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Would COREY TAYLOR Ever Get A Face Tattoo? He Responds

In a new interview with GQ magazine (see video below), SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was asked if he would ever consider getting a face tattoo. He responded "never," before adding: "I get it, you know. A face tattoo is no different than a nipple piercing from 20 years ago — 30 years ...

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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: Visualizer For 'The Rise Of Heresy' EP

An official visualizer for "The Rise Of Heresy", the debut EP from THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, can be seen below. The effort, which was released on October 9 via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution, was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR) at ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: How EDDIE VAN HALEN Ended Up Using My Guitar To Record 'Women And Children First'

In a special bonus interview feature in the Blu-ray version of the upcoming documentary film "Mean Man: The Story of Chris Holmes", due out January 15, 2021 via Cleopatra Entertainment, former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes speaks in loving tones of his late, longtime friend and fellow guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Said Holmes: "The one who ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Reissue 'Of One Blood' On Black Friday

In conjunction with the album's 20th anniversary, M-Theory Audio has announced the first-ever domestic vinyl release of "Of One Blood", the breakthrough album from Grammy-nominated New Wave Of American Heavy Metal pioneers SHADOWS FALL. This new blood-red pressing — to be released on Black Friday 2020 (November 27; exclusive to indie stores via RSD) — ...

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New Line Of KISS-Branded Spirits Due Before End Of 2020

Swedish drinks producers Brands For Fans have struck a new collaboration with legendary rock and roll band KISS for forthcoming spirits, in a deal brokered by Epic Rights. The plan is to take the band's spirit releases to a premium level. As of today, there are two products in the pipeline, with more information to ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares 'Russian Disinformation' On HILLARY CLINTON That Was Rejected By Bipartisan Senate Panel

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a supposed Russian intelligence assessment declassified by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that alleges Hillary Clinton devised a plan to tie President Donald Trump to Russian hacking during the 2016 election. The assessment was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You'

While new photos of AC/DC "unintentionally" surfaced on the band's homepage, along with the band's online teasers "powering up," confirming longstanding reports that all of the major players have regrouped for a new release, fans remain impatiently frothing for more. To keep that spark alive, season two, episode four of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast ...

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Watch MR. BUNGLE's Music Video For 'Eracist'

MR. BUNGLE's music video for the song "Eracist" can be seen below. The dystopian clip was directed by Derrick Scocchera, with photography by Nicholas Finn Myggen. "Eracist" is taken from MR. BUNGLE's upcoming album, "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo", which is due on October 30 via Ipecac Recordings. As was the case ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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HEATHEN Releases 'Sun In My Hand' Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song "Sun In My Hand". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", which came out on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. HEATHEN comments: "Thanks to all of the HEATHEN ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO To Record Debut Solo Album

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has confirmed that he is working on material for his debut solo album. "Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer," he revealed during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY ...

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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'The Confessional' Music Video

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, has released the official music video for the song "The Confessional". The track is taken from THE TROOPS OF DOOM's debut EP, "The Rise Of Heresy", due on October 9 via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution. The effort, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We Owe Everything To METALLICA'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH and other thrash and extreme metal bands "owe everything to METALLICA." Dave Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his ...

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Circle Of Darkness - PLAGUE YEARS

There's always been something uniquely exciting about collisions between thrash metal and brutal hardcore. Recent records by the likes of RINGWORM and INTEGRITY have proved that point tenfold, but while PLAGUE YEARS are considerably more traditional in thrash terms than either of those bands, there is a similarly destructive and anarchic vibe here. Vocalist Tim ...

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DANKO JONES, EXCITER And DEATH ANGEL Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SLAYER's 'Mandatory Suicide' (Video)

Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) has teamed up with Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) and Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) to record a quarantine cover version of the SLAYER classic "Mandatory Suicide". Check out the video below. Credits: Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) - Vocals Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) - Lead Guitar Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) - Rhythm Guitar Cory Holfing ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Demonstrates EVANS UV Drumheads (Video)

In the four-minute video below, UV test subject Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) enters the UV chamber to deliver an illuminating performance sample using drumheads which feature Evans's patented UV-cured coating technology. For too long, coated drumheads have been susceptible to tone-killing breakage and wear caused by sustained playing. Unwanted overtones, dented heads, dirty ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming To HOT TOPIC

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has released its latest artist collaboration: legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The figure is inspired by Ozzy's latest album, "Ordinary Man", and is exclusive to Hot Topic. Ozzy previously collaborated with Funko back in 2011, but that figure has ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says ''Risk'-Like Moments' Kept Coming Into His Head During Making Of 'Super Collider'

During an appearance on the August 26 edition of the "Aftershocks Tremors Live" podcast, David Ellefson was asked how he reacts to fans sometimes not responding to certain MEGADETH albums as favorably as they do to others, specifically such critically panned releases "Risk" (1999) and "Super Collider" (2013). The bassist responded (see video below): "When ...

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