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MEGADETH Bassist Launches Video Podcast 'Backstage With David Ellefson'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has launched a brand new on-demand video podcast called "Backstage With David Ellefson" on Star Worldwide Networks. The video podcast, which was was created with legendary Phoenix, Arizona morning radio show host Dave "The Mayor" Pratt, will feature both audio and four-camera video production and each episode will be available on ...

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TALAS Singer PHIL NARO Dies After Battle With Cancer

TALAS singer Phil Naro has passed away after a battle with tongue cancer. He was 63 years old. The news of Naro's death was broken by his family earlier today. They said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our son, father, friend and musician Phillip Sampognaro, ...

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CHEVELLE Releases Music Video For 'Mars Simula'

The official Josh Stone-directed music video for CHEVELLE's song "Mars Simula" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation), which came out on March 5. "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation) stands out as ...

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Hear New ATREYU Song 'Catastrophe'

California metallers ATREYU have released the official visualizer for their new song "Catastrophe". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Baptize", which is due on June 4 via Spinefarm Records. The clip arrives six months after the release of "Save Us", which was the first taste of the band's music since the departure ...

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Reared Up In Spectral Predation - UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED

When you consider how incredibly fucking weird the world has become over the last few years, it makes sense that death metal should respond in kind. Following in the radioactive footsteps of BLOOD INCANTATION, CRYPTIC SHIFT, BEDSORE and many others, UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED are firmly entrenched in the surreal and psychedelic world of sci-fi-obsessed, cosmic extremity, ...

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Fortitude - GOJIRA

Discerning metalheads may be inclined to agree that GOJIRA are one of the best things to happen to heavy music over the last 20 years. Even ignoring the French band's humility, humanity and inspirational devotion to noble causes, the metal world has thralled to nearly everything they have done since breaking into the broader consciousness ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'A Tireless Warrior'

In a new interview with the "Real Music With Gary Stuckey" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about the band's secret to longevity. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think there's a couple of things. One, I think [fans] look to Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] as their hero, their leader. And Dave's a ...

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DEFTONES Release Music Video For 'Ceremony'

DEFTONES have tapped Leigh Whannell, writer of the original "Saw" and "Insidious" movies and writer-director of 2018's "Upgrade", to direct the official music video for their song "Ceremony". Cleopatra Coleman, who co-starred in Fox's "The Last Man On Earth" comedy series, stars in the clip, which can be seen below. Whannell, who more recently wrote ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release New Studio Album, '21st Century Love Songs', In September

THE WILDHEARTS will a new studio album, "21st Century Love Songs", on September 3 through Graphite Records. It is the follow-up to "Renaissance Men", THE WILDHEARTS' highest-charting album since 1994's "P.H.U.Q.", which debuted at No. 11. THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger (real name David Walls) said: "'Renaissance Men' reminded me of our first album, 'Earth Vs ...

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How Important Is JON SCHAFFER's Guilty Plea In Capitol Riot Investigation? Former Federal Prosecutor Weighs In (Video)

Earlier today, Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, joined Jonathan Capehart of MSNBC's "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss how prosecutors "will wring every drop of criminal information out of" ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer, who pleaded guilty in the Capitol riot investigation. Asked how important this guilty plea from Schaffer is, Kirschner ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Lyric Video For 'Your Mom'

Serj Tankian has unveiled a lyric video for the song "Your Mom". The clip was directed by artist and animator David Bradford, who has worked with Tankian on solo projects as well as projects with SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Bradford explains his concept for the "Your Mom" clip: "As I listened to the beginning of ...

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Go Behind Scenes Of MANOWAR's Concert In Svalbard, Norway

On April 16, 2019, MANOWAR was the first internationally renowned rock/metal band to perform in Longyearbyen on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Longyearbyen is the northernmost year-round settlement in the world, near the Arctic Circle. The spectacular landscape, the overwhelming kindness of the locals and loyal fans traveling from around the globe, including South Africa, ...

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TOTO To Release 'With A Little Help From My Friends' In June

TOTO and The Players Club/Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of "With A Little Help From My Friends" on June 25. The performance captures one special night on November 21, 2020 when Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich appeared with the new lineup of TOTO for a global event originating from Los ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Skyfall", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's Bandmate DANIEL FREYBERG On Late CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman's Legacy: 'He Created His Own Sound, His Own Style'

Alexi Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM and BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT bandmate Daniel Freyberg has paid tribute to the late guitarist/vocalist, saying he was "a very charismatic frontman" who "created his own sound" and "style." Freyberg, who played with NAILDOWN and NORTHER before joining CHILDREN OF BODOM in 2016, discussed his late bandmate in a new interview ...

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