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ANTHRAX Is Working On '11 Musical Arrangements' For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Metal Edge, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. "We're getting close," Scott said. "I can tell you we have 11 musical arrangements, and there's l...
January 24, 2023
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PANTERA's Appearances At German Rock Festivals Canceled Following Outcry Over Accusations Of Racism

PANTERA's appearances at two rock festivals in Germany this spring have been canceled following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks. The reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Anselmo and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK...
January 24, 2023
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JONAS RENKSE Takes KATATONIA To Cinematic Heights On 'Sky Void Of Stars': 'We Have The Whole Universe To Play With'

By David E. Gehlke KATATONIA frontman Jonas Renkse hides his face behind an impenetrable mob of black hair while on stage. It's a suitable look for a man unwillingly thrust into the role of lead singer — Renkse was a drummer who also happened to write lyrics, after all. His actions in the live arena...
January 23, 2023
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Watch WHITESNAKE's 72-Year-Old Drummer TOMMY ALDRIDGE Break Down Classic Song 'Here I Go Again'

Drumeo has shared a video of WHITESNAKE's now-72-year-old drummer Tommy Aldridge breaking down the band's classic song "Here I Go Again". Check it out below. Aldridge is on his third stint playing drums with WHITESNAKE. Before, during and in between his time with the David Coverdale-fronted outfit,...
January 22, 2023
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COREY TAYLOR On His Upcoming Second Solo Album: 'Nobody's Ready For What They're About To Hear'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor says that he is "stoked" about the material he is currently recording for his second solo album. Taylor began tracking the follow-up to 2020's "CMFT" LP last week at an undisclosed studio with longtime producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with...
January 22, 2023
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L.A. GUNS To Release New Studio Album, 'Black Diamonds', In April

L.A. GUNS, featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns, will release its new studio album, "Black Diamonds", on April 14. This will be the fourth studio album since the much-welcome reunion of the band's core foundation of Lewis and Guns. It will follow the well-received studio albums "The...
January 22, 2023
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CARMINE APPICE On Former BLUE MURDER Bandmate JOHN SYKES: 'I Think He's Done' Playing Music

During a January 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", drummer Carmine Appice discussed the possibility of a reunion of the power trio/supergroup BLUE MURDER. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and released two studio albums — 1989's self-titled effort and the...
January 22, 2023
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Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Supports PANTERA Comeback: 'They're Doing It Because They Wanna Play The Songs'

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt has weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Ans...
January 21, 2023
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Watch: ANTHRAX Plays First Concert With Drummer DEREK RODDY

ANTHRAX played its first concert with drummer Derek Roddy last night (Friday, January 20) at the PNE Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Roddy, who has previously played with HATE ETERNAL, NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION and TODAY IS THE DAY, among others, was filling in for ANTHRAX's longtime d...
January 21, 2023
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CHARLIE BENANTE To Miss 'The Next Few Shows' On ANTHRAX's Tour With BLACK LABEL SOCIETY; Temporary Replacement Announced

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante will miss "the next few shows" on the band's North American tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and EXODUS in order to undergo an undisclosed operation. He will be temporarily replaced by Derek Roddy, who has previously played with HATE ETERNAL, NILE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, D...
January 20, 2023
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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Begins Recording Second Solo Album (Photos)

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has entered the studio to begin recording his second solo album. Helming the sessions once again is producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with STEEL PANTHER and ANTHRAX, among others. Earlier this week, Corey's bassist Eliot Lorango shared a few...
January 20, 2023
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IHSAHN Announces 'Fascination Street Sessions' EP

Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn (EMPEROR) will release a new EP, "Fascination Street Sessions", on March 24 via Candlelight Records. The first single from the effort, "Contorted Monuments", can be streamed below. Known as a constantly evolving artist who loves to transcend boundaries, Ihs...
January 20, 2023
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DAVE LOMBARDO's VENAMORIS Project Shares New Song 'Crimson Tears'

The song "Crimson Tears" from VENAMORIS, the project featuring legendary extreme metal drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, FANTÔMAS, TESTAMENT, MR. BUNGLE, MISFITS, DEAD CROSS) and his wife Paula, can be streamed below. "Crimson Tears" is taken from VENAMORIS's debut album, "Drown In Emotion", which will...
January 20, 2023
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RUSH: 'Portraits' Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

Rufus Publications has announced the first book in a new series of black-and-white titles called "Portraits". The first book in the range covers legendary Canadian rock band RUSH featuring the incredible photography of Fin Costello. "Portraits Of Rush" takes us on an epic, photographic journey from...
January 20, 2023
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BRUJERIA Announces 'Matando Güeros - 30 Aniversário Tour'

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have announce the "Matando Güeros – 30 Aniversário Tour". The 19-date Southwest trek will kick off on February 24 in Yuma, Arizona and will make its way across the southwest coast, with performances in Houston, Albuquerque, and Bakersfield, before concluding in San Diego o...
January 20, 2023