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SERJ TANKIAN Previews New Song 'Cyber Criminal'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has shared a snippet of the song "Cyber Criminal" from his next release "Cinematique". Described as an assemblage of 25 cinematic compositions that roam through classical ("Illuminate") and modern ("Violent Violins") soundscapes, it is split up into two collections that will be made available at the same time ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Band's 40th Anniversary: 'I Still Feel Like We Haven't Really Peaked'

Prior to Thursday's (July 22) game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Giants postgame live analyst George Kontos about the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations. Hammett said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Man, it's crazy when I think about four decades. 'Cause I ...

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ERIC CLAPTON Gets Blasted For Stance On COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: 'Once A Dick, Always A Dick'

Former QUIET RIOT singer Paul Shortino, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick and THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger are among the musicians who have reacted to the report that Eric Clapton announced he will no longer perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. The announcement came after U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's mandate ...

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THE RAVEN AGE Feat. IRON MAIDEN Bassist's Son GEORGE HARRIS: 'Exile' Album Due In September

THE RAVEN AGE, the U.K.-based melodic metal band featuring IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's son George Harris, will release "Exile" on September 17 via Explore1 Music Group/EX1 Records. The album is a beautifully curated selection of songs featuring 11 tracks, including two new original songs, plus fan favorites from their 2019 release "Conspiracy" as well ...

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AARON LEWIS's Record-Company President Defends Decision To Release 'Am I The Only One', Says Song Is 'Inspiring Conversation'

Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group's founder and president-CEO, has defended the company's decision to release STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis's latest solo single, "Am I The Only One", which takes aim at liberals and touches on American flags burning and statues that have been removed in the country. Borchetta's comments came in reponse to industry ...

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KK'S PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'Brothers Of The Road'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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PORNO FOR PYROS Is Working On New Music

PORNO FOR PYROS, the post-JANE'S ADDICTION band fronted by Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell, is working on new music. Guitarist Peter DiStefano took to his social media on July 20 to share a photo of him with drummer Stephen Perkins, and he included the following message: "Working on new PORNO FOR PYROS songs with @stephenperkinsdrummer in ...

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NONPOINT Announces More Summer/Fall 2021 Tour Dates

NONPOINT has announced a number of tour dates for this September and October. Commented singer Elias Soriano: "We're coming out of the pandemic swinging! The bands and the shows will leave fans talking for weeks.. Production is new, show is brand new, deep cuts from our catalog and our most ruthless setlist ever. 'It's About ...

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DEE SNIDER Announces Streaming Concert Event

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider recently announced his triumphant fifth full-length solo album, "Leave A Scar", out July 30 via Napalm Records. To commemorate the LP's release, Snider has announced a streaming event for his fans on Thursday, July 29. The concert stream features a very special concert from Snider performing live at Stereo Garden ...

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