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Drummer PERRY STRICKLAND Quits VIO-LENCE

Original VIO-LENCE drummer Perry Strickland has officially left the influential San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band. Earlier today, Strickland took to his Instagram to share a video of him performing with VIO-LENCE, and he captioned it: ""I'll Miss playing these songs !" After one fan asked Per...
February 8, 2023
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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ On Being Vegan: Using Animal Products Is 'Completely Unnecessary'

In October 2022, Black Velvet magazine editor Shari Black Velvet celebrated her 20th vegan anniversary. As a way to commemorate this milestone, she decided to chat to another vegan — one that's been vegan even longer than her — Alissa White-Gluz. The inspiring vocalist of ARCH ENEMY chatted via Zoom...
February 8, 2023
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METALLICA's Third 'Helping Hands Concert & Auction' Raises $3 Million For Charity

METALLICA and its All Within My Hands foundation ended 2022 on a deafening high note, as its third "Helping Hands Concert & Auction" raised approximately $3,000,000 — 100% of which will go directly to All Within My Hands' efforts supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, disaster...
February 8, 2023
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Watch ACE FREHLEY's Entire Concert In Hopewell, Virginia

YouTube channel Dennis Justus has uploaded video of original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's entire February 5 concert at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Ace's setlist was as follows: 01. Parasite (KISS song) 02. Snow Blind 03. Speedin' Back To My Baby 04. Rip It Out 05. Rock Soldiers 06. Esc...
February 8, 2023
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BLACK SABBATH Ballet To Premiere In Birmingham In September

A ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH will premiere in September at the Hippodrome theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced. Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet's director Carlos Acosta and Ballet Now, the ballet will include eight specially reorchestrated BLACK SABBATH songs...
February 8, 2023
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MARTIJN WESTERHOLT Moves DELAIN Forward After Seismic Lineup Changes: 'The Vibe Now In The Band Is Magic'

By David E. Gehlke Charlotte Wessels was the undisputed face of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN from 2005 to 2021. And by "face", that also included the frontwoman appearing on a handful of DELAIN's album covers, a rite of passage for most acts of this ilk. While the band had yet to reach the heigh...
February 8, 2023
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RONNIE ROMERO: 'I Already Have A Career That Would Take A Singer 30, 40 Years To Have'

By David E. Gehlke Plucked from relative obscurity in 2015 by Ritchie Blackmore to front RAINBOW, Chilean-born Ronnie Romero has entered himself into the conversation on who — if anyone — will assume the role as one of rock and metal's leading frontmen once the old guard hangs it up. Despite what Ro...
February 8, 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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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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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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WHITECHAPEL To Play Entire 'The Valley' Album On Spring 2023 U.S. Tour

WHITECHAPEL will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this spring where the band will perform their critically lauded 2019 full-length, "The Valley", in its entirety. The special month-long trek begins on April 14 in Atlanta, Georgia and runs through May 13 in Nashville, Tennessee. Support will be provi...
February 7, 2023
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EXODUS's GARY HOLT: We Still 'Make Crushing, Killer Albums That Stand Up Against Any Of The Classic Stuff'

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt was asked why it's still important for him and his bandmates to make new music, even after the economics of the music industry have completely changed the business of releasing albums. He respond...
February 6, 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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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
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Fired THUNDERMOTHER Singer GUERNICA MANCINI Says She Was 'Blindsided' By Her Dismissal

Former THUNDERMOTHER singer Guernica Mancini says that she was "blindsided" by her dismissal from the band. Last week, it was announced that Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and bassist Mona Lindgren were exiting the acclaimed Swedish all-girl act and would form a new band together. At the same time...
February 6, 2023