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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti; Livestream Event

PUSCIFER, which recently announced the release of its fourth full-length album, "Existential Reckoning", will take fans into the high desert of Arizona with a visually stunning, livestream concert experience dubbed "Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti". PUSCIFER has become known for its kinetic live productions, a merging of music and the theatrical. Over the years, concertgoers ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL Pay Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN With Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'D.O.A.'

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) — released its debut full album of '70s rock covers, "American Made", in June via Napalm Records. Since the members of ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Release Two More New Songs: 'Anno Satana' And 'Birch Grove'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released two more songs from their upcoming double album, "Cyr". "Anno Satana" and "Birch Grove" arrived Thursday night alongside the third episode of the band's five-part animated series "In Ashes". "Anno Satana" and "Birch Grove" come on the heels of previously released "Cyr" tracks "Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict", "Wrath", "The Colour ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen' (Video)

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover ...

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SCORPIONS Resume Work On New Album

Mikkey Dee has shared a couple of new video updates from the studio where SCORPIONS are working on their new album. The drummer and his bandmates have just regrouped to resume work on the effort, which is tentatively due in 2021. The short videos focus on what Mikkey calls a "fascinating microphone set-up" for his ...

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BOB KULICK's Cause Of Death Revealed

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has revealed his brother Bob's cause of death. Bob, who was an acclaimed artist in his own right, died on May 28 at the age of 70. Earlier today, Bruce posted the following statement on his social media: "Many of you have asked how my brother died. I didn't have ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen': Teaser Video

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort is being tracked ...

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DECAPITATED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Music 'Is Coming'

After more than 10 years of successfully working together, Nuclear Blast has announced that Polish tech death masters DECAPITATED have decided to refresh their bond and have re-signed with the German metal label for another era of extreme metal. Nuclear Blast USA general manager Gerardo Martinez states: "DECAPITATED has been in my life literally since ...

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KATAKLYSM Releases Music Video For 'Cut Me Down'

"Cut Me Down", the new video from Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Tuomas Saukkonen (WOLFHEART), istaken from th band's 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", which was released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono comments: "'Cut Me Down' ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Says Response Has Been 'Very Positive' To Announcement Band Is Continuing After FRANKIE BANALI's Death

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi says that the response has been "very positive" to the announcement that the band is planning to carry on after drummer Frankie Banali's death. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), will play a couple of shows in October as well as a string of ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform National Anthem Before SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Vs. COLORADO ROCKIES Game

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett virtually performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the September 23 baseball game featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. Video of their performance can be seen below. Wednesday's rendition of the U.S. national anthem marked the eighth consecutive season that METALLICA played the song before a Giants home ...

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VIO-LENCE Is 'Very Happy' With New Lineup: 'We Get Along Great'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Speaking to Heavy Culture about VIO-LENCE's decision to record the DEAD KENNEDYS cover, vocalist Sean Killian said ...

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