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KREATOR Has '15 Songs And Counting' For Next Studio Album

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have written 15 songs for their next album, tentatively due in 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The news of KREATOR's songwriting process was revealed by the band's guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, who took to his Instagram earlier today (Thursday, December 31) to write: "Ok, let's wrap up 2020. "Maybe one of the ...

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METALLICA Hits 1.1 Billion In 2020 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.1 billion times on Spotify in 2020. This marks the second year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Wednesday (December 30), adding ...

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VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Pays Musical Tribute To LESLIE WEST

Neal Schon has paid musical tribute to MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, who died December 23 at the age of 75. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on December 21 and was rushed to a hospital, where he never regained consciousness. On Sunday (December 27), the JOURNEY ...

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How LARS ULRICH Helped Get MATT SORUM Into GUNS N' ROSES

Matt Sorum has wished Lars Ulrich a happy 57th birthday, saying that the METALLICA drummer "has always been there as a friend." On Saturday (December 26), the former GUNS N' ROSES drummer took to his Instagram to share a personal snapshot of him and Ulrich, and he included the following message: "Happy Birthday to my ...

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KISS Coffee Coming In 2021

KISS has teamed up with Dead Sled coffee, in a deal brokered by Epic Rights, to launch a new coffee in 2021. More details will be made available soon. Dead Sled Coffee strives to create a culture of acceptance and respect no matter what your level of coffee knowledge is. It is the highest quality ...

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Watch DEATH ANGEL's 2020 'XMas Show'

Video of DEATH ANGEL's seventh annual "Another Death Angel XMas Show", which took place on December 20 at The Great Northern in San Francisco can be seen below. When the event was first announced, the band said: "The show must go on! The seventh annual DEATH ANGEL Xmas show will be streamed from the Great ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'SepulQuarta' Album Of Quarantine Collaborations

Earlier this year, SEPULTURA launched "SepulQuarta", a weekly event where the band gave insight into its colorful history, took part in question-and-answer sessions with fans and performed music while in quarantine. Some of the musical collaborations, including those with members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TRIVIUM and SACRED REICH, will be released ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says He Is 'Always Up For A Challenge' When It Comes To His Songwriting

Brazilian-born metal legend Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, KILLER BE KILLED, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) and Jake Shuker of Syria's metal band MAYSALOON took part in a World Metal Congress livestream this past Tuesday, December 15. During the one-hour chat, which can be seen below, they discussed the connections between the global community and the many parallels between ...

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MASTODON Taps Producer DAVID BOTTRILL For New Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have recruited David Bottrill (TOOL, STAIND) to produce their eighth studio album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" is being recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members of MASTODON manage in Atlanta. MASTODON's new disc will mark the band's first ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Dons Santa Claus Outfit For Holiday Photo

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford recently donned a Santa Claus outfit as he shared a Christmas photo for his fans and showed off some new stocking stuffers, including "Celestial", his second collection of holiday music. Released in 2019, "Celestial" followed 2009's "Halford III: Winter Songs". Regarding how he came to find himself covering such classics ...

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IGOR CAVALERA Looks Back On SEPULTURA's Legendary 1989 Concert In Mexico City: That Was 'One Of The Craziest Shows We Ever Played'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Jasta Show", hosted by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera reflected on the band's legendary December 1989 concert at Arena López Mateos in Mexico City during the "Beneath The Remains" tour. "That's one of the craziest shows we ever played, because there [were] a ...

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SEPULTURA To Be Joined By Brazilian Symphony Orchestra At ROCK IN RIO 2021

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will be joined by Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra) for a performance at the 2021 edition of the Rock In Rio festival. The Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira is one of Brazil's foremost orchestras and plays an important role in the country's cultural life. Also scheduled to appear on September 24 — the ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Performs Acoustic Version Of BOB SEGER's 'Turn The Page' At JOE WALSH's 'VetsAid' Concert (Video)

METALLICA's James Hetfield performed an acoustic version of Bob Seger's "Turn The Page" at Joe Walsh's fourth annual VetsAid charity concert, which took place virtually on Saturday, December 12. Also appearing with the legendary EAGLES guitarist were PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Daryl Hall, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Steven ...

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