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Former JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Says He Has Not Given Permission To Any Political Candidate To Use 'Don't Stop Believin''

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry says that he is against having the band's music used in political campaigns. Perry took to his Twitter Friday night (July 3) to write: "As one of the songwriters of Don't Stop Believin', I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!" Perry didn't indicate what ...

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Former UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Frontman MALCOLM BRICKHOUSE Is Back With 'Phantom' Solo Single

You might recognize Malcolm Brickhouse (a.k.a. Malxolm Brixkhouse) as the frontman (and lead shredder) of teenage metal sensations UNLOCKING THE TRUTH — which, among other accolades, was the youngest band to ever perform at Coachella and have an entire documentary, "Breaking A Monster", dedicated to its meteoric rise to fame in the metal world. Well, ...

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DEATH ANGEL Drummer: 'When You Get The Lead Singer Of STRYPER Backing You Up, You Know That There's Something Wrong'

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll says that it's "unfortunate" that some mainstream news outlets "mangled" his story of how he dreamt of visiting the afterlife before waking up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus. The 47-year-old musician was hospitalized at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco after catching the virus ...

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX To Release 'Scorpio' Album In August

New Jersey-based rock and roll trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX will release a new studio album, "Scorpio", on August 28 via Tee Pee Records. The group, which originally formed in the mid-1990s, consists of lead vocalist/bassist Chris Kosnik, drummer Bob Pantella and guitarist Garrett Sweeny, all of whom are past or present members of the band ...

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Franckensteina Strataemontanus - CARACH ANGREN

One of metal's greatest strengths is the its ability to transport the listener to alien worlds, fantastical dimensions or maybe just somewhere less shit than here. Bands that construct a convincing conceptual and thematic world are not exactly uncommon in metal, of course, but CARACH ANGREN have put a particularly impressive amount of energy into ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says Response To His Collaboration With CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Mind-Blowing'

LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton spoke to Midwest Beatdown about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". Produced by Josh Wilbur and executive produced by Jake Oni, the LP came out in March 2019 via WPP Records/Spinefarm. Guest artists on the effort include late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent of TRIVIUM, Jacoby ...

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BEYOND THE BLACK Releases Music Video For 'Human'

German symphonic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK have released the official music video for "Human", the latest single off their new album "Hørizøns", out now via Napalm Records. "Human" features an almost daunting glimpse at the future, but also symbolizes the sophistication of another modern and equally gloomy melodic rock piece. Their new single is a ...

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Hørizøns - BEYOND THE BLACK

Steadily rising up the symphonic metal ranks since their 2015 "Songs of Love and Death" debut, BEYOND THE BLACK have looked like major contenders for a while now. If 2018's "Heart of the Hurricane" didn't quite seal the deal, "Hørizøns" almost certainly will, because this is plainly the sound of a band with their eyes ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Release 'When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out' Album In September

EN MINOR, the new "depression core" project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), will release its full-length debut, "When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out", on September 4 via Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in Europe. A pre-sale announcement video is available below. A project inadvertently in the making ...

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THE AGONIST Releases Music Video For 'Orphans' Title Track

THE AGONIST's music video for "Orphans", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, can be seen below. Filmed in haunting black and white, the clip dances between striking, dramatic and abstract images of frontwoman Vicky Psarakis as she delivers the eerie message of the track. "The story behind 'Orphans' was inspired by the ...

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Listen To New ENUFF Z'NUFF Song 'Broken Love'

ENUFF Z'NUFF will release its new album, "Brainwashed Generation", on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2018's "Diamond Boy" is described in a press release as "a diverse collection of songs that demonstrate the progression of musical styles in the ENUFF Z'NUFF catalog, all while retaining the undercurrent that has kept them ...

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AMARANTHE's Sixth Album Gets Official Release Date

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE have completed work on their new album. The follow-up to 2018's "Helix" will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast. The band states: "Our sixth album is now completely DONE! Last Sunday, a few select press members and music industry professionals got the opportunity to hear our new effort, and the response ...

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DEATH ANGEL Drummer On His COVID-19 Recovery: 'I Truly Believe A Higher Power Saved Me'

DEATH ANGEL drummer Will Carroll says that he "strongly" believes "everyone's collective prayers and positive energy" played a big part in his recovery when he recently woke up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus. The 47-year-old musician was hospitalized at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco after catching the virus ...

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DEE SNIDER To Release 'For The Love Of Metal Live!' In July; New Song 'Prove Me Wrong' Now Available

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider will release "For The Love Of Metal Live!" on July 31 via Napalm Records. The DVD/Blu-ray and accompanying live album (available in various formats) features audio captured from several Snider festival performances worldwide — from the United States to Europe, Australia and beyond. In addition to tracks from Snider's ...

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VOLBEAT Releases Animated Video For 'Leviathan'

Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT have released a new animated video for "Leviathan", the latest single off the band's seventh studio album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". "Leviathan" was directed and animated by Steven Mertens and is based on a painting by Karsten Sand that originally appeared in the album artwork for "Rewind, Replay, Rebound". In "Leviathan", frontman Michael ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Says His Long-Awaited Documentary Will 'Hopefully' Come Out Next Year

Marty Friedman has offered an update on his long-awaited documentary. Titled "Spacefox" (changed from the original title, "Hebi Metal San"), the film — which is being directed by Jeremy Frindel, the founder of Substratum Films — follows Friedman's reinvention from lead guitarist in MEGADETH to one of the most famous TV comedians in Japan. The ...

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