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DEVILDRIVER To Release 'Dealing With Demons I' In October

DEVILDRIVER has spent almost the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew has earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the ...

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Lyric Video Premiere: PARADISE LOST's 'Ghosts'

The official lyric video for "Ghosts", the new single from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Obsidian", which will be released on May 15 via Nuclear Blast. The group's sixteenth studio LP, which was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews its ...

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SCOTT STAPP Releases Provocative 'Survivor' Visualizer

Grammy-winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of CREED, Scott Stapp has released a provocative, timely visualizer for new single "Survivor". The clip takes the place of a live-action video, which was cancelled to observe social distancing recommendations. "Survivor" went to radio in early April as the follow-up to Scott's highest-charting single since 2005 ("Purpose For ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release His First Book

During a Facebook Live chat on Tuesday (April 14), ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer spoke about his plans for the coming months, including the making of the follow-up to the band's 2017 album "Incorruptible". "Obviously, the whole lockdown situation has changed the plans for everybody," he explained (see video below). "The first step this year ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via ...

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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

Scott Stapp has announced the European leg of "The Survivor Tour", dubbed after the upcoming single, "Survivor". The 22-date trek will kick off on October 26 in London, U.K. and lead the multi-platinum-selling artist through 13 countries. Audiences can expect the extraordinary singer to perform a selection of No. 1 hits of his own catalog ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces 'The Survivor Tour'

Just seven months since "The Space Between The Shadows" debuted atop the charts, Scott Stapp announces his next single, "Survivor", and the first dates on "The Survivor Tour", which kicks off June 5 in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Presale tickets for Live Nation venues begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local. General ticket onsale begins ...

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BEYOND THE BLACK To Release 'Hørizøns' Album In June

German symphonic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK have released "Misery", the first single from their upcoming album "Hørizøns", to be released via Napalm Records on June 19. The explosive quintet manages to perform a tightrope act between scene solidarity and the constant motivation to conquer new musical horizons: With their newest offering, BEYOND THE BLACK prepares ...

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III - DEMONS & WIZARDS

It was always a match made in heavy metal heaven, this eminently classy collaboration between BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch and ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer. The two albums the duo released in the early '00s ("Demons & Wizards" in 2000, and "Touched by the Crimson King" in 2005) delivered exactly what this joining of forces promised: ...

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Placebo - AKTOR

Chicago's Professor Black and Finnish musician Jussi Lehtisalo are two of the most underappreciated — and versatile — musicians in rock music. The former has capably juggled melodic thrash with DAWNBRINGER, catchy rock anthems with HIGH SPIRITS, and tributes to the sounds of MOTÖRHEAD and early BATHORY under his own name. Lehtisalo has spent nearly ...

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SILVERSTEIN Releases Music Video For 'Bad Habits'

This year SILVERSTEIN is celebrating its 20th anniversary, a rare milestone for any band but even more impressive for one that's been as consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing as the Ontario-based post-hardcore legends. The band is celebrating all year long with a packed touring schedule and the release of its ninth studio album, "A Beautiful ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 'Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough' To Be Released Digitally For First Time

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's platinum-certified DVD/CD "Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough" will be released digitally for the very first time via Warner Records. "Diamonds In The Rough", originally released in 2008 as a compilation CD that included B-sides recorded during the making of the band's self-titled debut, will be released on February 7, ...

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Video Premiere: SKINLAB's 'The Fury Within The Fire'

"The Fury Within The Fire", the new music video from veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Venomous", which was released in October via Art Is War Records. The disc was engineered, produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild, who stated about the ...

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BAD WOLVES Release 'Sober' Music Video

BAD WOLVES have released the official video for the song "Sober" from their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N." , out now via Better Noise Music. The release of "Sober" defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vext himself. The song's powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext's ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Discusses Inspiration For First Three Singles From 'God Bless The Renegades' Solo Album (Video)

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. Video footage of Lowery discussing the inspiration behind the LP's first three singles, "Kings", "Alive" and "God Bless The Renegades", can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", ...

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SIXX:A.M. Releases Lyric Video For 'X-Mas In Hell'

SIXX:A.M.Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael — has released a new lyric video for "X-Mas In Hell", the band's poignant track from "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack". When Nikki Sixx's "The Heroin Diaries" was published in 2007, it was the first book to be accompanied by a soundtrack. Recorded by SIXX:A.M. the 13 ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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