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ENTOMBED A.D. Guitarist NICO ELGSTRAND Is 'Still Grieving' Death Of Singer L.G. PETROV: 'It Was A Terrible Loss'

Former ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. guitarist Nico Elgstrand spoke to Heavy Culture about last year's passing of Lars-Göran Petrov. The pioneering ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. frontman died on March 7, 2021 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. Asked about the current status of ENTO...
July 7, 2022
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Visit ENGELBERT STRAUSS Factory In Germany (Video)

METALLICA recently teamed up with the German workwear manufacturer Engelbert Strauss to launch a new collection of Strauss X Metallica workwear. To celebrate the new collection's launch, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo visited Engelbert Strauss's Strauss CI factory. A video recap of the...
July 2, 2022
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Former And Current Members Of THREE DAYS GRACE Honored By Ontario High School: Photo + Video

Ex-THREE DAYS GRACE singer Adam Gontier and two members of the band's current lineup, bassist Brad Walst and his younger brother, vocalist Matt Walst, were inducted into the Norwood District High School Hall Of Honor last night (Wednesday, June 29) in Norwood, Ontario, Canada. Earlier today, Gontier...
June 30, 2022
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DEE SNIDER And Z2 COMICS Honor His Fight Against Censorship And PMRC In Original Graphic Novel 'He's Not Gonna Take It'

More than 35 years ago, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider marched into the United States Senate's Committee on Commerce in a jeans jacket and tank top to confront a band of concerned Washington housewives hellbent on silencing the howl of metal and beyond. Co-founded by Tipper Gore, a committee of...
June 30, 2022
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ASIA Feat. Original Members CARL PALMER And GEOFF DOWNES: 40th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Rescheduled For 2023

ASIA, one of the greatest and best-loved supergroups to emerge during the 1980s, will embark on an extensive U.S. tour in March 2023 to promote the 40th anniversary of its multi-platinum debut album and the new "Asia In Asia" box set. The tour, which had originally been set for August 2022 as a co-b...
June 29, 2022
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PRIMUS Cancels European Leg Of 'A Tribute To Kings' Tour

PRIMUS has canceled the previously announced European leg of its "A Tribute To Kings" tour "due to unavoidable logistical challenges." The trek, which was supposed to see the members of PRIMUS pay tribute to their musical heroes RUSH by covering the "A Farewell To Kings" album in its entirety, was s...
June 28, 2022
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ROB ZOMBIE Releases Music Video For 'Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass'

Rob Zombie has released the music video for "Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass" off the highly acclaimed "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" album. The clip was animated by Balazs Grof and can be viewed below. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is Zombie's first No. 1 on B...
June 27, 2022
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KING'S X Announces First Studio Album In 14 Years, 'Three Sides Of One', Shares 'Let It Rain' Single

KING'S X, comprised of Doug "Dug" Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill, will release its 13th studio album, "Three Sides Of One", on September 2. The LP's heavy first single, "Let It Rain", can be streamed below. Pinnick comments: 'When I think of it, KING'S X feels like a couple of old best friends...
June 24, 2022
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LIVING WRECKAGE Feat. ANTHRAX And SHADOWS FALL Members: 'Endless War' Music Video Available

LIVING WRECKAGE — the new modern metal band comprised of vocalist Jeff Gard (DEATH RAY VISION), guitarists Jon Donais (ANTHRAX, SHADOWS FALL) and Matt LeBreton (DOWNPOUR), bassist Matt Bachand (SHADOWS FALL, ACT OF DEFIANCE) and drummer Jon Morency (LET US PREY) — has released a music vide...
June 8, 2022
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VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrates EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy: 'Unchained' Multi-Camera Video

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on October 9, 2021 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Do...
June 5, 2022
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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Reflects On Premature Deaths Of CHRIS CORNELL And LAYNE STALEY: 'Fame Is Tough'

In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall reflected on the list of estimable Seattle singers who have died prematurely in recent decades, including SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell, whose 2017 death was ruled a suicide by hanging; NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain, who com...
June 4, 2022
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TRIUMPH Tribute Album Is 'Close To Being Finished'

Ex-SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and STARSHIP singer Mickey Thomas are among the musicians who will appear on the upcoming TRIUMPH tribute album. The effort is being overseen by producer Mike Clink, who helmed TRIUMPH's 1986 album "Sport Of Kings" and also worked on early GUNS N' ROSES recordings...
June 3, 2022
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DIEHUMANE Feat. Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT And Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO: Debut Album Recorded

DIEHUMANE, the new band featuring former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt, has finished recording its debut album. The 11-song effort, which will include an as-yet-undisclosed "10-minute cover," is currently being mixed by longtime STATIC-X producer Ulrich Wild. The "avant garde alt-metal" group, which...
June 3, 2022
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Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' To Return In 'Dumbest Sci-Fi Movie Ever Made'

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return with an all-new movie, "Beavis And Butt-Head Do The Universe", which is set to premiere on June 23 via Paramount+. The movie will also be available to...
June 2, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On RUSS HEWITT Single 'Vivir Libre'

After previously putting out a string of singles with such recording artists as jazz blues legend Larry Carlton (STEELY DAN, THE CRUSADERS) and rock funk groovester Nuno Bettencourt from the band EXTREME, Texas-based guitarist Russ Hewitt has done it again with another collaborative effort with anot...
June 1, 2022