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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Is Not A Fan Of METALLICA's 'Lulu': 'Sometimes Experiments Fail'

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has criticized "Lulu", METALLICA's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, saying "sometimes experiments fail." Released in 2011, "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word poetry and lyrics combined with ...

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MACHINE HEAD Cancels Rescheduled 2020 Tour Dates In Europe And Australia

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have canceled their previously announced rescheduled 2020 tour dates for Europe and Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The second run of European dates was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing across Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, ...

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MERCYFUL FATE-Era KING DIAMOND Figure Coming From Super7

Super7 has officially announced a King Diamond figure from the classic MERCYFUL FATE era of the early 1980s. This made-to-order deluxe 7" highly articulated figure as part of the ULTIMATES! Figures Collection is lavishly detailed and painted and features an epic assortment of interchangeable accessories: * Body with sculpted vest with leather texture detail and ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says It Was 'All Quiet' In Metal Community Following GEORGE FLOYD's Death

As part of HardDrive Radio's latest "Roundtable", MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Jesse Leach joined Lou Brutus to talk about what they've been up to during quarantine and their thoughts on the current state of politics in the U.S., as well as their collaboration on MACHINE HEAD's latest single, "Stop The Bleeding". The ...

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VIO-LENCE Records Cover Song, Films Music Video

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to Rock Immortal Productions' "Rock Talk" live interview series about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. "We just recorded a cover song, and we did a video for it," Phil ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Perform Acoustic Covers Of SLIPKNOT, PEARL JAM, DEFTONES And STAIND

Video of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's latest "Acoustic Happy Hour", which was originally livestreamed on Facebook Live this past Friday, June 26, can be seen below. The session includes covers of SLIPKNOT's "Snuff", PEARL JAM's "Black", DEFTONES' "Change" and STAIND's "Outside", as well as acoustic renditions of MACHINE HEAD tunes "Is There Anybody Out ...

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NONPOINT Releases 'Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)' Video In Support Of Essential Workers

NONPOINT has released an impassioned music video for the new version of its song "Frontlines", re-titled "Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)". The band stated about the track: "This frontlines tribute aptly named 'Remember Me', edited by artist and creator Francesca Ludikar, is 233 essential workers made up of nurses, doctors, EMTs, first responders, local and ...

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MACHINE HEAD Taps KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman JESSE LEACH For New Song 'Stop The Bleeding'; 'Civil Unrest' Single Out Now

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released "Civil Unrest", a two-song digital single featuring A-side "Stop The Bleeding" and B-side "Bulletproof", with the former featuring additional guest vocals from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud ...

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VIO-LENCE Has 'Two Songs Done' For Comeback EP

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VIO-LENCE's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. He said (see video below): "We've got two songs done. We've got ideas ...

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Former DEVILDRIVER Drummer JOHN BOECKLIN On DEZ FAFARA: 'He Just Didn't Like Me And I Didn't Like Him'

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, BAD WOLVES drummer John Boecklin reflected on his 2014 exit from DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band led by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara. Speaking about DEVILDRIVER's 2011 European tour with MACHINE HEAD during which he constantly butted ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Members Join Forces With SHINEDOWN Bassist For Cover Of ALICE IN CHAINS' 'No Excuses'

Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD, VIO-LENCE), Marta Demmel (BLEEDING THROUGH), Dave McClain (MACHINE HEAD, SACRED REICH) and Eric Bass (SHINEDOWN) have joined forces to record a quarantine cover version of ALICE IN CHAINS' "No Excuses". Regarding how the cover came together, Demmel said: "'No Excuses' is a song I had been wanting to cover with our ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Predicts JOE BIDEN Will Lose To DONALD TRUMP In 2020 Presidential Election: 'It Will Be A Bloodbath'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will lose to President Donald Trump in the presidential election. Flynn made his comments in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", posted on Wednesday (April 8), the ...

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