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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE' 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anniversary. Founder and president Randall Smith offers his perspective on the impact of his landmark discovery, the cascading high ...

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STYX To Stream 2017 Quebec Concert On YouTube Tomorrow

STYX will stream a 2017 Quebec concert tomorrow (Saturday, March 28), with an introduction from singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, exclusively on the band's YouTube page starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. STYX is also asking for donations to the band's Rock To The Rescue organization. Two weeks ago, STYX postponed around a dozen shows that ...

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BUSH: 'Live In Tampa' Blu-Ray, DVD And CD Package Due In April

Cleopatra Entertainment has set an April 24 release date for "Live In Tampa" from alt rockers BUSH. Led by guitarist/vocalist Gavin Rossdale, BUSH was the first post-NIRVANA British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules — they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start ...

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Me And That Man - ME AND THAT MAN

When BEHEMOTH driving force Nergal released the first ME AND THAT MAN album, "Songs Of Love And Death", back in 2017, it was a project — a collaboration, in fact, with folk musician John Porter — that instantly made complete sense to large swathes of the underground metal world. If you dug Nick Cave, WOVENHAND ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival Is Officially Canceled

The 2020 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe. The event was set to take place on June 12-14 at Castle Donington, with headlining performances by IRON MAIDEN, KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. The festival organizers announced the cancelation in ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. The members of BPMD first came together in the summer of 2019 ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases Music Video For 'Top Of The World'

PAPA ROACH has released the official music video for its song "Top Of The World". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Who Do You Trust?", which arrived in January 2019. The disc was produced by Nick "RAS" Furlong and Colin Cunningham except for "Top Of The World", which was produced by Jason ...

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ARMORED SAINT Completes Recording New Album

ARMORED SAINT has completed recording its new album for a tentative late 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera and is once again being mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER, AMON AMARTH). Last month, ARMORED SAINT ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Salvation'

The official music video for the song "Salvation" from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released last August via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with ...

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FOZZY Reschedules 'Save The World' Tour For This Summer

FOZZY has announced the rescheduled "Save The World" tour starting July 10 in Columbus, Ohio and ending on September 5 in Orlando, Florida. Due to the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and willingness to comply with CDC and government regulations, FOZZY realized it was necessary to reschedule the trek, originally slated for April ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Big Distortion'

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The latest single, "Big Distortion", can now be streamed below. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, ...

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LOCAL H Releases 'Hold That Thought' Live Video

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has shared a live video for its recently released single "Hold That Thought". Scott Lucas says about the clip: "Ryan got a GoPro for Christmas, so we decided to put it to use. It's a pretty good video representation of what that tour with SOUL ASYLUM was like. The decision to ...

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SIX FEET UNDER's CHRIS BARNES Brags About Not Social Distancing

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has bragged about not practicing social distancing as the contagious coronavirus spreads through the population. Authorities have repeatedly urged people to stay home and avoid crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces in a bid to contain the coronavirus. They have since stepped up calls for Americans to move beyond ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Lays Down Vocals For 'Heavy Metal' Pinball Machine

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has laid down vocals for Stern Pinball, Inc.'s upcoming "Heavy Metal" pinball machine. Also scheduled to appear on the game's soundtrack are DETHKLOK's Brendon Small and THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, among others. Earlier today, Bach took to his Instagram to write: "Quarantine rocks! Had a blast in my home ...

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ALEXI LAIHO Doesn't See Any Reason Why He Shouldn't Perform CHILDREN OF BODOM Songs With His New Band

Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho says that he will not shy away from performing his former band's songs when he launches his new group, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, with several festival appearances this summer. Joining him in BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT are guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), bassist Mitja Toivonen ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT's Entire Performance At Legendary MAIDA VALE Studio

SLIPKNOT recorded a session at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios in London, England on January 26. 120 fans witnessed the band play a six-song set consisting of the tracks "Unsainted", "Psychosocial", "The Devil In I", "Duality", "Disasterpiece" and "Wait And Bleed". Audio the entire performance aired on February 9 on BBC Radio 1's "Rock ...

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EXCITER's DAN BEEHLER: 'We Influenced A Lot Of People'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his band's influence on the death metal and black metal acts of today. He said (hear audio below): "Over the years, it's been pointed out to me, and I've heard it, and bands come up and tell me, ...

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TOOL: First Leg Of Spring 2020 North American Tour Postponed

The first leg of TOOL's previously announced spring 2020 North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band wishes everyone well during this difficult period and hopes ...

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