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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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Heavy Rock Radio II – Executing The Classics - JORN

There are numerous reasons why established artists resort to the ignoble art of the covers album: contractual obligations and desperation being the most obvious. Neither of those reasons seem relevant to this second volume of hallowed anthems from the always mighty Jorn Lande, though, and that's because Jorn has such a ridiculously great voice that ...

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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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Former DEATH And CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Dead At 48

Sean Reinert, longtime drummer for progressive/technical metal pioneers CYNIC, has died. He was found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old. Reinert was a founding member of CYNIC, along with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, and he remained in the group ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Kicks Off Solo Tour In Nijmegen (Video)

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen kicked off her solo tour of the Netherlands on January 23 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. During the trek, she is performing songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Says 'It Didn't Make Sense' To Continue His Now-Defunct 'Experiment' DEVICE

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "The Sickness": David: "This entire touring cycle — this section of the touring ...

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JOEY KRAMER Joins AEROSMITH Bandmates At MusiCares Benefit Gala, But Doesn't Perform With Them: Video, Photos

Joey Kramer joined his AEROSMITH bandmates as they accepted the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year award last night (Friday, January 24) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt introduced the group as the night's honoree ("They are brothers. They refer to each other as brothers and they even fight like ...

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Naiv - THY CATAFALQUE

In much the same way that VOIVOD are a thrash metal band on paper but something vastly more unpredictable in practice, Hungarian eccentrics THY CATAFALQUE have stoically remained rooted in black metal while steadily evolving into something far more adventurous and whacked-out. On "Naiv", Tamás Kátai's wayward project continues to keep a toe or two ...

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Former NILE And DIVINE HERESY Bassist JOSEPH PAYNE Dies

Former NILE and DIVINE HERESY bassist Joseph Payne has died. He was 35 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed. Payne's passing was confirmed by his onetime DIVINE HERESY bandmate Dino Cazares (also of FEAR FACTORY and ASESINO), who took to social media earlier today to write: "Our metal brother Joseph Payne ...

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'Definitive' KISS Documentary Coming In The Fall

Legendary rockers KISS will be the subject of an upcoming feature documentary and they are asking their fans to help tell their story. This will be the definitive documentary of KISS. But in order to make the film the KISS fans deserve, the producers are conducting a global hunt for rare and compelling KISS-related media. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Parkinson's Diagnosis May Make It Harder For Him To Sing, Experts Say

Experts say that Ozzy Osbourne's singing voice could be negatively affected by his Parkinson's disease diagnosis. The BLACK SABBATH frontman revealed on Tuesday (January 21) in an interview on "Good Morning America" that he was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition. The singer received the diagnosis last February after several health issues, including a near-deadly ...

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DELAIN Releases Music Video For 'Ghost House Heart' Song

While fans eagerly await DELAIN's sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", scheduled for release on February 7, 2020, the band has generously offered a fourth single, "Ghost House Heart". The track showcases the delightful diversity of DELAIN's upcoming album — an offering that truly takes you on an amazing journey. In contrast to the ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Praises DIRTY HONEY's Cover Of 'Last Child'

Earlier this month, DIRTY HONEY, one of the hottest new bands in rock today, offered up a brand new Amazon Original, a soul-and-swagger-filled cover of AEROSMITH's "Last Child", written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford and originally released on the iconic band's 1976 album "Rocks". Today, Amazon Music makes available the full music video of ...

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Read Judge's Full Decision Denying JOEY KRAMER's Right To Play With AEROSMITH At GRAMMY AWARDS

A Massachusetts judge's ruling against founding AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer in his bid to perform with the legendary rock band at two Grammy-related events this weekend has been uploaded to the digital reading subscription service Scribd and can now be found below. Plymouth County Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea denied Kramer's request to order his ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer On 'These Grey Men' Solo Album: 'I Needed An Outlet For My Artistic Energy'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has announced his debut solo album, "These Grey Men". The eight-track LP, out Friday, February 28, is an eclectic collection of reimagined songs Dolmayan was inspired by during many drives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "These Grey Men" features ...

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