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Unvaccinated SKILLET Frontman Rails Against 'Tyrannical' And 'Totalitarian' Vaccine Mandates

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has railed against President Joe Biden's latest vaccination push, calling it "tyrannical" and "totalitarian." Earlier in the month, Biden announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements mandating that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for ...

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The Work - RIVERS OF NIHIL

Here stands a glowing example of how the best metal bands are built for the long haul. With a burgeoning reputation as one of the most exciting new death metal bands around, RIVERS OF NIHIL hit the ground running with their 2013 debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light". Although squarely rooted in technical death ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN And BEN PHILLIPS Kick Off Rock Installment Of 'How I Wrote That Song'

BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), Beasley Media Group and Xperi's HD Radio Technology have launched the fourth installment of BMI's signature series "How I Wrote That Song", featuring Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips of the notable rock band THE PRETTY RECKLESS. Each episode of the 12-part series will give audiences an insider's look into the creative ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's New Album Pushed Back To November

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have pushed back the release date of their seventh, self-titled studio album to November 5 from the previously announced October 22. The band announced the delay in a social media post earlier today (Monday, September 20). "Unfortunately due to COVID related manufacturing delays, we have no choice but to ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Performs Live For First Time Since Undergoing Total Gastrectomy (Video)

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting joined HELLHUNTER on stage last night (Saturday, September 18) at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, California to play the classic EXODUS song "Metal Command". The concert was a benefit event for the 56-year-old musician, who performed live for the first time since undergoing a successful total gastrectomy in July in his ...

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THE LURKING FEAR Feat. AT THE GATES Members: 'Death, Madness, Horror, Decay' Album Due In November

THE LURKING FEAR, the old-school death metal group from sweden featuring members of AT THE GATES, DISFEAR, GOD MACABRE, SKITSYSTEM, TORMENTED and THE HAUNTED, will release its sophomore album, "Death, Madness, Horror, Decay", on November 19 via Century Media Records. Vocalist Tomas Lindberg comments: "With our second album, we really wanted to produce a more ...

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ZZ TOP Warns Fans About Counterfeit DUSTY HILL Merchandise

ZZ TOP has warned fans about counterfeit merchandise being sold online purporting to celebrate the memory of the band's late bassist, Dusty Hill. The 72-year-old Hill died on July 28 in his sleep at his Houston, Texas home. ZZ TOP has continued playing shows since Hill's death, with the group's longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We Do Not Plan To Make Long Songs'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, Nicko McBrain discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. Asked if he and his bandmates actually set ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque In Pasadena Gets Formal Approval

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California has received a "formal approval" to be installed near the city Convention Center, which is next to the Civic Auditorium, where VAN HALEN played a number of times between 1975 and 1978. The memorial tribute push has been ...

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Is This DAVID LEE ROTH's Caricature Of DONALD TRUMP?

Since April 2020, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has spent much of his time creating COVID-themed drawings — he calls them comics — and then sharing the finished works on his social media channels. His latest four pieces of artwork — called "The Don" (an apparent caricature of former president Donald Trump's orange appearance ...

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CARCASS Releases Music Video For 'The Scythe's Remorseless Swing'

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS have released a music video for their new single, "The Scythe's Remorseless Swing". The track is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", which is being made available today (Friday, September 17) via Nuclear Blast Records. In 2019, the band released its first single in over five years, ...

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EXODUS Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Clickbait'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their new album, "Persona Non Grata", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Clickbait", can be viewed below. Guitarist Gary Holt comments: "Very excited to launch the release of 'Clickbait' from our upcoming record! Crushing and ...

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Conquering - EMPLOYED TO SERVE

The decades-old relationship between hardcore and heavy metal hasn't always run smoothly. But while there are countless examples of bands that blurred the lines between the genres and ended up producing unforgivably awful music, there are also bands like the UK's EMPLOYED TO SERVE. The overall aesthetic and clunky band name are hardcore to the ...

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