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MARTY FRIEDMAN Loved METALLICA From Moment He Heard 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, Friedman talks about discovering KISS, his formative bands in Hawaii, hearing the METALLICA demo "No Life 'Til Leather", the albums "Kill 'Em All", ...

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NAPALM DEATH's MARK 'BARNEY' GREENWAY Says 'There Needs To Be More Government Assistance' During COVID-19 Pandemic

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH discussed the troubling health and economic realities of COVID-19 and the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the music industry, with canceled concerts, tours and music festivals, all leaving hundreds ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'The Black Album': 'The First Time I Heard It On The Radio, I Was Blown Away By How Good It Sounded'

In the latest episode of "Icons", Gibson TV sits down with one of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, Kirk Hammett. Since 1983, Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for heavy metal trailblazers METALLICA. Prior to joining the band, he formed the group EXODUS during the birth of the ...

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METALLICA Monopoly Returns With 'World Tour' Edition

METALLICA has collaborated once again with one of the world's most popular board games, Monopoly, to bring you an all-new, second edition of this American classic. This time they are celebrating life on the road, including the world record-breaking, whiplash-filled year of 2013 when METALLICA became the first and only band to ever perform on ...

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Watch METALLICA Play Reimagined Version Of 'Disposable Heroes' During 'Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction'

METALLICA played both unplugged and electric sets as part of its "Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction", which was streamed live earlier today (Saturday, November 14) from the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California. The acoustic portion saw James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo perform stripped down versions ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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Carnival Of Killers - MACABRE

In a modern world where mass shooters, entertainment-industry sex pests, and ghoulish politicians all find new ways to horrify today's citizens, the idea that the world would be stopped in its tracks and gripped by a serial killer slowly murdering their way through a city seems almost quaint. It has now been over thirty years ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Releases 2020 Version Of 'Am I Evil?'

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" forty years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry — and establish — with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime ...

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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STEEL PANTHER Announces 'The Halloweenie Ride Livescream'

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER are back with another livestream concert event on October 31, "The Halloweenie Ride Livescream". The concert event will be live from the iconic Viper Room in West Hollywood, California, a new location for STEEL PANTHER's livestreams but an old home in the band's history. The show will be live ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE To Perform Entire 'Creatures' Album During Livestream Event

Craft Recordings celebrates the 10th anniversary of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's acclaimed debut album, "Creatures", with a special reissue — available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, October 9. The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital release includes three bonus tracks — "Dragula", "Creatures" (Celldweller Beauty Remix), and "Mallevs Maleficarvm" ...

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BOB KULICK's Cause Of Death Revealed

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has revealed his brother Bob's cause of death. Bob, who was an acclaimed artist in his own right, died on May 28 at the age of 70. Earlier today, Bruce posted the following statement on his social media: "Many of you have asked how my brother died. I didn't have ...

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Malignment - MONSTERWORKS

Formed in New Zealand in the mid '90s, but based in London since 2003, MONSTERWORKS are one of the best and most prolific bands you have never heard of. Unless, of course, you have. Unbelievably, particularly if this is your introduction to the band, this is their sixteenth full-length album, and it amounts to a ...

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Mass Failure - SCORDATURA

They do things properly in Scotland. Brutal death metal has never been so well endowed with mind-blowing bands as it is today, but even by this year's skull-shattering standards of excellence, "Mass Failure" rips incredibly fucking hard indeed. SCORDATURA warned us in advance, of course; both 2013's "Torment of the Weak" and 2017's "Self-Created Abyss" ...

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Dropdead - DROPDEAD

The fact that DROPDEAD's latest full-length album is eponymously titled yet again might suggest to the uninitiated that it's a meaningless placeholder for a band exclusively focusing upon the music. That couldn't be further from the truth, however. The Providence, Rhode Island-based unit takes Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan's phrase, "The medium is the message," ...

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