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Foregone

Accidental pioneers when barely out of their teens, IN FLAMES should have little to prove. Such was the enduring impact of early records like "The Jester Race" (1996) and "Whoracle" (1997),  that the Swedes are held in particularly high esteem by generations of metal fans. The fact that they (a...
February 7, 2023
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Fredlös

Whatever metalheads may have been expecting from the return of ENTOMBED's Alex Hellid, it probably wasn't this. Full credit where it's due: FREDLÖS is no kind of star vehicle or side project for the elusive guitarist. Instead, this shadowy six-piece arrived fully formed, and armed with a sound that...
February 7, 2023
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FOO FIGHTERS, THE KILLERS, GRETA VAN FLEET And WEEZER Confirmed For 2023 Edition Of SEA.HEAR.NOW Festival

Sea.Hear.Now has announced its 2023 lineup featuring FOO FIGHTERS, THE KILLERS, GRETA VAN FLEET, WEEZER, NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, MT. JOY, Sheryl Crow, THE BEACH BOYS and more. The world-class festival will return to North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park in Ashbury Park, New Jer...
February 7, 2023
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The Jaws of Life

San Diego's PIERCE THE VEIL are known for masterfully blending post-hardcore punk and prog. Now on their fifth studio album, "The Jaws of Life", the band is showing more ambition and experimentation than ever before. There was plenty anticipation behind this new album, since it marked the outfit's f...
February 7, 2023
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SHINEDOWN's BRENT SMITH Believes PHILIP ANSELMO Was 'Sincere' When He Publicly Addressed 'Dimebash' Incident

In a new interview with Joshua Toomey of the "Talk Toomey" podcast, SHINEDOWN's Brent Smith discussed the PANTERA concert cancelations in Germany and Austria this spring following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks. Most of the backlash that led to the cancelations stemme...
February 7, 2023
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VOIVOD Announces '40 Years Of Morgöth Tales' May 2023 U.S. Tour With IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT

Fresh off their Juno Award nomination for "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" for 2022's "Synchro Anarchy" (after having won the same award for 2018's "The Wake"),Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have announced their return to the USA with a run of shows this spring. Featuring I...
February 7, 2023
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MIKE TRAMP Re-Imagines WHITE LION Classics For 'Songs Of White Lion' Album

Former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp will release "Songs Of White Lion", on April 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. As the title implies, the album sees Tramp re-imagining select cuts from WHITE LION's catalog. A single for "Cry For Freedom" is available today on all digital music services. Tramp says: "Fo...
February 7, 2023
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: Music Video For 'Intercontinental Champions' Single Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has released the official music video for its latest single, "Intercontinental Champions". The clip was built on the Unreal engine by video game artist Matt Burdette. Commented FIRSTBORNE guita...
February 7, 2023
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JOHN 5 Releases New Single 'Strung Out'

John 5 and his band THE CREATURES have a new single out called "Strung Out". The single, which was engineered, recorded and mixed by Barry Pointer, is available on streaming platforms now. You can watch the playthrough video — directed by Mike Savage — below. John 5 explains: "This song is called 'S...
February 7, 2023
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SKINNY PUPPY To Embark On Final Tour In Celebration Of 40th Anniversary

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, SKINNY PUPPY will hit the road for the "Skinny Puppy: Final Tour" featuring special guest LEAD INTO GOLD. Produced by Live Nation, the trek kicks off on April 6 at Aztec Theater in San Antonio, making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, New York, Denver and more...
February 7, 2023
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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Says Music Industry Lost Two-Thirds Of Its Workforce During Pandemic: 'They Went To Do Other Things'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman spoke to Taryn Daly of Audacy's 99.9 KISW in Seattle about the band's upcoming 36-date "Take Back Your Life" spring/summer 2023 North American tour. The trek, produced by Live Nation, will feature support from THEORY OF A DEADMAN in Canada and very special guests BRE...
February 7, 2023
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PANTERA Comeback Has Been In The Works For Two Years, Says Longtime Engineer

Longtime PANTERA engineer, bass tech and friend Sterling Winfield, one of the people who control PANTERA drummer Vincent "Vinnie Paul" Abbott's estate, spoke to the "Is Breakfast Included?" podcast about the reformation of PANTERA, featuring surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (voc...
February 6, 2023
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MEGADETH Announces 'They Only Come Out At Night' Global Livestream From Budokan In Tokyo

Metal icons MEGADETH will perform an exclusive, one-off global livestream, "They Only Come Out At Night", from the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. "They Only Come Out At Night" will be streamed worldwide and fully live on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Tokyo time (JST). Before the livestream comme...
February 6, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'When People Say I Can't Sing, They Need To Open Their F***ing Ears'

In a new interview with the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens addressed the fact that he is a often a magnet for controversy with some of the things he says or posts on social media. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the problem is I...
February 6, 2023
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OZZY OSBOURNE Comments On Two GRAMMY Wins: 'I'm One Lucky Motherf***er'

On Sunday, February 5, Ozzy Osbourne was honored with two Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Album" (his first-ever win in the category) and "Best Metal Performance" from his hugely successful and critically acclaimed "Patient Number 9" album (Epic Records). This marks Osbourne's first solo Grammy wins in...
February 6, 2023