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Manifest - AMARANTHE

For reasons unknown, it always comes as a huge surprise that AMARANTHE are as monstrously heavy as they (always) are. Admittedly, you have to enthusiastically subscribe to the notion of heavy metal as an upbeat artform to truly embrace what the Swedes have been doing over the last decade, but while it doesn't take a ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Releases Funky Anti-DONALD TRUMP Song Called 'Trump Sucks'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president on social media, has released an anti-Donald Trump song called "Trump Sucks". The funky track features Skolnick's rap-style rhymes in which he touches upon a number of his familiar grievances regarding the Trump administration, including alleged corruption, nepotism and criminality on ...

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Utgard - ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED's journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more blistering black metal days become more and more of a distant memory with every subsequent album, but it is a testament to the group's creativity — and their ability to still tastefully layer in the ...

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MOONSPELL Announces Special Halloween Concert

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will play a special Halloween live show in the South of Portugal, an ancient town named Beja, on October 31. At the local theatre Pax Julia, originally built in 1928, the band will deliver its annual and own brand of Halloween to the world: An exclusive live concert for 300 guests but ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'It's More Important Than Ever To Use Your Voice Constructively'

Grammy-winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of CREED, Scott Stapp has released a highly charged lyric video for "World I Used To Know". A fan favorite from Stapp's comeback album, its personal lyrics and angst-ridden riffs cut deep, as arguments and unrest populate headlines and divide households. The empowering, propulsive track is an observational critique ...

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PARADISE LOST: 25th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'Draconian Times' To Include Disc Of Rare And Previously Unreleased Material

The 25th-anniversary reissue of PARADISE LOST's fifth studio album, "Draconian Times", will be released on December 4 via Music For Nations. It will be lovingly pressed onto heavyweight audiophile approved vinyl, housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, and presented on select and limited vinyl variants. The special 25th anniversary edition also sees the vaults opened ...

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STATIC-X's TONY CAMPOS Looks Back On WAYNE STATIC's Drug-Related Death: 'You Can't Help Someone That Doesn't Wanna Be Helped'

In a new interview with the "Rock & Roll Beer Guy" podcast, STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos reflected on the passing of the band's frontman Wayne Static nearly six years ago. Wayne died after mixing Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, according to the coroner's report. The 48-year-old Static, whose ...

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STYX Will Hold New Album Until Band Can Go Back On Tour

In a new interview with Radio Forrest, STYX's James "JY" Young was asked when fans can expect to see the band's new studio album. The upcoming effort will be the follow-up to "The Mission", which was released in June 2017. That disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird ...

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Watch AMARANTHE's Music Video For 'Archangel'

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE will release its new album "Manifest", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's third single, "Archangel", can be seen below. AMARANTHE comments: "Fire and brimstone! Savor the sweet scent of sulfur as AMARANTHE delves deep into Miltonian lore with 'Archangel'! "An ancient tale of ...

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Echoes From Deep November - FIRES IN THE DISTANCE

Metal's relationship with keyboards hasn't always been the most amicable: readers of a certain age will doubtless remember numerous bands proudly proclaiming that no such nonsense would be tolerated on their record. Nonetheless, when used appropriately, keyboards unlock the key to a whole world of atmosphere that has been skillfully plundered by everyone from IRON ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says METALLICA's Whiskey Is 'Totally Independent' Of JAMES HETFIELD's Battle With Alcoholism

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has defended the band's decision to launch a whiskey, in spite of frontman James Hetfield's continuing battle with alcoholism. METALLICA announced its brand of whiskey in late 2018. Dubbed Blackened after a track on the group's 1988 album "...And Justice For All", the spirit is a blend of American bourbon, rye, ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of JAMES HETFIELD Performing Acoustic Cover Of EDDIE MONEY's 'Baby Hold On'

Professionally filmed video of James Hetfield performing live at a tribute to Eddie Money in February can be seen below. The METALLICA frontman played an acoustic rendition of Money's "Baby Hold On" at The Canyon at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California. Hetfield wasn't among the announced guests at "A Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money", ...

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