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Immortal - LORNA SHORE

Oh man, this is a difficult one. Everything was set up so perfectly for LORNA SHORE to return with an explosive third album and leap a few rungs up the deathcore ladder to somewhere near the very top. On the evidence of "Immortal", that still may happen, and it certainly deserves to in light of ...

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The Sixth Hour - BLASPHEMER

Death metal delivery, black metal atmosphere: it's a simple enough formula, but it's amazing how many bands borrow it without adding anything remotely new. Italy's BLASPHEMER are noisily bucking that trend here, however. "The Sixth Hour" carves an almost entirely new trench for the sonic blood to flow down, with levels of brutality that would ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY: 'I Wasn't Really Into RUSH'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has commented on the passing of Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Pearcy spoke about Peart's passing in a new interview with "The Blairing Out With ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Idle Hands' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Idle Hands". The track originally appeared on the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "Back in 1995 I was discouraged with where I thought the music ...

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METALLICA Scholars Initiative Enters Second Year

Following a stellar inaugural year with results including job placement rates exceeding 90%, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has confirmed a second year of its support of community colleges and their career and technical education programs — featuring the expansion of the program from 10 to 15 schools, as well as the addition of matching grants ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Announces Summer/Fall 2020 U.S. Tour

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has announced a summer/fall U.S. tour. The trek will kick off on September 9 in Detroit, Michigan and end on October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour includes a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, where they will play in between METALLICA's two headlining shows. They will also ...

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BLACK SABBATH Announces 'Black Sabbath' 50th-Anniversary Album Listening Sessions 'In The Dark'

Thunderous metal bells are about to toll as BMG and Pitchblack Playback prepare to kick off the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the band who invented heavy metal. 1970: four guys from Birmingham, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler released their debut self-titled album and single-handedly created what would become known forever as "heavy ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'We've Always Talked About Basic Futuristic Concepts That Pretty Much Came True'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with guitarist Dino Cazares of veteran industrial metallers FEAR FACTORY at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his 2020 plans: Dino: "Definitely ASESINO [his grindcore side ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Shows Off 'Amputations' In New PETA Ad

Showing off the "bloody stumps" of his fingers, Ozzy Osbourne — whose new album, "Ordinary Man", drops in February — screams out a heavy metal message for cat guardians in a new PETA ad: never declaw. When cats are declawed, their claws and part of their toes are amputated. Veterinarians equate declawing with cutting off ...

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SIXX:A.M. Releases Music Video For 'Talk To Me'

"Talk To Me", the new video from SIXX:A.M., can be seen below. The track, originally released last September, invites each of us to take the first step toward mutual understanding and healing using the power of conversation. "Talk To Me", written by MÖTLEY CRÜE founding member and Global Recovery Initiative Foundation board member Nikki Sixx ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Is 'Amazed' And 'Humbled' At The Staying Power Of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at SilverTigerMedia.com.au. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his favorite track from "Operation: Mindcrime" to sing live: Geoff: "I don't necessarily have a favorite. I'm really ...

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RATT: 'The Atlantic Years 1984-1990' Box Set Due In March

A CD box set containing the five albums RATT recorded for Atlantic Records will be released on March 27 via Cherry Red Records' HNE Recordings. The collection, titled "Ratt: The Atlantic Years 1984-1990", is housed in a clamshell and includes several single edits as bonus tracks. Taking inspiration from AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, RATT originally ...

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MEGADETH Joined By DAVE MUSTAINE's Daughter ELECTRA For 'À Tout Le Monde' Performance In Paris (Video)

Electra Mustaine, the 21-year-old daughter of MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine, joined the band on stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, January 28) Le Zénith in Paris, France to sing a duet with her father on the classic MEGADETH song "À Tout Le Monde". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Back in 2013, then-15-year-old ...

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PANTERA Surpasses 1 Billion Streams

PANTERA's social media manager has shared a graphic indicating that the band has surpassed one billion streams across Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google and Spotify. An accompanying caption reads: "Thank you all for listening!" Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott and his brother, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, formed PANTERA in the mid-eighties in Texas. The band recorded four ...

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TIM SKÖLD And NERO BELLUM Join Forces In NOT MY GOD

Two leaders of hardcore industrial music, Tim Sköld (ex-MARILYN MANSON, SHOTGUN MESSIAH) and Nero Bellum (PSYCLON NINE), combine forces on this debut album for their brand new project, NOT MY GOD. The pair are no strangers to working together, having both served as live bandmembers for the other's projects — Sköld as the guitarist for ...

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DRAGONFORCE's SAM TOTMAN Says Former Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Was 'Never The Biggest Fan' Of Power Metal

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Sam Totman spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about the band's latest addition, bassist/vocalist Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR). Asked if she is a permanent replacement for DRAGONFORCE's longtime bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who left the band last August, Totman said: "Well, we're gonna try it out. You don't ...

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BODY COUNT Films 'Bum-Rush' Music Video

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has just finished filming a music video for the song "Bum-Rush". A couple of photos from the video shoot can be found below. "Bum-Rush" is taken from BODY COUNT's seventh studio album, "Carnivore", which will be released on March 6 via Century ...

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Bassist MIA WALLACE Says She Was 'Forced' To Leave ABBATH

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, has announced has departure from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath. Wallace broke the news of her exit from ABBATH in a social media post earlier today. She wrote: "It is with sadness I have been forced to part ways with ABBATH. "It ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Hype'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a compelling, high-energy music video for "Hype", the raucous, heavy, second single from his sophomore solo album, "Rise". The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. "'Hype' reflects the over-stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today's society," explained Keifer. ...

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