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Venus Skytrip - PSYCHLONA

Despite being intermittently denied the chance to enjoy a hot, hazy summer, we always have records as joyously heavy and fuzzed-up as this to keep the sizzling dream alive. PSYCHLONA have already impressed, rising nonchalantly to the top of the aspiring stoner and space rock piles at their first attempt on 2018's "Mojo Rising", but ...

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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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NAPALM DEATH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Amoral'

U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release their new studio album, "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism", on September 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was again recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe. The official music video for the ...

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Listen To New Version Of SIXX:A.M.'s 'Maybe It's Time' Feat. DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT, GUNS N' ROSES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody are among the musicians who are featured on the new version of the SIXX:A.M. song "Maybe It's Time". The track is the cornerstone of an industry-wide initiative to draw attention to the opioid ...

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DEFTONES Unveil Music Video For 'Ohms' Title Track

The official Rafatoon-directed music video for "Ohms", the title track of the new album from the DEFTONES, can be seen below. The band's ninth studio LP will arrive on September 25 via Warner. Speculation of the forthcoming album among fans swept across the media landscape, stoking curiosity as the band's web site and social platforms ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Time'

ANTHRAX played the song "Time" during the Wacken World Wide digital festival, which was held earlier in the month. Video of the performance, which was recorded while all five members of the band were in quarantine, can be seen below. The 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of ANTHRAX's "Persistence Of Time" album is due on August 21 ...

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STEVE LUKATHER Releases New Song 'Run To Me' Featuring RINGO STARR

Steve Lukather and Mascot Label Group/The Players Club have announced the release of a newly recorded composition titled "Run To Me", and an accompanying video. The song is heavily influenced by the artist's fond connection to music from the late 60's. "Run To Me" was co-written by David Paich, Joseph Williams and Lukather. Performances include ...

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DEF LEPPARD, SLIPKNOT, GUNS N' ROSES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Guest On New Version Of SIXX:A.M.'s 'Maybe It's Time'

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody are among the musicians who are featured on the new version of the SIXX:A.M. song "Maybe It's Time", to be released on Friday (August 21) as part of the Artists For Recovery project. ...

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Neuropunk Boostergang - EXPANDER

Folks that are uninitiated to the cacophonous noise that is generated by EXPANDER may see the words "thrash" and "Texas" in the band's bio and press releases, and get a preconceived idea that the group would be another straightforward band in the vein of POWER TRIP, or share a production sound with fellow Austin metallers ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Really Misses Performing Live

In a new interview with "That Jamieson Show", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy was asked if there are plans for the band to take part in any virtual performances amid the coronavirus pandemic. He responded (see video below): "Our problem is Alex [Skolnick, guitar] is in New York, Gene [Hoglan, drums] is down south [in San ...

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Watch Trailer For Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's 'Mean Man' Documentary

Cleopatra Entertainment has secured the North American, U.K., Australian, New Zealand and South African distribution rights to the documentary film "Mean Man: The Story Of Chris Holmes". Written and directed by French filmmakers Antoine De Montremy and Laurent Hart (whose music production career includes televised interviews with SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, SLAYER, GUNS N' ROSES and ...

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Abyss - UNLEASH THE ARCHERS

The first thing that strikes you is how satisfyingly heavy UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have become over the years. Not that the Canadians' early albums lacked cojones, it's just that power metal has become such a sonically predictable genre over the decades, and bands with the gall to do something different are always particularly welcome. With ...

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DEEP PURPLE's 'Whoosh!' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 4

DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "Whoosh!", has entered the official U.K. chart at position No. 4. According to Billboard, it is the legendary rockers' 11th Top 10 effort and the band's highest-charting album since 1980's chart-topper "Deepest Purple". DEEP PURPLE's previous album, 2017's "Infinite", peaked at No. 6. "Whoosh!" was released on ...

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