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COLD Bassist LINDSAY MANFREDI Releases Her Debut Book, 'Unf**kwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery'

When two-time gold-album selling alternative rock band COLD's 2020 tour was postponed due to the pandemic, bassist Lindsay Manfredi found herself quarantined on a farm in Fallbrook, California. The result is her debut book, "Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery", published by Rose Gold Publishing, LLC. Lindsay says: "Working on the road on something other ...

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SAVOY BROWN To Release 'Ain't Done Yet' Album In August

Legendary British blues rock band SAVOY BROWN, led by founding member Kim Simmonds, will release a new album, "Ain't Done Yet", on August 28 via Quarto Valley Records. The LP follows SAVOY BROWN's critically acclaimed 2019 effort "City Night". "The new album continues the approach I've been taking with the band this past decade," says ...

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TRIXTER's STEVE BROWN Says Drummer MARK 'GUS' SCOTT 'Is On The S**t List Right Now': I Don't Know If That's Ever Gonna Get Repaired'

In a brand new interview with That Metal Interview, TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown was asked about the current status of the band he co-founded in 1983. He said (hear audio below): "I'll be honest and say that we're a fragmented band at the moment. Some internal business stuff went on, which I don't really wanna ...

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WHITECHAPEL Releases Animated Video For 'Doom Woods'

Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL have released a new animated video for the song "Doom Woods", which appears on the band's latest album, "The Valley". Guitarist Alex Wade comments: "We are excited to release the animated video for 'Doom Woods' off our 2019 release 'The Valley'. "While we have some time off from touring, we ...

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MAX CAVALERA To Discuss Inspiration Behind Classic SEPULTURA And SOULFLY Songs In New Internet Series 'Max Trax'

Former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has announced the launch of "Max Trax", a twice-weekly Internet video series in which he will discuss the inspiration for many of the songs spanning his nearly 40-year music career. Cavalera, who is also involved with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and KILLER BE KILLED, broke the news of his ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Perform Three Songs While In Quarantine

Following last week's release of their new self-titled album, Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD are connecting with fans through daily online activities today through Thursday, beginning with a "live quarantine video" on YouTube. The clip features three songs — "Checkmate", "New Colossal Hate" and "Laid To Rest" — recorded by the band live from ...

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YES Founding Member JON ANDERSON Releases New Single 'WDMCF'

Legendary YES singer and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Jon Anderson has released "WDMCF" ("Where Does Music Come From"), the third single off of his highly anticipated new solo album, "1000 Hands", an effort nearly 30 years in the making. "1000 Hands" will be Anderson's first release via his new partnership with Blue ...

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Video Premiere: LAMB OF GOD's 'Gears'

"Gears", the new music video from Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled album, which is being released today (Friday, June 19) via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2015's "VII: Sturm Und Drang" marks LAMB ...

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DISTURBED Announces 2021 Dates For 'The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour'

DISTURBED has confirmed the rescheduled 2021 dates for its "The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour", co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest STAIND and BAD WOLVES, will begin on July 7, 2021 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre and all previously purchased tickets will be honored for their rescheduled dates. "The ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Opens Up About Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Battle: 'I'm Still Fighting The Good Fight'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 14 months, offered an update on his health during an appearance Wednesday (June 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". He said (hear audio below): "I'm still fighting the good fight. I'm still doing the chemotherapy. I switched to a different ...

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MEGADETH Is Recording 18 Songs For New Album; 'It's Up There' With 'Rust In Peace' And 'Countdown To Extinction', Says DAVE MUSTAINE

As part of today's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" streaming event hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (see video below): "Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and David Ellefson [bass] both just finished their parts. And ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's STEVE 'SKINNY' FELTON: 'We Spent A Lot Of Time Complaining About SLIPKNOT For Nothing'

MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton has expressed his regret over the group's feud with SLIPKNOT, saying that he and his bandmates "spent a lot of time complaining" about the Iowa masked metallers "for nothing." MUSHROOMHEAD released its first album in spring 1995, more than four years prior to the arrival of SLIPKNOT's Roadrunner debut. But ...

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