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Former VOIVOD Frontman ERIC FORREST's E-FORCE To Release 'Mindbender' Album

Mighty Music has announced the signing of E-FORCE, the band led by ex-VOIVOD vocalist/bassist Eric Forrest. The first release under this partnership will be E-FORCE's fifth studio album, "Mindbender", to be released on November 19. Forrest comments: "Very proud to announce the fact that the new E-FORCE 'Mindbender' release will be a collaboration/cooperation with Mighty ...

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Serpent & Spirit - URNE

There is no point in obfuscating and building up to it with a meandering preamble: URNE are seriously special, and this is an absolutely monstrous debut album on every conceivable level. Music critics tend not to hurl their temporary secrets into the air with quite that much abandon, but "Serpent & Spirit" is the kind ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT Says There Will Be A 40th-Anniversary 'Hysteria' Re-Release With Bonus Material

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has confirmed to "The Jeremy White Podcast" that there are tentative plans for the band to release a 40th-anniversary expanded version of mega-selling album "Hysteria" in 2027. "We did put our foot down and say we're not doing any more 35th- or 37th-anniversary releases," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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BODY COUNT Begins Work On New Album, 'Merciless'

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has announced plans to write and record a new studio album called "Merciless". Earlier today (Tuesday, June 22), BODY COUNT's social media was updated with the following message: "BODYCOUNT NEWS: Even though we have not been able to perform ONE single concert ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Teases 'Shed My Skin' Single

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a new single, "Shed My Skin", on Friday, June 25. A preview of the track, which is a collaboration with the German metalcore band ANNISOKAY, is available below. "Shed My Skin" will arrive a couple of weeks before WITHIN TEMPTATION's spectacular immersive event, "The Aftermath - A Show ...

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You Will Be The Death Of Me - LIGHT THE TORCH

Seldom has a name change made such a difference. Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) re-emerged from a five-year hiatus to unveil THE DEVIL YOU KNOW's 2014 debut album "The Beauty of Destruction", and sensible folk rejoiced, not least because one of the few truly great voices of metal's post-millennial surge was back and sounding better than ...

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MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album Lands On Multiple U.S. Charts

The self-titled debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo project of Wolfgang Van Halen, has registered the following first-week chart positions in the U.S.: Top Rock Albums: No. 1 Hard Rock Albums: No. 1 Independent Albums: No. 1 Top Album Sales: No. 2 Current Album Sales: No. 2 Billboard 200: No. 12 Wolfgang wrote on ...

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Watch Official Video Highlights Of DOWNLOAD PILOT, U.K.'s First Post-COVID Festival

Official video highlights of Download Pilot, the 10,000-capacity, camping-only festival which took place June 18-20 on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park as part of the U.K. government's scientific Events Research Programme, can be seen below. While festival goers did not have to be socially distanced or wear face coverings once inside the festival, they ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its ...

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CANDLEBOX Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

Long-running Seattle rockers CANDLEBOX have announced a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album, "Wolves". With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the band is happy to return to normalcy. The tour kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky on August 5 and runs until November 6, ending in CANDLEBOX's hometown of Seattle. The final two Seattle shows on ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has announced new "CMFTour" summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick off on August 6 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, on all dates. Pre-sale tickets are available starting ...

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Hellbound - BUCKCHERRY

On the evidence provided by the first two BUCKCHERRY albums, a startling two decades ago, few would have predicted that this was a band with a long and fruitful future ahead of them — or any kind of future, the conspicuously sober Josh Todd aside. But here we are, with the L.A. hard rockers' ninth ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'Demanufacture' Is 'A Classic Record That Stood The Test Of Time'

In a new interview with Cuartel Del Metal, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares reflected on the band's classic second album "Demanufacture", which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. Asked what the initial response to the record was from the fans and the critics, Dino said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Some people didn't realize that it ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce Rescheduled 'To Plant A Seed' Anniversary Tour With THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, DAYSEEKER, HOLLOW FRONT

WE CAME AS ROMANS are rebooting the anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". The trek was originally scheduled for spring 2020, but it was tabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains a fan favorite through ...

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