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The Octagonal Stairway - PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER rejoins us with a brief but belligerent EP, following 2018's full-length "Head Cage". With "The Octagonal Stairway", the legendary American grindcore act divides 25 minutes of frantic, unsettling grind into six songs. The grind purists who bemoaned "Head Cage"'s much more diverse stylings are offered enough cutthroat grind to make them bite their ...

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SEETHER Frontman On Inability To Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: 'None Of Us Know How To Navigate These Stormy Waters'

SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan spoke to Ernie Ball's "Striking A Chord" podcast about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis. He said (hear audio below). "It's forced us to look at things very differently, and it's shining a very big spotlight on a bunch of interesting things. The first thing, obviously, that we're looking ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Doesn't Understand Why 'People Feel The Need To Post Political Hate'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he can't understand why people "feel the need" to ridicule others for their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments shortly after the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a roll call formally nominating Donald Trump to run in the November ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Is Feeling 'Much Better' After Testing Positive For COVID-19: 'It Is A Nasty Bug,' He Says

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais says that he is feeling "much better," less than a week after tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. Earlier today, Dagenais released the following statement: "Hey, ...

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BRUCE KULICK Didn't Find Out About Reunion Of Original KISS Lineup Until Three-Quarters Into 'Carnival Of Souls' Recording

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions via his YouTube channel. Check it out below. Asked about the vibe within KISS during the sessions for the album "Carnival Of Souls", which was recorded in 1995, prior to original KISS members Ace Frehley's and Peter Criss's return the band, Bruce said: ...

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BUCKCHERRY Guitarist KEVIN ROENTGEN Quits

Kevin Roentgen has announced his departure from BUCKCHERRY. The guitarist, who joined the California-based band in 2017, made his exit official in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Struggling a bit with words as I write this. "Several of you have msg'd me, so I thought I'd just respond here. "Last month, I ...

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SODOM Completes Mixing 'Genesis XIX' Album

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have finished mixing their new album, "Genesis XIX", at Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. The LP is expected later in the year via SPV/Steamhammer. This past January, SODOM recruited Toni Merkel as its new drummer. He joined the band as the replacement for Stefan "Husky" Hüskens, ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Experiencing 'Severe Symptoms'

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais has tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. KATAKLYSM confirmed Dagenais's diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. The Montreal-based band wrote: "We regret to inform ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Announces New Album, 'Honor'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. Forbes premiered the first single, "Humility", praising ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue In Seattle Vandalized

The Chris Cornell statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has been vandalized. Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted white. Earlier today, Chris Cornell's widow Vicky released a statement about the statue's defacing via the late ...

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PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, RUDY SARZO, DEE SNIDER, GLENN HUGHES, Others React To Passing Of QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI

Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Ron Keel (KEEL) and BULLETBOYS are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of QUIET ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Dead At 68

QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The drummer passed away last night (Thursday, August 20) at the age of 68. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Blasts DONALD TRUMP's Coronavirus Response: 'This Guy's Acting Like A Fool'

Ozzy Osbourne has blasted Donald Trump's coronavirus response, saying that America's 45th president is "acting like a fool." The legendary heavy metal singer made his comments after more than 5.5 million Americans have been infected and at least 174,255 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country's seven-day average for daily deaths has topped ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases Lyric Video For 'Shotguns' From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian's NORTH KINGSLEY musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne recently released its first three-song collection, "Vol. 1", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. "Vol. 1" features the hard-hitting track "Like That?" and two other songs — the ...

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Hear APOCALYPTICA's Collaboration With HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On New Single 'Talk To Me'

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have collaborated with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale on their new single, "Talk To Me". The track, which has just been released digitally, can be streamed below. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen stated: "After years of friendship, we are more than happy to release a song together with the amazing Lzzy of HALESTORM. "This ...

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