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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In 10 Days

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski says that he will receive his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in less than two weeks. The 43-year-old Polish native, who was diagnosed with a severe case of leukemia a decade ago, revealed his plan to take the vaccine in an end-of-year message on Instagram. He wrote: "All righty ...

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VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

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KK'S PRIEST To Release Debut Album In 2021

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) and Les Binks (drums), will release its debut album in 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group. The group will also play select shows next year to mark the 50th anniversary of PRIEST and Downing's career as a founding member. ...

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GODSMACK's SHANNON LARKIN Says Feud With MÖTLEY CRÜE Was Caused By 'Conflict Of Ego' Between SULLY ERNA And NIKKI SIXX

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin says that he and his bandmates had "fun" on tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE, despite the fact that the two groups have engaged in a decade-long public feud. The tension between GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx began when they clashed during the 2009 "Crüe Fest 2" tour, ...

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TV Icon DAVID HASSELHOFF Talks About Recording Heavy Metal Song And Headlining Over IRON MAIDEN

Television icon and singer David Hasselhoff appeared on the "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" podcast to talk about his first heavy metal song, "Through The Night", which was recorded with Martin Kames and Bernth Brodträger of Austrian duo CUESTACK. The Hoff also spoke about motivational speaking, scuba diving, and skydiving. In Europe, Hasselhoff often plays ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer SEANN NICOLS Returns With FUTURE COLORS

FUTURE COLORS is the new hard-hitting rock band led by Seann Nicols (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, QUIET RIOT, ADLER'S APPETITE) and Mark Dalbeth (BELLUSIRA, DIRTY MACHINE, RAV MEDIC). Founded and bred in isolation, FUTURE COLORS has unleashed its powerful debut single, "Stand Down", which was recently premiered online by Australia's Heavy magazine. Nicols's recognizable and powerful vocals ...

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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'Morbid Visions' Cover Version Available

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, has released its cover version of the SEPULTURA classic "Morbid Visions". Check it out below. THE TROOPS OF DOOM said in a statement: "HAVE A BLOODY MORBID XMAS!!! We've recorded a cover for the classic song 'Morbid Visions' (SEPULTURA) and ...

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Watch DEATH ANGEL's 2020 'XMas Show'

Video of DEATH ANGEL's seventh annual "Another Death Angel XMas Show", which took place on December 20 at The Great Northern in San Francisco can be seen below. When the event was first announced, the band said: "The show must go on! The seventh annual DEATH ANGEL Xmas show will be streamed from the Great ...

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Long Forgotten Pre-URIAH HEEP Album 'Orgasm' From HEAD MACHINE Re-Released For First Time Since 1970s

A 50th-anniversary remastered edition of HEAD MACHINE's "Orgasm" album is now available via Explore Rights Management. "Orgasm" was recorded in 1969 and this is the first official re-release of the album since 1971. Every other re-release since then has been a counterfeit. The album features four members of THE GODS: Ken Hensley (also of URIAH ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS: Making Of '25' Music Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of THE PRETTY RECKLESS's music video for the band's latest single, "25", can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Death By Rock And Roll", which will be released on February 12, 2021 via Fearless Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in the ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Perform Acoustic Covers Of THE EAGLES, PEARL JAM And ALICE IN CHAINS

Video of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's latest "Acoustic Happy Hour", which was originally livestreamed on Facebook Live this past Friday, December 18, can be seen below. The session includes covers of THE EAGLES' "Hotel California", PEARL JAM's "Black" and ALICE IN CHAINS' "Bleed The Freak" as well as acoustic renditions of MACHINE HEAD tunes ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'SepulQuarta' Album Of Quarantine Collaborations

Earlier this year, SEPULTURA launched "SepulQuarta", a weekly event where the band gave insight into its colorful history, took part in question-and-answer sessions with fans and performed music while in quarantine. Some of the musical collaborations, including those with members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TRIVIUM and SACRED REICH, will be released ...

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MERCURY CIRCLE Feat. SWALLOW THE SUN, Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM Members: 'Our Funeral (Like Xmas)' Music Video

MERCURY CIRCLE, the new band featuring former CHILDREN OF BODOM drummer Jaska Raatikainen and SWALLOW THE SUN's Jaani Peuhu, has released a music video for "Our Funeral (Like Xmas)", a song exclusively featured on "Noble Demonic Metal - Chapter 1", a brand new label sampler by Noble Demon, celebrating its first anniversary. Labeled as "a ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Releases Music Video For '25'

THE PRETTY RECKLESS's music video for the band's latest single, "25", can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Death By Rock And Roll", which will be released on February 12, 2021 via Fearless Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in the rest of the world. THE PRETTY ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On Day DAVE MUSTAINE Heard METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All' For First Time: 'He Was Pissed'

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recounted the experience of listening to METALLICA's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", for the first time with Dave Mustaine, MEGADETH frontman and former METALLICA member, a mere three months after Mustaine was ejected from METALLICA. ...

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