STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Is 'Concerned' About His Band's Future

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "concerned" about the future of his band. The vast majority of musicians are struggling more than ever without income from concerts and merch sales due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. Since it's become clear that concerts full of tightly packed fans won't be returning in a ...

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SACRED REICH Releases Music Video For 'Manifest Reality'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have released a music video for the song "Manifest Reality". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released in August 2019 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ...

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BUTCHER BABIES To Release New Single In September

BUTCHER BABIES will release a new single in September. The song will be the first taste of the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Asked in a new interview with Syfy Wire's "Metal Crush" how BUTCHER BABIES' new LP differs from 2017's "Lilith", singer Heidi Shepherd ...

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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT On Bands Who Use Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'We Live In A Different World Now'

Guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett of the legendary Canadian power trio TRIUMPH has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Release 'Punching The Sky' Album In October

ARMORED SAINT's new single and video, "End Of The Attention Span", will make its online debut tomorrow (Wednesday, August 12). The song is taken from the band's eighth full-length studio album "Punching The Sky", which is due on October 23 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran ...

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