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GOJIRA And PUCK HCKY Release New Hockey-Themed Collaboration

Puck Hcky, the hockey-based fashion brand, has announced a new relationship with the much-respected French metal band GOJIRA to deliver a new collection of items. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, said: "We have been into the music and lyrical content of GOJIRA for years! They have a uniqueness to them that no other band ...

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Mara - CULT OF LILITH

Death metal fans have been particularly well served this year, with countless strong releases from all over the planet. But even in these fecund times, a band like CULT OF LILITH stands out. Coming straight out of Reykjavik, Iceland, with the kind of force and ferocity that always pays dividends in the underground, this five-piece ...

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GOJIRA Releases New Standalone Single 'Another World'

French metallers GOJIRA have released a new standalone single titled "Another World". Produced by the band's own Joseph "Joe" Duplantier and mixed by Andy Wallace, the new track is available today on all streaming platforms and is joined by an animated official music video directed by Maxime Tiberhgien and Sylvain Favre, which is streaming now ...

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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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GOJIRA Cancels All 2020 Shows Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

GOJIRA has canceled all of its previously announced 2020 concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The French progressive metallers announced the cancelation in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Since the emergence of the Covid-19 and subsequent pandemic, we unfortunately are forced to cancel GOJIRA shows, including headline dates, for ...

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GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER Releases 'Minotaur' Drum Composition

Drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA has released a drum composition he recently created. Dubbed "Minotaur", the solo "has been composed around a drum pattern I particularly love, the alternate single stroke roll 'between the hands and the feet,'" he explained. "I've never used it with GOJIRA, but this effect can be spectacular." ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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GEOFF TATE Is 'Looking Forward To' Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Empire' In Its Entirety

After performing at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difficulty of choosing a setlist: Geoff: "It's a difficult process. ...

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Desert Rock Veterans Unite To Form BIG SCENIC NOWHERE

From the brain trust of revered desert rock veterans Gary Arce (YAWNING MAN) and Bob Balch (FU MANCHU) comes the new psychedelic-stoner rock outfit BIG SCENIC NOWHERE. The band will release its debut EP, "Dying On The Mountain", on September 13 via Blues Funeral Recordings. As friends and pioneering legends in the Palm Desert rock ...

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PAUL STANLEY's 'Backstage Pass' Book Sells More Than 11,000 Copies In First Week

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", sold more than 11,000 copies in its first week of release. The title arrived on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Earlier today, Stanley tweeted: "TEN THOUSAND hardcovers, over FIVE HUNDRED ebooks and ...

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PAUL STANLEY: Hear Excerpt From 'Backstage Pass' Audiobook

An excerpt from the audiobook version of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's second book, "Backstage Pass", is available below. The audiobook was narrated by Sean Pratt, who has been an audiobook narrator for more than two decades years, having recorded over a thousand audiobooks in almost every genre. "Backstage Pass" was released on April 30, 2019 ...

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Video Premiere: HARDLINE's 'Take A Chance'

"Take A Chance" the new video from HARDLINE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Life", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and ...

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HARDLINE To Release 'Life' Album In April

HARDLINE will release a new studio album, "Life", on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and that live "energy" can certainly be felt on their new studio album. The band went back to 1992's "Double ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joined By QUEENSRŸCHE, TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members On WALLS OF BLOOD Debut

WALLS OF BLOOD, the new project led by Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, will release its debut album, "Imperium", on February 22 via Metalville. The disc will contain 10 songs of "high-class power metal," with guest appearances by some of the genre's most acclaimed vocalists, including Tim Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Todd ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY To Release 'Backstage Pass' Book In April; Cover Unveiled

KISS frontman Paul Stanley will release his second book, "Backstage Pass", on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Stanley told Philadelphia's WTXF that the follow-up to his 2014 autobiography, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed", "is almost, in a sense, a ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Feature Film To Start Shooting This Month

MISFITS and DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig recently signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between three individual characters/storylines based on Danzig's ...

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VAN HALEN Singer DAVID LEE ROTH Performs At BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION's 'Summer Spectacular': Video, Photos

VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth performed at the Brent Shapiro Foundation's Summer Spectacular on Friday (September 7) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The invite-only gala — which also featured a performance by CLETO AND THE CLETONES (house band from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!") — celebrated the 13th year of the foundation, ...

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