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KREATOR Announces Its Own Coffee Blend, 'Black Sunrise'

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have collaborated with coffee roasters The Barn on their first blend, Black Sunrise. The coffee sources beans from Brazil and features a "smooth and chocolatey" taste. The band states: "We're excited to announce our collaboration with the finest coffee roasters in Germany, The Barn. If you've visited one of their ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Music Video Released

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, released its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort was made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which issued the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover version of the ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says Proposed VAN HALEN 'Kitchen-Sink' Reunion Tour Would Have Been 'Dream Come True'

In a new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Sammy Hagar discussed Wolfgang Van Halen's recent revelation that his father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, had contemplated a "kitchen-sink tour" that would have included bassist Michael Anthony, as well as vocal turns from both Hagar and David Lee Roth. There was ...

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Genesis XIX - SODOM

It's hard to believe that Germany's SODOM have been around for damn near 40 years. But the Teutonic thrashers are on top of their game with album number 16, the rabid and manic "Genesis XIX". Simply put, "Genesis XIX" is the act's best album in years. It's high-octane, to say the least, and the passion ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Says He Might Play Some Shows With His Former Bandmates In Support Of 'Persona Non Grata'

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt says that he is tentatively set to play some live shows with his former bandmates in support of their upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which is due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. At the end of a recent video question-and-answer session with fans, Hunolt said (see below): ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Animated Video For New Single 'From A Crowded Wound'

KILLER BE KILLED has just released its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", via Nuclear Blast. The animated video for the fourth single from the LP, "From A Crowded Wound", can be seen below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Overture / Reaching For The Sky' Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA's 'No Remorse' (Video)

When DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" four decades ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New ...

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ANTHRAX And Z2 COMICS Assemble All-Star Lineup Of Writers And Artists For 'Among The Living' Graphic Novel

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher's most ambitious projects yet. The "Among The Living" graphic novel pulls together a who's who of names from around comics and music for a track-by-track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal's most iconic albums. ...

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MOONSPELL Announces 'Hermitage' Album

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have revealed details of their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", due on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. While the world is struggling in the dark, MOONSPELL's forthcoming album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, GHOST, SÓLSTAFIR) at the Orgone Studios in the U.K. Building upon the ...

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EXODUS: New Album Title Revealed

EXODUS has set "Persona Non Grata" as the title of its long-awaited new album, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says His New Solo Album Will Be 'All Acoustically Driven'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie is currently in the studio recording a new solo album for a 2021 release. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort ...

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Reluctant Hero - KILLER BE KILLED

Supergroups oftentimes grab headlines because they're obviously enticing — on paper, anyway. But the potential of what could be, more often than not, falls short of the mark for a variety of reasons. Back in 2014, however, KILLER BE KILLED broke that mold with its self-titled debut album by hitting the high watermarks of what ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Documentary 'Guitar Man' To Arrive In December

Discover the extraordinary story of legendary bluesman Joe Bonamassa in the inspirational documentary "Guitar Man", arriving on video-on-demand and for digital purchase December 8, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. From average Joe by day to guitar hero at night, "Guitar Man" tells the incredible rise of blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa, whose hard work and determination have ...

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GIBSON Honors JIMI HENDRIX With Two Custom Shop Guitars

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has honored guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with two new Gibson signature guitars, the Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. Widely recognized as one of the most creative musicians of all time, Hendrix's influence with his genre-defying ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Video Teaser

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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