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CLUTCH, GWAR Mourn Death Of Longtime Manager JACK FLANAGAN

CLUTCH and GWAR are mourning the loss of their longtime friend and manager, Jack Flanagan. CLUTCH announced Flanagan's passing in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a ...

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Absolute - KUBLAI KHAN

KUBLAI KHAN has been kicking and screaming for nearly a decade now, but the unit's increasing profile sees them garnering significant attention and praise as of late. The band continues to forward a decidedly modern style that falls somewhere in between the realm of metallic hardcore, metalcore and extreme heavy metal on its fourth full-length ...

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The Sound Of Scars - LIFE OF AGONY

When unexpected reunions turn into long-term campaigns, the results can be wildly variable. Perhaps surprisingly, given the media's inevitable preference for discussing Mina Caputo's personal journey rather than celebrating her music, LIFE OF AGONY have yet to drop the creative ball and arrive at their sixth studio album with reputations enhanced and credibility intact. If ...

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CHRIS JERICHO: 'METALLICA Needs To Play The SUPER BOWL'

Chris Jericho says that "METALLICA needs to play the Super Bowl." The FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar made the comment two weeks after the National Football League announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform at Super Bowl LIV. The pop singers will be the headlining acts for the halftime show on February 2, 2020 ...

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IAN GILLAN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In December

Wymer Publishing has set a December 6 release date for "Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography". Without doubt, Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers of all time. From his early career in sixties pop band EPISODE SIX, through to DEEP PURPLE, as well as a brief period ...

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PETBRICK Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'Coming' Video

"Coming", the new Dante Vescio-directed music video from PETBRICK — the duo comprising Wayne Adams (BIG LAD, DEATH PEDALS, JOHNNY BROKE) and Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULWAX, MIXHELL, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) — can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by features vocals from Igor's wife Laima Leyton, is taken from PETBRICK's debut album, ...

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SILVERSTEIN Announces 20th-Anniversary Tour

SILVERSTEIN has announced a massive North American tour in celebration of its 20th anniversary as a band. The group will perform three sets: its breakthrough album "Discovering The Waterfront" in full, greatest hits and stripped-down acoustic. Special guests include FOUR YEAR STRONG and I THE MIGHTY. "It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years ...

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PRONG: 'Age Of Defiance' EP Details Revealed

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", will ...

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TOBIAS FORGE On Why 'Nameless Ghouls' Won't Play On GHOST's Next Album: 'If I'm Not Asking Everyone, Then I Don't Want To Ask Anyone'

GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether to expect additional GHOST songs featuring vocals by Papa Nihil, who is credited on the group's two newly released tracks ...

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DYING FETUS Song Featured In 'South Park' Episode

The DYING FETUS track "Second Skin" was featured on "South Park"'s new episode, "Band In China", last night. "Band In China", the second episode of the 23rd season of "South Park", mocks how Hollywood, specifically Disney, shapes film, TV and music to avoid Chinese censors in order to have art shown in the country. In ...

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VICTORY RECORDS Acquired By CONCORD

According to Billboard, Concord has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog. The acquisition includes approximately 4,500 master recordings and 3,500 compositions. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CLUTCH Announces 2019 U.S. Holiday Tour Dates

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced the details of their December 2019 annual U.S. tour. The trek kicks off December 27 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends with a special New Year's Eve show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Main support on all dates will be THE STEEL WOODS from Nashville, Tennessee. Guitarist, singer ...

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THE CULT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

As THE CULT celebrates the 30th anniversary of its seminal "Sonic Temple" album, the British group — led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy — has announced additional dates through the end of 2019. The new U.S. shows in December follow the band's U.K. dates and support the September 13 release of "The ...

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REFUSED Announces Early 2020 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish hardcore band REFUSED has announced its North American tour plans for this winter. The trek kicks off on February 21 in Washington, D.C. and runs through March 9 in Los Angeles. Supporting REFUSED on these dates will be METZ, who will only appear on the West Coast dates, and YOUTH CODE. VIP ticket, ...

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SEPULTURA Completes Recording New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have completed recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and DRAGONFORCE, among others. SEPULTURA ...

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Mourn The Southern Skies - EXHORDER

The next time somebody moans to you about long it takes GUNS 'N' ROSES, METALLICA or TOOL to make a record these days, feel free to remind them that EXHORDER are about to release their first album of new material in 27 years. Admittedly, Vinnie LaBella and Kyle Thomas's seminal crew didn't exist in any ...

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