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GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators. Simmons participated in the meeting ...

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Helloween - HELLOWEEN

One of the most critically acclaimed recent live tours was HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" run. The union of Andi Deris, Kai Hansen, and Michael Kiske sharing stages for the first time allowed the group to perfectly replicate every era of the band's storied career, and the post-show reactions from their fan base seemed to be of ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour With JOHN 5

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has announced a month-long fall 2021 U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5. Yngwie said in a statement: "America! It's time to get out of the house: I am back and coming to you with 'Parabellum' live! John ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On Virus That Sparked Pandemic: 'It Always Comes From Mistreating And Eating Animals'

Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA, who have been involved in environmental and animal rights activism, spoke to Mexico's WARP magazine about the exact origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and launched a global pandemic in March 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "For vegans, it's very upsetting, this freakin' pandemic, ...

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DAUGHTRY Releases Music Video For 'Heavy Is The Crown'

Having already scorched the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs sales chart, peaking at No. 1, DAUGHTRY has released the official music video for the hit single "Heavy Is The Crown". The dark and physically combative cinematic narrative picks right back up where the "World On Fire" visual left off. An already tense and beautifully guitar-laden ...

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Ne Plus Ultra - TERRA ODIUM

If it's prog metal pedigree you demand, then TERRA ODIUM have plenty. Led by two former members of legendary Norwegian technicians SPIRAL ARCHITECT — vocalist/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland and drummer Asgeir Mickelson (VEIL OF SECRETS)/ex-BORKNAGAR — this new entity may bear a different name, but it's clear that the spirit of the musicians' former band lives ...

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See ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ In Music Video For POWERWOLF's New Version Of 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. Various formats (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus LP "Missa Cantorem" — a cross-section of the POWERWOLF success story with newly recorded vocals by friends and companions of ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces Summer/Fall 20201 North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

This September/October, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will hit the road for a North American headlining tour, featuring AFTER THE BURIAL, CARNIFEX, RIVERS OF NIHIL and UNDEATH as openers. Dubbed "Up From The Sewer Tour 2021", this will be the first trek in support of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's critically acclaimed album "Verminous", released in April ...

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ANTHRAX: Details Of 40th-Anniversary Livestream Revealed

The countdown to July 18, the 40th anniversary of thrash/metal legends ANTHRAX, is well underway and heading towards the big finale. A special worldwide livestream event, presented by Danny Wimmer Presents and originating from Los Angeles, will kick off in North America on Friday, July 16, beginning at 4 p.m. PT and 7 p.m. ET, ...

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Arrows - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon quartet RED FANG have established themselves as one metal's more engaging acts. The infectious stoner metal contained on a trilogy of killer full-length records, starting with 2011's "Murder the Mountains" and ending with 2016's "Only Ghosts", coalesced with energetic live performances and an everyman aesthetic endearing them to audiences that just wanted to ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Paradox'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the second single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. Check out the track "The Paradox" in a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus of rEvolver Film Company (ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR). ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE And JOE HOTTINGER, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Gibson Live' Global Virtual Concert

Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand presents the Gibson Garage, the ultimate guitar experience. Come to the Gibson Garage to explore Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Mesa Boogie and KRK, try your favorite electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for your favorite guitar, accessories, and surprises. The historic 8,000-square-foot shop will officially open to the public on ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases New Single 'Fear Of The Fallen'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Fear Of The Fallen", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, ...

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