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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Says Richmond Statues With Confederate Links Should Be Removed And Preserved In Museums

In a recent interview with The Hundreds TV, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about the ongoing efforts to remove Confederate statues along Monument Avenue in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The debate regarding Confederate monuments has been polarizing in Richmond and other cities across the country for many years. The Richmond region and ...

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Mongolia's THE HU Raises Much-Needed Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Mongolia's biggest rock act THE HU has just dropped a beautiful new acoustic video for "Shireg Shireg". The clip shows behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio, offering fans a real insight into its recording process. It also gives a closer look at THE HU's gorgeous traditional instruments and a glimpse of their live ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Putting Together New INFECTIOUS GROOVES EP Was 'A Really Interesting, Fun Challenge'

Funk metal supergroup INFECTIOUS GROOVES — featuring vocalist Mike Muir (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), bassist Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), drummer Brooks Wackerman (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and guitarists Dean Pleasants (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Jim Martin (ex-FAITH NO MORE) — will release a special EP for Record Store Day (RSD) on October 24, which is the third and final of three ...

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LEMMY Praises AC/DC In Never-Before-Heard Interview: 'We're Like Birds Of A Feather'

"AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast where extraordinary fans salute this extraordinary band, kicks off episode Season 2 this week with a posthumous interview from MOTÖRHEAD founder and rock and roll icon Lemmy Kilmister. Captured before his death in 2015, this never-before-heard exchange features Lemmy trying to impress his date by bringing her backstage to ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: Cover Of AC/DC's 'Girls Got Rhythm' Available

Rock supergroup MOTOR SISTER — featuring Jim Wilson (MOTHER SUPERIOR), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Pearl Aday (Scott's wife and daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) and John Tempesta (THE CULT) — recently recorded a cover version of the AC/DC classic "Girls Got Rhythm". A music video for the track, filmed while ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: Cover Of BLACK FLAG's 'Rise Above' Now Available

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has released its cover version of the BLACK FLAG classic "Rise Above". The song was created in solidarity with the "Black Lives ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS Is Working On New Music For His Solo Project

Karl Sanders, the driving force behind South Carolina's Egyptian-themed death metal titans NILE, was a guest on the latest episode of Nuclear Blast's "Saturday Night Lockdown" with host Francesco Paoli of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Asked how he has been spending his coronavirus downtime, Karl said (see video below): "I started off going, 'Okay, this will be ...

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JOE SATRIANI Is Working On Two New Albums While In Quarantine

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani spoke to Australian Musician about how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "I got it in my head that I wanted to create two separate records in the next few months. One would be another instrumental album, and another would be a vocal-oriented ...

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Rise Radiant - CALIGULA'S HORSE

The progressive-metal genre can be frustrating waters to wade into in 2020. There is a very small number of bands that are truly great, and then dozens of bands that are good-to-very good and seemingly have the tools to be truly great. For some reason or another, they are able to assemble 495 pieces of ...

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SLIPKNOT: Making Of 'Unsainted' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of SLIPKNOT's "Unsainted" video can be seen below. The clip, which was once again directed by the band's own M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, contains nods to popular landmarks in SLIPKNOT's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, including seating from the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, and an upside down Iowa Capitol golden ...

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