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GEEZER BUTLER Got A Visit From 'COVID Police' While In Quarantine

During the latest episode of the "On The RAGS" podast, Gloria Butler, the wife of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, recounted her husband's experience traveling to the United Kingdom earlier this month from their house in Los Angeles. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My husband flew to England where they're having to quarantine still. ...

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MARIA BRINK And ANDY BIERSACK Team Up For 'Meet Me In The Fire' From 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack' (Audio)

Maria Brink (IN THIS MOMENT) has released her epic new collaboration with acclaimed artist/producer Tyler Bates, featuring vocals by Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), from the forthcoming "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack", out digitally on June 18 via Loma Vista Recordings (physical LPs out July 16). Listen to "Meet Me In The Fire (feat. Andy ...

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DINO CAZARES On Possibility Of Reunion Of FEAR FACTORY's Classic Lineup: 'I Don't See It For Any Amount Of Money'

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked if he thinks he could make a reunion of the band's classic lineup — including vocalist Burton C. Bell, bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera — happen if "enough money was dangled in front" of them. ...

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MASTODON Releases 'Forged By Neron' Single From Newly Announced 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack'

DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings have announce the "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack". Executive produced by Tyler Bates ("Guardians Of The Galaxy", "Watchmen", "John Wick"), the soundtrack will be released digitally on June 18 and physically on July 16. Just as the lauded DC "Dark Nights: Death Metal" series isn't the typical superhero storyline, ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Release 'God Is Partying' Album In September

Andrew W.K. will release his fifth full-length studio rock album, "God Is Partying", on September 10 via Napalm Records. Hovering in the fluorescent spotlight of his legendary party power, "God Is Partying" sees Andrew W.K. ransack the corners of the human psyche, reaching a triumphant apex in his catalog, 20 years after the release of ...

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METALLICA Was Among Specialist Subjects On U.K. Quiz Show 'Mastermind'

METALLICA was a specialist subject on the legendary U.K. quiz show "Mastermind", where contestants face an inquisition on their chosen subject, On episode 29 of "Mastermind", GP practice manager Mohan Mudigonda selected the San Francisco Bay Area metal giants as his specialist subject, answering as many questions from host John Humphrys about the band as ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Attorneys Say He Was 'Not Violent' At U.S. Capitol, Claim He Left Building After Only 60 Seconds

The attorneys for ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer have requested a review of their client's detention order as he awaits trial in Washington in connection with the siege on the U.S. Capitol. On Friday (March 19), U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered the 53-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, held without bail on ...

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Federal Judge Orders ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Held Without Bond Until Trial On Capitol Riot Charges

A federal judge on Friday (March 19) refused to release jailed ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer as he awaits trial in Washington in connection with the siege on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered the 53-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, held without bail on six federal criminal charges related ...

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METALLICA Donates $75,000 To 'Feeding America' Supporting Texans Impacted By Winter Storm

METALLICA's non-profit foundation All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to ensure food banks in the communities affected by recent winter storms in the southern United States have access to the food they need. Feeding America is the nation's largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a nationwide network of 200 ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is Still Being Held In Indiana Jail, Six Weeks After Being Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

According to The Republic reporter Jordan Morey, Jon Schaffer is still awaiting extradition extradition to Washington D.C., five weeks after U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Indiana judge Mark Dinsmore signed an order for the ICED EARTH guitarist to appear in D.C.'s district court. Indianapolis law enforcement confirmed Schaffer was ...

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HELLFEST Organizers Comment On 2021 Festival Cancelation

This year's edition of Hellfest has been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said ...

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LOCK UP Rejoined By AT THE GATES Singer TOMAS LINDBERG

Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) has rejoined LOCK UP, and will part of a "dual vokill attack" together with Kevin Sharp. The band is currently recording a new album titled "The Dregs Of Hades", to be released in the fall via Listenable. The LP will be LOCK UP's first to feature new drummer Adam Jarvis ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Featured In FORD Commercial

Ford has licensed the 1991 METALLICA hit "Enter Sandman" to serve as the soundtrack for its all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor — a desert-racing inspired version of its best-selling F-150 pickup. When Ford began planning a reveal for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, it wanted to push the envelope. Having owned this niche category since ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Longtime Friend And Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Officially Quits DEMONS & WIZARDS Project

BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch has quit his long-running project with ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Hansi announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The 52-year-old ICED EARTH guitarist, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, ...

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