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MARILYN MANSON: 'Now Is The Time For People To Come Together'

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Marilyn Manson spoke about the importance of art as the alternative to "propaganda and bullshit" in today's highly charged political climate. He said (see video below): "If all artists decided to stop making art, the entire world [would] fall apart. Well, not just musical artists, ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Wants To 'Present An Opposing Viewpoint' For Fans Who Don't Agree With SERJ TANKIAN

John Dolmayan says that he tries to "present an opposing viewpoint" for SYSTEM OF A DOWN fans "who aren't necessarily ideologically in line" with the views of the band's lead singer, Serj Tankian. The drummer, who has praised Donald Trump in recent months and has accused Democrats of "demonizing" the president and "blaming him for ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Receives 'Good Bill Of Health,' Nearly A Year And A Half After Cancer Diagnosis

On Wednesday (September 9), MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine participated in his first, highly successful online live signing and discussion with Premiere Collectibles to promote his new book, "Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece". Released on September 8 via Hachette Books, it details the making of MEGADETH's iconic record "Rust In Peace". Asked ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says DONALD TRUMP's Core Base Will Support Him 'No Matter What': They 'Don't Care What He Does'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton says that President Donald Trump's core base will support him "no matter what." The musician, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president, made the comment on the day that audio recordings were released of Trump acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 crisis months before he would ...

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Fracmont - Messiah

Among the earliest European bands to blur the lines between thrash and what was then a nascent death metal sound, Messiah have long been unsung heroes of the brutal underground. It doesn't help that they haven't released a new studio album since 1994, but all good things come to those that wait, even in the ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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Official PINK FLOYD Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In November

PINK FLOYD will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment this fall. "Ummagumma", "Animals", "Pulse", "The Division Bell", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Later Years" will be made available on November 6, 2020 as a 500-piece puzzles. Zee Productions will release the album cover as a jigsaw via its Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of ...

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Official ENTOMBED Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In November

ENTOMBED will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment this fall. "Left Hand Path" and "Clandestine" will be made available on November 6, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles. Zee Productions will release the album covers as jigsaws via its Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in ...

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RORY GALLAGHER's Previously Unreleased Collaboration With JERRY LEE LEWIS Featured On 'The Best Of Rory Gallagher'

Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums "Blues" (2019) and the three-week running No. 1 album on the Billboard Blues chart "Check Shirt Wizard - Live in '77" (2020), UMC is pleased to present a new Rory Gallagher best-of collection titled "The Best Of Rory Gallagher" on Friday, October 9. The ...

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SEETHER Announces 'Locked & Live' Livestream Event

SEETHER is celebrating the release of its highly anticipated eighth studio album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" — its first in three years — with an epic global livestream event to be held Sunday, August 30 at 3 p.m. ET in an exclusive partnership with Veeps and Elite Multimedia. "Locked & Live" marks the band's ...

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BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, SAXON, MEGADETH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members, Others Pay Tribute To PETE WAY

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Biff Byford (SAXON), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of iconic bass player Pete Way. The founder of UFO, WAYSTED ...

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Legendary UFO Bassist PETE WAY Dead At 69

Iconic bass player Pete Way, founder of UFO, WAYSTED and, more recently, THE PETE WAY BAND, has died at the age of 69. He sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11.35 a.m. BST today (Friday, August 14). His wife, Jenny, was at ...

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Nija - Orbit Culture

Life is unfair. We know that. But there's still something deeply irritating about the way bands as manifestly great as ORBIT CULTURE are still on a small label (with all due respect etc) and largely undetected by the mainstream metal radar. If you're new to the band, congratulations! "Nija" is exactly the kind of muscular ...

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Official NAPALM DEATH Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In November

NAPALM DEATH will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment this fall. "Scum" and "Utopia Banished" will be made available on November 6, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles. Zee Productions will release the album covers as jigsaws via its Rock Saws imprint. The iconic arts of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in ...

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TOOL Could 'Knock Out' New EP While In Quarantine, Says DANNY CAREY: 'We Don't Have A Record Deal Anymore'

On Sunday (August 9), TOOL drummer Danny Carey spoke to SKINNY PUPPY founding member cEvin Key (a.k.a. Kevin Crompton) about how he and his bandmates have been spending their coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "TOOL hasn't been jamming. We've been just kind on hiatus. Nothing's really been happening. But I think it's time. ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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Watch FINNTROLL's Animated Music Video For 'Forsen'

Finnish troll horde FINNTROLL has an animated music video for "Forsen", the second single from its highly anticipated seventh studio album — the first in long seven years. "Vredesvävd" will be out on September 18 via Century Media Records. The title translates to "Wrath-woven," which aptly implies what the vigorous, unapologetic and ill-spirited record is ...

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