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Guru Meditation - Next Life

The problem with micro-subgenres like digital grindcore is that, for most of us at least, there is only so much of the stuff one can consume before your brain gives up and sends you howling back to your SLAYER collection. There has always been much to be said for drinking too much coffee and listening ...

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AMY LEE Says New EVANESCENCE Music Has 'A Lot Of Guitars'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee spoke to SiriusXM's "Debatable" on the Volume channel about the band's upcoming album, "The Bitter Truth" (BMG). The band's first collection of new original music in nine years, "The Bitter Truth" is being made available incrementally throughout 2020. "We're still writing, but we're also recording," she said (see video below). "We ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Sings A Cappella Version Of QUIET RIOT's 'Metal Health' In Honor Of FRANKIE BANALI (Video)

In honor of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who passed away earlier this week, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho sang an a cappella version of QUIET RIOT's "Metal Health" during last night's (August 22) episode of "Saturday Night Special", Jericho's weekly live series which airs on his YouTube channel and Facebook page. Check out video of ...

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ATHEIST Releases Quarantine Playthrough Video Of 'Mother Man'

Florida's ATHEIST is widely regarded by those in the know as the pioneers of technical death metal, influencing many of today's top technical extreme metal bands. During quarantine, ATHEIST members Daniel Martinez, Chris Martin, Yoav Ruiz-Feingold and Anthony Medaglia kept their chops and produced a series of playthrough videos. The first of the series is ...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Wild Child' With Finland's ATOMIC ANNIE (Video)

On July 25, Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. joined the Turku, Finland-based "fuzz rock" quintet ATOMIC ANNIE for an engaging acoustic version of the W.A.S.P. hit "Wild Child". Blair holstered his Crimson Oath "Borra" custom aluminum Telecaster, and played an uncharacteristic yet effective slide guitar over the well-adapted version. ATOMIC ANNIE is an active member of ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Experiencing 'Severe Symptoms'

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais has tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. KATAKLYSM confirmed Dagenais's diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. The Montreal-based band wrote: "We regret to inform ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Mourns Death Of FRANKIE BANALI: 'You Carried The Weight Of The World On Your Shoulders'

Former WHITESNAKE, DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist Doug Aldrich has paid tribute to Frankie Banali, who died earlier this week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Earlier today, Aldrich posted an Instagram photo of the QUIET RIOT drummer and his wife, Regina Banali, and he included the following message: "R.I.P. Frankie. You will ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY Begins Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has entered the studio to begin recording his second solo album. He is using 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. Earlier today, Kennedy posted a photo of ...

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SCORPIONS Are 'Making Progress' On New Album

SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee has posted a short video update from Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany, where he and his bandmates are rehearsing and doing pre-production for their upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Officially Cancels Fall 2020 Tour

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group, has announced the cancelation of its fall 2020 tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA released the following statement: "Dear TSO Fans, "We waited as long as we could, hoping for months, that we would not have ...

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QUIET RIOT's CHUCK WRIGHT On FRANKIE BANALI: 'I'm Completely Devastated By The Loss Of My Lifelong Friend And Musical Comrade'

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright says that he is "completely devastated" by the death of his bandmate Frankie Banali. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to the end and continued playing live as ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Announces New Album, 'Honor'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. Forbes premiered the first single, "Humility", praising ...

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Ex-DEATH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Pays Tribute To QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI With 'Run For Cover' Play-Along (Video)

Actor, comedian and acclaimed heavy metal drummer Richard Christy has paid tribute to QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali, who died earlier this week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Christy, who has played with CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, ICED EARTH, DEATH and CONTROL DENIED, and who currently works for "The Howard Stern Show", took to ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue In Seattle Vandalized

The Chris Cornell statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has been vandalized. Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted white. Earlier today, Chris Cornell's widow Vicky released a statement about the statue's defacing via the late ...

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Venus Skytrip - PSYCHLONA

Despite being intermittently denied the chance to enjoy a hot, hazy summer, we always have records as joyously heavy and fuzzed-up as this to keep the sizzling dream alive. PSYCHLONA have already impressed, rising nonchalantly to the top of the aspiring stoner and space rock piles at their first attempt on 2018's "Mojo Rising", but ...

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