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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Releases 'Us Against The World' Video

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has released the official video for "Us Against The World", a track from the band's latest album, "Atonement". The footage is culled from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts — the site of many iconic and memorable KILLSWITCH ENGAGE shows through the years. It ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Says 'There Really Isn't A Difference' Between His Songwriting Approach For ALICE IN CHAINS And His Solo Albums

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell, who is promoting his upcoming solo album, "Brighten", was asked in a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 if he approaches writing music for AIC differently from the way he goes about composing for his solo LPs. He responded ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says 'It Was The Right Decision' For JUDAS PRIEST To Shelf Collaboration With STOCK, AITKEN And WATERMAN

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's never-released collaboration with S/A/W, the English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, well known for their U.K. pop hits with BANANARAMA, Rick Astley ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID Releases Second Single, 'Damned'

THE LUCID, the four-piece hard rock band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY), will release its self-titled debut album on October 15 via SpoilerHead Records . The LP features nine heavy-hitting and emotionally charged tracks showcasing this eclectic quartet's unique sonic approach. ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases Music Video For 'Invisible Monster'

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released the official music video for their new single, "Invisible Monster". The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. "Invisible Monster" clocks in at 6:27 and showcases the musicianship and creativity that has ...

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DREAM THEATER Teases 'Invisible Monster' Music Video

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released a teaser for their "Invisible Monster" video. The full clip will make its online debut on Wednesday, September 22. The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. "A View From The Top ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS Hopes DINO CAZARES Keeps Band Alive 'As Long As He Can'

In a brand new interview with Drew Stone of The New York Hardcore Chronicles, former FEAR FACTORY bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers revealed that he has not yet heard the band's latest album, "Aggression Continuum", which came out this past June. Asked what he thinks about FEAR FACTORY's founding guitarist Dino Cazares carrying on with the ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist MIKE D'ANTONIO's Absence From INKCARCERATION Festival Explained

On September 10, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performed without longtime bassist Mike D'Antonio at the Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Filling in for him was the band's production manager Josh Mihlek. D'Antonio's absence from the event was explained by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, who told Danny Wimmer Presents prior to taking the stage (as transcribed by ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Was A Question On 'Jeopardy!' Tonight

A question about FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was included in tonight's (Wednesday, September 15) episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!" In the category "Numerical Entertainment", contestants were given the clue "Groove metal band: ___ FINGER DEATH PUNCH" by host Mike Richards. A contestant guessed the correct question — "What's Five?" — without wasting a ...

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Watch ROBERT TRUJILLO's 17-Year-Old Son Perform With SUICIDAL TENDENCIES At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Tye Trujillo, the 17-year-old son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, played bass with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES this past Saturday (September 11) at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. He was filling in for regular SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Roberto "Ra" Díaz, who was unable to make the gig because he is currently playing bass for ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Says Parkinson's Disease-Afflicted GLENN TIPTON Is 'Absolutely' Still Part Of JUDAS PRIEST Songwriting Process

In a new interview with "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been challenging, obviously, with everyone being split up over the last ...

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RUDY SARZO Defends SHARON OSBOURNE Against Accusations Of Racism

Rudy Sarzo has has dismissed as untrue allegations of racism on the part of Sharon Osbourne. This past March, journalist Yashar Ali published a report alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager referred to her former "The Talk" co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes," citing multiple unnamed sources, including another former "The Talk" ...

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