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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN Has 'No Regrets' About Leaving The Band: 'I'm Thankful That I Did It'

Dave McClain says that he has "no regrets" about leaving MACHINE HEAD more than two years ago. The drummer, who joined the California metal band in 1995, announced his departure from MACHINE HEAD in October 2018. McClain, along with guitarist Phil Demmel, went on to complete the Robb Flynn-fronted act's "Freaks & Zeroes Tour" before ...

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SEPULTURA Joined By TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY For Quarantine Performance Of 'Slave New World' (Video)

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy recently teamed up with the four members of SEPULTURA to record a quarantine version of the SEPULTURA classic "Slave New World". Check out video below. The original version of the track appeared on SEPULTURA's 1993 album "Chaos A.D.". Guitarist Andreas Kisser told Metal Hammer about SEPULTURA's approach on the LP, which was ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Breaking The Band' To Premiere On REELZ This Sunday

"Black Sabbath: Breaking The Band", which focuses on BLACK SABBATH's huge success and subsequent downfall, will premiere on Sunday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. With its mischievous and prankster lead singer Ozzy Osbourne juxtaposed against the business-minded and reserved band founder Tony Iommi, BLACK SABBATH was, at its core, ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'If You Build Your Life On Top Of The Words Of Jesus Christ, You Will Be Unshakeable'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for SKILLET, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band with three gold-certified albums and one double-platinum-certified album to its name, spoke to "The Eric Metaxas Radio Show" about his recently released debut book, "Awake & Alive To Truth (Finding Truth In The Chaos Of A Relativistic World)". Regarding his inspiration for ...

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BRAVE THE COLD Feat. NAPALM DEATH's MITCH HARRIS And MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Apparatus' Music Video

BRAVE THE COLD, the new project led by longtime NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, has released the music video for its latest single, "Apparatus". The track is taken from BRAVE THE COLD's debut album, "Scarcity", which was released in October on all digital outlets worldwide via Mission Two Entertainment. Limited-edition, colored vinyl and CDs will ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces New Album 'The Battle At Garden's Gate'; 'Age Of Machine' Single Available

After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a Grammy Award, and performances on "The Tonight Show" and "Saturday Night Live", GRETA VAN FLEET is hurtling into the future with its second album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", due April 16, 2021 via Lava/Republic Records. A bold evolution from ...

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Necromancy - PERSUADER

There was time, not so long ago, when power metal seemed to be dominated by bands that sounded, to put it mildly, a bit too fucking cheerful. Not that there's anything wrong with an occasional dose of positivity, but these are dark times. As humanity at least appears to be pirouetting blindly towards oblivion, super-melodic ...

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CLUTCH Will 'Probably' Record Next Album In Fall 2021

In a new interview with DJ Chewie of the WSOU radio station, guitarist Tim Sult of Maryland rockers CLUTCH was asked about drummer Jean-Paul Gaster's previous comment that the band will likely enter the studio "sometime this winter" to record the follow-up to 2018's "Book Of Bad Decisions" album. He said (hear audio below): "I ...

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Grand Malevolence - DEPRAVITY

Never mind the traditional spooky intro: "Grand Malevolence" declares clobbering time to be long overdue, as opener "Indulging Psychotic Thoughts" bursts through the speakers and smacks your teeth out through the back of your skull. Death metal diehards will be familiar with DEPRAVITY. One of the most flat-out brutal bands on the planet, they raised ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has inked a deal with Napalm Recordsfor all territories excluding Japan. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Vili Itäpelto. BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT said ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Universe' Album To Include THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, STEVIE WONDER And PRINCE Covers

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album, "Universe". The LP, which is due later this month, features a number of covers, incuding THE BEATLES' "Hey Jude", Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" and Stevie Wonder's "I Believe", as well as Schon's previously released rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain". In addition ...

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Detestation (reissue) - G.I.S.M.

The collective has been known as a variety of names including GOD IN THE SCHIZOID MIND, GUERRILLA INCENDIARY SABOTAGE MUTINEER, GENERAL IMPERIALISM SOCIAL MURDER, GNOSTIC IDIOSYNCRASY SONIC MILITANT, GAI INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL MEAN and GENOCIDE INFANTICIDE SUICIDE MENTICIDE. But the name by which the entity has been etched eternally in the annals of extreme music history ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Completes Recording First Music

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has completed recording its first new music. The sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT posted a short video from the studio and included the following caption: "Recordings finished now and the files are ready ...

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STATIC-X Still Doesn't Want To Publicly Reveal New Singer's Identity Even Though 'Everyone Knows' Who He Is

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos says that he knew "there would be some negativity" in response to the band's decision to reunite without its late frontman Wayne Static. STATIC-X's recent tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and paid homage to Static, who died six years ago. While the identity ...

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