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DOWNLOAD PILOT: 10,000 Rock And Metal Fans Attend U.K.'s First Post-COVID Festival (Video)

Ruptly, BBC Radio Leicester and BBC News have uploaded separate video reports on Download Pilot. The 10,000-capacity, camping-only festival is taking place June 18-20 on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park as part of the U.K. government's scientific Events Research Programme. Check out the videos below. While festival goers do not have to be socially ...

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ANTHRAX Looks Back On Decision To Fire JOEY BELLADONNA In 1992: 'It Was Never Personal'

ANTHRAX is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a number of special activities and events. Each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, ANTHRAX's social media accounts are offering a series of video testimonials sent in by former bandmembers, fellow musicians, colleagues, and industry veterans sharing behind-the-scenes stories of working with the band and what ...

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How RONNIE JAMES DIO Popularized 'Devil's Horns' Hand Gesture

In a new interview with Rolling Live Studios, Ronnie James Dio's former wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio spoke about how he popularized the the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of people claim that it was theirs, and it's okay. It wasn't Ronnie's. It's an old Italian ...

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Watch HELLOWEEN's Lyric Video For 'Best Time'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has just released its self-titled album Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "Best Time", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ...

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Watch FEAR FACTORY's Music Video For 'Recode'

The official Riivata Visuals-directed music video "Recode", a brand new song from FEAR FACTORY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Aggression Continuum", which is being released today (Friday, June 18) via Nuclear Blast Records. FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares comments: "The day has finally come for all to ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Another New Song, 'The Fall Into Time'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the third single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. The music video for the track "The Fall Into Time", directed by longtime AT THE GATES collaborator Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (ARCH ENEMY, GRAVE, ...

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CARCASS To Release 'Torn Arteries' Album In September; New Single 'Kelly's Meat Emporium' Out Now

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS will release their long-awaited seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", on September 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the announcement, the band has debuted a new song titled "Kelly's Meat Emporium" that is available now on all stream services. Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS's ability to intricately dissect ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'Pearl Diving'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

FOREIGNER will embark on a 71-date U.S. tour at the end of the month. The trek will kick off on June 24 in Ottumwa, Iowa and conclude on November 20 in Pensacola, Florida. Several of the of shows in the fall — including those in Saratoga, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; Detroit, Michigan; ...

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RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged about his "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. On the topic of how he ...

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