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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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VOLBEAT: Making Of 'Leviathan' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Leviathan", a new song from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", which was released on August 2 via Republic Records. At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for METALLICA, ...

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Live In Japan 2018 - RIOT V

If ever there was a band that deserved much more recognition and praise for their contribution to heavy metal, it's RIOT. Originally formed by the late, great Mark Reale in 1975, the New Yorkers were an omnipresent force for hard rocking excellence for the best part of 40 years, before their leader's untimely passing in ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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CYNIC To Release 'Traced In Air Remixed'

CYNIC has announced the re-release of its sophomore effort, 2008's "Traced In Air". "Traced In Air Remixed" features new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY's Adam "Nolly" Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN) as well as mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic. The album is slated for release on ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Details Revealed; 'More' Video Available

FLYING COLORS will release its new album, "Third Degree", on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. In chemistry, when certain galvanizing elements come together, they become quite explosive. In music, when certain galvanizing artists come together, they become FLYING COLORS. In fact, whenever the five gentlemen who encompass FLYING COLORS — guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Horror' Album In October

Twenty-one years since the release of its murderous debut, EXHUMED continues its onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on its new album, "Horror", coming October 4 via Relapse Records. Aptly titled, "Horror" is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band's most intense tracks to ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Track Listing Revealed

TOOL has confirmed the track list for its long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", which will arrive on August 30 via RCA. The physical edition of the album will include seven songs, while the digial edition will contain 10 cuts, including the closer "7empest", which is almost 20 minutes long. As previously reported, the "Fear Inoculum" ...

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DRAGONFORCE Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ; YouTube Personality STEVIE T To Step In

DRAGONFORCE has parted ways with longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq (pictured above). Leclercq, who became an official member of DRAGONFORCE in 2006, will play his last show with the band this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Frédéric said: "I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I ...

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Atonement - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Being KILLSWITCH ENGAGE must feel like a thankless task at times. Back in 2002, when the Massachusetts metalcore mavens released "Alive or Just Breathing", they were quite rightly acknowledged as standard bearers for a resurgence in defiantly un-nu-metal. 17 years later, every time they release a new album, it feels like a huge deal. Perhaps ...

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SHAVO ODADJIAN On Possiblity Of New Music From SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Why It Isn't Happening Is A Big Question'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian says that "creative differences" are to blame for stalled attempts to record a follow-up to the band's "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" albums, which came out in 2005. Last year, guitarist Daron Malakian publicly accused singer Serj Tankian of not wanting to record, with Tankian responding that creative and financial ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Has 'No Problem' With HEAD's Faith: 'Just Don't Throw Your Views On Me'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Mistress Carrie of the WAAF radio station about his appearance in the first feature-length documentary about his bandmate, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. "Loud Krazy Love" is Welch's story of faith-based redemption and Davis's skepticism about Welch's spiritual awakening helps to provide balance in the movie, which debuted in May ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Postpones Tour Dates After Guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON Undergoes Heart Surgery

Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD have postponed this weekend's concerts so that founding member Gary Rossington can recover from recent heart surgery. The shows, originally scheduled for August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada and August 17 in Wheatland, California, will now take place on October 18 and October 19, respectively. The 67-year-old guitarist and last ...

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TOM KEIFER On CINDERELLA: 'It's Not Where I Wanna Be Anymore'

Tom Keifer has once again shot down the possibility of a CINDERELLA reunion, saying that "it's not where I wanna be anymore." Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio album since 1994's "Still Climbing", the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few years while Keifer ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Is A Genetic Mutant, DNA Researcher Claims

In 2010, a Massachusetts-based research company called Knome used a blood sample taken from Ozzy Osbourne to map out his genetic code and attempt to figure out how he has survived after years of abusing drugs and alcohol. Researchers at Knome hoped that analyzing Ozzy's blood and DNA would give them insight into how drugs ...

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CREED's 'Human Clay' Set For 20th-Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Craft Recordings has announced a vinyl reissue of CREED's "Human Clay", in celebration of the best-selling album's 20th anniversary. In stores October 11, the two-LP set is housed in a gatefold jacket and marks the first vinyl availability of the album since a limited edition pressing in 1999. "Human Clay", which has sold over 20 ...

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MR. BUNGLE To Reunite For First Shows In Nearly 20 Years

MR. BUNGLE will perform "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny", the Eureka-born band's 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of early 2020 shows: February 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), February 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and February 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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