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Video Premiere: KATAKLYSM's 'The Killshot'

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will release their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered", on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Killshot", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome. KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono said: "'The Killshot' is very ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says It Was 'All Quiet' In Metal Community Following GEORGE FLOYD's Death

As part of HardDrive Radio's latest "Roundtable", MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Jesse Leach joined Lou Brutus to talk about what they've been up to during quarantine and their thoughts on the current state of politics in the U.S., as well as their collaboration on MACHINE HEAD's latest single, "Stop The Bleeding". The ...

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METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' Covered By CHRIS KAEL, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And DOC COYLE (Video)

Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) recently teamed up with Chris Ojeda (BYZANTINE), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, MACHINE HEAD) and Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) to record a quarantine cover version of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw". Kael uploaded video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying ...

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RATT: All 2020 Shows Are Being Rescheduled For Next Year

All of RATT's previously announced shows in 2020 are being rescheduled for next year. The veteran California rockers announced the postponement of their live activities in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "For the health and safety of our fans and those involved with the production of RATT concerts; shows scheduled for the ...

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TONY HARNELL, JOEL HOEKSTRA And JAMES LOMENZO Join Forces In ECHOBATS

Former TNT singer Tony Harnell is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new all-star, quarantine-inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Joel Hoekstra (guitar), NIGHT RANGER's Eric Levy on keyboards and the tight, crackling rhythm of Matt Starr's (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) kit and James LoMenzo's (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) bass. "Save ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Releases 'Overflow' Single

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has released a new solo single, "Overflow". It is the third single from Loureiro's fifth solo album, "Open Source", which will arrive on July 10. Last week, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the LP's second single, featuring a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover artwork for "Overflow", "Imminent ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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STEELHEART Releases Timely And Powerful Video For 'My Freedom'

The video for hard rockers STEELHEART's timely, powerful, anthemic ballad "My Freedom" can be seen below. The song will be released digitally worldwide on Friday, July 3. Originally available on their most recent studio album, 2017's "Through Worlds Of Stardust", this newly recorded, stripped-down, solo acoustic version of the song and corresponding video exemplify the ...

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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO To Release 'Overflow' Single On Friday

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro will release a new solo single, "Overflow", on Friday, July 3. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. Last month, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the second single from his fifth solo album, "Open Source". The track features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover ...

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LEMMY Praises AC/DC In Never-Before-Heard Interview: 'We're Like Birds Of A Feather'

"AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast where extraordinary fans salute this extraordinary band, kicks off episode Season 2 this week with a posthumous interview from MOTÖRHEAD founder and rock and roll icon Lemmy Kilmister. Captured before his death in 2015, this never-before-heard exchange features Lemmy trying to impress his date by bringing her backstage to ...

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JIMMY DEGRASSO: RATT Needs WARREN DEMARTINI

Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to exit RATT after playing a number of shows with the veteran California hard rock act in 2017 alongside three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini. "I played with them back ...

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Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' Revived At COMEDY CENTRAL

Comedy Central today announced an expansive deal with Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal. Launched in 1993, "Beavis And Butt-Head" quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its ...

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CODE ORANGE Announces 'Under The Skin' Livestream Event

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has announced "Under The Skin", a brand-new livestream event, which follows the empty-venue record-release show livestream "Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End". Set to broadcast live via CODE ORANGE's Twitch channel on July 30, "Under The Skin" will see CODE ORANGE delivering a full-band, stripped-down-and-reimagined presentation of tracks spanning ...

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