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La Morsure du Christ - SETH

It's hard to deny that black metal means a lot of different things to different people. It can be raw and primitive, or atmospheric and progressive, and a lot of time can be wasted debating whether one or other approach is the true (or possibly tr00 or even trü) path into the musical abyss. Obviously, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Had No Involvement In MEGADETH's 30th-Anniversary Celebrations For 'Rust In Peace' Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has told The Oakland Press that he had no involvement in last year's 30th-anniversary celebrations for the Grammy Award-nominated "Rust In Peace", Friedman's first album with the band. "I don't really follow those things," he said. "I'm more interested in the future rather than celebrating something ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives'; YTSEJAM RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued

DREAM THEATER, the two-time Grammy-nominated legends of progressive music, have announced the "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". This fresh collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music will see the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reissued, alongside some brand new additions to this special collectors series. (Ytsejam is the label imprint which DREAM THEATER ...

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X - ARTILLERY

Thrash heads know the score. You never could fuck with ARTILLERY as members of the serrated-edge riff elite, from the Danish band's early classics "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance" right through to more recent works by the reconvened and consistently convincing incarnation of guitarist Michael Stützer's enduring ensemble. Their last album, "The Face Of Fear", ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Buys 'Japanese-Inspired Modern Sanctuary' In Brentwood For $4.15 Million

According to TMZ, Tommy Lee has purchased a new house in Brentwood, California. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer spent $4.15 million on "a Japanese-inspired modern sanctuary" which has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and it features "Zen-like indoor-outdoor living space." The 4,266-square-foot house is situated in a "picturesque canyon" with spacious open floorplan ...

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Watch DINO CAZARES Play FEAR FACTORY's New Song 'Disruptor'

Video of FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares playing the band's first new song in over five years, "Disruptor", can be seen below. The track will appear on the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Disruptor" video — created by Finland's Riivata Visuals — is also available, along ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Collaborates With Germany's THE PICTUREBOOKS On New Song 'Rebel'

THE PICTUREBOOKS, the German biker-blues duo consisting of Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, has already caused a sensation this year with various collaborations like Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED) and Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) and additional musical guests Ryan Sinn (THE DISTILLERS) and Dave Dinsmore (Brant Bjork), presenting the band to an even larger audience. The hard-working band ...

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ROB HALFORD Has Enough Material For His Debut Blues Solo Album

Rob Halford says that he has accumulated enough material for his debut blues solo album. The JUDAS PRIEST singer is collaborating with the same team that assisted him during the making of his 2019 Christmas LP "Celestial", including his brother Nigel and his nephew Alex (son of PRIEST bassist Ian Hill). Speaking to Kyle Meredith, ...

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SEETHER's SHAUN MORGAN Marries Longtime Girlfriend

SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan (real name: Shaun Welgemoed) married his longtime girlfriend Jordan Kirby over the weekend. On Monday (May 3), Kirby took to her social media to share photos of the ceremony, which apparently took place near the family's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and she included the following message: "Thank you to everyone that ...

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PETER FRAMPTON's 'Phenix' Les Paul Custom Guitar Recreated By GIBSON

For the past 127 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. Gibson is celebrating the iconic models of the Golden Era while leaning into the future with inspiring instruments that nurture new players across generations, and genres of music. Gibson is celebrating the Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who has been a signature ...

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HEART's NANCY WILSON To Perform With SEATTLE SYMPHONY

HEART's Nancy Wilson will perform with the Seattle Symphony on July 9 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the city where the Wilson sisters grew up and HEART formed. They will be joined by singer Liv Warfield of Prince's band as well as Nancy's ROADCASE ROYALE project, plus musicians from the HEART band. "It's like, ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On 'Incredible' Musical Chemistry With His Brother: 'We Don't Need To Talk. We Just Play.'

In a new interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier was asked if he ever has arguments with his brother and bandmate, drummer Mario Duplantier. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Sometimes, but we're pretty patient. We have anger. I wouldn't say we have anger issues, but sometimes I wonder. We ...

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