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Dealing With Demons I - DEVILDRIVER

With their 20th anniversary only two years away, DEVILDRIVER could be forgiven for being slightly complacent at this point. Firmly established as a regular fixture and widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, Dez Fafara's crew have weathered two decades with credibility intact and a sturdy catalogue backing up their ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ Is Open To Writing Autobiography

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) was asked if he would ever consider writing his autobiography. He replied (hear audio below): "Absolutely. I'm totally open for that idea. And there's been a few writers already that have been contacting us. But that's more, ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares 'Russian Disinformation' On HILLARY CLINTON That Was Rejected By Bipartisan Senate Panel

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a supposed Russian intelligence assessment declassified by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that alleges Hillary Clinton devised a plan to tie President Donald Trump to Russian hacking during the 2016 election. The assessment was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having ...

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NIGHT RANGER Begins Work On New Album

NIGHT RANGER has commenced the songwriting and recording process for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. Due in 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, the LP will be the follow-up to "Don't Let Up", which was released in March 2017. Songwriting started with the three original members Jack Blades (lead vocals/bass), Kelly Keagy (lead vocals/drums), and Brad ...

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ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group's remaining members broke the news of Alex's official exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing ...

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DE LA TIERRA Feat. SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: New Single To Arrive This Week

Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (MANÁ) spoke to "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" about the status of DE LA TIERRA, the Latin American metal supergroup which also includes Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.). "Right now we're in the process of recording our third record," Alex said (see video below). ...

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LINKIN PARK Radio To Take Over SiriusXM's Turbo Beginning October 5

SiriusXM's Turbo (channel 41) will become "Linkin Park Radio" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's milestone debut studio album, "Hybrid Theory". Linkin Park Radio will feature the stories behind the influential and top-selling album, as well as music spanning the band's entire career, including demos, rarities, remixes, live tracks and solo music. Listeners ...

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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE: If I'm Honest, Nothing We've Done In The Past Three Decades Matches 'Crazy World'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album "Crazy World" and its worldwide smash hit single "Wind Of Change", lynchpin SCORPIONS members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs have all given extensive and exclusive interviews to Rock Candy magazine for a huge 16-page cover story feature. Together with respected musician and lyricist Jim ...

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THIN LIZZY: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Due In November

"Thin Lizzy: Every Album, Every Song", a book examining each one of THIN LIZZY's songs, will be released on November 27 via Sonicbond Publishing. THIN LIZZY emerged as a four‐piece in Dublin as the 1960s drew to a close, when guitarist Eric Bell and keyboard player Eric Wrixon, both from Belfast, encountered a band named ...

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ACCEPT Releases New Teaser For 'The Undertaker' Single

The latest teaser for "The Undertaker", the new single from German/American metallers ACCEPT, is available below. The song will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a video. The track is the first taste of the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which will be announced soon. The two-song single will ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort is being tracked ...

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AC/DC Confirms 2020 Lineup, Releases First Official Band Photo

AC/DC has released the first official photo of its reunited lineup, featuring frontman Brian Johnson alongside drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarists Angus and Stevie Young. The picture is the latest sign of activity from the legendary hard rock band, which is expected to announce its long-awaited new album. Earlier this week, a ...

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JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI's Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: 'Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", the first heavy metal LP to top Billboard's album chart, died in August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking to RadioactiveMike ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You'

While new photos of AC/DC "unintentionally" surfaced on the band's homepage, along with the band's online teasers "powering up," confirming longstanding reports that all of the major players have regrouped for a new release, fans remain impatiently frothing for more. To keep that spark alive, season two, episode four of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast ...

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Manifest - AMARANTHE

For reasons unknown, it always comes as a huge surprise that AMARANTHE are as monstrously heavy as they (always) are. Admittedly, you have to enthusiastically subscribe to the notion of heavy metal as an upbeat artform to truly embrace what the Swedes have been doing over the last decade, but while it doesn't take a ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Defends Himself Against Criticism From Bandmates

TRIXTER drummer Mark "Gus" Scott has defended himself against harsh comments made by his bandmates, insisting that he is only "concerned" about what is best for the TRIXTER brand. Both TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown and bassist P.J. Farley have been critical of Scott in recent interviews, with Steve saying that the drummer is on "the ...

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