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COREY TAYLOR Releases Third Solo Single, 'HWY 666'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has unveiled his latest single, "HWY 666". It is available on all streaming platforms now and joined by an official lyric video. Kicking up dust, rustling acoustic guitars introduce "HWY 666" as the tempo increases to a gallop only to turn on a dime towards road-burning distortion. The ...

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HALESTORM's JOSH SMITH Says It's Important For Musicians To 'Use Whatever Platform They Have To Provoke Debate'

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has defended musicians' right to speak out on political issues, saying that "it's important that people use whatever platform they have to provoke debate." Asked in a new interview with U.K.'s Devils Gate Music about singer-songwriter Jason Isbell catching flak from some fans when he recently voiced ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Tokyo Jukebox 3' Album In October

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", in Japan on October 21. Earlier today, Marty revealed the LP cover artwork via his social media, and he included the following message: "Just like everyone, I've had a real tough time dealing with 2020. We all suffered from a massive ...

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Watch DOWN Reunite With KIRK WINDSTEIN For 'The Quarter Century Throwdown' Livestreamed Event

DOWN celebrated the 25th anniversary of its classic debut album, "NOLA", with a special livestreamed event on Saturday, August 29. Fittingly dubbed "The Quarter Century Throwdown", the high-production, multi-camera event took place using cutting-edge streaming technology to create a one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience. The show will be rebroadcast August 30 at 6:00 p.m. EST until ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS To Release New Album In Spring 2021

ALL THAT REMAINS vocalist Philip Labonte has confirmed to the FM99 WNOR radio station that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2018's "Victim Of The New Disease" album. Asked when fans can expect to see the disc released, he said (see video below): "We're looking to have a record out, ...

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Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Drummer MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says Band's Music Became 'Too Safe' And 'Very Stale'

Longtime BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas says that the band's music became "too safe" in the years before his departure. In December 2017, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announced that it was officially parting ways with Thomas and replacing him with Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND). Bowld had toured with the group since November ...

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COREY TAYLOR Releases Music Video For 'Black Eyes Blue'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, "CMFT", on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recorded the solo effort with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR) on guitar. The LP was completed at Kevin Churko's ...

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Watch DOWN Rehearse For Upcoming 'The Quarter Century Throwdown' Livestreamed Event

Video of DOWN rehearsing for its upcoming "The Quarter Century Throwdown" livestreamed event can be seen below. This year marks the 25th anniversary of DOWN's 1995-released, now classic debut, "NOLA". Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in ...

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COREY TAYLOR Admits There Has Been 'Contention' Within STONE SOUR, But Insists He Is Still 'Friends' With All Other Members

Corey Taylor says that he is open to doing more recording and touring with STONE SOUR in the future. One week after announcing in an interview that STONE SOUR had "run its course," the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman elaborated on the latter band's current status, insisting that he hasn't completed closed the door on ...

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SACRED REICH Releases Music Video For 'Manifest Reality'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have released a music video for the song "Manifest Reality". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released in August 2019 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ...

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BUTCHER BABIES To Release New Single In September

BUTCHER BABIES will release a new single in September. The song will be the first taste of the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Asked in a new interview with Syfy Wire's "Metal Crush" how BUTCHER BABIES' new LP differs from 2017's "Lilith", singer Heidi Shepherd ...

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DOWN To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'NOLA' With Full-Length Exclusive Livestream On August 29

This year marks the 25th anniversary of DOWN's 1995-released, now classic debut, "NOLA". Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in its entirety were sidelined due to the global pandemic. In its wake, the band is pleased to ...

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DOWN To Make 'Big Announcement' On Tuesday

DOWN will make a "big announcement" on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. The acclaimed supergroup is expected to officially reveal that it will perform live for the first time in four years as part of a virtual concert later this month. The news of DOWN's return to live activity ...

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HEATHEN: Lyric Video For 'Empire Of The Blind' Title Track

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN will release their fourth studio album, "Empire Of the Blind", on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyric video for the second single, the title track, can be seen below. HEATHEN comments: "We are very proud to announce the second single, title track from our new ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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