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SOTO: Making Of 'Origami' Part One (Video)

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. Part one of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for "Origami" can be seen below. "Origami" will be released as a limited-digipak CD with a ...

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CARMINE APPICE Praises CLUTCH's Cover Of CACTUS's 'Evil'

Carmine Appice says that he is "very proud" to see CLUTCH recording a cover version of the CACTUS classic "Evil". On March 27, CLUTCH posted a short video from the studio in which the bandmembers could be seen laying down their rendition of "Evil". They wrote in an accompanying caption: "Back in the studio recording ...

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SLIPKNOT: New Teaser For Sixth Album

SLIPKNOT has shared another short teaser for the band's new album. The Instagram video shows some of SLIPKNOT's equipment along with distorted music playing in the background. An accompanying caption reads: "Album 6 | August 9." The upcoming disc will include the song "All Out Life", which was released last October. The track's accompanying video ...

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SOTO: Lyric Video For 'Origami' Title Track

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, the "Origami" title track, can be seen below. Jeff comments: "This is one of the ...

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AGENT STEEL Fans Complain About Abbreviated Set At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Reformed '80s metallers AGENT STEEL, featuring original vocalist John Cyriis, performed an abbreviated, 30-minute set on Friday, April 26 at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. According to an Instagram post by Underground Empire, AGENT STEEL's performance started later than originally scheduled "because ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: Debut Album Due Later This Year

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has inked a deal with Earache Records. The group's full-length debut will be released later in the year. Mike tweeted out the signing news, writing: "Congratulations to @MaxPortnoy_ ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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See DEVILDRIVER Frontman's New Neck And Chin Tattoos

This past weekend, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara had his neck and chin tattoos touched up, along with getting some additional ink done, at the Fallen Crow Tattoo Company in Murrieta, California. You can see the before and after photos of Fafara in his two separate Instagram posts below. Last year, Fafara told Loudwire that he ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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HELLYEAH Teases Another New Song

HELLYEAH is teasing what appears to be the second single from its upcoming sixth album. A short snippet of the song, which is expected to make its online debut later in the week, can be heard below. Last month, HELLYEAH released the official music video for a new song titled "333". The track is taken ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To Late Composer/Conductor MICHAEL KAMEN

Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to late composer and conductor Michael Kamen, who spearheaded METALLICA's first performance with the San Francisco Symphony. The concert, which took place in 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theater, yielded the Grammy Award-winning live album "S&M". This September, METALLICA will once again join forces with the San Francisco Symphony for ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says METAL ALLEGIANCE Writes 'Really Compelling Music'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says one of the keys to supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE is writing "really compelling music," which allows him and his bandmates to be more selective when it comes time to determine which guest vocalists will be singing on their songs. Comprised of Ellefson, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex ...

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DAVE GROHL Busks In Seattle With BRANDI CARLILE (Video)

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile delivered a surprise performance on Saturday (April 20) in Seattle, playing a brief set that included a rendition of THE BEATLES' "Let It Be". The musicians reportedly busked for 15 to 20 minutes in the city's Pike Place Market, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases His New SLIPKNOT Mask (Again)

Corey Taylor took to Instagram on Saturday (April 20) to post a teaser photo of what appears to be his new SLIPKNOT mask. He wrote in an accompanying caption: "Soon." Taylor is working on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 16 Years Of Sobriety

Jack Osbourne took to social media on to celebrate 16 years of sobriety. The 33-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne credited his friends for helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. On Sunday, he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 16 years, 192 months, 5,845 days or 140,263 hours. ...

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EXODUS Rejoined By Guitarist RICK HUNOLT For Special Appearance At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt rejoined his former bandmates Gary Holt (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums) and Steve "Zetro" Souza (vocals) to perform several of the group's classic songs during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. The Fillmore show followed a screening of new metal documentary "Murder In The Front Row: ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Release New Album In The Fall

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their new studio album in the fall. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will be made available via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. The effort will feature a guest appearance on one song by the band's former lead singer ...

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Rumor: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH is rumored to have recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Word of Mayorga's involvement with HELLYEAH gained strength after Roy posted two Instagram photos of his new drum setup, which was deemed by some to be "very Vinnie Paul-like," a reference to late HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Mayorga previously played ...

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NAILS Releases New Single 'I Don't Want To Know You'

Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, "I Don't Want To Know You". The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side "Endless Resistance", which features guest Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders ...

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