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Age Of Aquarius - VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY

You don't have to be a weed-ravaged hippie with a passion for tripping the brain fantastic to enjoy VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY. But it might help. Quite a lot. Originally released in 2019, "Age of Aquarius" is getting a well-deserved reboot from NAPALM RECORDS, and it's not hard to see why the label was so ...

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MINISTRY Is Recording New Album

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" album. On Friday, the MINISTRY social media was updated with a photo of mainman Al Jourgensen sitting in front of a studio console while wearing a gas mask. The picture was captioned: "Until further notice…we'll be quarantined in the ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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TOOL: First Leg Of Spring 2020 North American Tour Postponed

The first leg of TOOL's previously announced spring 2020 North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band wishes everyone well during this difficult period and hopes ...

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Organizers Of SONIC TEMPLE, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE And EPICENTER Festivals Are 'Assessing The Situation Very Carefully'

The organizers of Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, all of which are scheduled to take place in May, say that they are "assessing the situation very carefully" with regards to the status of this spring's festivals. A number of festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella and Stagecoach ...

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LIVE NATION To Pause All Tours Due To Coronavirus

According to Billboard, America's largest concert promoter and venue operator Live Nation is instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All Live Nation tours are affected, both domestically and internationally, through the end of the month. Live Nation will reportedly re-evaluate ...

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TOOL: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Pneuma' Performance From Boston

Vic Firth has uploaded video footage of its signature artist Danny Carey of TOOL performing the song "Pneuma" with his bandmates last November in Boston, Massachusetts. Check out the clip below. On its current tour, TOOL has been playing two-and-a-half hour sets, with vocalist Maynard James Keenan spending the entirety avoiding the spotlight, singing mostly ...

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WARBRINGER To Release 'Weapons Of Tomorrow' Album In April

Thrash metal force WARBRINGER will release its new album, titled "Weapons Of Tomorrow", on April 24 via Napalm Records. With this release, the SoCal five-piece has not only proven a true mastery of its craft, but has spurred the forward shift of an entire genre — transporting thrash metal into a brand-new era. Building upon ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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TOOL Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour

TOOL has added an extensive spring tour for North America. The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold-out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back performances at Auckland's Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as "an immersive art-rock ...

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PAGE HAMILTON On Collapse Of HELMET's Classic Lineup: 'Money Kind Of Came In And Changed Things'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with HELMET frontman Page Hamilton. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On assembling a setlist for their 30th-anniversary tour where the band is playing 30 songs each night: Page: "Everything's kind of mixed together. Some ...

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Watch TOOL Perform '7empest' Live For First Time

TOOL played its epic song "7empest" live for the first time during its February 18 concert in Sydney, Australia. Even though TOOL has a strict "no cellphone cameras" policy at its shows, a couple of concertgoers managed to record most of the track's live debut at Qudos Bank Arena and post it to YouTube. "7empest", ...

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NICKELBACK Members Comment On TRUMP's 'Photograph' Tweet: We 'Didn't Wanna Be Dragged Into Any Kind Of Partisan Politics'

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK made headlines last October when President Donald Trump tweeted a meme targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, set to the band's 2005 hit "Photograph". The president's since-removed video echoed Trump's unsubstantiated allegations that Biden improperly used his influence in office to benefit his son Hunter. The video opened ...

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Electric Pentagram - LOVEBITES

There's nothing more satisfying than shutting people up. With their first two albums, and a whole bunch of acclaimed live shows, LOVEBITES swiftly proved that the fact they are an all-woman group that collectively weigh slightly less than one of Chuck Billy's forearms is, thank the metal gods, the least interesting or impressive thing about ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Jams With TOOL In Nashville

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner joined TOOL on stage last night (Wednesday, January 29) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the song "Jambi". When a concert attendee pointed out on Twitter that Richie had just played with TOOL, Faulkner — who presently calls Nashville home — responded: "Was a pleasure and an ...

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TOOL Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For '7empest'

TOOL was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 26) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL was nominated for "7empest", a track from its 2019 album "Fear Inoculum". Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor ...

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TOOL Announces March 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TOOL has added several shows to its 2020 U.S. tour schedule. Four dates have been announced for March: in Spokane, Washingston; Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho. AUTHOR & PUNISHER is supporting TOOL on all gigs through February. The opening act for the new dates has not yet been announced. Tour dates: Jan. 21 ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases Music Video For 'Two Steps'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released the official music video for the song "Two Steps". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed ...

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TOOL To Headline 2020 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

TOOL is among the headliners of the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set to take place June 11-14 at Great Stage Park in Tennessee. Also scheduled to appear are THE STRUTS, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, FLOGGING MOLLY, PRIMUS, TENACIOUS D, OYSTERHEAD, RUN THE JEWELS, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, THE ...

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