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Immortal - LORNA SHORE

Oh man, this is a difficult one. Everything was set up so perfectly for LORNA SHORE to return with an explosive third album and leap a few rungs up the deathcore ladder to somewhere near the very top. On the evidence of "Immortal", that still may happen, and it certainly deserves to in light of ...

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The Sixth Hour - BLASPHEMER

Death metal delivery, black metal atmosphere: it's a simple enough formula, but it's amazing how many bands borrow it without adding anything remotely new. Italy's BLASPHEMER are noisily bucking that trend here, however. "The Sixth Hour" carves an almost entirely new trench for the sonic blood to flow down, with levels of brutality that would ...

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PANTERA Surpasses 1 Billion Streams

PANTERA's social media manager has shared a graphic indicating that the band has surpassed one billion streams across Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google and Spotify. An accompanying caption reads: "Thank you all for listening!" Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and his brother, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, formed PANTERA in the mid-eighties in Texas. The band recorded four ...

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TIM SKÖLD And NERO BELLUM Join Forces In NOT MY GOD

Two leaders of hardcore industrial music, Tim Sköld (ex-MARILYN MANSON, SHOTGUN MESSIAH) and Nero Bellum (PSYCLON NINE), combine forces on this debut album for their brand new project, NOT MY GOD. The pair are no strangers to working together, having both served as live bandmembers for the other's projects — Sköld as the guitarist for ...

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DRAGONFORCE's SAM TOTMAN Says Former Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Was 'Never The Biggest Fan' Of Power Metal

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about the band's latest addition, bassist/vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR). Asked if she is a permanent replacement for DRAGONFORCE's longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who left the band last August, Totman said: "Well, we're gonna try it out. You don't ...

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BODY COUNT Films 'Bum-Rush' Music Video

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has just finished filming a music video for the song "Bum-Rush". A couple of photos from the video shoot can be found below. "Bum-Rush" is taken from BODY COUNT's seventh studio album, "Carnivore", which will be released on March 6 via Century ...

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Bassist MIA WALLACE Says She Was 'Forced' To Leave ABBATH

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, has announced has departure from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath. Wallace broke the news of her exit from ABBATH in a social media post earlier today. She wrote: "It is with sadness I have been forced to part ways with ABBATH. "It ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Hype'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a compelling, high-energy music video for "Hype", the raucous, heavy, second single from his sophomore solo album, "Rise". The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. "'Hype' reflects the over-stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today's society," explained Keifer. ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Launches ECHOES OF RECKONING Music Umbrella

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has launched a music umbrella called Echoes Of Reckoning. According to Phil, Echoes Of Reckoning will encompass his various solo projects and collaborations canvassing many genres: thrash, groove, rock and acoustic. The label's first release will be the song "The Permanent Decay", featuring an all-star cast, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON, CHRIS POLAND And Late MEGADETH Drummer GAR SAMUELSON Reunite On FATAL OPERA's Final Album

FATAL OPERA, the post-MEGADETH project of late classic-era drummer Gar Samuelson, will release its final LP, "Fatal Opera III", in the summer via Combat Records. The LP will also include guest appearances from ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who will appear on the track "The Raven", marking the first time Poland, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To REED MULLIN: 'Thank You For Making CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Swing Like Nothing Else'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin who died on Monday, January 27. He was 53 years old. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 28), Ulrich took to his Instagram to write: "Reed.. Thank you for the crazy good times we had together. Thank you for always having the biggest smile ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Added To BOSTON CALLING Festival

Adding to the excitement of its previously announced headliners, FOO FIGHTERS and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Boston Calling rolls out news today that recently reunited rock icons RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will also headline its 2020 festival in what will be the band's only scheduled performance in the New England area this year. FOO FIGHTERS ...

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MEGADETH: Behind-The-Scenes Video From Amsterdam Concert

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from the band's January 26 concert at AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Check it out below. MEGADETH is currently on the road in Europe as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. The trek kicked off on January 20 in Helsinki, Finland and will conclude on ...

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IRIST To Release 'Order Of The Mind' Album Via NUCLEAR BLAST

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", will be released on March 27. The official music video for the song "Burning Sage" can be seen below. The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American-born friends Pablo ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN Dead At 53

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has died. He was 53 years old. His bandmates confirmed his passing in a social media post earlier tonight. They wrote: "Reed, It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Love and condolences to the family, friends and fans who will miss ...

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DOKKEN Announces U.S. Tour Dates Featuring GEORGE LYNCH

DOKKEN has announced a number of live appearances this year which will include what is being billed as a "special encore performance" featuring Don Dokken and George Lynch. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Mar. 06 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live * Mar. 07 - El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock ...

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