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Inviolate - STEVE VAI

Fans of virtuoso shred will check out the new STEVE VAI album regardless of anything written in a review. Taking into consideration his extraordinary resume and fine catalogue of studio albums, that is just as it should be. Vai is a master beyond dispute, and while there is always the risk that a new record ...

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Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER To Perform Entire 'Leprosy' Album On Summer 2022 U.S. Tour

LEFT TO DIE is a new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION). The Florida-based band is writing an EP and planning a summer U.S. tour, performing DEATH's classic "Leprosy" album ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Names IRON MAIDEN's 'Most Underrated' Song

Bruce Dickinson has revealed what he believes is IRON MAIDEN's most underrated song. Taking to the stage at in Tampa, Florida on Thursday night (January 20) during his North American spoken-word tour, the polymath regaled the crowd with tales from his life in and away from fronting one of the biggest bands in metal. As ...

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Rare Early Live Images Of NIRVANA Set To Be Sold As NFTs

It was just six days after NIRVANA released its groundbreaking "Nevermind" album when the bandmembers took the stage on October 1, 1991 at the intimate J.C. Dobbs venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photographer Faith West was in the crowd that night and captured the raw, electric energy. A few weeks after the show, the band exploded ...

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HALESTORM Members Unharmed After Tour Bus Catches Fire

The members of HALESTORM escaped unharmed after their tour bus caught early Thursday morning (January 20). HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger revealed that he and his bandmates had slept in hotel rooms overnight but were awakened early in the morning to find their "bus burning down." "Old HALESTORM had a night for the books," he wrote ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Sing A Cappella Version Of 'Revelations' At Fort Lauderdale Spoken-Word Show

Fan-filmed video footage of Bruce Dickinson belting out an a cappella version of the IRON MAIDEN song "Revelations" during his January 17 spoken-word show at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can be seen below. Fort Lauderdale was the kick-off of Dickinson's two-month North American spoken-word tour which will run through the end of March. ...

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DEICIDE Parts Ways With Guitarist CHRIS CANNELLA, Announces Replacement

Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have announced the addition of guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, INHUMAN CONDITION) to the group's ranks. Taylor joins the band as the replacement for Chris Cannella who has amicably left the Glen Benton-fronted outfit after a three-year run. Earlier today (Wednesday, January 19), Benton said in a statement: "We are ...

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STEVE VAI And IBANEZ Reveal 'Hydra' One-Of-A-Kind Instrument

Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed the "Hydra." This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that's been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument — a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic ...

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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of Lita Ford's January 17 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Launches North American Spoken-Word Tour In Fort Lauderdale (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson kicked off his two-month North American spoken-word tour last night (Monday, January 17) at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below. Dickinson is considered one of the world's most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Calls It Quits

EVERY TIME I DIE has called it quits, a little over a month after the band said it was working on its issues with singer Keith Buckley "privately." On December 3, the Buffalo-based outfit announced that it would play the last three concerts of its recent tour without Buckley, explaining that the frontman was taking ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Says IRON MAIDEN Will Perform Entire 82-Minute 'Senjutsu' Album On Future Tour

Bruce Dickinson has confirmed that IRON MAIDEN is planning to stage a tour where it will perform its new album, "Senjutsu", in its entirety. The 63-year-old singer discussed MAIDEN's future touring plans during an appearance on the latest episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, hosted by FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. Bruce ...

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ANNIHILATOR Shares Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Romeo Delight' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Romeo Delight". "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off this long-term campaign, which will include special configurations, additional bonus material, exclusive and previously unheard new tunes from the band. "There was something about 'Women And Children First'," ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Visualizer For New Song 'Zeus In Chains'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have released an official visualizer for "Zeus In Chains". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD on January 28. The vinyl will follow on March 18. Vai states: "The title for this track 'Zeus ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE's GEORGE 'CORPSEGRINDER' FISHER Shares New Video Teaser For Upcoming Solo Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has released a new video teaser for his upcoming solo album, titled "Corpsegrinder". Due on February 25, the 10-song effort was co-produced by Nick Bellmore (DEE SNIDER, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and will be made available through Jasta's new label, Perseverance Music Group. The song "Acid ...

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TOOL Among Headliners Of This Year's BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has shared the lineup for this year's edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 16-19, 2022 on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo 2022 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists performing ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS And STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Among Confirmed Artists For BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL

An eclectic beach-focused lineup of more than 55 top music artists across the spectrum of rock, indie, jam, reggae, and more has been announced for the third edition of BeachLife Festival, Los Angeles County's only coastal three-day immersive experience uniquely celebrating beach culture. Held May 13-15, 2022, Southern California's premier live music, art, and culinary ...

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