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GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, "Impera", on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Call Me Little Sunshine", lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine, can be seen below. According to a press release, "Impera" "finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of ...

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STEVE VAI And IBANEZ Reveal 'Hydra' One-Of-A-Kind Instrument

Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed the "Hydra." This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that's been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument — a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic ...

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Welcome Home - VRSTY

New York City based VRSTY are a musical representation of the diverse city they call home. Their debut full-length "Welcome Home" is an extraordinary mélange of genres; a seamless combination of R&B, pop, rap, rock and metalcore. Fans of ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and RAIN CITY DRIVE (formerly SLAVES), will adore Joey Varela's velvety yet ...

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HEAVYS Creates Headphones Engineered For Heavy Metal

Heavys was created by a group of metalheads who felt metal music deserves a better set of headphones. With headquarters in New York City, engineering in Germany, design from Switzerland and speaker manufacturing from Denmark, Heavys is truly global. Engineered by industry veteran Axel Grell, who led high-end audio at Sennheiser, Heavys introduces a number ...

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BABYMETAL Works With WeTransfer On 'Together We Make' Campaign

WeTransfer, a leading provider of creative productivity tools, today announced its new global brand campaign, "Together We Make". The campaign tells stories from creatives around the globe as they bring their ideas to life, with a little help from WeTransfer. It's WeTransfer's largest campaign to date, created in partnership with lead creative agency Preacher, production ...

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ONCE HUMAN Releases 'Erasure' Single

ONCE HUMAN has released "Erasure", the fourth single from the band's upcoming "Scar Weaver" album, due on February 11. ONCE HUMAN vocalist Lauren Hart states: "'Erasure' is a song about blood diamonds. It's about the clear-cut, horrific message that a rock is worth more than a life to their producers. Although today there are human ...

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LEE AARON Hopes To Release Her Autobiography In 2022

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron, who is known primarily as a solo artist and songwriter, recently went on the podcast "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" to talk about her new music as well as outside interests like interior design, art, special education, and neuroscience. She also revealed that she is working on her autobiography. "I ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Visualizer For New Song 'Zeus In Chains'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have released an official visualizer for "Zeus In Chains". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD on January 28. The vinyl will follow on March 18. Vai states: "The title for this track 'Zeus ...

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EPICA Launches Online 'Universe'

For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year. After announcing plans to re-release their first three albums, the now-classic "The Phantom ...

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SABATON Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the concept album of ...

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MICHAEL LANG, WOODSTOCK Organizer, Dies at 77

Michael Lang, a musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as the official producer of Woodstock Music Art Festival in 1969, died Saturday night (January 8) at the age of 77. Lang died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City, a representative said. In 1968, ...

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SABATON Shares Music Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the concept album of ...

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Here's The First Look At Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' Return On PARAMOUNT+

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return "soon" with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The timeline for the new movie adaptation was announced by "Beavis And Butt-Head" creator Mike Judge, who tweeted on Tuesday (January 4): "Beavis and Butt-Head ...

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DIRTY HONEY To Kick Off NHL's Winter Classic With PRINCE Cover

DIRTY HONEY, one of rock's hottest new bands, will help kick off the 2022 National Hockey League (NHL) Winter Classic on New Year's Day as part of TNT's event coverage. Filmed on one of Minnesota's iconic frozen lakes and directed by Turner Sports' Tyler Lassiter and Craig Murray, the band — Marc LaBelle (vocals), John ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's New Music: 'We Really Wanted To Go Back To Where We Came From'

At last month's Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman spoke to SiriusXM's Shannon Gunz about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Evolution" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This past week has just been amazing for the DISTURBED camp — like, amazing ...

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Former ICED EARTH Singers MATT BARLOW And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Unite On New ASHES OF ARES Song 'Monster's Lament'

ASHES OF ARES, the band featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales, will release its third studio album, "Emperors And Fools", on January 21, 2022 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels. The LP ends with the eleven-minute-long epic "Monster's Lament" which features the long-imagined joining of forces between Barlow and another former ICED ...

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SABATON Teases Music Video For Next Single, 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a teaser for the official music video for their next single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Official Music Video For 'Little Pretty'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have presented an official music video for "Little Pretty". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD January 28, 2022. The LP will follow on March 18. The clip, which captures Vai performing in his ...

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Watch THE AGONIST's First Live Performance In Nearly Two Years

Team Montreal Metal has uploaded video of THE AGONIST's December 17 concert at Théâtre Corona in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event, which also included headliners CRYPTOPSY along with THE GREAT SABATINI, NECROTIC MUTATION and BURNING THE OPPRESSOR, marked THE AGONIST's first live performance in nearly two years. THE AGONIST released a new EP, "Days Before ...

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RUSH Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Moving Pictures' By Making Rare Photo Outtakes Available

Photographer Deborah Samuel is credited for capturing the now-iconic album cover images for the RUSH albums "Permanent Waves", "Moving Pictures", "Exit…Stage Left" and "Signals". Now in the 40th anniversary year of "Moving Pictures" — long considered one of rock's all-time classic albums — fans will be able to obtain extremely rare photograph outtakes from the ...

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