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Weapons of Tomorrow - WARBRINGER

This has already been a superb year for thrash. New albums from heavyweights like TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA and ANNIHILATOR and furious new wavers like HAVOK, SHRAPNEL, HOLYCIDE and SCHIZOPHRENIA have all confirmed that this peculiarly resilient subgenre is as vital and vibrant as it has ever been. What self-consciously cool folk fail to understand is that ...

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First Seven Shows Of 'The Big Rock Summer Tour' Feat. RATT, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW And SLAUGHTER Officially Postponed

The first seven shows of the previously announced "The Big Rock Summer Tour" — featuring RATT, CINDERELLA's Tom Keifer, SKID ROW and SLAUGHTER — have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Affected dates: June 03 - Farmingville, NY - Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill June 06 ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Title Revealed

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have set "Nightmares Of The Decomposed" as the title of their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Torment" is due later this year via Metal Blade Records. SIX FEET UNDER's upcoming disc will be the band's first with former CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE guitarist Jack Owen, who joined the ...

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Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO: Official Biography, 'Chaos, Control & Guitar', Now Available In English

An updated edition of Alexi Laiho's biography, "Chaos, Control & Guitar", has just been made available in English for international readers and fans. "Chaos, Control & Guitar" was written by Petri Silas, whose professional and personal relationship with Alexi Laiho spans over 15 years, thereby making him a uniquely placed author ...

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Watch SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN In The Studio With CHERIE CURRIE: 'Blvds Of Splendor' Behind-The-Scenes Video Part 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blvds Of Splendor", the latest solo project from 1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie, can be seen below. Due on April 28 as a digital release via Blackheart Records, the LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'Anything That We Regarded As Normal Before, That's Gone'

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "I think anything that we regarded as normal before, that's gone," Coverdale said. "I don't think anything is gonna be normal. People are gonna have to get into ...

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City Burials - KATATONIA

KATATONIA were at the forefront of that interesting meeting point between the doom, death and black metal styles that exploded at the beginning of the nineties, and have been delivering their unique dark metal music now for three decades. The Swedes were never purists, though. They morphed from a death doom entity into a gloomy ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release Sixth Solo Album In 2021

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will release his sixth solo album in 2021 via his own label Top Fuel Records. The LP is currently being written and recorded by Pearcy and his longtime guitarist and collaborator, Erik Ferentinos. On Sunday (April 19), Pearcy posted the following message on his Facebook page: "Stephen Pearcy "(title here)" #6 ...

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Body Of Light - KING WITCH

There was no mistaking the huge potential in KING WITCH's music from the very start. From a stellar debut demo to 2018's thunderous and commanding "Under The Mountain" full-length, the Scottish quartet have reveled in a clear vision and self-evident shared chemistry, not to mention some genuinely great songs. Pitched firmly in doom-laden, SABBATH-ian territory, ...

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The Dead Are Screaming - WEREWOLVES

As desensitized as we are in these turbulent times, extreme metal can still make you spit your breakfast across the room in sheer terror and delight. Australian infidels WEREWOLVES are making no effort to push music into fresh territory here: "The Dead Are Screaming" is all about the warped thrill of unstoppable violence, vomit and ...

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Omens - ELDER

Rock fans are numb to bands that crib the blues-rock riffs of LED ZEPPELIN's first three albums. What's rarer is a band that evokes the headier back-half of that vaunted legacy band's catalog. ELDER have spent the last few years welding the approach of modern acts such as MASTODON and BARONESS with a flair for ...

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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Says Rock Music Has 'Been A Little Stagnant For A While'

This weekend, Cameo — the personalized celebrity message service — held a special "Cameo Cares" virtual three-day event benefiting those impacted by COVID-19. Athletes, musicians, comedians and other celebrities participated in a virtual entertainment event Thursday through Saturday to help out COVID-19-related causes and give fans an alternative way to connect while everyone stays at ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of CHRIS And RICH ROBINSON Performing THE BLACK CROWES Classics During 'Brothers Of A Feather' Tour

Professionally filmed video of Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson performing three THE BLACK CROWES classics at the San Francisco stop of their "Brothers Of A Feather" acoustic tour on March 6 can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by Matthew Max Mendenhall and Jon Cornick, includes the Robinson brothers' performances of "Hotel Illness" ...

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DESTRUCTION To Release 'Born To Thrash - Live In Germany' In May

Last year, German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION played a spectacular show at the country's Party.San Metal Open Air festival. Fortunately, for everyone who wasn't able to attend, the thrash heroes recorded this metal party — and now that the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the whole touring industry, the time has come to share this memory ...

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BUSH's GAVIN ROSSDALE Hopes People Will Have Greater Appreciation For Frontline Workers After Coronavirus

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale has expressed hope that people will emerge from lockdowns with a greater appreciation for all of our first responders and frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Asked in a new interview with Kyle Meredith if he thinks humans will undergo a sustainable behavior change in response to the virus problem, Rossdale ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single 'Unspoken'

The official lyric video for "Unspoken", the new single from THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Holy Ground", which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records — the home ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Verminous - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

If any band deserves a medal for nobly bricking up the fissure between mainstream metal and the underground, it's THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Aside from the fact that frontman Trevor Strnad is one of extreme metal's most unrelenting advocates, his band have consistently upheld their pure death metal values while continuing to evolve into something ...

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