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Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - THE OCEAN

The doomy prog metal generated by THE OCEAN has always been wrapped in an apocalyptic aura. But when the German collective began their two-album "Phanerozoic" suite in 2018, there was no way they could have known that the lyrical themes would be hitting incredibly close to home by its completion in 2020. "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic ...

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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning' Album; 'The Underwhelming' Single Now Available

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-born band led by TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, will release its fourth studio album, "Existential Reckoning", on October 30 via Alchemy Recordings, a partnership with BMG. Alchemy Recordings is a new record label created in partnership between Dino Paredes, former American Recordings vice president of A&R, and Danny Wimmer, the founder of ...

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DEMON HUNTER Releases Music Video For 'Lesser Gods'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "Lesser Gods". The track is taken from the band's latest album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", in March 2019. The clip was directed and edited by Brad Hartley, with additional editing by Andy Maier. Frontman Ryan Clark told Full ...

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Circle Of Darkness - PLAGUE YEARS

There's always been something uniquely exciting about collisions between thrash metal and brutal hardcore. Recent records by the likes of RINGWORM and INTEGRITY have proved that point tenfold, but while PLAGUE YEARS are considerably more traditional in thrash terms than either of those bands, there is a similarly destructive and anarchic vibe here. Vocalist Tim ...

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BABYMETAL To Release Two New Live Albums Next Week

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release two live albums next week. Captured on its "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the "Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy" was a two-day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25 and January 26, 2020. "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 1]" and "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" will ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is Being Mixed, Says TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is currently being mixed. KK'S PRIEST is Owens's collaboration with founding PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton ...

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Like The Fearless Hunter - NONEXIST

NONEXIST has always been a project that danced in the realm of comfort-food melodeath, whose main creative force has primarily been guitarist Johan Reinholdz — now also a member of DARK TRANQUILLITY. But a large portion of that comfort, from founding through to 2015's "Throne of Scars", was from original ARCH ENEMY frontperson Johan Liiva. ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY Begins Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has entered the studio to begin recording his second solo album. He is using the same team that worked on 2018's "Year Of The Tiger", including producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, as well as drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier. Earlier today, Kennedy posted a photo of ...

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PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, RUDY SARZO, DEE SNIDER, GLENN HUGHES, Others React To Passing Of QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI

Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Ron Keel (KEEL) and BULLETBOYS are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of QUIET ...

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Neuropunk Boostergang - EXPANDER

Folks that are uninitiated to the cacophonous noise that is generated by EXPANDER may see the words "thrash" and "Texas" in the band's bio and press releases, and get a preconceived idea that the group would be another straightforward band in the vein of POWER TRIP, or share a production sound with fellow Austin metallers ...

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BLACK SABBATH Cover Band BSCBR Feat. YEAH YEAH YEAHS, INTERPOL Members: 'Master Of Rehearsal' Single Due Next Month

BLACK SABBATH COVER BAND REHEARSALS (BSCBR) — the BLACK SABBATH tribute act featuring Brad Truax (INTERPOL), Mick Barr (OCRILIM, KRALLICE), Greg Fox, Nick Zinner (YEAH YEAH YEAHS), and Angel Deradoorian (DIRTY PROJECTORS, DERADOORIAN) — has shared its version of "Sweet Leaf". The track is taken from the group's upcoming single, "Master Of Rehearsal", which is ...

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Listen To 'Reimagined' Version Of LYNCH MOB's 'Hell Child'

West Coast rock veterans LYNCH MOB will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album "Wicked Sensation" with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and will be available via Rat Pak Records on August 28 (also available in Japan via ...

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Listen To 'Reimagined' Version Of LYNCH MOB's 'Wicked Sensation'

West Coast rock veterans LYNCH MOB will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album "Wicked Sensation" with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and will be available via Rat Pak Records on August 28 (also available in Japan via ...

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LYNCH MOB To Release 'Wicked Sensation Reimagined' In August

West Coast rock veterans LYNCH MOB will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album "Wicked Sensation" with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and will be available via Rat Pak Records on August 28 (also available in Japan via ...

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