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Genesis - SIMULACRUM

Three albums in, and Finland's SIMULACRUM have definitely focused in on their sound. Presumably buoyed by a decent record deal, the band have risen to unexpected heights on "Genesis", even though this is very much an album of two distinct halves. The key to this band's efficacy lies in their shrewd and subtle blending of ...

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Hear GRETA VAN FLEET's New Single 'Heat Above'

Grammy-winning band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced a new single, "Heat Above". It is the third track released from their forthcoming sophomore studio album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", produced by Greg Kurstin (Paul McCartney, FOO FIGHTERS, Adele) and due out April 16 (Lava/Republic Records). "Heat Above" is an ethereal track that opens with a ...

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GOJIRA's CHRISTIAN ANDREU Gets New Signature Guitar From JACKSON

Jackson pays tribute to GOJIRA guitarist Christian Andreu with the all-new Pro Series Signature Christian Andreu Rhoads RRT, a model worthy of the French metal band's ever-evolving musical pursuits and monstrous progressive metal sound. This sophisticated metal instrument features a poplar body with flame maple top in a Natural finish with matching Jackson pointed 6-in-line ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Lack Of 'Direct' Communication With DAVE MUSTAINE Led To 2004 Lawsuit

During a recent appearance on Mitch Joel's "Groove - The No Treble Podcast", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reflected on the fact that he sued the band's leader Dave Mustaine in 2004 for $18.5 million, alleging that Mustaine still owed him substantial merchandise and publishing royalties. In January 2005, the case was dismissed in court, and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Is Working On A Christmas Song

In an interview with VOA Music's "Border Crossings" — conducted before the holidays but just recently uploaded to YouTubeTommy Lee was asked if there is a chance fans could ever get a Christmas album from MÖTLEY CRÜE. He laughed and said (see video below): "That's funny. I don't think the dudes in the ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Taking My Chances' Music Video

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, will release its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official music video for the disc's first single, "Taking My Chances", can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Longtime Friend And Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Officially Quits DEMONS & WIZARDS Project

BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch has quit his long-running project with ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Hansi announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The 52-year-old ICED EARTH guitarist, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, Others Collaborate With DC On 'Dark Nights: Death Metal - Band Edition'

In anticipation of the international launch of DC's runaway 2020 hit limited series "Dark Nights: Death Metal", the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for "Dark Nights: Death Metal - Band Edition". Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition ...

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Watch Visualizer For New CHEVELLE Song 'Peach'

The official visualizer for CHEVELLE's new single, "Peach", can be seen below. The track is taken from CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation), which is due on March 5. "Niratias" stands out as CHEVELLE's most pummeling and provocative record yet. Teaming with longtime producer ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is In U.S. Marshals Service Custody

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been transferred to federal custody on Tuesday (January 26) to be extradited to Washington, D.C. Indiana Public Media reporter Brock E.W. Turner tweeted a few hours ago that officials with U.S. Marshals Service indicated the 52-year-old musician was under their supervision. Turner wrote: "US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is 'Not A Member Of Indiana Oath Keepers', Organization Claims

Indiana Oath Keepers have issued a statement claiming ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer is not a member of their organization. The 52-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, was photographed wearing an "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" cap during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He is facing six federal criminal charges after ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Drop Music Video For 'Taking My Chances', Announce More Album Details

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, will release its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Taking My Chances", can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Self-Titled Debut Album Due In March

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, will release its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. Part-time Los Angeles neighbors, full-time friends with a healthy mutual respect, both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed their skills throughout their careers to create their own ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Release New Single Next Week

Rock icon Rob Zombie will release the second single from his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", on Friday, January 29. Due on March 12 via Nuclear Blast, the LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album ...

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Update: New Photos Released Of ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Carrying 'Bear Spray' During Capitol Riot

**UPDATE**: According to the FBI, ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer was among the rioters who sprayed United States Capitol police officers with "bear spray," a form of capsaicin pepper spray sold by many outdoors retailers, as part of their efforts to push the officers back inside the Capitol and breach the Capitol building themselves. Schaffer was ...

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DEMON HUNTER Drops Reworked Version Of 'I Will Fail You' From New Album 'Songs Of Death And Resurrection'

DEMON HUNTER has released a reworked version of "I Will Fail You" from its forthcoming album, "Songs Of Death And Resurrection", a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records. "Songs Of Death And Resurrection" features 11 new "Resurrected" versions of classic DEMON HUNTER songs from across the band's ten studio ...

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