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Utgard - ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED's journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more blistering black metal days become more and more of a distant memory with every subsequent album, but it is a testament to the group's creativity — and their ability to still tastefully layer in the ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Releases Acoustic Version Of 'Wrong Side Of Heaven' From 'A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2'

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", will be released on digital and CD formats October 9, with a two-LP set arriving on November 20 via Better Noise Music. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" includes four previously unreleased tracks: "Broken World", a Steve ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Members Comment On BRANDI CARLILE Collaboration

For this year's "Record Store Day", the surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN teamed with singer Brandi Carlile to record new versions of "Black Hole Sun" and "Searching With My Good Eye Closed". The tribute to late SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell was released as a 12-inch on September 26, which is the second of three separate "Record ...

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DECAPITATED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Music 'Is Coming'

After more than 10 years of successfully working together, Nuclear Blast has announced that Polish tech death masters DECAPITATED have decided to refresh their bond and have re-signed with the German metal label for another era of extreme metal. Nuclear Blast USA general manager Gerardo Martinez states: "DECAPITATED has been in my life literally since ...

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AC/DC Hints At Imminent Comeback Announcement

AC/DC updated its social media earlier today with a short video clip featuring the lightning bolt from its iconic logo as a neon light alongside the sound of a guitar or musical instrument plugging into an amplifier. The speculation is that the legendary hard rock band is preparing to announce its comeback, possibly as early ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY Completes Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has completed recording his second solo album. He used the same team that worked on 2018's "Year Of The Tiger", including producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, as well as drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier. On Saturday (September 26), Myles posted an Instagram photo of him behind ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR Improv Over JOE SATRIANI's 'Up In Flames'

Video of Sammy Hagar playing "improv" guitar over his CHICKENFOOT bandmate Joe Satriani's "Up In Flames" can be seen below. Hagar said: "Joe having me play guitar amongst some of the greatest guitarist on earth is like me asking Joe to sing on one of my records with Robert Plant, Stephen Tyler [sic], Axl Rose.... ...

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Former TRIVIUM Bassist BRENT YOUNG Dies

Former TRIVIUM bassist Brent Young, who played on the band's debut album, 2003's "Ember To Inferno", has died. The news of his passing was confirmed by TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy who wrote on Instagram: "We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of TRIVIUM, Brent Young. "Having had ...

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Mass Failure - SCORDATURA

They do things properly in Scotland. Brutal death metal has never been so well endowed with mind-blowing bands as it is today, but even by this year's skull-shattering standards of excellence, "Mass Failure" rips incredibly fucking hard indeed. SCORDATURA warned us in advance, of course; both 2013's "Torment of the Weak" and 2017's "Self-Created Abyss" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Talks About Having GEORGE LYNCH As His Father-In-Law: 'He Is A Lovely Guy'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to relocate to Nashville last year after spending several years living in Florida. "I was getting a bit bored with [Florida's] incessant heat and humidity," Richie said. "Now, I love Florida, but Christmas day was like a day in ...

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