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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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MUSHROOMHEAD Unveils Music Video For 'The Heresy'

The official music video for "The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. Hair-raisingly dynamic and socially-inclined, "The Heresy" is a melodic, haunting rally cry featuring the ...

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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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THE SWEET Bassist STEVE PRIEST Dead At 72

THE SWEET's founding bassist Steve Priest has died at the age of 72. His passing was confirmed by Priest's bandmate Andy Scott. In a statement on the band's Facebook page, Scott wrote: "Then there was one! I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in ...

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GARY HOLT Is Writing 'Crushing' Riffs For EXODUS's Next Album

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been writing "crushing" new riffs for the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. On Friday (May 29), Holt took to his Instagram to share a photo of a couple of his guitars, and he included the following caption: "New @exodusbandofficial riffs are flying out today, and ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Wants To Reunite With Singer COBURN PHARR For 'Never, Neverland' 30th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters wants to reunite with the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, for a special tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland". The LP includes such classics as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In Command", "Reduced To Ash" and "Phantasmagoria". According to Waters, the original ...

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