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No New BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Album Before 2022 At The Earliest

In a recent interview with "The Eddie Trunk Podcast", guitarist Joe Bonamassa spoke about the possibility of a fifth studio album with BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the band he formed with vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, THE DEAD DAISIES), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), guitarist Joe Bonamassa and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY ...

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10 YEARS To Release 'Violent Allies' Album In September

Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 YEARS will release their new studio album titled "Violent Allies", on September 18 via Mascot Records. Earlier this year, the band's first new music in two and a half years was introduced gaining immediate traction at radio and streaming platforms across the globe. That song, "The Shift" has already exceeded a ...

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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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COREY TAYLOR Has Hope For Future Of Rock: 'I Know A Ton Of Younger Bands That Play Their Own Instruments'

During a recent appearance on "Offstage With DWP", SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke out against an age-old argument repeated by a lot of old-timers: kids today just aren't interested in guitar-driven music and just want electronic beats. "I know a ton of younger bands that play their own instruments, that play in-your-face ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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GODSMACK's Music Publishing Catalog And Master Royalty Stream Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing catalog and master royalty stream of the multi-platinum rock band GODSMACK. The deal includes the Grammy nominee's publishing and master income stream for its compositions and masters across its entire career to date. Titles include their debut album "Godsmack", "When Legends Rise", "Awake" and "1000hp", as ...

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THEORY OF A DEADMAN Announces 'Live From MTELUS' Concert Stream

THEORY OF A DEADMAN (a.k.a. THEORY) has announced "Live From MTELUS", a 30-minute concert stream set to air tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the band's official YouTube channel. Captured during THEORY's recent headline tour at Montreal's MTELUS performing arts center, the historic performance sees THEORY delivering a career-spanning set in ...

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VORACIOUS SCOURGE Feat. Former SUFFOCATION, ATHEIST Members: 'In Death' Album Due In August

Old-school brutal melodic death metal band VORACIOUS SCOURGE, featuring Adrie Klooosterwaard (SINISTER), Mike Smith (ex-SUFFOCATION), Tony Choy (ex-PESTILENCE, ATHEIST), Jason McIntyre (SUTURE) and Billy Richard, will release its new album, "In Death", on August 21 via Massacre Records. The LP's cover artwork was designed by John Quevedo Janssens. Jörg Uken mixed and mastered "In Death" ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Unveils New Face Tattoos

Tommy Lee has unveiled a couple of new face tattoos. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer took to Instagram this weekend to show off the fresh ink, courtesy of Mario Barth Tattoo Studios. One of the new tats, inked on his right cheek, appears to be a Japanese word or phrase. Lee also added fading dots over ...

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NONPOINT Releases 'Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)' Video In Support Of Essential Workers

NONPOINT has released an impassioned music video for the new version of its song "Frontlines", re-titled "Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)". The band stated about the track: "This frontlines tribute aptly named 'Remember Me', edited by artist and creator Francesca Ludikar, is 233 essential workers made up of nurses, doctors, EMTs, first responders, local and ...

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PAPA ROACH Signs New Record Deal; Next Album Due In Early 2021

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Singapore's LAMC Productions about how he and his bandmates have been spending their coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "As we've been, I guess, quarantined in our homes for a while, we've been doing a lot of songwriting. And we have probably about 10 songs written at ...

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Hørizøns - BEYOND THE BLACK

Steadily rising up the symphonic metal ranks since their 2015 "Songs of Love and Death" debut, BEYOND THE BLACK have looked like major contenders for a while now. If 2018's "Heart of the Hurricane" didn't quite seal the deal, "Hørizøns" almost certainly will, because this is plainly the sound of a band with their eyes ...

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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN Releases Music Video For 'Apocalyptic'

Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN have released the music video for the song "Apocalyptic", off their second full-length album, "Harbinger". ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN comments: "This video is super cool because we did everything ourselves. We took the current state of the world and used it as a challenge to be productive and make something ...

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TESTAMENT And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of DEATH's 'Overactive Imagination' (Video)

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL) and Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a quarantine cover version of DEATH's "Overactive Imagination", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in ...

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FEVER 333 Releases New Song 'Supremacy'

Grammy Award-nominated activists FEVER 333 have shared a poignant new track, "Supremacy", which is available on all streaming platforms. "Supremacy" arrives on the heels of FEVER 333's "Long Live The Innocent" full production livestream performance, which is streaming now on the band's YouTube channel. Conceived in solidarity with the communities across the county protesting for ...

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