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SOULFLY Announces 'The Summoning' 2020 North American Tour

SOULFLY will embark on "The Summoning" North American tour in February. Kicking off on February 1 at the Marquee Theater in Tempe Arizona, the trek will make stops in Portland, Toronto, and New Orleans before ending on March 12 at the Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Direct support on the tour will come from TOXIC ...

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CLUTCH, GWAR Mourn Death Of Longtime Manager JACK FLANAGAN

CLUTCH and GWAR are mourning the loss of their longtime friend and manager, Jack Flanagan. CLUTCH announced Flanagan's passing in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a ...

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Primal Future: 2019 - TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Has there ever been anyone more bizarrely underappreciated than Joel Grind? Ever since TOXIC HOLOCAUST emerged from Portland at the turn of the millennium, he has had arguably greater and more lasting impact on the underground metal world than any other musician: that tireless dedication to evoking the spirit of MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, VENOM and SODOM ...

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SEAN KILLIAN Says He Would 'Love' To Write A New VIO-LENCE Album

It has been 26 years since San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE released a full-length album, but in the wake of their recent reunion, the members of the band have started talking about the possibility of hitting the studio. The group has been playing comeback shows throughout 2019, with singer Sean Killian returning to the ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN On Politicians Blaming Popular Culture For Mass Shootings: 'It's Because They Don't Know What The Hell They're Doing'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has followed singer Corey Taylor's lead in pushing back against comments from politicians linking the most recent spate of mass shootings to popular culture. Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump called for curbing "gruesome and grisly video games" that contribute to a "culture of violence" as a response to ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Horror' Album In October

Twenty-one years since the release of its murderous debut, EXHUMED continues its onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on its new album, "Horror", coming October 4 via Relapse Records. Aptly titled, "Horror" is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band's most intense tracks to ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Clarifies Comments About Availability Of Guns: 'My Problem Is NOT With Responsible Gun Owners'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has clarified his recent comments about the widespread availability of guns, saying that he does not have a problem with "responsible gun owners" or the Second Amendment. Last week, Taylor gave an interview to the U.K.'s Independent in which he pushed back against politicians trying to blame music, movies and video ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's August 11 perormance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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COREY TAYLOR Blasts Holocaust Deniers

Corey Taylor has blasted so-called Holocaust deniers for spreading false conspiracy theories, saying that their actions are "a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them." Most Holocaust deniers claim, either explicitly or implicitly, that the Holocaust is a hoax — or at best an exaggeration — ...

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TAU CROSS Members Had No Idea About ROB MILLER's Admiration For 'Notorious Right-Wing Author'

Four members of the multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS say they were "blindsided" by Relapse Records' decision to drop the band before the release of their third LP, "Messengers Of Deception". On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with Relapse because "circumstances have arisen that ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS

Relapse Records has explained its decision to part ways with TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE. On Tuesday (July 2), TAU CROSS posted a statement saying that the band was "parting company" with ...

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