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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Drops Two New Solo Songs

SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, has just released two solo songs, "Brainwash Love - Death Inside" and "Live Your Life". The tracks, and their accompanying visuals, bring together dreamlike soundscapes that are a far cry from most of SLIPKNOT's musical output. Crahan is not only the co-founder, percussionist, production designer and artistic ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces 2021 'Knotfest Roadshow' U.S. Tour With KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEVER 333 And CODE ORANGE

SLIPKNOT has announced a return to the road for its incendiary 2021 incarnation of the "Knotfest Roadshow". Support will come from three Grammy-nominated heavy music luminaries, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEVER 333 and CODE ORANGE. The 28-date run, produced by Live Nation, kicks off following the band's previously announced Knotfest Iowa hometown show in Des Moines on ...

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METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Eight New Schools

In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations, prompting a unanimous decision by the board of directors to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 in 2021. The Foundation plans to donate $1.6 million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported the band ...

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TIMES OF GRACE Feat. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Members: 'Songs Of Loss And Separation' Album Due In July

TIMES OF GRACE, the collaborative project featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Jesse Leach (vocals) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), will release its long-awaited sophomore album, "Songs Of Loss And Separation", on July 16. The disc's first single, "The Burden Of Belief", will arrive tomorrow (Friday, May 21). A short preview of the track is available below. "Songs ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'I Don't Fear Change'

In a new interview with The Underground Australia, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked what keeps him motivated t o play music more than three decades after the band's formation. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The love of music. The love of discovering new things and new topics to sing about. New movies. ...

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Listen To New FEAR FACTORY Song 'Fuel Injected Suicide Machine'

"Fuel Injected Suicide Machine", a brand new song from FEAR FACTORY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Aggression Continuum", due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares comments: "I can't wait for everyone to hear this high-octane ripping song. It's based on a ...

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MACHINE HEAD Is Rocking Blast Beats In New Song 'Become The Firestorm'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn, bassist Jared MacEachern and session drummer Navene Koperweiss (ENTHEOS, WHITECHAPEL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS) joined producer Zack Ohren inside Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California back in January to begin drum tracking on various new songs. Take a quick peek inside the making of some new MACHINE HEAD tracks, including a blast-beat-laden ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Talks About His Relationship With Cannabis: 'Herb And I Have A Long History Together'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman was one of the speakers at last November's Immersia Connect virtual event from Immersia, a new comprehensive storytelling platform for people to engage and discover the benefits of cannabis and overall wellness. Draiman talked about his long relationship with the plant that he tributes his wellbeing to. He said in part ...

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Zeitgeister - CALIBAN

While there was a definite period when metalcore seemed creatively redundant and ready for the scrapheap (and just for fun, I'm gonna say 2006, in-between the third and fourth AS I LAY DYING albums), but somehow the genre has endured far beyond its somewhat meagre artistic aspirations. It helps that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are still out ...

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DINO CAZARES Doesn't Understand Why BURTON C. BELL Tried To 'Sabotage' FEAR FACTORY After His Exit

In a new interview with Aftershocks TV, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked why the band's former lead singer Burton C. Bell seemingly tried to "sabotage" Dino's efforts to complete the 2017 album they recorded together and finally get it released. Cazares responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That was something I didn't understand. If ...

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