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ENSLAVED's journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more blistering black metal days become more and more of a distant memory with every subsequent album, but it is a testament to the group's creativity — and their ability to still tastefully layer in the ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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LAMB OF GOD Plays First Pandemic-Era Concert: Photos

LAMB OF GOD returned to the stage with a vengeance Friday night (September 18) for the first-ever live performance of the band's latest, self-titled album via a worldwide stream. The fierce, surgical precision-performance of "Lamb Of God" was followed by the unearthing of LAMB OF GOD favorites for the encore, including "Ruin", "Contractor", "512" and ...

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HEATHEN Releases 'Sun In My Hand' Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song "Sun In My Hand". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", which came out on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. HEATHEN comments: "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN ...

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Rockers Mourn U.S. Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG's Death

PEARL JAM, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singles Hit New U.S. Sales Milestones

Three singles from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reached new sales milestones in the U.S. "My Curse" has been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 10 for accumulating a million certified units. That same day, "The End Of Heartache" and KILLSWITCH's cover of the DIO classic "Holy Diver" were both certified ...

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HATEBREED To Release 'Weight Of The False Self' Album In November

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release their new album, "Weight Of The False Self", on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's first single will be made available tomorrow (Friday, September 11). The cover artwork, which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'People Are Really Happy' About His Musical Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy recorded ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Joins SEPULTURA For Quarantine Performance Of 'Vandals Nest'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skonlick recently teamed up with the four members of SEPULTURA to record a quarantine version of the SEPULTURA song "Vandals Nest". Check out video below. The original version of the track appeared on SEPULTURA's 2017 album "Machine Messiah". SEPULTURA's latest LP, "Quadra", was released on February 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. It ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It's Really Cool To Be Able To Play Music With My Friend Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Really Misses Performing Live

In a new interview with "That Jamieson Show", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy was asked if there are plans for the band to take part in any virtual performances amid the coronavirus pandemic. He responded (see video below): "Our problem is Alex [Skolnick, guitar] is in New York, Gene [Hoglan, drums] is down south [in San ...

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Watch Animated Video For New SEETHER Song 'Beg'

An animated music video for SEETHER's new single, "Beg", can be seen below. The track will be included on the band's eighth album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum", which is due on August 28 via Fantasy Records. The clip was helmed by noted Turkish director Mertcan Mertbilek (Santana, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Elvis Costello). SEETHER ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Named 'Best Live Act' At AIM AWARDS

Las Vegas-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are currently on the set of new horror movie "The Retaliators", filming their parts and recording a music video for the film soundtrack. In other news, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is celebrating yet another achievement in its career by winning the prestigious "Best Live Act" award at tonight's ...

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Rockers React To KAMALA HARRIS Being Announced As JOE BIDEN's Running Mate: 'Let's Do This'

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES) are among the rockers who have reacted to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's announcement that California senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. "I think @KamalaHarris is the perfect ...

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HAMMERFALL to Release 'Live! Against The World' Album In October

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release a new live album, "Live! Against The World", on October 23 via Napalm Records. With an absolutely impressive, grand live production, huge arenas and overwhelming pyro shows, HAMMERFALL took over the world in 2019/2020 with its "World Dominion" tour. Now, they make their splendor available to every Templar around the ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Empire Of The Blind' Title Track

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN will release their fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyric video for the second single, the title track, can be seen below. HEATHEN comments: "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new ...

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THE BLACK CROWES, ALICE COOPER, TRIUMPH, STYX Members And Others To Take Part In 'Six String Salute' Virtual Concert

On September 17, "Six String Salute" will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. "Six String Salute" will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories ...

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