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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases 'Light Me Up' Video

The official video for "Light Me Up", a brand new song from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Prevail I", which was released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and mastered ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: Why I Don't Have Any Tattoos

11Alive conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich prior to the band's July 9 concert at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia. You can now watch the chat below. Asked why he chose not to have any tattoos, Ulrich said: "I never really thought about why I haven't. It's just the idea of somebody sticking ...

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DEZ FAFARA Believes COAL CHAMBER Is 'Done Forever'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER is probably "done forever." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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Forces of the Northern Night - DIMMU BORGIR

One can only imagine what EMPEROR, accompanied by a full orchestra, might have sounded like, if the final album, "Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise", had been given over to such a prospect. Of course, metal and orchestral stage presentations have become passé, with black metal, as of 2011, representing the final. When mastered ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Launches THE ORACLE MANAGEMENT

DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has announced the launch of The Oracle Management and has brought in the expertise of artist manager Mark Vieira, formerly of Good Fight Management and Prosthetic Records. Together, Fafara and Vieira hold more than 45 years of combined experience and share a vision and mission to create an ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks To ROCK 108 About His ELLEFSON COFFEE CO. Brick-And-Mortar Store (Video)

Ned of Iowa's Rock 108 radio station last month conducted an interview with David Ellefson at Ellefson Coffee Co., the brick-and-mortar store of the MEGADETH bassist's boutique coffee brand, in David's former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota (population: 3,299). Watch the chat below. On display at Ellefson Coffee Co. is the "Museum Of Deth," featuring permanently ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases 'You Don't Know' Video

The official video for "You Don't Know", a brand new song from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Prevail I", which will be released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Holds Grand Opening Of ELLEFSON COFFEE CO. In Jackson (Video)

Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique coffee brand of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, is holding the grand opening of its brick-and-mortar store this weekend (April 7-9) in David's former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota (population: 3,299). In addition to Ellefson himself, today's festivities featured a special uest appearance by comedian and "That Metal Show" co-host Don Jamieson. ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases New Song 'You Don't Know'

"You Don't Know", a brand new song from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Prevail I", which will be released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning ...

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The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues - JOHN GARCIA

Post-KYUSS, John Garcia's been on a bit of a roll. You have UNIDA, you have SLO BURN, VISTA CHINO and HERMANO. Additionally, John Garcia has been collaborating with THE CRYSTAL METHOD, KARMA TO BURN and DANKO JONES while dropping a solo album in 2014. Garcia even had a brief reunion in 2005 with former KYUSS ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Hires Norwegian Choir For Upcoming Album

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have hired Schola Cantorum, one of the leading chamber choirs in Norway, to lay down some guest vocals on the band's upcoming album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. In a 2014 interview with Finland's Radio Rock, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) stated about ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman: 'None Of Us Would Be Here Without' BLACK SABBATH

Revolver editor Sammi Chichester conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara at the two-day Ozzfest Meets Knotfest event, which took place September 24-25 at San Manuel Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked to recall the first time he heard BLACK SABBATH's music, Dez said: ...

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Low Country - THE SWORD

Last year, I hung a perfect ten rating upon THE SWORD's dazzling and frankly ballsy "High Country" album. I stand by it a year later as THE SWORD takes the unplugged route with a mostly acoustic companion piece, "Low Country". To set the record straight about "Low Country", the ten songs revamped in stripped format ...

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Only Ghosts - RED FANG

One of 2014's biggest breakouts was Portland's RED FANG. The drone modernizers cracked as high as 66 on the Billboard charts with "Whales and Leeches", an album praised by fans and critics alike. It didn't hurt RED FANG's chances of connecting with the heavy music public that its videos are a freaking hoot, but landing ...

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DERANGED: New Song 'Reverent Decomposition' Available For Streaming

Long-running Swedish death metallers DERANGED will release "Struck By A Murderous Siege", their ninth full-length album and first for Agonia Records, on October 28. The follow-up to 2011's "Cut Carve Rip Serve" was recorded at Berno Studio (AMON AMARTH, THE CROWN, WITCHERY) in Malmö, Sweden. The album's cover artwork is a visual depiction of its ...

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KISS Salutes U.S. Military For July 4 (Video)

KISS has posted a seven-minute video in which they salute the U.S. military, active duty and veterans on July 4. Check out the clip below. KISS has partnered with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) and Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) to honor members of the National Guard and military Reserve forces in over 30 U.S. cities ...

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