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EXODUS To Enter Studio In September

EXODUS will enter the studio in September to begin recording its long-awaited new album. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer of nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of Steve ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Legend - Metal Galaxy' In September

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release a new concert set, "Legend - Metal Galaxy", on September 9 on Blu-ray, DVD and CD. "Legend - Metal Galaxy" was recorded at the group's two shows at Chiba's Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Japan on January 25 and January 26. The Blu-ray and DVD editions of the ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Featured In Trailer For 'Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine' Documentary

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Suzi Quatro and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith are among the musicians who appear in the newly released trailer for a documentary film titled "Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine", which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year. The trailer features vintage videos and various Creem ...

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MORDRED Is Back With 'Volition' EP

MORDRED has released a new single, "Not For You", the first track to be taken off the influential crossover band's upcoming EP, "Volition", due out on June 19. MORDRED, a band always ahead of its time, was formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the "Big ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: Cover Of AC/DC's 'Girls Got Rhythm' Available

Rock supergroup MOTOR SISTER — featuring Jim Wilson (MOTHER SUPERIOR), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Pearl Aday (Scott's wife and daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) and John Tempesta (THE CULT) — recently recorded a cover version of the AC/DC classic "Girls Got Rhythm". A music video for the track, filmed while ...

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ALCATRAZZ Unveils Music Video For 'London 1666'

"London 1666", the new music video from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Innocent", due on July 31. Guitarist Joe Stump comments: "Hell on earth is here! 'London 1666' is about the Great Fire of London which had a devastating ...

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MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Team Up For Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's Falling Off The Edge Of The World' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren, ANIMAL DRIVE/DIRTY SHIRLEY singer Dino Jelusić and BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Demmel to record a "quarantine" cover version of the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH classic "Falling Off The Edge Of The World" as part of Phil's ...

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STAIND Is Working On First New Music In Nearly A Decade

STAIND has finally commenced work on its first new music in nearly a decade. The news of a possible new record from STAIND was broken yesterday (Tuesday, June 9) by frontman Aaron Lewis, who was a guest on GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's Internet show, called "Hometown Sessions". Speaking about his current activities, Aaron said: "I'm ...

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COACHELLA Festival Canceled For 2020

This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been canceled due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The California desert festival was one of the first major music events to be postponed in the wake of COVID-19, moving from its usual April dates to two weekends in October. But it has ...

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TESTAMENT And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of DEATH's 'Overactive Imagination' (Video)

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL) and Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a quarantine cover version of DEATH's "Overactive Imagination", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Cancel 'Rock Invasion 2' Tour

SMASHING PUMPKINS have canceled their previously announced "Rock Invasion 2" tour. The trek was originally scheduled for the spring but was postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The group announced the cancelation in a social media post on Monday (June 8). They wrote: "Though this decision did ...

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