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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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Revenge - WARKINGS

If you prefer albums that arrive bloated with shocks, surprises and subversive sonic values, there seems little chance that you'll be bothering with the second WARKINGS album. And that's perfectly fair enough, because this is the kind of record that exists solely to delight and inspire fans of ruthlessly straightforward, melodic and bombastic power metal. ...

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Music From SIXX:A.M., BAD WOLVES, FROM ASHES TO NEW And ESCAPE THE FATE Featured On 'Sno Babies' Soundtrack

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith's feature film "Sno Babies". The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly ("Game Of Silence"), Paola Andino ("Queen Of The South"), Michael Lombardi ("Rescue Me"), Evangeline Young ("The Good Wife") and Joanne Baron ("This Is Us"). "Sno Babies" ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases New Song 'Idol' Featuring TECH N9NE

Los Angeles quintet HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has dropped a blazing new track, "Idol", featuring a guest appearance from rapper Tech N9ne. Continuing to push the boundaries of ingenuity, "Idol" sees HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD effortlessly blend heavy riffs, huge hooks, dubstep tinged industrial bombast and impassioned lyrical dexterity into a hard hitting sonic canvas that is uniquely and ...

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JOE SATRIANI Releases Animated Music Video For 'Yesterday's Yesterday'

Joe Satriani has released an animated video for "Yesterday's Yesterday", a song off his latest album, "Shapeshifting". The clip was directed by Joe's son, ZZ Satriani, who also shot and directed the last video from "Shapeshifting", "Nineteen Eighty", in addition to filming, editing, directing and producing the critically acclaimed Satriani documentary film "Beyond The Supernova". ...

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Which Song Best Represents METALLICA? LARS ULRICH Responds

During an appearance on yesterday's (Wednesday, July 29) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked to name a song that, in his opinion, best represents what METALLICA does, both musically and lyrically. He responded: "'[Master Of] Puppets' is definitely a very, very, very close to the top choice, ...

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NICKELBACK: 'All The Right Reasons: 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition' To Include B-Sides And Live Recordings

NICKELBACK's "All The Right Reasons: 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition" will be released as a two-CD set on October 2 and will also be available digitally on all streaming platforms. The collection features a newly remastered version of the original 2005 album, a selection of B-sides and a 2006 live concert recording. NICKELBACK's third consecutive No. ...

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MASTODON To Release New Single, 'Fallen Torches', This Friday; 'Medium Rarities' Compilation Due In September

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a new single, "Fallen Torches", on Friday, July 31. The track is taken from what appears to be a new rarities compilation titled "Medium Rarities", which is scheduled to arrive on September 11. A short "Fallen Torches" preview is available on the lightthetorch.mastodonrocks.com web site. ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS's 'Heaven Knows' Certified Platinum In U.S.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS's "Heaven Knows" single was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on July 15 for accumulating 1 million certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. "Heaven Knows" originally appeared on THE ...

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TOUCHÉ AMORÉ To Release 'Lament' Album In October

Los Angeles post-hardcore band TOUCHÉ AMORÉ will release its fifth studio album, "Lament", on October 9 via Epitaph. Since its formation in 2007, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and death throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, "Lament" finds the light at the end of ...

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