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The Octagonal Stairway - PIG DESTROYER

PIG DESTROYER rejoins us with a brief but belligerent EP, following 2018's full-length "Head Cage". With "The Octagonal Stairway", the legendary American grindcore act divides 25 minutes of frantic, unsettling grind into six songs. The grind purists who bemoaned "Head Cage"'s much more diverse stylings are offered enough cutthroat grind to make them bite their ...

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Venus Skytrip - PSYCHLONA

Despite being intermittently denied the chance to enjoy a hot, hazy summer, we always have records as joyously heavy and fuzzed-up as this to keep the sizzling dream alive. PSYCHLONA have already impressed, rising nonchalantly to the top of the aspiring stoner and space rock piles at their first attempt on 2018's "Mojo Rising", but ...

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PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, RUDY SARZO, DEE SNIDER, GLENN HUGHES, Others React To Passing Of QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI

Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Ron Keel (KEEL) and BULLETBOYS are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of QUIET ...

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VIO-LENCE Covers DEAD KENNEDYS' 'California Über Alles' (Video)

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also recently filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Check it out below. VIO-LENCE comments: "Being musicians in the Bay Area thrash metal scene, VIO-LENCE ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Time'

ANTHRAX played the song "Time" during the Wacken World Wide digital festival, which was held earlier in the month. Video of the performance, which was recorded while all five members of the band were in quarantine, can be seen below. The 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of ANTHRAX's "Persistence Of Time" album is due on August 21 ...

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DEEP PURPLE's 'Whoosh!' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 4

DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "Whoosh!", has entered the official U.K. chart at position No. 4. According to Billboard, it is the legendary rockers' 11th Top 10 effort and the band's highest-charting album since 1980's chart-topper "Deepest Purple". DEEP PURPLE's previous album, 2017's "Infinite", peaked at No. 6. "Whoosh!" was released on ...

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THE CULT Is Recording New Album At Legendary ROCKFIELD STUDIOS

Iconic rockers THE CULT have entered the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales to begin recording their new album. The band's follow-up to 2016's "Hidden City" is being helmed by producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with GHOST and ROYAL BLOOD, among others. Earlier today (Saturday, August 15), THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy posted an ...

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Created From Death - BULL ELEPHANT

A mysterious gang of (presumably bearded) riff-welding brutes from London, England, BULL ELEPHANT already sounded like the finished article on their self-titled debut last year. Superficially, there's nothing drastically original going on here: a wild, nasty hybrid of lumbering doom, eerie post-metal and scabrous black metal, with a hit of arcane weirdness and a persistent ...

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