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C'est La Vie - NOVELISTS FR

Call it djent, call it tech-metal, call it whatever the hell you want at this point: there's still a huge amount of this stuff around, isn't there? And whether you can't get enough of it or feel that this proudly state-of-the-art subgenre has long since run out of gas, NOVELISTS FR seem to have found ...

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Watch NITA STRAUSS Shred At This Year's NAMM

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was was again in attendance at this year's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California for the launch of the latest additions to the Ibanez Nita Strauss signature JIVA family: the new JIVA X, JIVA10 and JIVA Junior models. Video footage of Strauss shredding the ...

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Third Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the latest product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear. Titled "Ride The Lightning", the new selection of surf trunks, t-shirts, longsleeves, fleece hoodies, corduroy jackets and special edition wetsuits features the rock band's iconic album artwork in a limited release. Hitting retailers and online channels globally today, ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Listen To 'Worlds Apart' Title Track

Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) will release a collaborative album titled "Worlds Apart" on March 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project will be issued under the moniker ALLEN/OLZON. Allen and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, MAGNUS KARLSSON'S ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'The Bitter End' Song, Originally Titled 'Ending/Beginning'

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "The Bitter End", originally titled "Ending/Beginning". "The Bitter End" appeared on the band's third studio album, "Audio Secrecy", which came out in 2010. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Ending/Beginning" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "The song 'Ending/Beginning' has an ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Release New Studio Album In March 2021

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, will release a new studio album in March 2021. Blaze and guitarist Chris Appleton have already putting together new material and early reports from the singer are that the results so far are "very exciting." In April, Blaze will release ...

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GHOST Jigsaw Puzzles Due In March

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release the classic GHOST album covers as 500-piece jigsaws. "Opus Eponymous", "Infestissumam", "Meliora" and "Prequelle" will be made available on March 13. All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside your vinyl collection. Last April, Zee Productions launched a new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock ...

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Listen To New MAGNUM Song 'Where Are You Eden?'

"Where Are You Eden?", a new song from British rock legends MAGNUM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Serpent Rings", which will be released on January 17 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist Tony Clarkin is ...

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Members Of ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, HELLYEAH, IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, SEPULTURA More To Perform At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Additional talent has been announced for "Dimebash" — an all-star jam tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of the following bands: ACCEPT ACT OF DEFIANCE ANTHRAX ARMORED SAINT ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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Watch KISS And YOSHIKI Collaborate For New Year's Eve Television Performance

Japanese rock star Yoshiki teamed up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan's NHK network. The artists appeared together as "Yoshiki feat. KISS" ("YOSHIKISS") during the New Year's Eve "Red And White Music Battle" ("Kouhaku Uta Gassen"), the most-watched television program in Japan, which is also broadcast worldwide. Video footage ...

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STATIC-X On Stand-In Singer XER0: 'His Professionalism And Attention To Detail' Is 'Second To None'

STATIC-X has thanked fans for their support, saying that "the amount of love and respect" that the band felt from them on its ongoing tour "far exceeded" its widest dreams. STATIC-X's current trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to STATIC-X's frontman Wayne Static, who died ...

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TOOL, IRON MAIDEN And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Jam Together

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) and Justin Chancellor (TOOL) came together for a jam Sunday night (December 29) at an undisclosed location, while celebrating the birthday of Smith's wife, Nathalie Dufresne-Smith. Earlier today, Odadjian took to his Instagram to post a photo of the trio, along with the following caption: ...

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STATIC-X: Video Of Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's entire September 21 performance in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. STATIC-X's current trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to STATIC-X's frontman Wayne Static, who died five years ago. While the identity of STATIC-X's touring singer has not been officially ...

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KISS And YOSHIKI Collaborate For Once-In-A-Lifetime New Year's Eve Television Performance

Japanese rock star Yoshiki will team up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan's NHK network. The artists will appear together as "Yoshiki feat. KISS" ("YOSHIKISS") during the New Year's Eve "Red And White Music Battle" ("Kouhaku Uta Gassen"), the most-watched television program in Japan, which is also broadcast worldwide. ...

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