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The Last Viking - LEAVES' EYES

Although never quite established on the genre's top tier, LEAVES' EYES have certainly earned a formidable reputation as symphonic stalwarts. With a robust catalogue of full-length records and an international fan base, there will be plenty of people waiting for the Norwegians/Germans' new album, and the best news available is that it's very obviously one ...

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Video: QUIET RIOT Plays First Concert After FRANKIE BANALI's Death

Fan-filmed video footage of QUIET RIOT's first concert after drummer Frankie Banali's death can be seen below. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), played on October 9 at at the Grand Stage Amphitheater near Urich, Missouri. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, ...

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CIRCLE JERKS Announce 'Group Sex' 40-Anniversary Reissue

Trust Records, a new label from punk and industry vets Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson, has announced its debut release — 1980's landmark "Group Sex" from Los Angeles hardcore stalwarts CIRCLE JERKS. Out October 30, the genre-shaping fifteen-minute album was the first release for vocalist Keith Morris (OFF!) after leaving BLACK FLAG and was a ...

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JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI's Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: 'Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", the first heavy metal LP to top Billboard's album chart, died in August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking to RadioactiveMike ...

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Manifest - AMARANTHE

For reasons unknown, it always comes as a huge surprise that AMARANTHE are as monstrously heavy as they (always) are. Admittedly, you have to enthusiastically subscribe to the notion of heavy metal as an upbeat artform to truly embrace what the Swedes have been doing over the last decade, but while it doesn't take a ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Says Response Has Been 'Very Positive' To Announcement Band Is Continuing After FRANKIE BANALI's Death

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi says that the response has been "very positive" to the announcement that the band is planning to carry on after drummer Frankie Banali's death. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), will play a couple of shows in October as well as a string of ...

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Misanthropic Breed - LIK

There were a handful of songs on LIK's last album, "Carnage", that were so absurdly exciting that I couldn't listen to them while driving. You know, just in case. The Swedish band have only existed for seven years at this point, but "Misanthropic Breed" proves again that they have virtually no equal when it comes ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Taps TESLA, Ex-DREAM THEATER Members For Reimagined Version Of 'The Weight Of Silence'

Chuck Wright, longtime member and bassist for QUIET RIOT, as well as MONTROSE, ALICE COOPER, HOUSE OF LORDS, and founder of the award-winning "Ultimate Jam Night", has announced the addition of renowned musicians to his solo single "The Weight Of Silence". First released in May of 2020, "The Weight Of Silence" quickly gathered praise from ...

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QUIET RIOT 'Isn't Going Anywhere,' Says Guitarist ALEX GROSSI

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi has thanked fans for their support following the announcement that the band was planning to carry on after drummer Frankie Banali's death. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), will play a couple of shows in October as well as a string of dates in ...

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QUIET RIOT To Continue Without FRANKIE BANALI

QUIET RIOT has announced plans to continue, less than a month after the death of the band's drummer Frankie Banali. The veteran rockers revealed their plans to carry on in a social media post on Wednesday. They wrote: "QUIET RIOT - 2020/2021 Because life goes on! "It was Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue ...

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Hallucination Scene - BLACK MAGNET

As sensible people will be well aware, there are few things more gloriously crushing and brutal than the sound of GODFLESH's "Streetcleaner" album cranked to the maximum. The industrial scene's close relationship with extreme metal has endured several decades at this point, but in the 30 years since that landmark album, very few bands have ...

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TED NUGENT Rocks New 'Spirit Campfire' Podcast

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent is igniting audiences nationwide with the "Ted Nugent Spirit Campfire With John Brenkus". The outspoken Nugent and co-host John Brenkus, the Emmy-winning broadcaster from ESPN, make for a high-energy and entertaining combination. The show launched in June and offers a front row glimpse into musical inspirations, hilarious anecdotes, thoughtful recollections and ...

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JOHN 5 To Release 'Live Invasion' Next Week; Trailer Available

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will release "Live Invasion" next week. Captured at different locations all over the USA during John's 2019 "Invasion" tour, the set includes — for the first time ever — the full JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES experience on DVD, bringing the fans closer than ever ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, QUIET RIOT Members Team Up For Cover Of OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Revelation (Mother Earth)' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Dino Jelusick (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, DIRTY SHIRLEY, ANIMAL DRIVE), bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, THE GUESS WHO) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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