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DOWN To Make 'Big Announcement' On Tuesday

DOWN will make a "big announcement" on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. The acclaimed supergroup is expected to officially reveal that it will perform live for the first time in four years as part of a virtual concert later this month. The news of DOWN's return to live activity ...

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Hunter Gatherer - AVATAR

Cheerfully standing apart from the crowd and confusing the hell out of almost as many people as they delight, AVATAR are a unique proposition. They're also a fantastic heavy metal band: a fact that is often missed, largely due to the Swedes' cartoonish image and their propensity for occasionally sounding like a power metal SYSTEM ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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Is METALLICA Teasing 'The Howard Stern Show' Appearance?

METALLICA is rumored to be preparing for an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show". Speculation about the heavy metal giants' return performance on the long-running talk show airing on SiriusXM satellite radio gained strength after METALLICA posted a couple of rehearsal videos from its headquarters in San Rafael, California and followed it up with a ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Empire Of The Blind' Title Track

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN will release their fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyric video for the second single, the title track, can be seen below. HEATHEN comments: "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

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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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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BENEDICTION To Release 'Scriptures' Album In October

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION will release their new album, "Scriptures", on October 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in England and will be released digitally, on CD and in various vinyl formats. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Rabid Carnality", can be ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases First Single From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has officially launched NORTH KINGSLEY, his long-awaited and hotly anticipated new musical collaboration with producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne. The collective has released its debut single, the hard-hitting "Like That?" and has announced the release of the first three-track collection of music, "Vol. 1", which will ...

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'Heavy Metal' Pinball Soundtrack Revealed: SEBASTIAN BACH, HELLOWEEN, DRAGONFORCE, Others

Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, and Incendium, a multi-faceted production company known for an array of animation, comic books, toys, and video games, have announced the complete soundtrack listing for a new limited-edition pinball machine celebrating the world's greatest illustrated magazine ...

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Generation Antichrist - ONSLAUGHT

It really doesn't matter how many mainstream chatterers want metal to "move forward": subgenres as resilient as thrash will never disappear or lose their relevance, particularly when so many of its original progenitors are still releasing albums as monstrous as this. ONSLAUGHT have already amassed a near-immaculate catalogue. If you don't regularly injure yourself to ...

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Watch THE ROLLING STONES' Music Video For New Song 'Scarlet'

The official video for THE ROLLING STONES' new song "Scarlet" can be seen below. The clip features Emmy-nominated actor Paul Mescal, who starred in critically acclaimed television series "Normal People". A love letter to "Scarlet", the video was directed by directing duo Us and filmed with a socially distanced shoot at London's iconic Claridge's hotel. ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Paranoid' Super Deluxe Edition To Be Released On Vinyl For 50th Anniversary

Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as heavy metal, legendary Birmingham-bred BLACK SABBATH celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2020 of its multi-million selling album "Paranoid" with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original ...

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