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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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SAXON: Drum Tracks Laid Down For 23rd Studio Album

SAXON's Nigel Glockler has finished laying down drum tracks for the band's 23rd studio album. According to singer Biff Byford, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt will soon "start doing guitars" with producer Andy Sneap. Byford checked in via video message on his Twitter account — his third since undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery last ...

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Watch TESTAMENT Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of Alex Vigil). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy recently confirmed to DJ Valentino of the WSOU radio station ...

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Releases Music Video For 'Shepherd'

New Jersey six-piece band FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will release its fifth studio album, "The Sea Of Tragic Beasts", on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records (Human Warfare in Australia). The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Shepherd", can be seen below. "Enjoy 'Shepherd', our tribute to the melodeath style of the early ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Battle From Within' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Battle From Within" from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), can be seen below. The track is taken from CYHRA's second album, "No Halos In Hell", which will be released ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen To New Song 'Ich Weiß Es Nicht'

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released two versions of its new single, "Ich Weiß Es Nicht". The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In ...

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SODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Down On Your Knees'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The official lyric video for the song "Down On Your Knees", taken from "Out Of The ...

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Listen To New MAYHEM Song 'Falsified And Hated'

The song "Falsified And Hated" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. Pre-orders for the 12-song album have been released. A variety of limited-edition and special variants are available, including a limited ...

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Listen To New SAINT ASONIA Song 'This August Day'

SAINT ASONIA, the act led by ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, has shared the new song "This August Day". The track is the latest single from SAINT ASONIA's forthcoming album, "Flawed Design", which is due out on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. "Two years ago this August, I went ...

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Old Lions Still Roar - PHIL CAMPBELL

Everybody loves Phil Campbell. And so they fucking should, quite frankly. Lemmy's right-hand man for more than three decades has done more than enough to have earned the adoration and respect of millions of rock fans and metalheads, which makes his decision to power forward and to keep making great music all the more admirable. ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Debuts New Track 'Your Number's Up'

Following yesterday's (October 16) worldwide exclusive premiere on SiriusXM Octane, horror-inspired metal act ICE NINE KILLS has shared its brand-new chilling single "Your Number's Up" in the below lyric video. The track, a tribute to Wes Craven's classic 1996 self-referential slasher "Scream", will be included as one of many bonus features on the band's upcoming ...

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Walk The Sky - ALTER BRIDGE

There's something disarming and very welcome about the sound of Myles Kennedy almost whispering his way through brief intro "One Life", because although ALTER BRIDGE have had plenty of subtle and downtempo moments over the years, their last album, "The Last Hero", was a near-remorseless barrage of bombast and overwrought emoting; an enthusiastic over-egging of ...

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Absolute - KUBLAI KHAN

KUBLAI KHAN has been kicking and screaming for nearly a decade now, but the unit's increasing profile sees them garnering significant attention and praise as of late. The band continues to forward a decidedly modern style that falls somewhere in between the realm of metallic hardcore, metalcore and extreme heavy metal on its fourth full-length ...

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM Announces 2020 'Disraeli Gears' Tour

THE MUSIC OF CREAM, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMKofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son), Malcolm Bruce (Jack Bruce's son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) — has announced an exciting new tour for 2020. Honoring the legendary band's landmark album "Disraeli Gears", the 40-date North American outing will feature "Disraeli Gears" performed ...

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