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DOWN To Make 'Big Announcement' On Tuesday

DOWN will make a "big announcement" on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. The acclaimed supergroup is expected to officially reveal that it will perform live for the first time in four years as part of a virtual concert later this month. The news of DOWN's return to live activity ...

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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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SEPULTURA Announces 2021 North American Tour With SACRED REICH, CROWBAR And ART OF SHOCK

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek, which was originally slated to kick off on March 18 in San Diego, California and conclude on April 22 in Ventura, California, was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SEPULTURA's 2021 tour, which will still feature support ...

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TED NUGENT Says JOE BIDEN Is 'Painfully Deranged In A Mental Capacity' And 'The Poster Child For Hypocrisy'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was interviewed by President Donald Trump campaign's "Real News Insights" series with host Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law. Speaking about the peaceful demonstrations and violent riots that have erupted across the country in response to police brutality and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Ted said ...

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Dream Squasher - -(16)-

Calfornia's -(16)- have been clawing their way through the swamps of sludge for nearly 30 years. The roots of the band reach back to 1993, the same year that they released their debut album "Curves That Kick" on Bacteria Sour, the indy label owned by none other than Pushead. On the other side of ...

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CLUTCH And CROWBAR Announce Virtual Concert

CLUTCH will perform a streamed concert titled "Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1" on May 27. They will be supported remotely by CROWBAR, BLACKTOP MOJO and SAUL. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close the ...

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STRESSBALL Guitarist LENNON LAVIOLETTE Dies At 50

Lennon Laviolette, guitarist of New Orleans band STRESSBALL, passed away at age 50 from complications from health issues involving his liver and kidneys (not COVID-19). STRESSBALL's self-titled album was released in 1993 through Pavement Music. Along with labelmates CROWBAR, they were part of the blossoming New Orleans scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...

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SEPULTURA Postpones North American Tour

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have been forced to postpone their spring 2020 North American tour in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The trek was scheduled to kick off on March 18 in San Diego, California and conclude on April 22 in Ventura, California. Support on the tour was supposed to come from SACRED REICH, ...

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CROWBAR's KIRK WINDSTEIN On His Debut Solo Album: 'It Really Turned Out Even Better Than I Ever Thought It Would'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first solo album, "Dream In Motion": Kirk: "I would say it turned out different, but ...

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Dream In Motion - KIRK WINDSTEIN

When Kirk Windstein strangles his guitar, the slow riffs sound as though they're literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such is the magnitude of the slow and powerful delivery. The man, the myth, the legend is the mastermind behind NOLA sludge overlords CROWBAR, and it has been almost four years ...

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New CROWBAR Album Is 'Coming Out Fantastic,' Says KIRK WINDSTEIN

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, frontman Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR provided an update on the songwriting process for the band's next full-length album. He said (hear audio below): "This new record's coming out amazing, and it's writing itself. Of course, I have a ...

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