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SODOM Drummer STEFAN 'HUSKY' HÜSKENS Exits Band

Drummer Stefan "Husky" Hüskens has announced his departure from German thrash metal veterans SODOM. Hüskens said in a statement: "Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I have to leave SODOM. Due to some changes at my full-time job, as well as a few other matters, I do not see any chance of continuing to ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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Here Lies NECROPHAGIA - NECROPHAGIA

Stolen from the world at the cruel age of 51, Frank "Killjoy" Pucci was a legend. NECROPHAGIA seldom received the credit they deserved during their founder and frontman's lifetime, but old-school death metal diehards will be well aware of the band's pioneering contribution to the scene. And while there is little joy to be had ...

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Watch MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Play First Show In Seven Years

The reunited MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE played its first concert in seven years last night (Friday, December 20) in Los Angeles. Guitarist Frank Iero, vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Ray Toro took to the stage at the 6,500-capacity Shrine Expo Hall with Jarrod Alexander on drums and kicked off the show with "I'm ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Drummer BRENT FITZ Mourns Death Of Childhood Friend

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS drummer Brent Fitz is mourning the death of his childhood friend who was killed yesterday (Friday, December 13) in a car crash. Allan Poapst, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, died after being involved in a head-on collision when an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center median ...

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Watch MATT SORUM And BILLY F. GIBBONS Play Special Concert For Charity

THE BFG THREE, featuring Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Mike Flanigin, performed last night (Friday, December 13) at Norwood Space Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. All proceeds from the gig supported Music Drives Us, a Norwood-based nonprofit supplying grants to music programs designed to effect positive change for ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announce May/June 2020 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES have announced the spring/summer 2020 leg of the "Not In This Lifetime" tour. The trek, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Launched in April 2016, "Not in This Lifetime" features classic-lineup members Slash, Duff McKagan and singer ...

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WINO To Release New Solo Album, 'Forever Gone'

Ripple Music has announced the signing of doom metal icon Scott "Wino" Weinrich. Wino's new solo album will launch Ripple's new "Blood and Strings" series, in which some of the most admired names in riff-rock and metal unplug to record albums of acoustic heaviness. Ripple Music will release Wino's new Frank Marchand-recorded solo album, "Forever ...

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ZZ TOP: 'That Little Ol' Band From Texas' Documentary To Be Released On DVD, Blu Ray And Digitally In February

ZZ TOP's big, brazen blues-rock, combined with a surrealist charisma that continues to intrigue fans, catapulted the band into worldwide stardom. Their history is deeply explored in "ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas", which will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on February 28, 2020. The release is ...

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Read Excerpt From PARADISE LOST's Official Book, 'No Celebration'

Decibel Books has posted an excerpt from "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost", which can be read below. The excerpt heavily features Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker, who passed away last month. Authored by American writer David E. Gehlke, "No Celebration" chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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Listen To New JASTA Song 'Spilled Blood Never Dries' Featuring KIRK WINDSTEIN

The name "Jamey Jasta" represents one of music's most prolific and powerful reputations. As the founder and frontman for Grammy-nominated monoliths HATEBREED alongside his countless collaborations with everyone from DJ Khaled and Lights to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Jasta's reputation extends well beyond music. From stints as the four-year host of MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" to ...

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