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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI Rails Against Facebook And Media Brainwashing, Denies He Is A Conspiracy Theorist

Guitarist Patrick Mameli of long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE spoke to Heavy Culture about the lyrical inspiration for the band's upcoming album, "Exitivm", which is tentatively due in early 2021 through Agonia Records. He said (see video below): "Most of the time I have a concept for an album, and I just roll with ...

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BURTON C. BELL Distances Himself From Upcoming FEAR FACTORY Album, Says His Focus Is On ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS

Burton C. Bell has distanced himself from the upcoming release of the long-awaited new FEAR FACTORY album, saying that his priority is his ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS project. On Friday (September 11), FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares issued a statement clarifying his reasons for launching a GoFundMe campaign to assist him ...

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Photographer MARK 'WEISSGUY' WEISS's 'The Decade That Rocked' Celebrated With Exhibit At Monmouth Museum

Following the release of world-renowned rock 'n' roll photographer Mark Weiss's "The Decade That Rocked" book, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey is now featuring a "Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked!"exhibit. "Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked!" showcases onstage and backstage moments and never-before-seen images from the period's most historic concerts, tours and ...

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QUIET RIOT 'Isn't Going Anywhere,' Says Guitarist ALEX GROSSI

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi has thanked fans for their support following the announcement that the band was planning to carry on after drummer Frankie Banali's death. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), will play a couple of shows in October as well as a string of dates in ...

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QUIET RIOT To Continue Without FRANKIE BANALI

QUIET RIOT has announced plans to continue, less than a month after the death of the band's drummer Frankie Banali. The veteran rockers revealed their plans to carry on in a social media post on Wednesday. They wrote: "QUIET RIOT - 2020/2021 Because life goes on! "It was Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says DONALD TRUMP's Core Base Will Support Him 'No Matter What': They 'Don't Care What He Does'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton says that President Donald Trump's core base will support him "no matter what." The musician, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president, made the comment on the day that audio recordings were released of Trump acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 crisis months before he would ...

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MASTODON Is 'Ready' To Begin Recording New Album: 'We've Got Loads Of Materal,' Says TROY SANDERS

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. Speaking to Dean ...

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ACCEPT Partners With CONTINENTAL CONCERTS & MANAGEMENT

More than a year after announcing that ACCEPT's longtime manager, designer and lyricist Gaby Hoffmann was retiring, the German/American heavy metal legends have partnered with Continental Concerts & Management. Continental's Antje Lange, a music industry veteran, will represent ACCEPT going forward. Lange said: "I feel very honored that a band like ACCEPT has placed their ...

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MACABRE Announces First Album In Almost 10 Years, 'Carnival Of Killers'

Chicago legends of "murder metal/death metal" MACABRE will release their first full-length album in almost 10 years, "Carnival Of Killers", on November 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Lake Of Fire", can be streamed below. MACABRE's Corporate Death (a.k.a. guitarist/vocalist Lance Lencioni) comments: "'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces First Official Book, '50 Heavy Metal Years'

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of the first-ever official JUDAS PRIEST book documenting the band's extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled "Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years", the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON And HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Perform Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of THE BLACK CROWES' 'She Talks To Angels'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale teamed up with LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton to perform a quarantine acoustic cover version of THE BLACK CROWES' "She Talks To Angels" during an appearance on this past Friday's (September 4) "Raise Your Horns" Internet TV show. Check out video below. Morton previously recorded a cover of "She Talks To Angels" ...

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EPICA's New Album Is 'Recorded, Mixed And Mastered'

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has offered an update on the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. Speaking to SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and frontman Derrick Green for ...

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MISERY INDEX Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of U.S. death metal/grindcore veterans MISERY INDEX to a worldwide deal. Active since the early 2000s, MISERY INDEX has established itself as a stronghold for outspoken, politically charged lyrics and savage yet surgically precise metal, releasing six studio albums, several EPs and performing well over 1,000 concerts in ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is Being Mixed, Says TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is currently being mixed. KK'S PRIEST is Owens's collaboration with founding PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton ...

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RAVEN Releases Music Video For 'Metal City' Title Track

British/American metal trio RAVEN has released the official music video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Metal City". The LP is due on September 18 via SPV/Steamhammer as a CD digipak, LP, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream. RAVEN's English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark Gallagher ...

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EXODUS Is In Pre-Production For Long-Awaited New Album

EXODUS has commenced the pre-production for its long-awaited new album. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve "Zetro" Souza, who previously ...

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Here Is What METALLICA's First Drive-In Concert Looked Like

On Saturday night (August 29), METALLICA broadcast a show to hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, as part of the "Encore Drive-In Nights" series. The concert was filmed nearly three weeks earlier, on August 10, at the Gundlach Bundschu winery, about a 30-minute car ride from the band's headquarters in ...

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ANTHRAX And DEATH ANGEL Members Cover MOTHER LOVE BONE's 'Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns' (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has teamed up with DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda and METAL ALLEGIANCE bassist Mark Menghi to record a cover version of MOTHER LOVE BONE's "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns", filmed while they were in quarantine. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "What ...

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