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The Return Of Tomorrow

For fans of stoner rock, FU MANCHU have been a guaranteed good time for the last 30 years. Many bands have come and gone during that time, and not one of them has bettered the riff-focused formula that the Californians perfected early on and that they have been propagating with great enthusiasm ever...
June 11, 2024
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BABYMETAL And ELECTRIC CALLBOY Release Performance Video For 'Ratatata'

BABYMETAL and ELECTRIC CALLBOY, two of the most acclaimed bands right now, have released a performance video for their new song collaboration that will make you dance and sing: "Ratatata". This song masterfully fuses the signature styles of both bands, seamlessly blending their worlds and pushing th...
June 7, 2024
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FU MANCHU's SCOTT HILL Talks The Power Of The Fuzz, Skateboarding And Surfing

By David E. Gehlke Long-running California stoner doom lot FU MANCHU like things to be uncomplicated. Since their 1990 formation, the quartet has rarely strayed from its core sound of heavy, driving, predominantly fuzzy guitars and lyrical themes of muscle cars, drag racing, skateboarding and their...
June 4, 2024
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KERRY KING Admits SLAYER 'Got A Little Lost During The '90s' With 'Diabolus In Musica' Album

In a new interview with Metal Blast, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was asked what he would say if he could go back in time and impart some well-earned wisdom about the music business to his younger self. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's easy, 'cause there's one part of my caree...
May 30, 2024
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BABYMETAL And ELECTRIC CALLBOY Collaborate On New Single And Video, 'Ratatata'

BABYMETAL and ELECTRIC CALLBOY, two of the most acclaimed bands right now, have collaborated on a new song that will make you dance and sing: "Ratatata". This song masterfully fuses the signature styles of both bands, seamlessly blending their worlds and pushing the music to exhilarating new limits....
May 23, 2024
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Banished By Sin

Satan be praised. Uncle Glen is back. DEICIDE were always special. The rabid, vitriolic embodiment of everything that made death metal destructive and dangerous, the Floridian legends were the genre's most notorious band. Still to this day, those first three albums beat the living crap out of just a...
April 23, 2024
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ZOLTAN BATHORY: How FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Came Up With Band Name

In a new interview with June Archer, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist and founder Zoltan Bathory spoke about the origins of the band's name. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Basically, I'm a martial artist since I was a little kid. So all the Bruce Lee movies and all the martial arts...
April 20, 2024
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CLUTCH And RIVAL SONS Announce 'The Two Headed Beast' North American Tour

Hard-working road hounds CLUTCH have been proving themselves on stage night after night for more than three decades — vocalist Neil Fallon declaring "If you're gonna do it, do it live on stage, or don't do it at all" in their 2013 track "Earth Rocker". It's an ethos the band still cleave to today. S...
April 16, 2024
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FU MANCHU Announces New Album 'The Return Of Tomorrow'

Groundbreaking pioneers of SoCal desert rock FU MANCHU have announced details of their 14th album, "The Return Of Tomorrow", which will be released on June 14 via the band's label At The Dojo Records. FU MANCHU's follow-up to the critically lauded "Clone Of The Universe" (2018) and the band's first-...
March 27, 2024
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HELLFEST 2024: METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD And MACHINE HEAD Among Newly Confirmed Artists

METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023
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FOO FIGHTERS, MEGADETH And BRUCE DICKINSON Among First Confirmed Artists For 2024 Edition Of HELLFEST

FOO FIGHTERS, MEGADETH and IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson are among the first 24 confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. So far, the following acts have been announced. FOO FIGHTERS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE THE OFFSPRING MEGADETH DROPKI...
October 23, 2023
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CLUTCH Bassist DAN MAINES Sits Out European Shows In Order To Attend To 'Family Matters'

CLUTCH bassist Dan Maines was forced to sit out some of the shows on the band's ongoing European tour in order to attend to family matters. His temporary replacement was Brad Davis of FU MANCHU. On Wednesday (June 21),CLUTCH shared a photo of the band with Davis and included the following message:...
June 22, 2023
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Drifting In The Endless Void

They arrived slightly late to the stoner rock party, but DOZER were obviously the real deal from the start. Their debut album, 2000's "In The Tail Of A Comet" sounded like a perfect encapsulation of everything that made the genre great. Clearly the work of musicians who had spent a good deal of time...
April 21, 2023
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Watch MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE And KIKO LOUREIRO Train Jiu-Jitsu Before Tulsa Show Of 'The Metal Tour Of The Year'

Professor Reggie Almeida of the Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Spring Hill, Tennessee, who has been traveling with MEGADETH on "The Metal Tour Of The Year", has uploaded a video of guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and guitarist Kiko Loureiro training with Almeida prior to the band's Apri...
February 18, 2023
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Revelations of the Sacred Skull

Bands playing hopscotch across genres has been the norm for years. But intuitively enough, musical amalgams that have an impact are the ones that are built by musicians who have genuine passion for the disparate sounds and styles in question. For Montreal's LUGER, various ingredients including doom,...
February 4, 2023