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Universal Death Church - LORD MANTIS

The musical nihilists known as LORD MANTIS were, by all accounts, considered a done deal in 2016. That's when founding member and percussionist Bill Bumgardner tragically committed suicide. But the unlikely and very much desired reunion came to fruition once vocalist/bassist Charlie Fell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Markuszewski decided to rekindle their unsettling, ravaging musical fires. ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Announce September 2020 U.K. Tour

American rock supergroup HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES will embark on a U.K. tour in September 2020. Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper will play four shows — in Leeds, Glasgow, London and Birmingham — in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore studio album, "Rise". The three legends ...

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Video Premiere: LINDEMANN's 'Frau & Mann'

"Frau & Mann", the new video from LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), can be seen below. The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which arrived on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" was ...

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THE WHO Receives First Stone On 'Music Walk Of Fame'

On November 19, Camden Town, London officially became home to the global Music Walk Of Fame. Honored to receive the first stone were global rock legends THE WHO. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were presented with their award by PRIMAL SCREAM's Bobby Gillespie, watched by fans and friends, including Jazzie B and Suggs. Designed as ...

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Watch CRO-MAGS' First Video In 27 Years, 'No One's Victim'

Punching in at 95 seconds, shorter, faster, hard-hitting songs never go out of style and the CRO-MAGS prove that with "No One's Victim", their first video in 27 years. The song comes from the EP "Don't Give In", released in August 2019 on Victory Records. Filmed on location throughout 2019 during their headlining European tour ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Kicks Off European 'Empath' Tour (Video)

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend kicked off his European "Empath" tour on November 15 in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of the second show of the trek, which took place last night (Saturday, November 16) at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen below. Since disbanding the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Devin has been tracking ...

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ONCE HUMAN Releases New Single And Video, 'Sledgehammer'

ONCE HUMAN has released a new song called "Sledgehammer" as well as an accompanying video. The track will appear on the band's third album, which is scheduled for a 2020 release. Guitarist Logan Mader, who has spent the last couple of months touring with MACHINE HEAD, explains: "'Sledgehammer' smashes from start to finish. With insane ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Injuries From Fall: 'It's Terrifying When You See Somebody You Love So Incapacitated'

Sharon Osbourne says that it's been a "terrifying" experience seeing her husband Ozzy "so incapacitated" after suffering an injury in a fall earlier this year. The singer fell at his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery. As a result, Ozzy ...

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TOOL To Release Expanded Book Edition Of 'Fear Inoculum' In December

TOOL's "Fear Inoculum", the Los Angeles-based band's chart-topping, record-breaking, critically acclaimed and, until now, physically sold-out fifth album is heading back to record stores, with an expanded book edition of the collection slated for a December 13 release. The new iteration of "Fear Inoculum" includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded ...

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Orificial Purge - VASTUM

The Bay Area metal scene gets the love that it deserves for its part in anchoring the 1980's U.S. thrash metal scene. It is where METALLICA found its voice, as well as propagating discussions of "The NEXT Four", which often include some combination of the area's heavyweights TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and/or EXODUS. That region of ...

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UFO To Continue 'Last Orders' Tour In 2020

UFO just wrapped the initial North American leg of the "Last Orders" tour, but fear not, the tour is not over yet and the band is pleased to announce new North American tour dates for 2020. These shows kick off February 13 in Medina, Minnesota and run through March 2. Included in this run is ...

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TOOL Announces January/February 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TOOL, which is in the midst of its first North American tour in support of its No. 1-charting, record-breaking album "Fear Inoculum" (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on January 10 in San Diego. Newly announced dates: January 10 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena January 12 - ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: February 2020 European Tour Announced

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), will embark on a European tour in February. So far, the following shows have been announced: Feb. 04 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall Feb. 06 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium Feb. 08 ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: 'Knebel' Video Premiere

"Knebel", the new video from LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), can be seen below. The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" was once ...

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ROB HALFORD's Autobiography, 'Confess', Due In Fall 2020

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford will release his autobiography, "Confess", in October 2020. Known as "The Metal God" by his devoted, global fan base, Halford has always subverted the norm, and "Confess" will offer readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Hard At Work On New Material

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is hard at work on new material for a studio album that will be released next year. According to frontman Eric Bloom, "the band is in the middle of creating new songs and recording them in between tour dates and, as they evolve in rehearsals and soundchecks, we hope to be able ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To Snippet Of New Song 'Allesfresser'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released an audio snippet of a new song called "Allesfresser". The track is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In Pills" ...

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