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PHIL DEMMEL On Upcoming VIO-LENCE EP: 'It's Definitely My Best Playing That's Ever Been Recorded'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently completed work on a new EP, "Let The World Burn", for an early 2022 release via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing ...

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IRON MAIDEN And MARVEL Join Forces In Exciting New Collaboration

British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious other worldly character Eddie. This collaboration interweaves the universes of both brands, with designs that ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces More Rescheduled '50 Heavy Metal Years' North American Tour Dates With QUEENSRŸCHE

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from QUEENSRŸCHE. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band's guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts 'Press Hacks' For 'Twisting' His Words About Trans People

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has blasted "predatory press hacks" for "subtly twisting" his words with regard to his comments involving the trans community. Earlier this week, the organizers of the Brit Awards, British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards, announced that they were scrapping four awards — male solo artist, female solo artist, international male ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'We're Very Honored' To Be Supporting JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour

Todd La Torre has confirmed that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled out of SCORPIONS' rescheduled "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency in order to support JUDAS PRIEST on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates in March-April 2022. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its 50th-anniversary tour in late ...

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TED NUGENT: Why I Decided To Go Public With My COVID-19 Battle

Ted Nugent has once again denied ever saying COVID-19 was a hoax — almost a year after he said the virus was "not a real pandemic." The outspoken conservative rocker, a staunch supporter of former U.S. president Donald Trump, fired back at critics seven months after announcing he had contracted the novel coronavirus. Nugent, who ...

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MUDVAYNE: Official Video Recap Of WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Concert

MUDVAYNE played its third reunion show last Sunday night (November 14) at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. An official video recap of the concert was uploaded to the band's YouTube channel and can now be seen below. MUDVAYNE canceled its appearance at the Louder Than Life ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Announces '20 Years Of Fear' U.S. Tour

Heavy horror punk icon Wednesday 13 slithered from the cobwebbed depths of Charlotte, North Carolina in the early 1990s — quickly making his way to the top of the horrendous heights of rock, punk and metal crossover with his electrifying, acclaimed solo music, relentless international touring and also as frontman of renowned horror punk supergroup ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Will Never Completely Feel Like He 'Belongs' In Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, who has been living and recording music in Japan since 2003, recently took part in the fourth event in Cardiff University's Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series where he spoke about how the mastery of the Japanese language unlocked opportunities for his life and career. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Standing In The Storm'

Further cementing their place as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, 12-times-platinum rockers SKILLET are seeing their RIAA certifications multiply yet again. Their latest milestones include the new triple-platinum status of their landmark album "Awake", with three of its hit tracks also accumulating more certs as "Awake & Alive" goes double-platinum, ...

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CODE ORANGE Drops New Single 'Out For Blood'

Two-times-Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has returned with a brand-new single, "Out For Blood". Available today on all streaming platforms, "Out For Blood" is joined by an official music video directed by Max Moore. Check it out below. CODE ORANGE frontman Jami Morgan stated about the track: "When they go right, we go left. CODE ORANGE ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST Founder Launches New Label ATOMIC FIRE

Nuclear Blast founder Markus Staiger has launched a new company called Atomic Fire GmbH.The label's acts include HELLOWEEN, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, AMORPHIS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN and WHITE STONES. In addition to the already announced studio albums by SONATA ARCTICA ("Acoustic Adventures ...

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Watch VIO-LENCE Perform At MASS DESTRUCTION IV Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of VIO-LENCE's November 5 performance at the Mass Destruction IV festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of guitarist Phil Demmel, singer Sean Killian and drummer Perry Strickland, along with the band's latest ...

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Eternal Flame - NORTHTALE

Although it made barely a ripple in the global scene, NORTHTALE's debut album "Welcome to Paradise" was arguably a connoisseur's choice back in 2018. Guitarist and chief creative force Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE/ex-JON OLIVA'S PAIN) had a very clear and noble vision — to set out on that first record, with (now former) vocalist ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Announces 2022 Tour With AUGUST BURNS RED + LIGHT THE TORCH; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Gold-selling and three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock heavyweights KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced their rescheduled headline tour for winter 2022. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, recognized by Forbes as "one of modern metal's most cherished acts," will bring the "Atonement Tour" back on the road to clubs and theaters across the U.S. and into Canada. The trek kicks off on ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Was 'Kicked To The Side Of The Road' By MEGADETH After News Of His Sex Video Scandal Broke

In a new interview with "The Jeremy White Podcast", David Ellefson once again opened up about his dismissal from MEGADETH six months ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter that ...

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