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MR. BUNGLE Releases First Music In 20 Years: A Cover Of THE EXPLOITED's 'USA'

MR. BUNGLE roars back with their first recorded music since 1999, releasing a blistering cover of THE EXPLOITED's politically charged anthem "USA", available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. The San Francisco Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance, along with Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Still Needs To Be Mixed And Mastered

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST still needs to be mixed and mastered. KK'S PRIEST is Downing's collaboration with former PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and ...

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RAVEN's New Album Will Be 'Fast' And 'Crazy'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher recently spoke to The Metal Voice about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" LP, tentatively due this fall. "We have had this pain-in-the-ass process of getting the new album together," he said (see video below). "Just about every hurdle or impediments that you can invent got ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Celebrates 40th Anniversary of 'Friday The 13th' With Tongue-In-Cheek Horror Parody 'Jason's Mom'

During the mammoth #FearlessAtHome live stream event that took place on Saturday (May 9), horror-themed theatricore outfit ICE NINE KILLS celebrated the 40th anniversary of classic horror movie "Friday The 13th" with the debut of "Jason's Mom" — a very special, acoustic parody in honor of one of the deadliest matriarchs in movie history, just ...

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Could JUDAS PRIEST Perform Livestreamed Audience-Less Concert? 'It's Definitely Something To Think About,' Says RICHIE FAULKNER

Richie Faulkner says that he is open to the idea of staging an audience-less JUDAS PRIEST concert for fans to enjoy via the Internet while the coronavirus has effectively brought the touring industry to a halt. As the coronavirus lockdown continues to claim more concerts, festivals and sports competitions, fans have expressed concerns about returning ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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EUROPE's JOEY TEMPEST And MIC MICHAELI Record Acoustic Version Of 'Walk The Earth' In Support Of 'Doctors Without Borders'

Vocalist Joey Tempest and keyboardist Mic Michaeli of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have recorded a new, acoustic version of "Walk The Earth", the title track of the band's latest album. All proceeds generated from views and sharing of the song will be given to a charity close to EUROPE's hearts, Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors ...

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Organizers Of Canceled HELLFEST To Insurance Company: 'F**k You!'

The organizers of the French heavy metal festival Hellfest have blasted their insurance company for refusing to pay out coverage for losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, the French government decided to cancel the 2020 edition of Hellfest on health grounds. The 60,000-capacity event, which takes place annually in Clisson, would have ...

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