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LACUNA COIL Parts Ways With Guitarist DIEGO CAVALLOTTI

Italian goth metal veterans LACUNA COIL have parted ways with guitarist Diego Cavallotti. Cavallotti joined LACUNA COIL in 2016, initially as a fill-in guitarist following the departure of Marco "Maus" Biazzi. Earlier today (Monday, June 17),LACUNA COIL released the following statement via social m...
June 17, 2024
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Watch: METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Receives His New Custom Shop WARWICK Bass

The Framus & Warwick YouTube channel has uploaded video of METALLICA's Robert Trujillo receiving a new custom-made instrument from Warwick in Germany. In the video, Robert showcases the stunning designs and details of these bass guitars. His new German-made custom bass is based on Robert's...
June 15, 2024
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Watch: SLIPKNOT Members Discuss Collaboration With ATLUS On 'Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance' Masks

ATLUS has released the second and final promotional video for the upcoming RPG "Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance", which features the iconic heavy metal band SLIPKNOT. In this video, SLIPKNOT co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown),drummer Eloy Casagrande and "new guy" each descr...
June 13, 2024
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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF YOUNG Get In The Kitchen With 'Metal Mastication'

Former MEGADETH and current KINGS OF THRASH bandmates David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently got in the kitchen with "Metal Mastication" host Brett Hoag to prepare a very Minnesotan specialty: the Tater Tot Hot Dish. David and Jeff discuss their early years, how they got into metal,...
June 12, 2024
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Contempt

At a time in history when common sense dictates that people should be fucking furious at the state of the world and society's powerlessness to affect lasting change, bands like BAD BREEDING are still in woefully short supply. A resolute force for good for the last decade, this UK quartet have spent...
June 12, 2024
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SMILE EMPTY SOUL Releases New Single 'Savior'

Alt-rock veterans SMILE EMPTY SOUL have unveiled their latest single, "Savior", accompanied by an impactful music video. The track is a preview of their upcoming EP, "Swan Song", which is scheduled for release at the end of the year through TLG|ZOID / Virgin Music Group. "Savior" addresses the chall...
June 8, 2024
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L.A. GUNS Announce Signing With CLEOPATRA RECORDS For New Studio Album

Hard rock veterans L.A. GUNS have announced a new partnership with renowned indie label Cleopatra Records for the next chapter of their historic career. Vocalist Phil Lewis and founder/guitarist Tracii Guns are set to continue the band's renaissance that began in 2016 and continues to revitalize L.A...
May 30, 2024
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SLIPKNOT Collaborates With ATLUS On 'Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance' Masks

ATLUS today announced a mask collaboration between their upcoming RPG "Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance" and legendary heavy metal band SLIPKNOT in the first of two promotional videos for the title. The collaboration in these videos will explore the common themes, visuals, and mood that SLIPKNOT and...
May 29, 2024
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DAVID ELLEFSON On His Time With MEGADETH: 'I'm Lucky That I Had That Experience'

In a new interview with Peru's Zona Franca, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about how the music industry has changed in the four decades since the band's inception. He said:  "Here's the thing. Back in the old days of the record business — '60s, '70s, '80s; for me, it's '70s and '80s. '...
May 28, 2024
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KERRY KING Names MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN And METALLICA Classics He Might Cover With His Solo Band

On May 9, American Musical Supply conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King at this year's Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the differences in the musical direction of his solo band compared to that of SLAYER, Kerry...
May 27, 2024
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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA On Artificial Intelligence In Music: 'My First Impression Is That I Hate It Deeply'

In a recent interview with Brazil's Sonoridades Inc., singer Cristina Scabbia of Italian goth metal veterans LACUNA COIL weighed in on a debate about people using an A.I. (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence (A....
May 27, 2024
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New LACUNA COIL Album To Arrive Before End Of 2024

In a recent interview with Brazil's Sonoridades Inc., singer Cristina Scabbia of Italian goth metal veterans LACUNA COIL spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Black Anima" album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't real...
May 26, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN's Personal Collection Of Instruments And Gear To Be Auctioned Next Month

Backstage Auctions, Inc. has announced The Alex Van Halen Collection, the auction house's most anticipated and historical auction event of the year featuring the personal collection of legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. Backstage Auctions says: "It is an unbelievable honor to represent one...
May 22, 2024
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KERRY KING On Use Of Fire During Live Shows: 'It Goes Hand In Hand With This Kind Of Music'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about his love of concert pyrotechnics and the use of fire in the "Residue" music video from his solo band. Asked where his love of pyro started and what types of things he likes to see th...
May 22, 2024
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Under The Crooked Claw

There is no such thing as too much heavy metal. Ryan Waste knows this. With a laudable legacy as guitarist with MUNICIPAL WASTE, who almost single-handedly put crossover thrash back on the map back in the mid-'00s, he has already earned hero status. BAT may have been a low-key concern until recently...
May 16, 2024