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DISTURBED Frontman Doesn't Understand Why People 'Went Crazy' Over His Decision To Remove Chin Piercings

David Draiman has told HardDrive Radio that DISTURBED's massively successful cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" has had a profound effect on him and his bandmates. While they had another No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs hit from 2015's "Immortalized" with their original tune "Open Your Eyes", the triple-platinum "Silence" spent seven weeks ...

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New PAPA ROACH Album To Arrive In January

PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton has confirmed to the Milwaukee radio station 102.9 The Hog that the band's tenth studio album will arrive in January. The follow-up to 2017's "Crooked Teeth" will include the songs "Renegade Music" and "Who Do You Trust?", which were released earlier this month. Asked why PAPA ROACH decided to work ...

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Watch SODOM's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of German thrash metal veterans SODOM performing on October 13 at Red in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. As previously reported, SODOM will release a new EP, "Partisan", on November 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a CD digipak, 10-inch clear vinyl, download and stream. "Partisan" will ...

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HALESTORM: Making Of 'Do Not Disturb' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HALESTORM's official music video for the song "Do Not Disturb" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON, DISTURBED and GREEN DAY, among others. "Do Not Disturb" is taken from HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", ...

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Watch NITA STRAUSS Jam With STEVE VAI At 'The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon'

Nita Strauss, the guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, joined Steve Vai on stage on September 28 at "The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon" event at Musicians Institute's LiveHouse in Los Angeles, California. The "improvisational music/art event" benefited Extraordinary Families and featured 52 ...

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JESSE LEACH On Collaboration With HOWARD JONES For KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Next Album: 'It's A Real Heavy S**t-Kicker'

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are putting the finishing touches on their new album for a tentative early 2019 release. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will mark the band's third full-length effort since the return of vocalist Jesse Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012. Speaking to Australia's "Wall Of Sound: Up Against The Wall" podcast, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND And INSIDE OUT MUSIC Celebrate 20 Years Of Collaboration With New Deal

Since 1999, Devin Townsend and InsideOut Music have enjoyed a highly successful and fruitful relationship together, releasing studio albums under his solo guise, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and CASUALTIES OF COOL, as well as live releases recorded at landmark shows in Devin's career at the Royal Albert Hall and the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reflects On His 15 Years Of Living In Japan: 'I Just Love It So Much'

On October 15, guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) — who moved from America to Tokyo in 2003 — participated in a public question-and-answer session, "Ask Marty: An Insider's View Of Japan Through The Eyes Of An American Rockstar", at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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METALLICA Sets Attendance Record At University Park, Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan Center

METALLICA's October 20 concert the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania shattered the venue's attendance record with a crowd of 15,588 fans on hand. "We are honored to host METALLICA on their record-breaking performance at the Bryce Jordan Center," said general manager Al Karosas. "Thank you to METALLICA for allowing us to celebrate an ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: Lyric Video For New Song 'Only One God'

The official lyric video for the song "Only One God" from German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT, founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, can be seen below. The track is taken from SACROSANCT's fourth album, "Necropolis", which will be released on November 30 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The disc was engineered, mixed and mastered ...

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Listen To New UNLEASHED Song 'Stand Your Ground'

"Stand Your Ground", a new song from Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 13th full-length album, "The Hunt For White Christ", which will be released on October 26 via Napalm Records. When it comes to Swedish death metal, the traditional Stockholm way and death metal ...

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Watch WITHIN TEMPTATION's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of WITHIN TEMPTATION's entire October 18 concert at Stadium Live Club in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:23 Intro + Raise Your Banner 6:15 The Reckoning 10:50 Endless War 15:13 In The Middle Of The Night 20:30 Stand My Ground 26:16 All I Need 31:15 Supernova 37:00 Shot In ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist's EMIGRATE Project To Release 'A Million Degrees' Album Feat. TILL LINDEMANN, CARDINAL COPIA

EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, will release its third album, "A Million Degrees", on November 30 via Vertigo/Universal Music. If there's a description that, personally and professionally, fits Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, "fired up" would be it… As a member of RAMMSTEIN, the music world's most explosive live ...

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TOM MORELLO Says DONALD TRUMP 'Is An Abomination'

American musician, singer and songwriter Tom Morello, who has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first onstage protest in 1993, says that the best way to fight Donald Trump is mass resistance to counter politicians who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. Asked by NME in a ...

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