Red Hot Pack of percussion accessories in the company's latest "LP Your Kit" video. In a scorching display, he demonstrates how the pack's percussion instruments add alternate sounds, different textures and distinctive rhythmic flavors to his playing. The Red Hot Pack features a fiery trio ...

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ORGY Unearths Video For 'Talk Sick' Track 'Spells'

To tide fans over during trying times, electronic rock band ORGY has unearthed a never-before-seen video for the track "Spells", taken from its 2015 "Talk Sick" EP. "We just wanted to reach out during these hard times to let you know we haven't forgotten about all of you," ORGY says. "These times are especially difficult ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup

Reformed Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have announced their new lineup. Joining original singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders are guitarists Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Jonny Pettersson (GODS FORSAKEN, WOMBBATH, HENRY KANE) and Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, AS THE WORLD DIES), along with drummer Brynjar Helgeton. Says Borders: "WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH ...

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