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STATIC-X Explains Decision To Enlist Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist

STATIC-X has explained its decision to enlist a vocalist who will wear a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's upcoming reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN Releases First New DIESEL MACHINE Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture Test", in 2000. "Shut It" ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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STATIC-X's Touring Vocalist Revealed In New Video

STATIC-X has released a new video featuring the as-yet-undisclosed guitarist/vocalist — rumored to be Edsel Dope from DOPE — who will join the band's surviving members on the "Wisconsin Death Trip" 20th-anniversary tour in June. DOPE will provide support on all legs of the tour — including in North America, Europe and Australia — with ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer And BUTCHER BABIES Singer Go Public

Carla Harvey has gone public with her relationship with Charlie Benante. Although the BUTCHER BABIES co-frontwoman and the ANTHRAX drummer have been dating for at least three years, they apparently chose to keep their relationship quiet. But that all changed over the weekend, when Carla posted an Instagram photo of her with Charlie, along with ...

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Listen To New WHITESNAKE Song 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name'

"Trouble Is Your Middle Name", a brand new song from WHITESNAKE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a ...

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The Onset Of Eternal Darkness - CLIMATE OF FEAR

Angry times should demand lots of angry music, but it's extraordinary how few young metal bands seem to have anything pertinent to say about the state of the world. As a result, CLIMATE OF FEAR's debut album immediately stands out as a venomous and jolting shot in the arm for the UK's ever-fertile underground and, ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video, 'Chain Child'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Chain Child", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson states: "The new single, 'Chain Child', is about futuristic cyber violence. It's an old-school style rocker with a modern touch. It's our way to honor our heroes and ...

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KING'S X To Begin Recording New Album In April

KING'S X will enter a Los Angeles-area studio in mid-April to begin recording its new album. The follow-up to 2008's "XV" is tentatively due in late 2019 via the Australian independent record label Golden Robot Records and its partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Drummer Jerry Gaskill told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that KING'S X ...

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WHITESNAKE: Making Of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of WHITESNAKE's official music video for the new single "Shut Up & Kiss Me" can be seen below. The song will appear on the group's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Flesh & Blood" follows the 2011 critically acclaimed ...

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SYMPHONY X Has No Finished Songs Ready For Next Studio Album

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo was asked in a new interview with "The Metal Command" if he has begun writing material for the follow-up to the band's 2015 album "Underworld". "There's always little bits and pieces I'm writing, and there's always things I'm tucking away," he responded (hear audio below). "And it feels like this ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: 'Dance Of Life' Video

"Dance Of Life", the new video from WEST BOUND, the hard-hitting Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. The song is taken from WEST BOUND's ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 50th-Anniversary Playlist Program

In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band's equally groundbreaking follow-up album "Led Zeppelin II" was released. 50 years later, LED ZEPPELIN remains one of the most important bands in music history whose songs continue to ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Guest On Debut Album From OVER IT ALL Feat. LAMB OF GOD, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, SWORN ENEMY Members

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has recorded a guest solo for the upcoming debut album from OVER IT ALL. OVER IT ALL consists of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, ANIMALS AS LEADERS guitarist Javier Reyes, SWORN ENEMY guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci, 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ ...

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