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RATT Is In The Studio

Long-running California rockers RATT appear to be working on their first new music since 2010's "Infestation" album. Earlier today, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy tweeted out a couple of photos of him and bassist Juan Croucier in the studio, and he included the following caption: "In the @Juan_Croucier 'Cellar' studio yesterday (all I can see) and ...

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ROSS THE BOSS To Release 'Born Of Fire' Album In March

One can't talk about genre-defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross "The Boss" Friedman has written music history as a founding member of MANOWAR and THE DICTATORS. His influence in heavy metal and also punk is noticeable to this day. Since 2006, Ross has been releasing traditional and raw epic metal ...

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C'est La Vie - NOVELISTS FR

Call it djent, call it tech-metal, call it whatever the hell you want at this point: there's still a huge amount of this stuff around, isn't there? And whether you can't get enough of it or feel that this proudly state-of-the-art subgenre has long since run out of gas, NOVELISTS FR seem to have found ...

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Rebirth by Blasphemy - MIDNIGHT

You know exactly where you stand with the music of MIDNIGHT. Since giving the whole notion of old-school metal a resounding kick up the backside with their early demos and 2006's "Complete and Total Fucking Midnight" comp, Athenar's one-man mission to make metal filthy and hard as nails again has been an absolute joy to ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Spring/Summer 2020 Tour Dates With TESLA And LITA FORD; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Alice Cooper has added a number of shows to its previously announced tour with Lita Ford. Most of the newly announced dates will also feature TESLA, with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT joining the bill in Minnesota. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, January ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: 'A Visual Biography' Due In May

Wymer Publishing has set a May 29 publication date for "Blue Öyster Cult: A Visual Biography" by Martin Popoff. If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish, limited-edition photographic book, look no further than BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1972 with the ...

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Thy Serpent Rise - VESSEL OF LIGHT

There are times in life, particularly when the world appears to be circling the cosmic plughole, that only a large, jolting dose of massive riffs and Satan will do. VESSEL OF LIGHT peddle a gloriously gritty and filth-ridden strain of oh-so-New-Jersey doom that exhibits a laudable disregard for straying from the left-hand path. If you ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Release 'Logic Ravaged By Brute Force' Digital EP

After a highly successful year of international touring and continued work on a new studio album, U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have announced a new seven-inch / digital EP to be released via Century Media Records on February 7. The release will kick off the start of the band's "Campaign For Musical Destruction" headline European ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces New Album, 'Human. :II: Nature.'

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." , on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2. "Human. :II: Nature." ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic 'Frankenstein' Guitar Arrives With Price Tag Everyday Musician Can Afford

EVH has revealed the all-new Striped Series Frankie, refreshed Wolfgang WG Standard models including the all-new Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Spalted Maple and new colors for the Wolfgang Special. Widely regarded as the most recognizable electric guitar ever, Eddie Van Halen's iconic and revered Frankenstein guitar has arrived with a price tag the everyday musician ...

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Rest In Violence - BONDED

Contrary to popular belief, thrash metal really didn't need to be revived in the mid '00s. What ended up being resurrected and given a new lease of life was old-school thrash, and the furious, crossover substrain in particular. And while there was absolutely nothing to dislike about the rise of MUNICIPAL WASTE and their retrogressive ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In The Spring

Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album and world tour. Set for release this spring, "Shapeshifting" marks the legendary guitarist's 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly. As previously announced, "The Shapeshifting Tour" opens on April ...

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Watch Video For HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD's New Song 'Empire'

California's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will release its sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. Produced by Matt Good (SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ASKING ALEXANDRIA), the record is comprised of nine high-energy tracks that showcase the band embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort. The official music video ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Blue Study' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Blue Study". The original track appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Blue Study" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "'Blue Study' was one of four songs written in 1997 ...

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Mind Freeze - HAUNT

At a point in time where most bands take at least two years between albums, HAUNT's generous prolificity has been a real treat over the last couple of years. Not content with producing some of the best doom metal of recent years with BEASTMAKER, frontman and creative mastermind Trevor Church clearly had some extra fire ...

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Video Premiere: STABBING WESTWARD's 'Dead & Gone'

Industrial rockers STABBING WESTWARD have released the official music video for "Dead & Gone", the title track of their first collection of new music since 2001. The "Dead & Gone" EP is being made available today (Friday, January 3) and it contains three brand new songs ("Dead & Gone", "Cold" and "Crawl") and two remixes ...

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