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Valediction - GOST

Metal and synthwave were clearly natural bedfellows from the start. There was something brilliantly fresh and exciting about the latter genre's emergence, too: those first few brutish PERTURBATOR records, the emergence of CARPENTER BRUT's hellish disco-rock and mind-ravaging visual flair and, in particular, everything that GOST have released so far. If you spend too much ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Bassist Says He Doesn't Expect 'Drastic Departures' On Group's Next Album

Prior to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's performance at the recent Psycho Vegas festival in Las Vegas, bassist Mike Dean spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "surprised" at C.O.C.'s longevity: Mike: "Kind of. Yes and ...

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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says New BUSH Album, 'The Mind Plays Tricks On You', Is 'Really Close' To Being Finished

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to Australia's Heavy about the band's next studio album, "The Mind Plays Tricks On You", which is tentatively due in early 2020. The disc was recently recorded at a Los Angeles studio with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson. "It's really close [to being finished]," ...

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Hear Title Track Of TOOL's New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

The title track of TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be streamed below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30 via RCA Records, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". Continuing its affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award-winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of "Fear ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art for TOOL's long-awaited fifth studio album, "Fear Inoculum", can be seen below. The disc, which will arrive on August 30, will follow up 2006's "10,000 Days". The "Fear Inoculum" title track will make its online debut on Wednesday, August 7. TOOL guitarist Adam Jones revealed several tantalizing bits of information about "Fear ...

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TOOL Catalog Now Available Via Digital Service Providers

TOOL's entire recorded catalog has been made available on digital and streaming services. All four previous studio LPs — "Undertow", "Ænima", "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days" — and the band's 1992 debut EP, "Opiate", are available. TOOL was one of the last holdouts in the music business to keep all its music out of the digital ...

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TOOL Officially Announces New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

TOOL has set "Fear Inoculum" as the title of the band's long-awaited new album. The follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs "Descending" and "Invincible", which the band has performed live at its recent concerts. TOOL's new album was reportedly produced by Joe Barresi, ...

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TOOL Teases New Album

TOOL has released a short teaser for the band's long-awaited new album. The clip, which can be seen below, gives the first glimpse of what is appears to be the new TOOL logo. TOOL's follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs "Descending" and "Invincible", ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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The Beast You Are - BIG BUSINESS

BIG BUSINESS has been a breath of fresh air in the realm of rock 'n' roll and heavy music for nearly 15 years. With "The Beast You Are", the two-piece's sixth album, nothing has changed on that front, and it fortunately isn't simply more of the same. BIG BUSINESS has never made a misstep, per ...

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TOOL's New Album Gets Official Release Date

TOOL's long-awaited new album will arrive on August 30. The band confirmed the release date Tuesday night (May 7) at its concert in Birmingham, Alabama. According to fans who attended the show, a video screen flashed the date "August 30th" before the set's encore. Frontman Maynard James Keenan then encouraged fans to share the news ...

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TOOL Performs Two New Songs, 'Descending' And 'Invincible', At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE (Video)

TOOL performed two new songs, "Descending" and "Invincible", as part of its headlining set Sunday night (May 5) at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Although TOOL previously played an instrumental version of "Descending", last night's concert marked the first performance of the completed song with lyrics and vocals sung by frontman Maynard ...

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