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SHINEDOWN Already Has 'Some' Ideas For Next Album

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith says that he and his bandmates have already done "some" songwriting for the follow-up to last year's "Attention Attention" album. Asked by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station if he is contantly working on new music and song ideas, Smith said (hear audio below): "I still do have what I call ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Releases 'Nebula' Video

"Nebula", the new video from CYNIC frontman Paul Masvidal, can be seen below. A prominent player in the prog metal scene since he was a teenager, Masvidal reveals his songwriter roots with a solo acoustic album. Now available is the first of a trilogy of EPs, "Mythical Human Vessel", featuring a new direction that may ...

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METALLICA: 'Kill 'Em All', 'Ride The Lightning', 'Master Of Puppets' And '…And Justice For All' Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

The iconic art of some of metal's most influential and highly regarded albums will be presented in puzzle form for the first time ever. U.K.'s Zee Productions will release the first four classic METALLICA album covers as 500-piece jigsaws: "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning", "Master Of Puppets" and "…And Justice For All" will be ...

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GEDDY LEE Says 'Cinema Strangiato' Film Celebrates RUSH's Final Tour On Big Screen

A new RUSH film, "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. The film, which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, will feature song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, and new interviews with producer Nick Raskulinecz and RUSH fans Tom ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION: 'Death Atlas' Cover Artwork Unveiled

San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their new album, titled "Death Atlas", on November 29 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was once again recorded at Denver's Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments: "We have crafted what we feel is our strongest album to date and we are really ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Discusses New Song 'Heart In Hand' (Video)

A two-minute video in which OPETH vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses the band's recently released single "Heart In Hand", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th album, "In Cauda Venenum", which will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, "In ...

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Video Premiere: KORN's 'You'll Never Find Me'

KORN's Andzej Gavriss-directed music video for the song "You'll Never Find Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Nothing", which will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz. KORN guitarist Brian "Head" ...

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SEETHER Frontman Has 30 Song Ideas For Next Album

SEETHER will enter the studio in the fall to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" albumfor a tentative early 2020 release. Speaking to Meltdown fo Detroit's WRIF radio station at last weekend's Riff Fest, guitarist Corey Lowery stated about SEETHER's plans for a new LP: "We're gonna start working on a new ...

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DEATHWHITE Completes Recording Second Album, 'Grave Image'

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has completed the recording process for its forthcoming second full-length album, "Grave Image". The LP was tracked in April and May at Cerebral Audio Productions under the watchful eye of Shane Mayer, with vocal tracking taking place at Mana Recording with engineer Art Paiz. It was mixed by Mayer, with ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO, KIRK HAMMETT Cover EBBA GRÖN's 'Staten Och Kapitalet' In Gothenburg (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of EBBA GRÖN's "Staten Och Kapitalet" during METALLICA's July 9 concert at Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Staten Och Kapitalet" was part of the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's ...

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JETHRO TULL: 'Stormwatch' 40th-Anniversary Edition Due In October

JETHRO TULL released "Stormwatch" in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with "Songs From The Wood" in 1977 and continued the following year with "Heavy Horses". Certified gold in the U.S., "Stormwatch" was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s JETHRO TULL lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Says He Was Treated 'Like A Thing, Like A Stage Prop' And 'Not A Person' By His Former Bandmates

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was treated like "a thing" and "a stage prop" during his tenure with the band and claims that the business he "helped start" has been "hijacked." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while ...

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NORMA JEAN To Release 'All Hail' Album In October

Atlanta, Georgia's NORMA JEAN will release its eighth studio album, "All Hail", on October 25 via Solid State Records. The disc was recorded earlier this year with producer Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT) at his Graphic Nature Audio studio in Belleville, New Jersey. A teaser for "All Hail" is available below. The ...

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KORN Teases 'You'll Never Find Me' Music Video

KORN's official music video for the song "You'll Never Find Me" will make its online debut tomorrow (Thursday, July 18). A teaser for the clip is available below. "You'll Never Find Me" is taken from KORN's upcoming album, "The Nothing", which will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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CHERIE CURRIE Looks Back On THE RUNAWAYS' 'Cherry Bomb'

Former THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie recently spoke to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" about the band's classic song "Cherry Bomb", which was written by RUNAWAYS manager Kim Fowley and guitarist Joan Jett for the group's self-titled debut album. The title is a play on Cherie's name, who was just 16 when this song was ...

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