MEGADETH To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Special Releases, Exclusive Merchandise And One-Of-A-Kind Events

Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH will celebrate their 35th anniversary all year long, with special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide. Founder Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly radio show. MEGADETH's announcement comes two years to the day since the release of the band's acclaimed, ...

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Ex-HATE ETERNAL Drummer DEREK RODDY Joins FIRE FOR EFFECT

Acclaimed metal drummer Derek Roddy has joined FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new band featuring former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION. Roddy steps into FIRE FOR EFFECT as the replacement for Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION), who appeared on FIRE FOR EFFECT's demo. Derek has played with HATE ETERNAL, NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE, COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN (where ...

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SLAYER To 'Make Its Exit' After One 'Final' World Tour

SLAYER will "make its exit" with one final world tour, it has been revealed. The legendary thrash metal band announced its plans via a video featuring a compilation of press clippings, early posters and press photos spanning the group's entire career. In addition, SLAYER has confirmed that it will hit the road in North America ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN ...

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SODOM Announces New Lineup, Expands To Four-Piece

While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Thomas "Angelripper" Such has already announced the new lineup of his band SODOM: guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (also formerly of KREATOR, ASSASSIN) has rejoined the group, with Stefan "Husky" Hüskens (ASPHYX, DESASTER) set to man the drum kit, and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) on second ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT: 'I Was In Hell For 20 Years'

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent took part in another question-and-answer session on Saturday (January 20) at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. You can now watch video footage of the discussion in two parts below (courtesy of Mike Brunn). Asked what led to his departure from KISS after the "Lick It Up" touring cycle came to an ...

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